Survey of R&D Businesses and the UK Immigration System

Closes 18 Feb 2022

Opened 2 Dec 2021


Thank you for agreeing to take part in the Survey of R&D Businesses and the UK Immigration System, led by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and UK Research and Innovation. 

This consultation consists of three phases and aims to identify where the immigration and visa system could better support international researchers and the organisations in which they work.

This phase aims to utilise the existing networks of both the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and UK Research and Innovation to set a baseline for our current understanding of R&D personnel moving to the UK. 

The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete. Please take a note of your response ID in case you would like to contact us about your response. 

If you have any questions on the survey, or the consultation as a whole, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team on 

Why your views matter

By completing this survey, you will be contributing to government policy on international researchers in business, playing a vital role in shaping the future of R&D in the UK. 


  • Research Community
  • Innovation Community
  • Third Sector


  • Global Talent Visa