Nigerians Qualify As UK Launches Visa Scheme For Skilled Workers

The United Kingdom has announced that skilled foreign nationals can now apply for its worker scale up -visa program.

A scale-up worker visa is a visa route that allows people come to the UK to do an eligible job for a fast-growing UK business.

According to a statement on the website, foreign nationals are now eligible to apply for the visa effective 22nd August.

The professions qualified to apply for the scale-up visa include: Scientists, Engineers, Programmers, Software Developers, Research and Development Professionals, Economists, Architects, Technicians, and Financial and Investment Advisers.

Applicants granted the scale-up visa are eligible to stay in the UK for 2 years. However, when the 2 years visa expire, they can extend their visa by 3 years for as long as possible.

According to a statement issued by the British government, the development would see growing businesses attract the right talent to enhance productivity across the economy as it is believed that scaling up is an important phase for high-growth businesses to continue growing and drive their international competitiveness.

The exercise is expected to see talent across various fields such as science, engineering, and programming as it brings in sought-after expertise and skills, enterprises that can boost their innovation and productivity and in turn keep contributing to the UK’s economy.

Nigerians and citizens of other countries are eligible to apply for the Visa programme as it is an opportunity for career advancement and experience.

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