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UK Border Agency IT failure

The UK Border Agency says their IT systems are back up and running after it collapsed under the volume of applications being made.

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UK Border Agency IT systems 'unable to cope'

Immigration lawyer Andrew Tingley says that new rules requiring foreign nationals from outside the EU to have a biometric residents permit had left the IT system unable to cope.

It was close to collapse a few weeks ago. It has now collapsed. It's an absolute mess

– Andrew Tingley, Immigration lawyer

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