What is an Inner Line Permit (ILP)?? Know all about it.

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21st Apr 2019
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         Inner Line Permit (ILP) in India

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What is an Inner Line Permit?

                   Incase you are not aware, there are some states in India that require an ILP in order to enter the state.
                  Inner Line Permit (ILP) is an mandatory official travel document issued by the Government of India to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period.
                   Basically the idea behind an ILP is to regulate the movements to areas around the international borders.

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Which states require an ILP?

Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland.

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Tenurity of ILP?

An ILP can be issued for 15 days post which incase it's required it can be extended for another 15 days maximum.

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What happens if you apply for an ILP for more than 15 days in the first request?

The ILP request is rejected incase it exceeds for more than 15 days.

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How can I apply for an ILP?

It may seem hectic but its simplest online application I have ever seen.
You can apply for an ILP at these locations:

1. Delhi
The Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. 011-23013915/ 23013956

2. Kolkata
The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, CE-109, Sector-1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata. 033-23341243/ 23589865

3. Guwahati
The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, GS Road Rukminigaon opposite Manasa Mandir, Dispur, Guwahati -781021. - 0361- 2412859/2416720/ 2412859 

4. Shillong
The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Shilllong. -0364- 2224247/ 2224476.

5. Tezpur
The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Parvati nagar, Tezpur,Assam - 03712-260173

6. Dibrugarh
The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Mohanbari, Dibrugarh, Assam 0373- 2382560/2382738.

7. North lakhimpur
The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Lilabari, North Lakhimpur, Assam -03752-22186.

8. Jorhat
The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Jorhat, Assam 0376- 2340173.

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Can I apply for an ILP online?

Yes, that is the most convenient and easiest way.

Find the below links to apply for eILP:

Arunachal Pradesh: https://arunachalilp.com/index.jsp

Nagaland: https://www.nagaland.gov.in/portal/portal/StatePortal/default/Login?from=/portal/portal/StatePortal/Services

Mizoram: http://www.mizoram.nic.in/more/ilp.htm

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What about non-residents of India?

For non residents of India, will have to apply for Protected Area Permit (PAP)

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Documents required to apply for ILP?

You need a passport size photo and a valid ID proof inorder to apply for an ILP.

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What happens if I lost my ILP during my journey?

Report to the nearest police station and a new ILP can be issued for a fine of 400 Rs approx.

It would be best to make multiple copies of your ILP incase you loose it or the homestays require a copy of it.

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An ILP is just an initiative to protect the borders and for the safety of the people travelling into the tribal lands. It's a basic procedure and there is nothing to be worried about.

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