In a bid to boost tourism, the North East states of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland all scrapped the requirement for Foreign Visitors to apply for a Protected Area Permit (RAP, PAP) on the 1st Jan 2011.
So for travel to Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, permits are not required for foreign passport holders.
Arunachal Pradesh – Visitors still require permits.
Sikkim – Visitors still require permits.
This relief is not applicable to citizens of Pakistan and China who still require permits to visit Nagaland.
Foreign tourists will still need to register themselves at the nearest local Police station upon their arrival to Nagaland.
Please refer to the contact section of this website for further enquiries.
Domestic (Indian) Tourists
An Inner Line Permit (ILP) is required for Indian (Domestic) tourists entry into Nagaland.
You can download the form from the Nagaland Portal and apply for an ILP yourself. If you reside in New Delhi, Kolkata, Shillong or Guwahati where there is a Nagaland House office, you will also be able to obtain an ILP application form and make your application there.
Here are answers to the most common questions.:
Do we have to apply for ILP individually or for all the members of our party/family on one application form?
All applications need to be made individually.
How long is the period of validity of an ILP?
30 days for a tourist.