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How to apply for visa to Tibet, China

The visa requirements set out herewith can't be taken as a full statement of regulations governing Chinese visa.

1. Holders of Indian ordinary passports

Holders of Indian ordinary passports wishing to travel to Tibet in China may join:

A. Pilgrimage Group: Group of pilgrims which is organized by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and authorized Indian travel agencies, submit applications to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in India.

B. Ordinary Tourist Group: Tourist group of Indian nationals can be organized by local Indian travel agency with arrangements from CITS Tibet (China International Travel Service, Tibet). Visa may be issued only after the Consulate has received approval from Tourism Bureau of Tibetan Autonomous Region.

CITS Tibet contact numbers are: Tel: 0086-891-6836626, 6835046

Fax: 0086-891-6835277

2. Holders of ordinary passports of foreign countries other than India

It is advised that foreigners wishing to visit Tibet may go to other parts of China or Chinese Embassy in Nepal first, and then join a package tour after certain procedures of approval.

3. It is hereby announced that this Consulate General in Kolkata currently is not authorized to issue individual tourist visas to applicants wishing to visit Tibet, China.

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