Sikkim Entry Permit and Mandatory Documents

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Formalities required for visiting Sikkim



         » Indian Nationals have no formalities to enter the State other than restricted areas.


         » Foreigners must obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim.


How to obtain ILP (Inner Line Permit)?



          » ILP can be obtained from all Indian Missions, Sikkim Tourism Offices at New Delhi, Kolkata, District Magistrates Office of Darjeeling, Siliguri and Rangpo on the strength of an Indian Visa.


          » The permit will be for 30 days duration initially and the State Government is authorized to extend the same by a further period of 30 days.


Documents required for obtaining ILP.



          » 2 passport size photographs.


          » Photocopies of passport and Visa.


Documents required In hand for an Indian Traveller to enter restricted areas of Sikkim.



          » 3 passport size photographs of the traveller (for each destination).


          » 3 copies of ID proofs bearing Address of the traveller (for each destination).


          » Children below 5 years need to take School ID card with them.


          » If children are above 5 years then Aadhaar card is mandatory.


Formalities to obtain Entry permit.



          » Should collect and fill an Entry Permit form from the Regional Tourism Head Office, Gangtok.


          » Fee of Rs 350/head to be remitted at the Gangtok office for the permit card.


          » Permit will be issued only considering the vehicles to the particular area.


          » Only 15 vehicles/day is permitted to Dzongu and 12 vehicles/day is permitted to Nathu La.


Cancellation of the Entry Permit.



          » If there is any military action or any other security problems, the Entry permit will be cancelled within 2 hours without any prior notice.


          » In that case, the paid amount for the Entry Permit will not be refunded.


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