Songtsan Travel will provide all the necessary permit only for the clients who are touring with us.
When you enter into Tibet, You will need to show this permit at check posts. This document is also require in procedure for buying your flight ticket. TTB permit are also require by groups traveling via land. This can only be arranged by the travel agency organizing your trip. Songtsan Travel very good reputation in acquiring this permit to our clients.
If you want to go to restircted areas (for example Kailash, Tsedang and others) in Tibet, you will need an Alien travel permit issued by the PSB (Public Security Bureau) of Tibet. The Alien travel permit is also sometimes reffered to as the PSB permit
1) Tibet travel permit can be acquired through your travel agency, except for the individuals falling in the following group of professionals; Diplomats, journalists, and government officials. individuals in these categories need to contact the foreign affairs office of the Tibetan Autonomous region’s Government in order to arrange a permit.
2) After your Tibet travel permit is made, Your travel agency can buy the air tickets, or you can buy the air ticket by your own self but you will need the permit in your hand, and only with the permit in hand can you pass the airport check in counter.
3) Once in Tibet, your tour guide is required to retain your permit. You may not carry it on your self, or travel within Tibet with it in your possession. The ALien Travel Permit is required for travel outside of Lhasa. If you attempt to travel outside of Lhasa with only a Tibet entry permit, you will be deported and could face legal penalties. Furthermore, the travel agency which helped you acquire the permit and your travel guide could also face sanctions.
Do not trust a travel agency that offers to sell you a Tibet travel permit without requiring you to book a tour. No legitimate travel agency will offer “permit only” service. Avoid wasting your money, as this is almost certainly a scam.
Tip: When applying for a Chinese visa, it is generally better not to mention Tibet. After you get your Chinese visa, a Tibet travel permit is easily obtained. Otherwise you will have to wait for your Tibet permit before getting your Chinese visa which is virtually impossible. Of course, there is always the slight risk that you might be refused entry to Tibet even if you get a Chinese visa first. In our experience, the TTB seldom refuses entry to tourists unless they belong to one of the categories of people mentioned above (diplomats, journalists, government officials).
if i client wants you come by train, He or she doesn’t need original paper. we can send you the scanned copy of your travel permit. but it is very important to have one handy in Tibet. in which case it will be with tour guide.
The copy which you will send us should be a copy of passport in which you have obtain Chinese visa. In additionally, we will need to know your occupation, as if journalists, Photographer and government officials/politician as we may require it in complicate procedures in applying for permit. Please be advised that you need to apply for the travel permit at least 10 days prior to your entry date. Also note that if you do not book a tour from our agency, we can not help you get a permit. No travel agency can provide “permit-only” service. Here is a note from Lonely Planet:
“Lhasa PSB will not issue travel permits to individuals and will direct you to a travel agency. Agencies can arrange a travel permit to almost anywhere but only if you book a Land Cruiser, driver and a guide.”