Housing Immigration Enquiries

Where a non-EU resident is planning to live with a local UK resident temporarily or permanently, they may be required by the UK embassy in their home country to have the home in West Lothian inspected by Environmental Health

To process your application, we need some information in advance. Icon for word Download the form [48.5KB] or contact   to have it sent out to you by post.


There is a fee for this service, which must be paid before we will provide the inspection letter. (Please note the fee is for each immigrant, not per application). Details of our current fees and charges can be found at About Environmental Health and Trading Standards. Payment for the service can be made in advance by:

  • a cheque for the correct amount enclosed with the application, or
  • handing in the application at , Bathgate or  offices, paying for it at the same time.

If no payment is received in advance, we will send you an invoice. This will take a few days. It can be paid at any of the Council Information Services offices above or online via 'Service Accounts' at . Once confirmation of payment is received, we will send out our inspection letter.

Please note that due to other higher priority work, enquiries relating only to the suitability of homes for immigration purposes at busy periods may receive a delayed response.