We are expediting relief to families and individuals in South Africa through Humanitarian Visas and our Humanitarian Asylum program.
The program focus on persons subjected to oppression, in fear of their personal safety, unable to fend for themselves and or families, that have been displaced, through economic discrimination.
What is Humanitarian Asylum?
Asylum is granted when a country offers protection, to a person in response to persecution, serious harm, armed conflict or other situations of violence. Asylum therefore has an inherently peaceful, civilian and humanitarian character.
Who can apply
There are two types of situations in which a person can be granted asylum:
1) when a person has suffered severe past persecution, or
2) if a person has a reasonable fear of other serious harm upon returning to his or her home country.
Unlike other asylum claims, humanitarian asylum is not dependent on governmental persecution relating to race, religion, nationality, political opinions, or membership in a particular social group. Serious harm can relate to civil war, extreme economic hardship, or severity of harm equal to persecution.
How we can assist
An immigration judge determines whether to grant asylum based on the above factors, and the WCSTG Foundation help prepare and provide the evidence to prove these claims.
In addition, we are embarking on an extensive outreach, to faith based communities, as well as social and humanitarian agencies, that may support participants of our program, before during and after emigration.
The program is further extended through a multi national network of skilled humanitarian attorneys, in countries such as Namibia, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, that are traditionally sympathetic to Asylum Seekers from South Africa.
Who should apply?
Circumstances vary from family to family.
If you are unsure of whether your personal circumstances will improve, we advise that you begin the application process now.
You can always decide not to exercise the rights granted, should circumstances improve.
When should you apply?
Applying for Asylum can be a lengthy process and for most individuals, preparing the evidence will be a costly exercise with no guarantee of success.
Why try this on your own if there are better alternatives?
The WCSTG Foundation believe, individual applications are unlikely to succeed.
Our mandate allow us to undertake group representation.
After an audit by our humanitarian asylum attorneys, your application will be grouped with similar applicants by country of choice, severity of risk and economic circumstances, thereby dramatically improving a favourable ruling, by the hearing judge of the host country.
In addition the costs can be divided between the members of the group and recovered over time.
To participate and receive regular feedback on our Humanitarian Asylum program, please provide your contact information below:
All information provided, is treated as confidential and only accessible to Board Members of the WCSTG Foundation.