Foreign Nationals and Nigerians Can now Apply for 2022 UK Scale-up Worker Visa

Are you aware of the UK Scale-Up Worker Visa? The international section of Dailyschoolnews wishes to inform Nigerians and other foreigners interested in registering for the UK Scale-Up Visa, that the application is currently available for interested persons.

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According to a statement released this Monday, the United Kingdom (U.K) has opened applications for Nigerians and other foreign nationals who are interested in applying for this Visa, and they can now apply for the 2022 scale-up visa, starting from 22nd August 2022.

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What is UK Scale-Up Visa?

A Scale-up Worker visa allows people from certain countries (Nigerians included), to move to the United Kingdom to do an eligible job for a fast-growing UK business (sometimes called a ‘scale-up business’). These are jobs where the pay isn’t too high, but there is room for growth, you’ll learn more, and earn money too.

However, the UK government has set specific eligibility criteria, rules and regulations that all employers interested in getting foreign national workers must meet, before they’re given to go-ahead to sponsor scale-up workers.

Qualified businesses will attract highly skilled talents, including, but not limited to the following fields:

Eligible Occupations.

  • Scientists,
  • Engineers,
  • Programmers,
  • Software developers,
  • Research and development professionals,
  • Economists,
  • Architects,
  • Technicians,
  • Financial and investment advisers,

that can boost their innovation and productivity as well as contribute to the overall growth of the UK’s economy.


This Visa cost about £750 per person ( application fee) + ~£620 for NHS surcharge.
Proof of funds : £1270 for 28 days in your account.

Qualification Requirements.

To qualify for the United Kingdom’s Scale-up Worker visa, you must meet the specific eligibility criteria as listed below:

  • You must have a confirmed job offer to work for an approved scale-up business for at least 6 months before your application for this visa can be approved.
  • You are required to provide (i.e, have) a ‘certificate of sponsorship’ from your employer with information about the role you’ve been offered in the UK to get your application approved.
  • The UK government require you to have a job offer that is on the above list of eligible occupations
  • be paid a minimum salary in your new job

For more details on how to apply for the UK scale-up Worker’s Visa, how to check your status, how much it costs, other requirements, and what you can and cannot do, among others, Click Here.

Speaking on the re-opening of the Worker’s Visa, the UK Minister for Safe and Legal Migration, Kevin Foster said,

“Rapidly growing businesses, like small enterprises, tech and financial services, need the right level of support from the government to go to the next level. Through our Scale-up visa for foreign workers, we’re enabling businesses to focus on their growth and innovation by giving them more freedom to bring in the diverse skills and experience they need, making them more attractive on an international stage.

“By supporting our high-growth tech, financial services and small businesses, we are ensuring the UK remains a global hub for emerging technologies and innovation while enhancing productivity across the economy – creating jobs, growth and prosperity across Britain.”

If you have any questions regarding this UK workers Visa, do use the comment box. We are always here to help.

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