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Amendment of Immigration Control and RefugeeRecognition Act

The amended act was enforced on February 18th, 2000.

The major three amendments read as follows.

Illegal Stay which has been enacted as "Crime "

Any alien who has committed an illegal entry or landing into Japan and still remains i n
Japan shall be subjected to punishment for the entire duration of illegal stay effective th e date of revised Act.

Extension of the Period of Refusal of Landing

The foreigner who was deported from Japan for the reasons such as violation of the la w can not re-enter into Japan for five years from the date of deportation. (One year on forme r act.)

Extension of Reentry Permit Validity

If the foreigner who resides legally in Japan applies for a Reentry Permit, the validity period of the one is extended to "not exceeding three years period".
Please note, even, after the new Act revision, Reentry Permit Validity shall not exceed th e authorized period of stay.

※ Gunma Prefectural Police actively supports good foreigners who obey the laws of Japan and social standards by helping them to harmonize with community. On the contrary, we tighten controls of the unfavorable foreigners such as criminals to exclude them severely.