Shri Amarnathji Yatra Special Registration for NRIs
Jammu (J&K), February 02, 2014 - On the instructions of Shri N.N. Vohra, Governor of J&K, who is also Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shri Navin K. Choudhary, has put in place a mechanism to enable NRI / ex-India pilgrims to register themselves for the Shri Amarnath Yatra 2014. This facility has been specially established in view of the fact that a large number of devotees living abroad undertake this annual Yatra.
The CEO, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, stated that an ex-India pilgrim shall need to furnish scanned copies of the following filled-in documents:
- Application Form,
- Compulsory Health Certificate and
- Scanned photograph
The NRI Yatri (pilgrim) should send these documents to : firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 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 www.shriamarnathjishrine.com.