Chinese Group Visa for visiting Tibet

One of the most obvious confusion for the travelers proposing to visit Tibet is the Document required for traveling to Tibet. Here is our intake for Chinese Group Visa for visiting Tibet or Tibet VISA from Nepal. This information is relevant only if you are planning to visit Tibet from Nepal.

The primary document required for traveling to Tibet is a Chinese Visa. If you are coming to Tibet from Nepal you will have to apply for a group Visa from the Chinese consulate in Nepal. Only this visa can give you access to Tibet from Nepal.

What is Chinese Group visa?

It is a mandatory Document require by all the tourist coming to Tibet from Nepal. It is a set of two A4-Sized Paper document with all the personal details of your group members including ( Name, Sex, Date of Brith, Occupation, Your passport number, and Nationality) and the Date of entry and exit.

This Visa is valid for your journey in Tibet.

There will be two original copies of the Tibet Group Visa, one for immigration at entry and another for the exit.

Chinese group visa, Chinese Group Visa for visiting Tibet

How can a traveler apply for Chinese Group Visa for visiting Tibet?

If you have had made your mind to entering Tibet from Nepal, Please do not get the usual Chinese Visa already, as the Chinese consulate in Nepal will eliminate your individual Chinese Visa. You can only apply it from the Chinese consulate in Kathmandu, Nepal. If you need more information about coming to Tibet from Nepal please click here to read more.

Can I get Chinese Group visa longer than my Tibet tour days?

Yes, you will have sent us the number of days you would like to extend it and you will have to send us the detailed itinerary of your continuing tours in other parts of China. We will input those days in the visa invitation letter from Tibet Tourism Bureau will be sending. Remember: The VISA is for Single entry.

Here are the Steps is obtaining your Chinese Group Visa for visiting Tibet.

  1.  Book the tour with local Tibet travel agency
    The first step is to find a suitable travel agency and the tour itinerary and book a tour with them. The travel agency in Lhasa will have to send a visa invitation from the Tibet Tourism Bureau to you in Nepal
  2. Send your passport copy and Hotel information.
    You will have to send them a clear scan copy of your Passport ( the one which, you will use for Tibet tour) and you will also have to send them a clear information about your hotel in Nepal.
  3. Visa invitation and Tibet travel permit
    when you travel agency will have all the required information, they will initiate the Tibet travel permit and your visa invitation.
    Upon arriving at Nepal, you will be contacted by their partner agency in Nepal. he will help you make the visa. You will need to consider three business days for the Visa to finish

Here a price list of the Visa as per the Chinese consulate website.

Nationalities Number of entries Normal Urgent Critical
United states Single 140 USD 155 USD 175 USD
Canada Single 120 USD 135 USD 155 USD
Herzegovina Single 17 USD 35 USD 55 USD
Bosnia Single 17 USD 35 USD 55 USD
Maldives Single 17 USD 35 USD 55 USD
Albania Single 17 USD 35 USD 55 USD
Pakistan Single 17 USD 35 USD 55 USD
Serbian Single 15USD 40 USD 52 USD
Montenegro Single 41 USD 59 USD 95 USD
Romania Single 80USD 95 USD 115 USD
Others Single 50 USD 65 USD 85 USD


The Local Nepalese agency may charge USD 20-50 per person for their services. The consulate accepts group visa application is only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (except Chinese holidays).

Duration for Visa Process

Now, the Chinese Embassy in Nepal has Cancel one-day Critical visa service as well as the two days urgent services too. So as of now, the only option available is three and four days Normal Visa service.

Read here more about Tibet travel permit 2017 updates. If you have more question about obtaining Chinese Group visa for visiting Tibet please do contact us.


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