Nagaland Permit requirements

Foreign (International) Tourists

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.

Domestic (Indian) Tourists

An Inner Line Permit (ILP) is required for Indian (Domestic) tourists entry into Nagaland.

You can download the form from our website by clicking the download link below and apply for an ILP yourself. We can make the application for you if you prefer. We make a small charge for this service. Contact us if you would like us to make your application. 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.

We get asked many questions about ILP applications. Here are answers to the most common questions.

Q) Do we have to apply for ILP individually or for all the members of our party/family on one application form?
A) All applications need to be made individually.

Q) How long is the period of validity of an ILP?
A) 30 days for a tourist.

Q) What do I need to apply for an ILP (Inner Line Permit)
A) A completed form which you can download by clicking the download link below, 2 recent passport photographs.