Visa & Permit

Tourist Visa

A tourist visa, issued to aliens who come to china for sightseeing and visiting relatives, is marked with “L” in the many kinds of Chinese visas. Visa L is characterized by a short duration of stay, usually 30 days, no more than 90 days, and could not be extended upon expiration.

Group visa, another kind of tourist visa, is applied by foreigner traveling in tour groups. Group visa is not issued on the passports, but on a separate paper, which requires the group members enter and exit the Chinese border together.

From Nov. 15th 2000, aliens traveling to Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions(SAR) in tour groups organized by travel agencies registered in the above-mentioned SARs are exempted from visa requirements for a period of not exceeding 6 days when entering into the following Chinese mainland cities: Guangzhong, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jinangmen, Zhaoqing, Huizhou,etc. The premise is that the traveler shall have the citizenship of a country having diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China and carrying an ordinary passport.

Remark: If you are coming to Lhasa from Kathmandu, you’d better get China visa from Kathmandu because no matter you’ve already got the visa in your country or not, you must get a visa in Kathmandu, which is regulated in an official memo between China and Nepal.

Tibet Travel Permit

How to get the travel permits?

To get a permit you should submit the following documents and mention the following information to us.

Full name | Gender | Date of birth | Passport number | Nationality

All exactly the same as on your passport. And you need to tell us your occupation because journalists and people that could be involved in political matters could be revoked (they need more complicated procedure to get a permit). You need to apply for the travel permit at least 10 days prior to your entry date. Please note that if you do not book any tour from a licensed agent, we can not help you get the permits. No travel agency can provide “permit-only” service. A Must services include transfers and guide.

Remark: All kinds of people can get Tibet permit through a travel agency except diplomats, journalists, and senior government officials who should travel to Tibet under the arrangement by the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet Government.
After having a permit,we could continue the following operate for your amazing tour in tibet. 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”.

Other documents : Other documents are the same as you travel to other places of China – you need hold a valid passport with valid visa (issued by Chinese Embassy). If you are coming to Lhasa from Kathmandu, you’d better get China visa from Kathmandu because no matter you’ve already got the visa in your country or not, you must get a visa in Kathmandu, which is regulated in an official memo between China and Nepal.

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