Migration Data Management, Intelligence and Risk Analysis

Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) is a user-friendly and customizable Border Management Information System (BMIS). With the capability to collect, store, and analyse traveller information in real time and across an entire border network, MIDAS enables States to more effectively monitor those entering and exiting their territory while providing a sound statistical basis for migration policy-related planning.

MIDAS Brochure: EN /FR / SP

 

Migration Data Management, Intelligence and Risk Analysis

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Division supports Member States in improving the collection and management of migration data, gathering intelligence and developing risk analyses in compliance with national data protection legislation and the established international standards. By assisting Member States with their data collection within the border management process, IOM can help verify and validate the assumptions that inform countries’ risk management strategies, and so, improve their border management practices and migration policies.

Information Sheet: Migration Data Management, Intelligence and Risk Analysis EN / FR / SP

 

Migration Detention and Alternatives to Detention

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Division’s work in the field of immigration detention focuses on the promotion of alternatives to detention, providing governments with related policy support, as well as improving migrants’ living conditions in detention centres according to international standards and best practices. IOM’s activities, which strictly exclude any participation in the running or managing of detention facilities, uphold IOM’s strategy of enhancing a humane management of migration. While the use of detention centres is the State’s prerogative, IOM’s interventions on immigration detention aim to ensure migrants’ human rights are fully upheld.

Information Sheet: Migration Detention and Alternatives to Detention EN / FR / SP

 

Passenger Data (API/PNR)

As a result of the exponential growth in air travel and passenger traffic in recent years, States have been confronted with evolving border management practices to guarantee travel facilitation and border security. To maintain the delicate balance between facilitating cross-border movements and upholding border security, effective cooperation between government agencies, the private sector and relevant international actors is crucial. Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) are two technical responses to streamline traveler identification management and facilitate border management.

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Division provides States with technical assistance and capacity-building support to strengthen their traveller identification management capacities and API/PNR implementation.

Information Sheet: Passenger Data (API/PNR) EN / FR / SP

 

Readmission

Readmission refers to the act by a State to accept the re-entry of an individual on its territory. The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Division supports Member States with the establishment and implementation of coordinated and mutually approved readmission agreements that regulate how States return non-nationals to their country of origin.

Readmission agreements are inextricably linked to return and reintegration, broader migration management and international cooperation. This means that addressing readmission requires a comprehensive approach, including coordination between States and non-State actors.

Information Sheet: Readmission EN / FR / SP

 

Regularization

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Division supports Member States in defining and implementing regularization measures that enable non-nationals in an irregular situation to remain lawfully in the country. IOM provides Member States with technical assistance and policy guidance in managing regularization procedures.

Information Sheet: Regularization EN / FR / SP