For NRIs, EX-INDIA Pilgrims, SASB Launches Special Registration Facility

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On the instructions of N.N. Vohra, Governor of J&K, who is also Chairman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, the CEO, Shri Navin K. Choudhary SASB, has put in place a mechanism to enable NRI / ex-India pilgrims to register themselves for the Yatra 2014, a statement issued here said.

“This facility has been specially established in view of the fact that a good number of devotees living abroad undertake this annual Yatra, the statement said.

According to the statement, quoting CEO SASB, an ex-India pilgrim shall need to furnish scanned copies of the following documents: filled-in Application Form, Compulsory Health Certificate and scanned photograph.

“The pilgrim should send these documents to: [email protected] and also arrange to deposit the prescribed Registration Fee of Rs. 500/- in the Account Number of the designated Branch of the Punjab National Bank.”

Instructing ex-India pilgrims, CEO informed, “the pilgrim should obtain a Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC), issued after 1st February 2014, from the National Health Services of the country in which he/ she resides or from a reputed Private Hospital.”

The format of CHC shall be the same as for pilgrims from India. On arrival in India for undertaking the Yatra, the intending ex-India pilgrim shall have the choice of collecting the Yatra Permit from the designated branch of Punjab National Bank located at Jammu or Srinagar. This choice shall be indicated by the ex-India pilgrim when he /she forwards his Application Form to the e-mail address mentioned above, the statement further said.

The status of the ex-India Yatra applicants will be informed through email whether he / she has been registered for the Yatra and the address of the Bank Branch at Jammu / Srinagar from where the pilgrim should collect his/ her Yatra  Permit.  The detailed procedure for registering ex-India pilgrims and the formats of Application Form and Compulsory Health Certificate have been put on the Shrine Board’s internet domain which may be seen at


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