ADMISSION TO THE VATICAN SECRET ARCHIVES
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ACCESS TO THE STUDY ROOMS FOR RESEARCH WORKS

Each day, a maximum of sixty (60) researchers will be admitted to the Study Rooms.

To gain access, Researchers must send an application to the Prefect of the Vatican Secret Archives stating how long they would like to access the Vatican Secret Archives (the maximum length of time for each application is 3 continuative months).

Researchers will be able to access the Archives only after their application has been accepted and the proposed period of study has been approved.

At the end of the authorized study period, Researchers can send another application and then wait for its approval.  

Those who have previously been granted admission to the Study Rooms only need to complete the APPLICATION FORM.

Those who apply to access the Vatican Secret Archives FOR THE FIRST TIME must complete the APPLICATION FORM and submit the required DOCUMENTS. 

The application form and the documents can be submitted electronically or sent in hard copies (by mail or courier). If you send the hard copy, please make sure it is mailed well in advance.

A REPLY WILL BE SENT ONLY BY EMAIL WITHIN A WEEK FROM THE DATE WE RECEIVE THE APPLICATION 

 

APPLICATION FORM 

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hereby applies to conduct research at the Vatican Secret Archives for study purposes in the following period (no longer than 3 consecutive months):

 
 

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(If unable to come to the Vatican Secret Archives on the agreed date, the Researcher must notify it immediately; if the Researcher is not constantly present in the Archives during the agreed period, he/she will obtain another permission to access only after 3 months).

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For the research, I intend to consult the following archival series  (please list them according to the Collection index and related descriptions and research resources, available on the website: Collection Index and related description and research resources)

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Documentation

 
 
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