Alien's Travel Permit
What is an Alien’s Travel Permit (PSB)?
Alien’s Travel Permit is used for foreigners visiting “unopened” areas. It is issued by the Tibet Public Security Bureau. Usually you can apply it after you arrive in Lhasa. For tour groups, our tour guides will ask for your passport and Tibet Travel Permit and apply the Alien’s Travel Permit at the Foreign Affairs Office of the Public Security Bureau to handle the entry formalities for foreigners. In short, anyone wanting to travel through outside Lhasa or beyond will need a travel permit. If you are ahead of Ngari Region, still have to apply for the Military Pass, because you are going to a military sensitive area. Tourism personnel should also be thoroughly reported before they are approved to enter these areas, otherwise they cannot enter.
How to apply for the Alien’s Travel Permit?
The foreigner's Alien’s Travel Permit must be applied by your travel agency. Tibet Travel Permit, Chinese visa, and passport, plus other necessary certificates (including the certificates of your guide and driver) shall be submitted to the issuing organization by your local tour guide. For a simple process, depending on the number of individuals, it usually takes 1-2 hours to complete, and the official charge is 50 yuan per person. Notification: If you just confirmed an itinerary which enter Tibet via Sichuan, Yunnan, Xinjiang, or Qinghai by land tour, you should start to prepare your PSB. On your way to Lhasa, you need to show the permit to the customs declarer at each checkpoint.
Places where requests PSB?
Tsetang: Samye Monastery, Valley of the Kings, Tradruk Temple, Yungbulakang Palace
Shigatse Area: including Sakya Monastery, Mt. Everest & Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk Monastery, etc.
Gyangtse County: including Palcho Monastery &its Kubum Stupa, etc.
Shannan Region: including Samye Monastery, Changdruk Temple, Yumbulagang Palace, Tomb of Tibetan King, etc.
Nyingchi Region: including Basum Lake, Pomi, Rawu, etc.
Ngari Region: including Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, etc.