The Scale-up visa scheme is to attract highly skilled individuals from overseas to work for scale-up businesses in the UK.
The aim of this scheme is to support fast-growing businesses in the UK and contribute to boosting the UK’s economy.
In the 3 year period immediately before they were approved by the Home Office to sponsor scale-up workers, they must have:
For Scale-up visa applicants, you only need to pay the visa application fee, and the Immigration Health Surcharge for the number of years you're staying.
The Scale-up Visa Application fee is £715, it is the same whether you apply from inside or outside the UK.
You can stay 2 years if you apply for a Scale-up Visa for the first time.
Yes, a Scale-up Visa is extendable, you can extend for another 3 years after you finish your initial stay.
Yes, after 5 years you can apply for settlement in the UK.
Normally, UK sponsors need to pay the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) for the migrant workers they are sponsoring, for example, the Skilled Worker route.
However, the Scale-up Sponsors do not need to pay the ISC. This visa scheme will help Scale-up Businesses to hire scale-up workers more easily.
Employers in scale-up businesses who want to recruit people from overseas need to have a valid sponsor licence.
If you do not already have one, you need to apply for a sponsor licence before hiring a migrant worker.
The Scale-up Visa is a newly published visa route by the Home Office. It is important to clearly understand the requirements and whether is it suitable for you. WorkPermitCloud is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and we stay on top of Immigration news. Our professional immigration advisers will assist you throughout the journey to maximise the probability of success on your scale-up visa application.
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