Immigration Entry Clearance Inspection
The Home Office may ask you to contact the Council in order to provide a housing condition report for immigration purposes. This request should be forwarded to the Private Sector Renewal Team - an inspection can be arranged and a written report provided regarding fitness for habitation and status under the overcrowding provisions of the housing legislation.
Why do we visit?
When prospective immigrant(s) come(s) to live in the United Kingdom, the Immigration Authority will ask a sponsor to provide certain information. This includes evidence that the house where the prospective immigrant(s) will stay is suitable accommodation, which means that it is fit to live in and not overcrowded.
Contacting the Council
Private Sector Renewal Team
Dartford Borough Council
Contact the Private Sector Housing Team
The Private Sector Renewal Team which carries out immigration inspections is located within the Housing Services at the Civic Centre.
To request a survey of your home, you will need to contact the Private Sector Renewal Team above to request an inspection.
Staff will take any relevant details, including:
- Address of house to be inspected, and owners name/address;
- Sponsor's name;
- Prospective immigrant(s) name(s) and date(s) of birth;
- Relationship of prospective immigrant(s) to the sponsor; and their length of stay;
You will therefore need to make sure that you have the correct details (including spellings) with you, when you contact the Council.
There is a fee of £145.00 per survey, which must be paid before the survey is carried out.
How to Pay
By cheque- made payable to Dartford Borough Council and crossed A/C Payee.
By Telephone: You can call the credit/debit card hotline on (01322) 343760 between 9am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday, quoting 'Immigration Inspection'. You will be given a receipt number on payment. The Council can only accept payments by Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, Electron or Solo.
In person: Using the automated payments kiosk in the Dartford Civic Centre reception area during normal opening hours. You can pay by cash or credit/debit card. The kiosk does not accept cheques.