UK Scale Up Visa 2022 | New Visa for Entrepreneurs


Students prefer to go to for their higher studies in UK, since it is an international hub which provides  option of high class education in various top-class universities. The students get a chance to work with various highly reputed companies and get very good exposure as well as to learn the practicality and system of the big companies in the UK. Recently the UK is suffering from a shortage of highly skilled worker due to Brexit. . According to the report the UK is facing a shortage of skilled labors and the problem of vacancies for the job goes approx. 49% higher in the year 2021-2022. To overcome this problem the UK government authorities has launched a scale-up visa.


The scale-up visa is a newly launched visa plan in the UK to bring the highly profiled and skilled employees from all over the world to support the growing companies in the country. It is part of the UK immigration policy 2019.  The program is all set to be launched within 1-2 months in which the highly skilled and talented professionals can get UK visa without sponsorship. It is a route to get a permanent job opportunity and settlement in the UK.

The scale-up route has been promoted by the UK government as smooth and flexible as possible. It is the fast-track route of getting a visa for the UK.


This visa is launched to support the economy of the UK and to modernize immigration in the UK. Also to attract the talent in academics, science, research, and technology from worldwide to fill the shortage of jobs in the UK.


  • The age of the person applying should be 18 years or above.
  • Applicant must have the valid certificate of sponsorship issued by UK sponsor in case you are applying for the visa with sponsorship. And in case of unsponsored visa, you must have been granted permission as a Scale-up Worker previously.
  • Your salary must be equal to 33000 pounds per year or more than that.
  • The job you are applying for must be legal and genuine.
  • The applicant must possess appropriate skills according to the job.
  • Applicant must have enough money to support himself.
  • You must have a valid TB certificate.
  •  The job of the applicant must be in the scale-up company

The scale-up company is a company with a minimum of 10 employees and a growth rate of over 20 percent for either annual average revenue or employment over a three- year period is termed as scale-up companies. One can find the scale-up company in the UK through a website which is www.scaleupinstitute.org.uk 

  • In addition to the earnings and skills thresholds above, applicants must meet an English language requirement. The applicant can prove his English proficiency requirement by
  •  Passing exams like IELTS, TOFEL, etc.
  • Certificate from Naric

In order to be granted for the scale-up visa, the applicant must give reasonable answers to satisfy the home office that you are being sponsored to undertake a genuine job. You also need to make them satisfied that you or not serving for the shorter time period and will serve for the full duration. If the applicant fails to give a reasonable answer to authorities then the application can be refused.

The information published so far states that holders of the scalar visa will be able to extend it to a maximum duration of 5 years. After 5 years you will be eligible to apply for ILR (indefinite leave to remain) and settle in the UK. Also, the employee has a chance to switch the companies in those 5 years but the companies must be scale-up companies and must be within the UK.

Meridean Overseas provide best consultancy and guidance regarding the visa for UK and for more quires regarding application in the UK universities and IELTS exam preparation you can contact at toll-free no.  1800 1230 00011 . Or can mail at application02@meridean.org

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