Join a fast-growing UK business and make a significant impact with your skills and expertise.
Eligibility Made Easy
To qualify for the Scale-up Worker visa, all you need is a confirmed job offer from an approved scale-up business. With a 'certificate of sponsorship' from your employer, you'll have all the information you need to embark on this exciting journey. Plus, your job must fall under the list of eligible occupations, ensuring that your talents are put to optimal use. Rest assured; you will be rewarded with a minimum salary that reflects your worth.
Language Proficiency Matters
English is the language of success, and proficiency is a must. Showcasing your command over the English language is essential when applying for the Scale-up Worker visa. Be prepared to demonstrate your ability to speak, read, write, and understand English fluently.
Not Eligible? We Have Alternatives
If the Scale-up Worker visa isn't the right fit for you, don't worry. There are other work visas available that can cater to your needs and aspirations.
Stay and Thrive
With the Scale-up Worker visa, you can stay in the UK for a rewarding period of 2 years. However, if you wish to extend your stay, you can do so effortlessly for up to 3 years at a time, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. After 5 years of dedicated service, you may even have the opportunity to settle permanently in the UK, granting you the freedom to live, work, study, and access benefits if eligible.
Applying Made Simple
Our streamlined online application process ensures a hassle-free experience. Whether you're outside the UK, extending your current visa from within the country, or switching from a different visa, we have you covered. And don't forget, your partner and children can join you or stay in the UK as your dependents, making this a truly inclusive opportunity.
Timing Is Key
Timing is everything, and so is planning. You can apply for your visa up to 3 months before your scheduled start date in the UK. The date is conveniently listed on your certificate of sponsorship. Remember, part of the application process involves proving your identity and providing the required documents. If an appointment is necessary, make sure to allocate enough time. We'll guide you through every step.
Once you've completed your online application, verified your identity, and submitted your documents, you can expect a decision on your visa within a reasonable timeframe. If you're outside the UK, it usually takes 3 weeks, while for those inside the country, it can take up to 8 weeks. For those in need of a faster decision, expedited options are available.
Costs Made Clear
Transparency is key, and we want you to be fully aware of the costs involved. You, your partner, and your children will need to pay the £822 application fee. Additionally, a healthcare surcharge is required for each year of your stay. Make sure to prove you have enough personal savings to support yourself during your time in the UK. Check out our website for detailed information on the financial requirements.
Embrace the Possibilities
With a Scale-up Worker visa, you have the freedom to make the most of your time in the UK. Work in your sponsored job for at least 6 months, study, or even take on additional work, including self-employment. Voluntary work and travel abroad are also within your reach. And if you've lived in the UK for 5 years and meet the other eligibility requirements, you can even apply for indefinite leave to remain.
Flexibility in the First 6 Months
During the initial 6 months of your stay, changing employers requires an application to update your visa. However, if you decide to start a different, eligible job with the same employer, no updates are necessary. We believe in providing you with the flexibility to make the right choices for your career.
Embrace Your Independence
After 6 months, you have the freedom to continue working in your job, change or stop working without notifying the Home Office, or even explore the world of self-employment. Your visa remains valid, and there's no need for updates.
Extend and Prosper
When your current visa expires, extending your Scale-up Worker visa is a breeze. Even better, you can do so without a new sponsor. Simply meet the earnings requirements, and you can continue your journey towards success.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my partner and children?
Your partner and children can also apply to join you or stay in the UK as your ‘dependants’.
A dependant partner or child is any of the following:
- your husband, wife, civil partner or unmarried partner
- your child under 18 - including if they were born in the UK during your stay
- your child over 18 if they’re currently in the UK as your dependant
You’ll need to provide evidence of your relationship to your dependant when you apply.
How much money do I need to show to bring my partner or child?
You - or your partner or child - will need:
- £285 for your partner
- £315 for one child
- £200 for each additional child
You - or your partner or child - would need to have £600 to bring your partner and one child with you to the UK (£285 for your partner and £315 for your child).
You would also need to have £1,270 available to support yourself for your own application.
You - or your partner or child - will need to have had the money available for at least 28 days in a row. Day 28 must be within 31 days of you or them applying for this visa.
How long it takes to make a decision?
You will usually get a decision within 3 weeks.
Why Choose UK Visas?
Why We know that it can be overwhelming when attempting to decipher which visas allow you to perform which business duties in the UK. You can contact us for support.