New Delhi, November 16: In a major decision, which will benefit a large number of Sikh pilgrims, the Indian government has decided to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib corridor from tomorrow November 17th.
The historic corridor of Kartarpur the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab with Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib in the Narowal district of the Punjab province in Pakistan.
The government said the pilgrimage to the Shri Kartarpur Sahib corridor would be facilitated in accordance with existing procedures and compliance with Covid protocols.
Who can visit the Kartarpur Corridor?
Only Indian passport holders and OCI holders can visit Kartarpur. Foreigners are not allowed.
Documents required for registration for the Kartarpur Corridor tour
- Valid Indian passport or OIC
- Your blood type
- Name of your local police station (if Indian)
- Scanned copy of the passport size photo (in JPG format not exceeding 300 kb).
- Scanned copy of passport (containing photo and personal data) and last page containing family details in a format not exceeding 500 kb.
- Scanned copy of the first page of the OCI card in a format not exceeding 500 KB.
Kartarpur Corridor eBooking: Steps to Apply
- Go to prakashpurb550.mha.gov.in.
- Click on “Apply online” at the top
- Select your nationality and the date of your trip.
- Press “Continue” to continue.
- The website will display the dates when the slots are available.
- Select the day you want to visit Kartarpur based on availability.
- Part A of the Kartarpur Corridor registration form will appear on the screen. Fill it in and click on “Save and continue”.
- Do the same for the other parts.
- You can check the registration status on the same portal by entering your registration number, passport number and date of birth.
After successful online registration:
Take a printed copy of the registration form and keep it with you for reference.
You will receive an SMS and an e-mail after successful registration. An ETA will also be generated for them, which will be required during the trip. A passport is also a necessity with ETA when using the Kartarpur Corridor.
Article first published: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 6:09 PM [IST]