EASTERN CHRISTIAN WELFARE AUSTRALIA (ECWA) has been approved by the Australian Government to sponsor visa applicants for fast-tracked priority processing of their Humanitarian Program Visa application through the Sponsored Community Support Program Visa stream.
So far, ECWA has assisted over 4,000 refugee families migrate to Australia through the Humanitarian Program Visa from Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and UAE.
ECWA hopes for the future is that it will be able to continue to further assist families to be reunited, and to escape persecution in their home countries.
The Board of Directors of EASTERN CHRISTIAN WELFARE AUSTRALIA are the Archbishops, Bishops and Patriarchal Vicars of the various middle eastern Christian religions, and include the following Australian heads of churches:
To apply as a visa applicant through ECWA, you must be living outside your country of origin, and be subject to substantial discrimination amounting to gross violation of their human rights.
ECWA will screen potential visa applicants to ensure that the main applicant fits within the following criteria:
People applying for a Refugee visa are issued with an Australian Permanent Residency visa. It is a Permanent Residency Visa that allow visa holders to:
There are substantial costs involved in applying for this visa if you apply through the Community Support Programme. These are:
The total fees for this visa will be AUD$23,260
You can download the full ECWA CSP Visa Information Booklet here.
We love our supporters, so feel free to visit us. All consultations are by appointment.
5 John Street, Lidcombe New South Wales 2141, Australia
For more information, contact the Community Support Programme officer at ECWA today:
All consultations are by appointment only.
Press here for a full information booklet on ECWA's Sponsored Community Support Program.
Press here for information relating to ECWA's Dispute Resolution Policy.