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 (from 1 April 2020) of £201 + VAT, which must be paid before the inspection takes place.
Re-assessment for additional person (within six months) is £103 + VAT.
If the property is rented, permission must be sought from the landlord before an inspection is requested.
or download and complete an immigration inspection request form (pdf)
download and complete an immigration inspection request form (word)
If you apply using 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 three working days to make an appointment.
The inspection will take place within seven days of booking the appointment and a letter will be issued up to seven days after the inspection has taken place.
Contact Newport City Council
and ask for the environmental health (housing) team.