Cases of revocation of status of residence in 2018 (Heisei 30)

Press release

August 21, 2019 (Reiwa 1)

There were 993 cases of revocation of status of residence in 2019 (in accordance with Article 22-4, Paragraph 1 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act), an increase of 161 cases (+19.4%) from the previous year and a record high.

  1. There were 993 cases of revocation of status of residence in 2019 (Heisei 31–Reiwa 1). This is a 19.4% increase from the 832 cases in 2018 (Heisei 30), and a 157.9% increase from the 385 cases in 2017 (Heisei 29).
  2. Per status of residence, 427 cases were "Student" (43.0%), 336 cases were "Technical Intern Training" (33.8%), and "Spouse or Child of a Japanese National" and "Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services" (Note 1) were both 51 cases (5.1%).
  3. Per nationality/region, 475 cases were Vietnamese (47.8%), 157 cases were Chinese (Note 2) (15.8%), and 81 cases were Nepali (8.2%).
  4. Per the reasons for revocation listed in Article 22-4, Paragraph 1 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, 431 cases (43.3%) fell under Item 6, 377 cases (37.9%) fell under Item 5, and 91 cases (9.1%) fell under Item 2 (Note 3).

(Note 1) This includes the "Engineer" and "Specialist in Humanities/International Services" statuses of residence prior to the enforcement of the partial revision to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Law 74, 2014).
(Note 2) Any mention of the People's Republic of China does not include Taiwan, Hong Kong, or other regions.
(Note 3) The number of statuses of residences revoked in a given category may not necessarily match the total number of statuses of residence revoked, as certain cases fall under more than one item listed in Article 22-4, Paragraph 1 of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.

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