Foreigners Entry Formalities
Visa & Permits : In addition to an Indian visa, foreigners must obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim. The permits can be obtained from all Indian missions, Tourism Office, New Delhi, Sikkim Tourism Office, Calcutta and Sikkim Tourism Office, Siliguri on the strength of an Indian Visa.
Foreigners are issued a
permit for initial period of 15 days duration on the spot without any
delay provided photocopies of Passport and Visa details along with two
passport photos of applicants are made available then and there. It can be
extended for further 30 days of 15 days each. The extension of permits can
be obtained from Foreigners Registration Office(FRO), Gangtok and
Superintendent of Police of North, South and West Districts.
For those interested
in going for trekking in the interior regions of the state, you also
require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) OR Protected Area Permit(PAP) which
is obtainable in Gangtok from the Police Check Post and Department of
Tourism which is available for certain specified area for groups
consisting of 4 or more foreigners subject to the condition that the
trekking program is arranged through a registered travel agency.
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A-4 Paschim Vihar
New Delhi-110063 India.
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