Tibet Visa

Tibet visas are granted after you have obtained a Chinese visa and selected to join a general tour group or decided to have an individual tour guide to accompany you. It must be applied for 20 days in advance of your tour group start date or your entry into Tibet.

How to Apply

Applicants should have already obtained a Chinese tourist visa before applying for a Tibet Visa (please see our tourist visa section for information).

Documents Required

1.Select a group tour with us or design your own vacation with an individual tour guide.

Please click on the following links to our group or individual tour pages:

Group Tour

Individual Tour

2.Decide whether you’ll enter Tibet by train or plane.

By Train: If you decide to enter Tibet by train, a copy of the Tibet visa is sufficient. We’ll email you a copy.

By Plane: If you decide to enter Tibet by plane, you’ll need the original Tibet visa. We’ll mail the original Tibet visa to the hotel you are staying at before you enter Tibet. Once you have arrived at your hotel, please let us know the address, telephone numbers and your room numbers.

3.Apply for a Tibet Visa.

If you are applying a Chinese tourist visa with us, we will obtain the Chinese visa for you first then the Tibet visa. If you have already obtained a Chinese tourist visa, please call us for instructions.

4. Payment.

You can mail us a check or money order or pay by credit card. We need your original U.S. passport to do the Chinese visa, so please mail your payment along with other documents for Chinese visa to us.

Credit Card payments: Please download and complete Credit Card Order Form.

Processing Fee and Payment Method:

Tibet visa is included in your tour group or individual tour guide package.

We accept personal check, business check, cashier’s check, money order or credit card payments. Make check or money order payable to: Chinese Visa Office.