Non Natives must acquire Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim. These can be acquired from all Indian Missions, Sikkim Tourism Offices at New Delhi, Kolkata, District Magistrates Office of Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Rangpo and Melli on the quality of an Indian Visa. The 30 days length of time Permit is issued on the spot. Photograph duplicates of Passport, Indian Visa alongside two international ID size photographs required. The allowable length of time of the stay for remote vacationers is 30 days at first and extendable for further time of 30 days. Expansion should be possible through The State Government approved workplaces –Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) at Gangtok and office of Superintendent of Police of the North, West and South Districts.
For those intrested in going for trekking in the inside district of the state, the Tourism and Civil Aviation issues Protected Area Permit (PAP) at Gangtok which is accessible for certain predetermined range for gatherings comprising of two or more outsiders subject to condition that the trekking system is operated through an enlisted travel office.
Passage Formalities for Domestic Tourist
Wishing to visit Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang, Tsongo, Babamandir from Check Post Office, Police Department where as Nathula grant is issued by Tourism and Civil Aviation Department through enlisted Travel Agents of Sikkim. They should convey photograph character evidence alongside travel permit size photographs. Voter ID, Passport, Driving License, Pan Card or any government provided personality card.