Community Support Program (CSP)

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The Community Support Program (CSP) enables communities, businesses, families and individuals to collaborate in sponsoring persons to arrive in Australia, integrate and achieve financial independence. The CSP complements our existing multicultural services, including settlement support and migration services. 

For General information: 

Community Support Program (CSP) (homeaffairs.gov.au)

Cultura has been an approved proposing organization (APO) for the Australian Department of Home Affairs- Community Support Program, since its inception. we are one of only a few APO’s operating in Australia.

Cultura, as an APO can propose eligible persons to apply for subclass 202 Global Special Humanitarian Visa through the CSP. Cultura works with the applicant, Australian supporters, settlement service providers and employers during the application stage and post-arrival stage

If you are an applicant who wishes to apply for CSP, or a family member, business or registered charity who wishes to sponsor an applicant, please check whether the primary applicant satisfies the following eligibility criteria:

  • Demonstrate the applicant’s capacity to satisfy all Class XB Subclass 202 Global Special Humanitarian Visa criteria (living outside the applicant’s home country and subject to substantial discrimination amounting to gross violation of his/her human rights in the home country).
  • Be between 18 and 50 years of age.
  • Have an offer of employment (or a pathway that leads to employment).
  • Personal attributes that would enable them to become financially self-sufficient within 12 months of arrival.
  • Willingness to live and work in Australia.

An applicant who has already sourced an organization or an individual to act as the Australian supporter can submit a preliminary assessment to Cultura. If the assessment is positive, Cultura will invite the applicant to provide an Expression of Interest (EOI). Cultura would usually expect the applicant to already have an Australian supporter, Assurer and Employer

Australian supporter(s) could be relatives, community organizations, businesses or registered charities who enter into an arrangement with Cultura to support the applicants and usually finance the costs relating to the service. They would provide support in following ways:

  • introducing clients to Cultura
  • setting up employment pathways for applicant
  • paying costs relating to the services provided
  • providing an Assurance of Support (AOS)

An applicant may need one or more Australian supporters depending on the size of the applicant’s family. An eligible Assurance of Support provider can only assist two adult applicants. Cultura will invite you to submit an Expression of Interest if the initial assessment is positive.

If you/your organization wish to act as an Australian supporter for an applicant, please submit a preliminary assessment form to Cultura to commence the process. If the assessment is positive, Cultura will invite the applicant to provide an Expression of Interest. If you wish to be involved in this program, however, do not have a particular applicant identified, please contact us to discuss how you could get involved.

Cultura and the Australian supporters will reach out to employers who are able to provide assistance to applicants with sustainable employment to create a pathway to financial independence in 12 months. Employers can also act as Australian supporters by introducing clients to Cultura. If your organization has identified an applicant to support through CSP, please complete the preliminary assessment form and submit it to Cultura. Cultura will invite you to submit an Expression of Interest if the initial assessment is positive. If you wish to wish to be involved in this program , however, and do not have a particular applicant identified, please contact us to discuss how you could get involved.  

The cost of the process Varies depending on the family size, location of the applicant, medical condition and location of settlement. The Department of Home Affairs Visa Application Charge for CSP is Comprised of two parts: $3005 per application is required at the time of application, and an additional $16,444 for the primary applicant and $2,680 for each family member is required before the visa is granted.  See fees structure

Your Suitability

CSP visa application must align with the global, regional and settlement priorities of the Australian government. 

Please complete the eligibility assessment. within a few days the oversees applicant will receive a phone call from us to confirm critical information. we will then email you to either invite you to lodges an expression of interest (EOI), or advise that you are not eligible. please provide a working mobile number for the applicant and be ready for the phone call. If you are experiencing problems submitting your eligibility test, please contact us. 

Please note: our eligibility assessment is closed at the moment and we will re-open in January 2023.

Alphons Abdulahad Mansory and his family arrived in Melboune airport on 20/08/2019
Mirna Faris Bihnam Isso and her family arrived to Melbourne Airport on 7/12/2019
Andi Abduka and hid mother arriving to Melbourne on 17/12/2021 and meeting his sister and her family for the first time after 8 years.
Karam Waleed Saeed Saeed and his family safely arrived to Melbourne on 17/12/2021
Qusay Sameer arriving to Melbourne on 16/12/2021
Niran abdul kareem meeting her friends and family at Melbourne Airport on her arrival 6/08/2019
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