Tibet permit??

Can somebody tell me if i can get the tibet permit once i arrieve to HKG, rather that getting it in the U.S. Also i would like to get the permit but i do not want to sign up for any tours until i get there, can i do that? or do i have to do it before i arrieve? Please someone clear this for me i have been getting so many versions that i do not know what to do! Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    lots of visa tricks necessary for tibet.

    Tibet Permits(TTB,PSB,China Visa)

    Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) Permits

    Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) Permits are necessary for entry to Lhasa or any other part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and are obtained through tour operators as part of arrangements for travel; A T.T.B. permit does not obviate the need for an Aliens' Travel Permit for any closed areas that may be visited. But you can get them easily from Tibetplus.com

    Aliens' Travel Permits (PSB's)

    These are required to visit closed areas - much of the Tibetan Autonomous Region outside the Lhasa prefecture-level district, and scattered counties elsewhere. They are usually only obtainable through tour operators, for tours by four-wheel-drive car.

    Permits to visit places that are not declared open are known as Aliens' Travel Permits, or PSB's. They are issued by the police (Public Security Bureau, "PSB"). A single permit is normally issued to all the people who are traveling together, the permit naming just one of them and stating how many others are accompanying him; the passports, or at least photocopies of passports and visas, of all persons traveling must be presented in order to obtain a permit

    Chinese Visa

    Firstly, please be noted that Chinese visa and Tibet permit is two things totally different.

    To enter Tibet, or any part of China excepting Hong Kong and Macao (Visitors to Hong Kong, holding passports from the some countries DO NOT need a visa when staying for a specified free period), a Chinese visa is necessary. It may be best to obtain it before leaving your home country unless you are taking a package tour to enter Tibet overland from Nepal.

    The first rule when applying for a visa as an independent traveler is to expect that you will be refused a visa if you mention plans to visit Tibet. There is a trick that when you apply for the Chinese visa, you can’t tell the officer that you have the plan for traveling to Tibet; you can only inform them you want to travel to somewhere else of China. Or else the application would become complicated and arduous

    For going to more remote area,you need more permits. For example, if you travel overland (from mainland China) to Tibet, besides the documents stated above, you still need the Military Allowance.

    contact these people. They seem to know what they are talking about.


  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Let me get my answer brief:

    1. You can't get Tibet permit from any organization except Tibet Travel Bureau which has office only in Lhasa.

    2. A China visa is not enough to travel in Tibet. You need to get Tibet permit, including TTB permit, Military Permit(other places apart from Lhasa, such as Everest, Ngari...) and PSB (Alien's Travel Permit).

    3. Tibet Travel Bureau doesn't issue permit for idividuals only for travel agencies. So it is not possible to trave independently in Tibet now.

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    Source(s): How to apply Tibet permit, here is the resource http://www.tibetdiscovery.com/travel-tips/travel-p...
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