Tibet Permits are the most important document for your Tibet tour. Here we have concluded some useful Tibet Permits tips and FAQs to help you apply for your Tibet Permits easily.
1. You have to tell us your real occupation because journalists and people involving in political matters (such as diplomats and government officials) require more complicated procedures to be issued a permit.
2. All kinds of people can get Tibet permit through a travel agency except diplomats, journalists, and government officials who need to contact the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government to arrange a permit.
3. It's advisable to apply for your travel permits at least 20 days prior to your entry date.
4. After you have got a TTB Permit, your travel agency can book the air/train tickets for you. And only with the permit in hand can you pass the airport check-in counter.
5. Beware that no travel agency can provide "permit-only" service according to policy published by the Tibet Tourism Bureau. A MUST service includes vehicle and tour guide. So you have to book a tour with a travel agency to insure the Tibet permits.
6. It will cost us 3-5 working days to get the travel permits if you could supply the full necessary documents in time.
7. We never SELL a permit. We only help you obtain a permit from local authorities.
8. Only the tour guide could hold the TTB Permit after you establish yourself on Tibet land. You may not carry it by yourself or travel with it to anywhere in Tibet. PSB Permit is required for travel outside of Lhasa.
Since the government encourages group tours to Tibet the permit is issued only to tour groups traveling with a Chinese tour operator. Your travel agency will represent you to facilitate the application process.
Considering the special ethnic traditions, the cultural relics, the environmental protection and the transportation capacity of Tibet, when non-Chinese citizens, including US citizens, UK citizens, Americans, Australians, Canadians, Indians, German citizens, French, etc, you need not only a Chinese Visa but also Tibet entry permit (also called Tibet visa or Lhasa visa).
Q: How much does a Tibet permit (Tibet visa) cost?
A: First of all, please note that we never SELL a permit. We only help you obtain a permit from the local authorities. As mentioned above, the cost of a permit includes the government charges and the TA service fee. This cost will be included in your tour package quotation.
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