Property inspection services for UK settlement visa applicaitons

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When a settlement fiancé(e), partner or spouse visa application is made to the British High Commission, Embassy or Consulate for an entry clearance into the UK, the examining Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) may request that you:

“Obtain an independent assessment of the number of rooms and occupants of the proposed accommodation. A report from a suitably qualified body certifying that a personal inspection has been carried out and giving details of accommodation inspected is usually acceptable for this purpose. Above all, the Entry Clearance Officer must be satisfied that the accommodation will not become overcrowded within the definition of the Housing Act 1985 or that it will not contravene public health regulations.”

Marriage Visa Helps UK’s practitioner has many years of experience in preparing immigration accommodation inspection reports to satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for entry clearance purposes into the United Kingdom. Unlike other property inspection providers, we exclusively prepare accommodation reports for UK immigration purposes and ensure care is taken during every step of the report process so that our clients receive only the best service in a swift and professional manner.

Prior to allowing entry clearance into the UK, confirmation is often required to determine whether the intended accommodation is habitable, and whether the property would become statutorily overcrowded by any additional person(s) proposing to live there. Entry clearance guidelines issued by the UK Border Agency extend to the Immigration Rules covering fiancé(e)s, spouses, civil partners, unmarried (de facto) partners, same-sex partners and dependants, in addition to those persons coming to the UK from outside of the EU for temporary purposes. Applications can be refused by an Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) of the UK Border Agency if applicants and their sponsors fail to meet the accommodation requirements. It is therefore important to obtain an accommodation report.

Marriage Visa Help has an in house UK environmental health practitioner that satisfies the UK Border Agency’s requirements as a qualified body, independent of the applicant/sponsor/appellant to prepare a comprehensive report confirming the status of the proposed accommodation. We can assist you with providing a comprehensive accommodation report as part of the UK Entry Clearance process. With ever changing and tougher Immigration Rules it is crucial that clients get the best help possible to ensure that their application meets such requirements. We can provide a report normally within 5 working days and it can be sent by hard copy in the post or via e-mail if you are currently overseas.

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New York, NY 10038
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London, W1W 7LT
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North York, Ontario M3J 3A1
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