Scale-up Visa UK

A Complete Guide to Scale Up Visa UK Requirements

The Scale-up visa provides several benefits for those looking to start their career in the UK such as: 

  • You only need to work in the UK in your sponsored job for at least 6 months, after which, you can leave your role and work for another company unsponsored
  • You can study, do self-employed work, voluntary work and take on any additional work 
  • You can bring your dependant family members
  • You are able to apply for permanent residency or settlement after 5 years in the UK (providing you meet the eligibility criteria)

What Are the Eligibility Requirements for the Scale-up Visa UK?

To apply for the UK Scale-up visa, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Be offered a job with an accredited “scale-up business” that is expected to last for no less than six months. A scale-up company is one that can prove an annual growth of at least 20% in turnover or in employees for the last 3 years. They must also have at least 10 employees at the beginning of the 3-year period
  • Have proof of English language ability or proficiency (at least level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale)
  • You have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), which is supplied by your UK sponsor for the proposed job role
  • Your salary for this job is certain to exceed both the annual amount of £33,000, an  hourly rate of £10.75 and the industry-standard “going rate”, whichever is higher  
  • You have sufficient financial resources to sustain yourself without relying on public funds

If you need help with your UK Scale-up visa application, reach out to us at +44 20 3151 9366.

How Can You Apply for the Scale-up Visa?

Providing you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply online for the Scale-up worker visa. You will need to complete the online application form, prove your identity and provide the required documentation.  If you’re applying from outside of the UK, you will get a decision within 3 weeks and if you’re applying from within the UK, you should receive a decision within 8 weeks.

What Documents Are Needed for the Scale-up Visa?

As a scale-up worker, you will need to provide documents to support your application, including:

  • A valid passport
  • The Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) issued by your UK scale-up sponsor
  • Proof of financial resources to sustain yourself in the UK without relying on public funds such as bank statements
  • Proof of proficiency in the English language, such as an IELTS certificate
  • A copy of your academic or professional qualifications
  • A copy of your CV detailing your relevant skills and experience
  • If required, a valid tuberculosis certificate

Documentation that is not in English or Welsh will need to be officially translated.

As part of the application process, you may also be required to attend an interview with the Home Office where they will assess your eligibility.

Yes UK Immigration aims to walk along and be with you at each step with the intent to maximise your chances of getting the application accepted. We take care of your entire visa application process, including filling up the form and collating the mandatory documents. 

Our experienced team is well versed with the requirements of the UKVI and guides you to have a seamless experience while getting your application accepted!

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