Scale-up Worker visa

We can provide expert guidance on the Scale-up Worker visa to help you navigate the complexities of the application for a successful path to employment.

Scale-up Worker visa

A Scale-up Worker visa allows individuals to work in specific skilled jobs listed as eligible on the UK government website. These jobs must be offered by employers who are sponsored by the Home Office to hire foreign workers. Unlike the Skilled Worker visa, after the initial 6 months of employment, individuals can continue to stay in the UK without requiring ongoing sponsorship.

How long can I stay in the UK on a Scale-up Worker visa?

If you are applying to enter the UK or switch to this route, the visa can last for up to 2 years before it needs to be extended. If applying for further leave to remain, the grant is for up to 3 years. This visa is a five-year route to settlement.

What are the eligibility requirements of a Scale-up Worker visa?

The main eligibility requirements for a Scale-up Worker visa are:

What are the main conditions of the Scale-up Worker visa?

If you are successful in being granted a visa, you must only work in the job described in the Certificate of Sponsorship for the first six months. The Scale-up Worker visa does not allow access to public funds. 

You may be able to perform a second job or self-employment except as a professional sportsperson. You may also be able to do voluntary work and study (subject to Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate requirements).

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When it comes to obtaining reliable legal advice, Seraphus is your dedicated source of expert guidance.

We specialise in providing personalised support to help you navigate the complexities of the application process, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience.

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