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What do I need to do to be granted the scale-up visa?

To be eligible for a Scale-up visa you must:

  1. Be at least 18 years old
  2. Have a confirmed job offer to work for an approved scale-up business for at least 6 months
  3. Have a “certificate of sponsorship” from your employer with information about the role you have been offered in the UK
  4. Have a job offer to do a job that is on the list of eligible occupations
  5. Be paid a minimum salary in your new job (the higher of £33,000 per annum, £10.50 per hour or the going rate for your role)

You must also be able to speak, read, write and understand English and you will need to prove your ability to do this when you apply.

Further information on eligible jobs and minimum salaries can be found here.

Read more about this and other questions in our

Scale-up Visas section.


Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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