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Tibet Travel Permits7/5/2017

 If you are planning to visit Tibet of China, you must have Tibet Travel Permit. The following are all details of Tibet Permits for foreign travelers.

What's Tibet Travel Permit?
There are two kinds of permits for visiting Tibet: one is Tibet Entry Permit, which is a must for all foreign tourists, and the other is Tibet Travel Permit, which make you accessible to the closed or restricted area of Tibet, such as The Mt. Everest.
Tibet Travel Permit, or Alliens' Entry Permit is a certificate for foreigners to visit Tibet China. Foreigners who want to travel to Tibet must have the Tibet Permit to get into Tibet. 
If you want to take tours to the closed areas in Tibet, you have to get Tibet Travel Permit. The permit is issued by Foreign Affairs Section of Tibet Local Public Security Bureau (PSB). 
If you travel to Lhasa and Nagqu regions of Tibet, you don't need Tibet Permit.
Currently traveling to the following areas of Tibet needs Travel Permit:
Tsetang: Samye Monastery, Tomb of Tibetan King, Changdruk Temple, Yumbulakhang
Shigatse: Sakya Monastery, The Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery
Gyangtse: Pelkor Chode Monastery & Kubum Stupa
Nqari Region
Basumtso lake in Nyingchi Region
Chamdo Region

How to get Tibet Entry Permit and Travel Permit?
Currently travelers can't apply for the permits by themselves. Instead they have to travel with travel agents, and travel agent will apply it for you. Lhasa PSB will not issue travel permits to individuals which means you have to be with a travel agency when touring Tibet.
My Tibet Tours is a reliable local travel agent who offers various Tibet tours with Tibet Permit service. For applying the permit, you will have to prepare these things:
1. Information of yourself (exactly same with your passport): full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, passport number and your occupation.
2. A copy of your Passport;
3. A copy of your China visa (tourist visa);

For those who traveling with us, we will help them get the Tibet Permits. But if your occupation is diplomat, journalist or government official, we will not be 100% sure to get the permits for you since they require more complicated documents and procedures.

Important Tips for Tibet Travel Permits
1 Before you apply for Tibet permits, you must have Chinese Visa.
2. If you are applying for Chinese Visa, you'd better not to mention Tibet because you may be refused if you mention Tibet at first.
You can easily get Tibet Permit after you got Chinese Visa and entered China. (except for the circumstances that you are diplomat, journalist or government official.)
2 How much is Tibet Travel Permits?
Actually no legitimate travel agency will offer "permit-only" service. If you travel with us, it is included in the tour package.
3 How long can I get the Tibet permits?
Usually it takes about 3 work days to get Tibet permits after all document are submitted..
4. If your occupation is diplomat, journalist or government official and booked our tour packages, we can��t assure you get the permits. If the permit is refused, tour deposit will not be refundable.