Article 7 - Role and function of the Immigration Office

The Immigration Office shall have the following functions:

(1) to receive and process all applications for visas, sponsorship and residence permits for QFC Employees and Family Members;
(2) to assess the eligibility of applicants pursuant to rules, policies or orders developed by the QFC Authority and to ensure the timely issuance of all visas and residence permits;
(3) to maintain relations with all State authorities involved in matters addressed in these Regulations, to coordinate with such authorities in the implementation of these Regulations and any rules, policies or orders issued thereunder, to provide such authorities with any documents or material to which they have a right under these Regulations and any applicable laws, rules or regulations of the State, and to represent the QFC in dealings with such authorities;
(4) to keep and maintain in such form as it shall determine a register in respect of each QFC Employee and Family Member in respect of the visas issued, sponsorships and residence permits, to record in such register all documents and information which fall to be filed with or delivered to the Immigration Office in respect of such QFC Employees and Family Members, including any applications which have been denied; and
(5) all other functions provided for in these Regulations considered by it to be necessary, desirable or appropriate to achieve, further or assist in relation to any of the above.
Amended (as from 18th July 2019)