Guidelines For Inner Permit :: For Sikkim

Place of issue, How to apply, Duration stay in Sikkim, Extension of Permit, Authority to extend the permit, Contact Info.

Place of issue

  1. All India Embassies and Indian Consulates abroad
  2. Ministry Affairs New Delhi
  3. Sikkim Tourism Office, New Delhi
  4. Sikkim Tourism, Kolkata
  5. Sikkim Tourism Office, Siliguri
  6. Darjeeling District, Magistrate
  7. Rangpo Tourist Centre
  8. Melli Tourist Centre
  9. Gangtok Tourist Head Office.


How to apply

The applicant must apply by submitting application along with the Xerox copy of the Passport and Indian visa and a photograph.
Duration stay in Sikkim:- 60 days.
Initially :- 15 days
. National of Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Myanmar and Nigeria will not be issue permit without the prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.


Extension of Permit

After entering Sikkim one can extend his/hers permit for 45 days in three phases , after 15 days.
Authority to extend the permit:- (a) All the Superintendent of Police in four districts, and (b) Foreign Registration Office in Gangtok.
Re-entry:- After 3 months.
Duration of stay in North Sikkim:- 4 nights and 5 days.


Areas in Sikkim allowed to visit by the Foreign National

East: Gangtok, Rumtek, Pakyong,Barapathing,Rongli,Rhenock, Aritar and Rorathang.
West: Gyalshing ,Soreng, Pemayangtse, Khecheopari, Tashiding,Yoksum and Uttarey as well as for the Singalila Range Trekking Trail (obtaining permit from the Deptt. Of Tourism Govt. of Sikkim through the society) towards Khangchendzonga with its exist point at Yuksom.
South: Namchi and Ravangla
North: Phodong, Mangan and Singhik.

For further details please contact :- 97340-59913/95937-8355/97331-70526/97350-39671.