How to get Tibet travel permit. Tibet travel permit is a prerequisite for every international traveler traveling into Tibet. this is the most asked question post by many of my website visitors. Yet applying for the Tibet Travel permit is relatively easy if you have book your tour With Lhasa base Travel agency or the local travel agency in Lhasa.
There are the certain thing you will need to keep in mind while thinking about the how to get Tibet travel permit.
The condition for getting Tibet travel permit is you will need to have a tour service from a Local travel agency, the services include Car, and the guide service is necessary. Many choose to have book hotels by the travel agency and some don’t, it is updated to your choice and I think it better to ask the travel agency to book the room for you if you are traveling for the first time.
1) The first thing to consider is with whom you will book your tour.
There are many travel website providing different information about the permit and many makes promise to make a faster permit. In reality, if one Local travel agency can make the permit, others can too. There is no much difference in the eye of government in terms if making the permit. Every International travel agency in Lhasa has the capability in making permits and Every tour provider in Lhasa can make permit with they help.
It is always nice to book your tour with the local travel agency and local tour providers, for the reason of local knowledge. In many books and travel website, it always encourages travelers to choose Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa
2) The second thing to consider in getting Tibet travel permit is when would you travel.
Normally Tibet is close in the month of March. The closure starts in the month of February and might some times extend to the first week of April. There will be an update on my website as soon as I have the update. It is always safe to book your Tibet tour from the month of Late April to the January. Read about Tibet travel regulation 2015 on this link
3) The third thing to consider is the place of Travel.
Sometimes the local government Tibet autonomous region might close certain parts of the region for many reasons. Last year there was a closure to Kailash to prevent overcrowding of devotees and the travelers to Kailash region. Last year was the year of horse. According to the Tibetan Buddhism, it is must for pilgrims for visit Kailash to gain positive virtue. From time to time a region might get close for the security and safety reasons. That is for the best interest of Travelers.
4) The fourth thing to consider is how you are entering into Tibet.
This is the biggest dilemma we face. for many, we are just an invisible person behind a website before the travelers actually meet us in Lhasa. Many travelers tend not to believe in Us, and there are asking us to send them their Tibet travel permit before departing from home. And it is nearly impossible. Tibet tourism bureau starts processing the permit about a week before the actual date arrival date. And we would have it in our hand a four to three days before your arrival. there is no way we could send it you home country. Tibet travel permit waits for you in the domestic jurisdiction of PRC.
If you are planning to enter into Tibet from Nepal. You must apply for Visa from the Chinese embassy in Nepal. Your travel agency in Tibet has to send you a visa invitation in Nepal. you will get your visa invitation letter once when you are in Nepal, you can either go to the Chinese embassy directly to get the Visa or you can seek help from Visa consulting in Nepal. it takes 3 to 4 business days(please consider checking for National Holidays of PRC and the International holidays) to get your visa. The visa processing fees and the service may differ. please consider contacting Our(Peoples republic of China) embassy in Kathmandu if you are applying it by your own device. we usually seek help from our sister company in Nepal.
If coming in from other parts of China (includes taking transits in nay major city of china too). Your permits wait in the city of initial landing. there are two ways of getting your permit in other cities of China. first thing is: if you are staying overnight in those first landing cities. For example, if you are touching down in Beijing and staying one night or more in Beijing. we will send your permit to the Hotels or lodging you will be staying. If you are only taking the transits in those airports, a person will come to the airport to deliver your permit at the airport during you transits time. please make sure asking you travel agency for the phone number of the person delivering your permit.
If you are coming by train from other parts of China, you will not have to show the original Tibet travel permit so far. the copy will do. your travel agency will send you the scan copy of you permit in electronic mail(Email).
5) Please read about the Tibet travel regulations for the particular year.
It is very very important to have an update information about the tourism policy of the regional government of Tibet and regulations each and every year, here is a link to Tibet Travel regulations 2015
Document require applying for your permit
Passport copy of you and your entire group members, please send the copy of passport on which you will get the visa and which you will bring. Sometimes some people has more than one passport and they end up getting confused.
VISA copy, if flying directly into the People’s republic of China. not require if coming in from Nepal as you will have to apply for the visa in Chinese Embassy in Nepal with visa invitation letter from us or your travel agency in Lhasa.
If your Visa is not L (which is for tourist). You must bring acknowledgment letter from your host in China, Therefore from your employer if working in China, From you university, if studying in China and likewise.
please remember, the copy of you passport and other documents should be real clear. you should able to read your name and in the photo, you should able to see your own face.it’ss easy just take a picture from your smartphone and send it.
please remember the above points in think about how to get Tibet travel permit
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