Millions of temporary visa holders have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to their visas expiring, loss of work, restrictions on travel to and from Australia or their home country. Although the Federal Government has announced a $130 billion package to help those struggling in Australia, temporary visa holders have missed out on this support. As a result, people on visitor visas, working holiday visas, student visas, work visas etc., may not be entitled to government welfare payments. Currently, only an Australian citizens, permanent residents, certain special category visa holders and New Zealand citizens on subclass 444 visa appear to be eligible for government payments. hashtag#immigrationlawyer hashtag#visas hashtag#MIA hashtag#immigration