But perhaps the biometric visa sustem is farcical :
From the Independent
Meanwhile the UK Border Agency (UKBA) faced scathing criticism over the quality of its computer system.
An immigration lawyer, Andrew Tingley, claimed its IT system had collapsed under the volume of visa applications, forcing senior executives and foreign investors to consider taking their business elsewhere.
Andrew Tingley, a partner at Kingsley Napley, said it was "beyond farcical" that new rules requiring foreign nationals from outside the EU to have a biometric residents' permit had left the IT system unable to cope.
A UKBA spokeswoman said: "We are experiencing some IT problems in our Croydon public enquiry office which we are working to resolve."