The Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) of the Central Tibetan Administration requests reporters and members of the press visiting Bodh Gaya for His Holiness the Dalai Lama 3 days of teaching and Long Life Offering Ceremony to register for a press card.
1: To apply for a press card, you must be an accredited press member. As proof of your accreditation, you must bring one passport-sized photograph and your press identification (original and a copy) issued by your respective press agency. For foreigners, you must also bring a copy of your passport and a valid visa. For Indian nationals, bring a copy of a government-approved identification card such as an Aadhaar, voter id, passport etc.)
You can mail the documents and photo to [email protected] to register in advance. The press card will be issued to you at Bodh Gaya.(Kindly note that we do not consider social media as press coverage)
2: If you are a freelance journalist or a photographer, you must be on assignment from a media outlet. You must bring a letter of recommendation from the employer stating the purpose of your assignment and a valid proof of identification.
3: The CTA press booth will be open at the teaching venue in Bodh Gaya. If you are not able to register in advance, you can come in person with the required documents to the CTA press booth to register. It would be better to bring a soft copy of your documents and a passport-sized photo to expedite the registration process.
- One passport-sized photograph (sized less than 1 MB)
- Copy of your valid passport and visa (Gov’t approved ID Card for Indian nationals)
- Copy of your press id from the respective media agency
For inquiries, contact:-
DIIR Press Officer
Email: [email protected]