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Housing inspections for immigration purposes

Immigration visits are frequently requested by residents of South Gloucestershire who wish an overseas relative or friend to visit them or, more usually, to live with them as a permanent arrangement.

The visit is a requirement to provide evidence to the Immigration Services that the property they are moving to is suitable for occupation and will not be overcrowded.

The Private Sector Housing team can carry out an inspection of your property for this purpose. There is a charge of £168 for the inspection which would normally be carried out within 10 working days from receiving the request. For an urgent next day inspection and email response, the charge is £211. If you wish to use this service please phone us on 01454 864503 or email


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