Catalogue description Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Migration and Visa Department and predecessor: Registered Files (GM and GV Series)

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Reference: FCO 50
Title: Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Migration and Visa Department and predecessor: Registered Files (GM and GV Series)
Description:

This series consists of registered files of the General and Migration Department of the Commonwealth Office relating to Commonwealth matters which were not the responsibility of a specific department, and its successor in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Migration and Visa Department.

Date: 1967-1982
Arrangement:

By former file reference

Related material:

For earlier records see DO 175

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: GM file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Commonwealth Office, General and Migration Department, 1967-1968

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Migration and Visa Department, 1968-

Physical description: 968 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1998 Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The General and Migration Department handled matters relating to the Commonwealth generally which did not have their own specific departments - principally fisheries and the law of the sea, scientific co-operation and independence gifts. It also handled Commonwealth immigration and emigration matters, including policy related to the Commonwealth Immigration Act. Migration matters passed to the Migration and Visa Department when the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was established in October 1968, while the general subjects were dealt with by the Aviation, Marine and Telecommunications Department, Scientific Relations Department and other subject departments as appropriate.

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