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Visa (Tibet Travel Permit) Information

The Chinese visa with special Tibet permit for traveling to Tibet will be processed by us. The visa will be paper not in passport. Normal procedure for visa takes 10 working days. Normal visa fee is US$ 58.00 for except American Nationals and US$ 142 for American Nationals. Visa process can be done till three days before your departure date to Tibet, but it charges extra. The visa fee is subject to change as Chinese government regulation. The Embassy of China (in Kathmandu) is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 09 AM - 11 AM for Chinese visa/Tibet Permit. There is no guarantee that the rule is same as instructed here because Chinese authority they make changes in rule without any prior notice so that we request you to contact us for permit and visa latest news.

When you fly from any city to Lhasa you will need to show this permit when you check in at the airport. Furthermore, whenever you buy a flight to Lhasa you need to show this permit. TTB permits (Tibet Travel Permit/ Tibet Visa) are also needed by groups traveling by Land Cruiser. We will arrange permits of travelers travelling to Tibet.

Important Issues about Visa (Tibet Travel Permit)

  • All kinds of people can get Visa (Travel Permit) through a travel agency except diplomats, journalists, and government officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.
  • After having a permit, a travel agency could buy you the air tickets, and you can pass the check-in at the airport and the check point reroute with the permit.
  • Only the guide could hold the permit after you establish yourself on Tibet land. You are not allowed to bring with it and travel to anywhere you want because except Lhasa you need another permit named as "Aliens’ Permit". Otherwise if you are stopped by the police you will be sent out of Tibet or have trouble politically and economically. Furthermore, the travel agency which helped to get you the permit will also be in trouble.
  • Any illegitimate travel agency could not sell you the Tibet permit.
  • There is a service charge (by the government) to get the Tibet permit. And it takes time, paper work, transportation fee and delivery fee for us to get a permit for you, so we will charge an extra fee for the permits.

Kinds of Visa/ Tibet Travel Permits
There are two kinds of permits for traveling in Tibet:

  • TTB Permit - Tibet Entry Permit

When you fly from any city to Lhasa you will need to show this permit when you check in at the airport. Furthermore, whenever you buy a flight to Lhasa you need to show this permit. TTB permits are also needed by groups traveling by Land Cruiser. We will arrange permits of travelers travelling to Tibet.

  • PSB Permit - Alien's Travel Permit

If you want to go further to the "unopened" areas, you need an Alien's travel permit issued by PSB of Tibet. It is called "Alien's Travel Permit" or "PSB permit".

Process of Visa (Tibet Travel permit)
Because we are a LOCAL travel agency, it's quite easy for you to get a travel permit with our help. Simply send us your passport detail or a copy of your passport and please mention your Occupation.
1) Full name (Exactly as on your passport)
2) Gender
3) Date of birth
4) Passport number
5) Nationality
6) Occupation

More Information about Visa/ Tibet Travel Permit
Visa If you entering Tibet from China
Regarding visa if you are going to enter Tibet from China then you could obtain China single entry tourist visa in your home country and apply for entry permit with our help taking your travel package to Tibet.

Visa if you entering from Nepal
As per Chinese visa regulation, if you are going to enter Tibet from Nepal, then we advice you not to obtain Chinese visa in your home country, which will be canceled and a new group visa will be issued. Group visa will be paper not in passport, you will have stamp while you enter Tibet at the border.