Scale-Up

This route will open on 22 August 2022. This route is for talented individuals recruited by a UK Scale-up Sponsor, who have the skills needed to enable the Scale-up business to conDnue growing. You will need to have a highly-skilled job offer from a qualifying Scale-up business at the required salary level.

Sponsored ApplicaBon-Eligibility requirements:

You must saDsfy the decision maker that

  • You are aged 18 or over;

  • You have a valid CerDficate of Sponsorship issued by your UK sponsor for the job you

    are planning to do;

  • The job you are planning to do is genuine;

  • The job you are planning to do is at an appropriate skill level;

  • Your salary will be equal to or exceed both £33,000 per year, £10.58 per hour and the

    ‘going rate’ for the job;

  • You are competent in the English language to at least CEFR Level B1 (equivalent to

    IELTS 4.0);

  • You have enough money to support yourself without relying on public funds;

  • You have provided a valid TB cerDficate, if required.

    Unsponsored applicaBon-Eligibility requirements You must saBsfy the decision maker that:

  • You are aged 18 or over;

  • You have previously been granted permission as a Scale-up Worker;

  • You had monthly PAYE earnings in the UK equivalent to at least £33,000 per year

    during at least 50% of your most recent grant of permission as a Scale-up Worker;

  • You are competent in the English language to at least CEFR Level B1 (equivalent to

    IELTS 4.0);

  • You have enough money to support yourself without relying on public funds;

  • You have provided a valid TB cerDficate, if required.

    Financial requirements

    Subject to the exempDon below, in order to qualify for a Scale-up Visa (via either a Sponsored or Unsponsored ApplicaDon) you will need to have cash funds of at least £1,270 available.

    You will need to have held the money for at least 28 consecuDve days ending not more than 31 days before the date of your Scale-up Visa applicaDon.

    You will be exempt from the financial requirement if your sponsor is willing to meet your maintenance costs up to the end of the first month of your employment, to an amount of at least £1,270, if necessary. Your sponsor will need to confirm this on your CerDficate of Sponsorship.

    If you are applying for permission to stay and have been in the UK with permission for 12 months or more at the date of applicaDon, you will meet the financial requirement and will not need to show funds.

    How long you can stay

    On Sponsored ApplicaDon route you will be granted entry clearance or permission to stay for a period of 2 years.

    On Unsponsored ApplicaDon route you will be granted entry clearance or permission to stay for a period of 3 years.

    Aker compleDon of probaDonary period of five years you may be eligible for sealement.

    Family members eligible to join

    Your partner and children under the age of 18 can apply to join you or to stay in the UK as your ‘dependants’.

    Further informaBon, help, and advice

    Our team of specialists has years of experience in visa services. We are registered with the OISC at Level 3 to provide ImmigraDon advice and services.

    For more informaDon and advice on UK immigraDon law and UK visa applicaDons please contact us on 0203 488 2308 or at Info@worldwideimmigraBon.co.uk

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