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:
From 1 July 2022, the Department of Home Affairs visa fees for the CSP Visa will be reduced from the current $27,489 for a family of 4 people to a reduced total of $7,760 for the CSP Visa application. This cost is split into two stages, with the First Visa Application Charge of $1,180 payable at the time of application, and the Second Visa Application Charge of $6,600.
There will also be no extra visa charges for additional applicants on the visa. This means that family size will not impact the total Department of Home Affairs visa fees for the CSP Visa.
ECWA's fees are a fixed fee of $15,500 for the entire application.
PLEASE NOTE: The Department of Home Affairs has been unable to meet the legislative timeframes to commence the above changes from 1 July 2022. ECWA will provide further details on the implementation of the changes as soon as they become available to us.
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.