According to a figure maintained by the MoHA, citizens of 51 countries were expelled on the recommendation of the Department of Immigration. Of them, 277 foreigners, mostly living in Nepal without visa, were booked in connection with the immigration offence while 62 had served jail sentences for fraudulent activities and drug smuggling.
Those facing expulsion included Chinese, Pakistani Russian, Bangladeshi, German, French, Korean, American, British, Italian, Israeli, Australian, Canadian, Uzbek, Portuguese, Taiwanese, Swiss, Dutch, Saudi Arabian, Polish, Iranian, New Zealander, Malaysian, Peruvian and Danish.
Similarly, the MoHA expelled 15 foreigners from mid-July through to mid-January of this year. The government had sent home 326 foreign citizens in 2015.