Silverdale Solicitors



We are acknowledged experts in immigration, providing a complete service for those who require advice and representation in all areas of the UK nationality and immigration law.

With the ever-changing developments in Immigration Law, we can assure you we at Silverdale Solicitors are not only experts, but also passionate about achieving the best possible outcome for you in this complex area of law. Our Solicitors are all thoroughly experienced in every aspect of UK immigration law and can provide legal advice and support to clients from the outset.
The team here has experience and success in all areas of immigration and asylum law and carries out complex appeal work and advocacy at Immigration Tribunals across the country.

We welcome all matters, whether your case has yet to begin, is currently in progress or has already failed, we can help. Our solicitors will undertake a comprehensive review of an existing immigration case, whatever stage of the legal process it has reached, and provide you with expert, detailed advice on your future options.

Our team come from different ethnic backgrounds and are proficient in a variety of languages. If you decide to instruct us, we will request a payment on account of the legal costs we have estimated. Typically, this is between £250 and £500 excluding vat.

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Contact us today to see how we can help

  • Students
  • Sponsor licence applications (Tiers 2, 4 and 5)
  • Tier 1 (general, entrepreneur, investor, post- study worker)
  • Tier 2 (general, intra-company transfer, sportspersons, religious workers)
  • Tier 4 (students)
  • Tier 5 (youth mobility, creative and sporting, government authorised exchange, international agreements, charity and religious workers, sponsored researchers)
  • European free movement applications (EEA family permits, residence cards, permanent residence cards, retained rights, posted workers)
  • European Association Agreement applications
  • Sole representatives
  • Entertainers and sportspersons
  • Visitors (all categories, including special classes of visitor)
  • Spouses, civil partners, unmarried partners, children, and other dependants (in all applicable categories
  • Domestic workers
  • Concessions and discretionary applications
  • Entry clearance and visa applications
  • Indefinite leave to remain (permanent residence) (in all applicable categories)
  • Naturalisation and registration as a British citizen


We run a drop-in session every Wednesday in our Manchester Offices and every Thursdays in our Bury offices from 14.00 to 17.00 offering a 20-minute free consultation to our clients. We occasionally offer weekend consultations to accommodate our clients. We also offer telephone advice sessions for those who are unable to travel to our offices. We accommodate services to clients from across the world, as we have the ability and experience to handle all such cases from clients who instruct us from abroad.

  • Initial attendance and consideration of the options and assessing most appropriate application (if any) based on client’s circumstances
  • Advising on requirements of the immigration rules /guidance and specified evidence
  • Advising on method of submission priority. premium standard servicing
  • Assessing supporting evidence and advising on the same
  • Assisting with obtaining further evidence including, engaging with 3rd parties where permitted to etc. medical experts/ banks/employers
  • Preparing application with supporting evidence
  • Preparing detailed representations with index and finalising application submission.
  • Further submission/ providing updates on progress
  • Advising on outcome of application /implications of status/application and next steps

Our costs are fixed fees in most cases otherwise charged by the hour.
We offer free consultation during the week. Please contact our offices to see when the next available date and time for you to discuss your matter.
Our fixed costs are set out below for each of our services: –

Types Of Application/Claim (Excluding Appeals & Advocacy)**



Travel Documents

Replacement Residence Permits (BRP, NTL)



Visit Visa


EEA/EU residence and permanent residence



Family reunion

Spouse, partner, civil or unmarried partners of non-EU nationals

Parent route applications

Dependent child Visas

Student Visas

Long residence in the UK



Adult Dependent Relatives

Points based system applications

Immigration Bail



Asylum claims

Human rights applications



All other applications including –


Judicial Review (excluding Counsel’s fees)



Completing and submitting an appeal form

Completing and submitting an application for Administrative Review

All Appeals – preparation of case (excluding advocacy)











Case Management Review Hearing /Directions Hearings in Manchester, Bradford &Stoke

Full Hearing in Manchester, Bradford &Stoke








Hearings at other venues to be discussed on request.
Counsel can be instructed upon request. Counsel’s fees would then need to be negotiated on an individual basis
All fees are exclusive of VAT which is applied at the current rate of 20% (totals shown above)
Disbursements: All disbursements will need to be paid for separately in addition to the fees for our services. Examples of disbursements include home office/visa application fees, court application fees, postage, interpreting/translation services, medical reports fees, expert report fees, mileage/travel expenses etc. This is not an exhaustive list and is meant purely as a guide.

**Applications for more than one individual will be charged at an extra 50% per application for each additional person

Like many other law firms, we can help you with your immigration matter and for work not listed above or more complex matters, can agree the usual hourly rate basis. Our Immigration Lawyers charge a range of hourly rates depending on their experience and which location they are based. Time is carefully recorded by our lawyers to ensure that you only pay for the time spent on your matter.
Your matter would be dealt with by our Senior Associate, Ajid Miah or our solicitor Danial Hussain. Ajid’s hourly rate is £177 per hour plus VAT and Danial’s hourly rate is £146 per hour plus VAT. Ajid and Danial will be assisted by our paralegal, Ikrha Tariq, for less complex tasks such as filing, photocopying, and collating documents. Ikrha’s hourly rate is £111 per hour plus VAT.

Timescale To Submit: Application: Applications from instructions take up to 2 – 4 months on average depending on complexity of applicant’s immigration history. We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if it is likely to take longer than this.

Timescale On Return Of Application Submitted: We cannot guarantee how long the Home Office will take to process your application. Read the current processing times.
Please note the anticipated number of hours and fees are an estimate based on the facts above. All applications are likely to vary and of course, we can give you a more accurate estimate once we have more information about your specific case.

Who Will Carry Out The Work?
In our terms of business, which you will receive at the start of your case, we publish hourly fee rates for our professional staff; however, when quoting for work, we normally provide a range of potential fees to cover all work on your application.  
Partner assisted by solicitor
Solicitor/Partner assisted by a paralegal
All work supervised overseen by a Partner

Contact Silverdale Solicitors

Jawad Amin is the Partner and Solicitor, admitted to the role in 2004, dealing with supervising the immigration department and can be contacted at [email protected]
Ajid Miah is the senior Solicitor, admitted to the role in 2015, dealing with Immigration Law and can be contacted at [email protected]
Danial Hussain is also a Solicitor, admitted to the role in 2017, working in the Immigration Department and can be contacted at [email protected]
If you would like more information about the range of services on offer at Silverdale Solicitors or to obtain a quote for your case, email us: [email protected] or call us on 0161 740 0333.

*Please note the above list of areas is a summary of the most frequently requested services and is not exhaustive. 18/12/2013

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