Shrine Board launches special registration facility for NRI pilgrims

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 2: On the instructions of Governor N.N. Vohra, who is also Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, the CEO, Navin K. Choudhary, has put in place a mechanism to enable NRI / ex-India pilgrims to register themselves for the Yatra 2014. This facility has been specially established in view of the fact that a good number of devotees living abroad undertake this annual Yatra.
The CEO, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, stated that an ex-India pilgrim will need to furnish scanned copies of filled-in Application Form, Compulsory Health Certificate and scanned photograph. He should send these documents to 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.
CEO informed that an ex-India 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 will be the same as for pilgrims from India. On arrival in India for undertaking the Yatra, the intending ex-India pilgrim will have the choice of collecting the Yatra Permit from the designated branch of Punjab National Bank located at Jammu or Srinagar. This choice will be indicated by the ex-India pilgrim when he /she forwards his Application Form to the e-mail address mentioned above.
The CEO stated that the intending ex-India Yatri 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. He said that 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