Fingerprints being taken from foreign nationals

A RECORD number of fingerprints are being collected from foreign nationals applying to come the UK – as tourists. ... glish_News

Visa applicants in 100 countries worldwide are now being forced to provide fingerprints if they want to visit the UK, whether for work, study or tourism.

The practice has come under attack by civil liberties campaigners, who claim it treats all foreign nationals like criminals.

The news comes after Immigration Minister Liam Byrne claimed the fingerprint records will be used once the travelers enter the UK to check they are not involved in “illegal working operations.