Research Permits

Londra Büyükelçiliği 27.02.2014

Researchers who plan to carry out archaeological excavation and/or survey in Turkey

Researchers who plan to carry out archaeological excavation and/or survey and underwater archaeology research are requested to send their application forms (please be informed that hand written application forms are not preferred) to the Turkish Embassy in London before December 1 of each year. There is no such deadline for cadastral registers research/survey applicants.

If research requires teamwork, each member of the team should fill out the Research Application Form entirely (Please find the application form at the bottom of the page). The team leader is responsible for collecting each team member’s application and submitting the six (6) copies with six (6) passport size photos for each member (Please glue the pictures on the upper right corner of the first page, do not staple). Along with the application form the following documents need to be sent to the Embassy in (6) copies. Our address is 43 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PA.

- A brief CV,

- A request letter addressed to the Turkish Embassy in London (length of your stay, purpose of your visit, your position in this study etc.),

- A copy of your residency permit in the UK (for non EU citizens),

- A copy of your passport,

- An invitation letter,

All properly completed applications are processed as soon as possible and forwarded to Turkey to be reviewed. The Turkish Embassy will inform the applicant/team leader about the result of the application via mail or e-mail.

If you have further questions about the overall process, please find the contact details of the Embassy below.

Tel: 020 73930202


Once your research permit has been granted you can contact the Turkish Consulate General in London in order to obtain your visa. Please find the contact details of the Consulate below.

Tel: 020 75916900



Note: All researchers must apply to the Foreigners Division at Local Police Department (Emniyet Mudurlugu Yabancilar Subesi) in the city, where they will be conducting the research, within 30 days of their arrival to Turkey to obtain a residence permit.


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