Skilled Migration Visa holders who are unable to travel to Australia due to border closure and other travel restrictions in response to Covid-19 may not get their visas cancelled for breach of condition 8504 alone.
Condition 8504 on skilled and business visas requires that the offshore visa holders must enter Australia before a specified date for the visa be active. Generally, a breach of visa condition may result in cancellation of the visa itself by the Department. However, South Australian Government will not seek to cancel a granted Skilled Visa on the grounds of breach of Condition 8504 where breach was related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The visa Subclasses covered under this arrangement are Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189), Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190), Skilled Regional visa (Subclass 489), Skilled Work Regional visa (Subclass 491).
Visa holders of Business visas and Distinguished Talent visas who are unable to travel to Australia and meet requirement of Condition 8504 must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further information.