Factsheet: Scale-up
Worker visa

A Scale-up Worker visa allows you to come to the UK to do an eligible job for a fast-growing UK business (sometimes called a ‘scale-up business’). This route has been designed to make it easier for high growth businesses to access overseas talent.

UK employers must meet specific eligibility criteria in order to sponsor Scale-up workers. Unlike other sponsored visas, Scale-up Workers only require sponsorship from their employer for the first 6 months of their permission to stay in the UK.

This guide outlines who is eligible for a Scale-up Worker visa and how to apply, plus the criteria businesses must meet in order to qualify as an eligible Scale-up sponsor.

Click here to download the factsheet.

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