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September,01 2023 BY Master Catherine Jigme 0 COMMENTS

How to Get Tibet Permit in China

As China’s economy soars recently, foreigners swarm into the country. Chinese official data suggests that 20,270,000 aliens got into and departed from China in 2000, up 13 times from 20 years ago. This number reaches 30,542,900 in 2019. The purposes of visiting China vary: travel, business, work, study, visiting relatives, etc.

Tibet is linked with Mainland China by railways and airlines. Tourists can choose either the famous Tibetan railways starting from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing and Guangzhou to Lhasa, or dozens of flights departing from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shangri-la, and Xi’an. Tibet, being the most marvelous scenic attraction with the highest elevation, appeals to every single traveler at home and abroad. In addition, convenient transportation provides an easy gateway.

To most of the international tourists or non-Chinese citizens living in China, you need to get Tibet Permit in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu or Guangzhou, etc. before traveling to Lhasa by flight or Tibet train. How do foreigners working or traveling in China get the Tibet Travel Permit? To get a Tibet Permit in China is very easy. Please check the following guide.

Apply for Tibet Permit Online

How to Get Tibet Permit in China for International Tourists?

To start with, we have to figure out where to apply for this permit. Although Tibet Tourism Bureau has opened branch offices in Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, its head office in Lhasa is the only option for aliens. You need to provide detailed tour information: tour itinerary, passport and Chinese visa to the Tibet Tourism Bureau Lhasa Office.

Next, according to Tibet travel policy, foreigners can’t directly apply for the Tibet Travel Permit, but through a Tibet travel agency, which will help with your tour service packages: ground transportation, guide services, hotel reservations, etc.

Last but not least, you will be asked to show a valid Tibet Travel Permit either at the railway station or at the airport before entering Tibet. The Tibet Tourism Bureau will issue a paper permit to your travel agency, which will deliver the permit by express to your hotel in mainland China. Then, you may take your Tibet Permit and board either the flight or Tibet train. During the whole journey in Tibet, your Tibet Permit will be kept by your Tibetan guide who will show it to the officers at different checkpoint when needed.

The procedure usually takes about 8-9 working days. - Check the full guide to getting Tibet Permit.

How to Get Tibet Permit for Foreign People Working or Studying in China?

For foreigner people working or studying in China, additionally you have to provide a certificate to prove the purpose of living in China. Likewise, after we get the Tibet Permit, it will be sent to your residence ready for your Tibet entry.

Visit Tibet Vista’s Chengdu Office to Get Tibet Permit

If you happen to work in Chengdu, or will take flight or Tibet train from Chengdu to Lhasa, you are welcome to visit our Chengdu office and get your Tibet permit in person. The benefit is not only will you have a lovely chat with your travel consultant but also get loads of travel advice from him or her. Perhaps, take a nice selfie with your travel consultant as well.

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Find Tibet Vista in Chengdu

Add: 11th Floor, A, #33 Gaohuaheng Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu, China
Tel: 86-28-81754631
Email: inquiry@tibettravel.org
Office hours: Mon-Fri (9:00am-6:00pm, local time)

Well, nowadays it’s quite convenient to Tibet Permit. Do submit your application at least 20 days before you travel to Tibet. If you have more questions for Tibet Permit, please do not hesitate to email your inquiry to us for a free consultation.

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Master Catherine Jigme

About the Author - Master Catherine Jigme

With exceptional passion and outstanding leadership, Mrs. Catherine has dedicated herself to Tibet inbound tourism and China tour for 15 years. As one of the handful females who see great potential of Chinese inbound tourism, Catherine has made great contribution to promoting Tibet tourism and enhancing the employment of Tibetans and prosperity of local Tibetan community.

Over the years, she travelled overseas with Tibet Tourism Bureau many times to promote Tibet tourism. Currently, Catherine works as the marketing director of Tibet Vista, an opinion leader behind the whole team of Tibet Vista.

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