Empowering Rapid Growth

The UK Scale-up Worker Visa Guide

The UK introduced the Scale-up Worker Visa. At Resolve Solicitors, we are committed to helping businesses capture this growth potential by facilitating the seamless acquisition of international talent through the Scale-up Worker Visa. This visa pathway is tailored for businesses experiencing rapid growth, allowing them to hire skilled workers from outside the EEA and Switzerland to support their scaling objectives. It's designed to ensure that growth is not stifled by talent shortages.


The visa typically lasts for 3 years but can be extended or lead to other visa categories.

Yes, spouses, partners, and children under 18 can accompany the worker as dependents.

It specifically caters to rapidly growing businesses, allowing them to fill crucial roles that support their scaling objectives.

Typical metrics include significant increases in revenue, customer base, or having recently secured substantial investment.

Yes, but the new employer should also qualify under the scale-up criteria, and the role should be crucial for the business's scaling process.

Starting a few months in advance ensures that there's enough time for the endorsement and visa application process.

The visa's premise is business growth. If significant contractions occur, it might affect visa extensions or subsequent applications.

Yes, after a specific period and meeting certain criteria, the visa holder can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR).

Our dedicated approach combines business growth strategies with immigration law expertise, ensuring that businesses can focus on scaling while we handle the legal intricacies.

Contact us for a consultation. We'll assess your business's growth metrics, guide you on the best strategies, and kickstart the visa process.

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