Guidance: Sponsor a Scale-up Worker

Home Office

December 7
08:00 2023


This document provides guidance for employers on how to sponsor a worker on the Scale-up immigration route.

The Scale-up route allows employers who are in a sustained period of high growth to recruit people to work in the UK in highly skilled roles.

The worker must have a high-skilled job offer from a qualifying Scale-up sponsor at the required salary level for a minimum period of 6 months.

Published 22 August 2022
Last updated 7 December 2023 +show all updates
  1. Updated Annex SC1 of the guidance.

  2. Guidance updated. Changes are detailed on page 6.

  3. Guidance updated as detailed on page 6.

  4. Added accessible version of the guidance.

  5. Updated to reflect changes to the Immigration Rules which came into effect on 12 April 2023 and to provide more information about the 'endorsing body pathway'.

  6. Added accessible version of the guidance.

  7. Updated the guidance to introduce the new endorsing body pathway for organisations to become licensed as sponsors on this route. It also now reflects changes to the Immigration Rules coming into force on 12 April 2023, as set out in Statement of Changes HC 1160 (published on 9 March 2023).

  8. Updated guidance.

  9. First published.

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