Violations of the Immigration Control Act in 2018 (Heisei 30)

Press release

March 27, 2019 (Heisei 31)
Immigration Services Agency

During 2018 (Heisei 30), 16,269 foreign nationals were subjected to deportation procedures due to violations of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. Among them, 10,086 people were recognized as illegal workers.
9,369 foreign nationals received a written deportation order and were subsequently deported during 2018 (Heisei 30).
As of the end of 2018 (Heisei 30), 2,501 foreign nationals had received a written departure order and were on provisional release.

During 2018 (Heisei 30), 16,269 foreign nationals were subjected to deportation procedures due to violations of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, an increase of 2,583 people compared to 2017 (Heisei 29).
Foreign nationals from 98 countries/regions were subjected to deportation procedures. Among them 4,395 people were from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, making up 27.0% of the total.
Among the foreign nationals subjected to deportation procedures, 14,353 were foreign nationals overstaying their authorized periods of stay, 409 had entered Japan illegally, and 476 were engaged in activities other than those permitted by their statuses of residence.
Among the foreign nationals subjected to deportation procedures, most had a status of residence of "Temporary Visitor" (5,304), followed by "Technical Intern Training" (3,461), and "Designated Activities" (2,566) at the time of deportation.
Among the foreign nationals subjected to deportation procedures, 10,086 were recognized as illegal workers, making up 62.0% of the total.
In terms of location of illegal employment, 71.6% of the total number of foreign nationals found to be working illegally (7,224 people) were working in the Kanto region, followed by 14.1% (1,421 people) in the Chubu region.
By prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture had 1,975 illegal workers, recording the highest number for the fourth consecutive year.
6,245 foreign nationals were subjected to the Departure Order System as a result of overstaying their authorized period of stay.
9,369 foreign nationals received a written deportation order and were subsequently deported during 2018 (Heisei 30).
As of the end of 2018 (Heisei 30), 2,501 foreign nationals had received a written departure order and were on provisional release.

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