Permit for Tibet
The Tibet Travel Permit is a must for foreigners traveling to Tibet. Besides that, Aliens’ Travel Permit is required if you are visiting Everest Base Camp, and Military Permit for Mount Kailash.
You need to send a copy of your passport and China visa (no need for originals) to your Tibet travel agency, together with your tour information, we will then help you apply for the Tibet travel permit. It’s suggested to submit the permit application a month ahead of time. Once submitted, the agency will usually obtain your Tibet travel permit around 5-7 days before the trip.
The original permit will be delivered to your last city in China. If you are taking a train, the permit will be sent by email and you will be able to ride on the train to Lhasa with the copies(except for Chongqing, Lanzhou, Xi’an).