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Ayan Yalchin

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Ayan is a director in the immigration department at Duncan Lewis. He specialises in business and private immigration.

Ayan has extensive experience in all UK immigration matters and specialises in Tier 1 (investor and entrepreneur) and all aspects of Tier 2 under the points based system and Tier 5. He is particularly adept at assisting companies and educational institutions with sponsorship licences including renewals and advising on strategy, process and compliance. This includes undertaking compliance audits and drafting detailed reports outlining the best way for companies to be fully compliant with the Immigration rules. In addition, he assists companies when faced with a downgrade/revocation of a sponsorship licence or with criminal and civil proceedings regarding illegal working.

Ayan has represented a large volume of high net-worth individuals particularly from Russia, Turkey, China and the Middle East and is instructed regularly by leading accountants and commercial lawyers to provide immigration solutions for potential investors and entrepreneurs. Moreover, his practice also encompasses private immigration matters including all European Economic Area (EEA) applications such as permanent residence, residence cards, family permits and ECAA (in particular Ankara Agreement applications).

Ayan is highly experienced with applications for entry clearance or further leave to remain as a spouse, fiancé, unmarried partner, dependant relative and student. He advises and assists with citizenship, nationality and all types of visas to the UK.

He regularly represents clients at the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration Asylum Chamber and has substantial experience with challenging the Home Office by way of judicial review on behalf of points based system applicants.


Ayan qualified as a solicitor in 2001, and after joining Duncan Lewis in 2006, became a partner-level director in 2007.




Ayan is accredited by the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme as a Senior Caseworker and Supervisor which means he has demonstrated the required level of competence and knowledge in immigration and asylum law as defined by the Society.


Ayan obtained his LLB (Hons) from Southbank University and later achieved his LPC.

London: Human resources


Within: Immigration

Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ β€˜diligent’ and β€˜professional’ team β€˜is prepared to go the extra mile’ for its clients. It is experienced across personal immigration, asylum, human rights and nationality matters, with particular expertise in judicial review cases. It acts for vulnerable clients such as victims of trafficking or torture, and handles unlawful detention cases. On the business side, it advises SME clients on sponsorship licence applications under the PBS, as well as on immigration strategy and compliance. It also advises high-net-worth individuals from Asia, the Middle East and Russia on Tier 1 and investor visas. Toufique Hossain has β€˜an amazing ability to conduct a wide range of demanding test case litigation’, handling complex public law cases involving judicial review and unlawful detention. The β€˜hardworking and dedicated’ Jenna McKinney handles asylum, immigration detention and judicial review matters; the β€˜brilliant’ James Packer specialises in judicial review; and Ayan Yalchin advises on Tier 1, 2, 4 and 5 applications. Vicash Ramkissoon is β€˜friendly and experienced’ and advises international businesses and high-net-worth individuals on complex Tier 1, 2 and 4 applications. Adam Tear recently joined Howe + Co Solicitors.

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