The UK Scale-up visa may be worth considering in some situations as an alternative to the Skilled Worker visa - experts from OM Visa Consultancy in Gujarat

The new concept of scaling up UK Visa has been introduced recently . Here is how it will affect the  UK Immigration Process and what are the benefits of the new concept that you can avail. Completely explained by OM INTERNATIONAL  Best Visa Consultancy service provider in VADODARA, GUJARAT.

The UK Government has tried various schemes in recent years to make it easier to bring in migrants that the economy needs. However, the schemes have not all been successful. Many have turned out to be too difficult and expensive for migrants and their employers. The Scale-up visa may be worth considering in some situations as an alternative to the Skilled Worker visa.

Scale-up visa only available to a limited number of employers

Launched on 22 August 2022 the visa is only available for a limited number of high growth employers:

• Needs to show either annualised turnover or staff growth of 20% over the last three years.

• Needs to have had at least ten employees at the start of the three-year period.

• The employer also needs to obtain a sponsor licence.

There are various benefits to the Scale-up Visa:

• The employee can work for any employer after six months. The migrant can also be self-employed.

• There is no immigration skills charge. For a company that has to pay the higher immigration skills charge.

• Seems to be much easier to obtain than the Global Talent visa, which only a relatively small number of people qualify for.

Problems with the Scale-up visa route:

• The employer still needs to have a sponsor licence. This can be a complicated and time consuming process.

• For an employee that is in high demand there is a risk that as soon as the six month period has ended the employee will leave.

• The employee must be paid under PAYE for six months; there is no flexibility to use what may be a more tax efficient method of payment.

• The minimum salary is Euros 33,000 a year which in many cases will be higher than the minimum salary that needs to paid under the Skilled Worker visa route.

Will the Scale-up visa be a success?

There are a limited number of employers who can apply for this scheme. Also, many employers may be worried that the employee will leave after six months when able to work for any employer. It remains to see how successful the new Scale- up visa scheme will be in practice. The Scale-up Visa scheme is still expensive. The Government fees include GBP624 a year, plus an immigration health surcharge and GBP715 for the applicable visa fee, One major benefit may be that year. Many rare people are likely to qualify for Scale-up. There is faster processing of the I-JK visa - visa compared to the Global Talent visa application.

OM INTERNATIONAL was incorporated in the year 2000 with a view to providing quality and genuine visa consultancy services across India. more than 1500 Immigration visa and 4000 plus Student visas are done successfully by us in past 21 years with a nearly 90% success rate. We are having a team of professionals, immigration lawyers as well as experts to guide on complicated cases. We are also expert in refusal cases and making appeals or reapplications by making genuine changes into your application. We also provide services for Visitor and dependent visa for workpermit, PR as well as Students.

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