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Key Points

  • The government of the United Kingdom officially launched its new Scale-Up Visa route on August 22, 2022


The government of the United Kingdom (UK) introduced the Scale-Up Visa on August 22, 2022. The visa will be available to foreign nationals recruited by a UK-Scale-up sponsor. To qualify as a Scale-up sponsor, employers must provide proof of revenue over the past three years and evidence of employment growth of 20 percent over this same period.

Applicants under this visa route will need to have been granted a high-skilled job offer that meets government-established salary requirements. Once an application has been submitted, applicants will benefit from fast-track application processing and reduced sponsorship requirements.

Company sponsorship will only be required for an initial six-month period. After this period, eligible individuals will be permitted to apply for long-term settlement in the UK.

Qualified applicants will include scientists, engineers, architects, programmers, and more. For additional information on qualification requirements, check here.

What are the Changes?

The government of the UK launched the Scale-up visa route for highly skilled foreign national applicants sponsored by a UK company. The government stated that the route would be an essential phase for encouraging the expansion of highly skilled workers and innovative businesses in the UK.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of the UK’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of the United Kingdom

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