International Campaign for Tibet

Tibet Access Survey

Thank you for taking the time to help ICT collect information on Americans’ attempts to travel to Tibet. This information will be essential in providing first-hand experiences and evidence of the lack of reciprocity Americans have in accessing Tibet as we work to ensure that the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act is fully implemented.

All information will be kept confidential. Your name and address can be anonymous, but please provide your city and state, and email address or phone number in case we need to follow-up. If you would prefer to complete this survey by phone, please contact ICT’s Tenzin Gyalpo at (202) 785-1515.

 
Your Information

Which consulate did you apply to:

In which year(s) did you go to or try to go to Tibet? If you have tried repeatedly, please list each year:

Which best describes your reason for trying to enter Tibet?

Are you ethnically Tibetan?

Were you given a visa to enter the People’s Republic of China?

If YES, please move to the next question. If NO, please describe your experience in applying for a visa. From which consulate did you apply? Do you have the names of any Chinese officials who were involved in the process? How long did it take, what did they ask for, and what was the outcome?

If you received a visa to enter the PRC, did you apply for a Tibet Travel Permit?

If YES, did you receive one?

If NO, please describe in detail your experience in applying for a Tibet Travel Permit. How did you apply? Did you interact with or receive the names of any Chinese officials or offices? How long did it take, what did they ask for, and what was the outcome?

If you have entered the PRC, have you had any trouble accessing parts of Tibet outside the Tibet Autonomous Region in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan, or Yunnan provinces?

If YES, please describe in detail your experience(s). Make sure to tell us which area you were trying to enter, what you hoped to do there, how you were prevented from entering, and the names of any Chinese officials or offices that were involved.

Is there anything else we should know about your experience in trying to gain access to Tibet?