UK Entry Home Office Inspection

Applying for a visa?

When you apply for a visa you will need to prove to the Home Office that:

  • Your accommodation has been checked
  • A full home inspection has been carried out
  • Your home has the required number of rooms
  • There are no hazards present
  • You have a valid gas certificate

These home inspections can be undertaken by officers from Ashford Borough Council's private sector housing team.

You can request a home inspection using our online form.

Once you have completed the form and made payment, they will:

  • Arrange a convenient date for the inspection
  • Check your property
  • Provide you with the relevant documentation to accompany the visa application


The fee for UK Entry Home Office Inspections for 2019/20 is £120. Payment will be taken whilst completing the request form above.

Further information can be found in the Applying for a visa information leaflet including Nepalese translation [pdf] 1822KB. Other language translations are available upon request.

Arranging an inspection

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