Immigration inspections

When you make an application to the UK Border Agency for entry clearance into the UK, you may be asked for an independent assessment of where you are going to stay as part of the visa application.

This will include the number of rooms, condition and number of occupants for the proposed accommodation. 

Newport City Council can assess the property for a fee of £206.40 (£172 + VAT) which must be paid before the inspection takes place.

If the property is rented, permission must be sought from the landlord before an inspection is requested. 

Request and pay for an immigration inspection online

or

Download and complete an immigration inspection request form (pdf) 

If you apply by completing the paper form you can pay the fee:  

  • by card at an ATM machine at the Information Station OR
  • by cheque payable to Newport City Council and posted with a completed immigration inspection request form to: Environmental Health Housing, Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport NP20 4UR

Once payment has cleared we will contact you within 3 working days to make an appointment. 

The inspection will take place within 7 days of booking the appointment and a letter will be issued up to 7 days after the inspection has taken place. 

Contact

Contact Newport City Council and ask for the environmental health (housing) team.