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Scale Up Sponsor Licence

Scale Up Sponsor License

A Scale Up Sponsor Licence is a valuable immigration tool that allows eligible businesses to hire skilled talent from around the world. This licence is designed for businesses that are experiencing rapid growth and need to scale their workforce with skilled professionals. The Scale Up route is classified as a ‘Temporary Worker’ route for sponsor licensing purposes. This licence allows you to sponsor skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and innovators, ensuring that your team is comprised of the best and the brightest from across the globe.

At Freeths LLP, we understand that growing your business often means expanding your team with talented individuals from around the world. To make this process as seamless as possible, you may need a Scale Up Sponsor Licence.

With the Scale Up Sponsor Licence, you can:

  • Recruit Globally: Access a global talent pool to fill key roles within your organisation.
  • Retain Talent: Secure the future of your business by attracting and retaining high-performing international employees.
  • Accelerate Growth: Gain a competitive edge by tapping into diverse skills and expertise.


A business applying for a Scale-up sponsor licence will need to pay the fee for the sponsor licence application.

To be eligible for a Scale Up sponsor licence, the business must have been operating in the UK for at least 12 months and have an annual turnover of at least £1 million. 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.

Why Choose Freeths?

When it comes to obtaining a Scale Up Sponsor Licence, you need a trusted legal partner who can guide you through the complex immigration process. At Freeths LLP, our experienced immigration solicitors specialise in helping businesses like yours unlock their full potential. Here's why you should choose us:

Expertise: Our team of immigration solicitors has a deep understanding of UK immigration law and regulations. We have a proven track record of successfully obtaining Scale Up Sponsor Licences for our clients.

Tailored Solutions: We recognise that every business is unique. We'll work closely with you to develop a bespoke strategy that aligns with your specific needs and goals.

Efficiency: Time is of the essence when scaling your business. We streamline the application process, ensuring that you can bring in the talent you need as quickly as possible.

Compliance: Staying compliant with immigration laws is critical. Our team will help you navigate the legal intricacies, minimising risks and maximising your chances of success.

If you are interested in applying for a Scale Up sponsor licence, please contact us today.

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