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This year's Shri Amarnathji Yatra will commence, via both the routes, Pahalgam (Chandanwari) and Baltal, on 25th June 2012 and conclude on 2nd August 2012.
Every Yatri shall need to obtain a Yatra Permit for undertaking the Yatra on a given date and by a given route. No person shall be allowed to cross the Entry Gates at Baltal and Chandanwari who does not possess a Yatra Permit.

Yatris can secure their Yatra Permits from any of the 121 J&K Bank Branches, 49 YES Bank Branches, 4 Bihar Central Co-op Branches and 100 Post Offices located in various states. Details of these bank branches and post offices are available at Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board's website, shriamarnathjishrine.com.

The registration for the Yatra through any of the designated banks will commence from 7th May 2012 and through the designated Post Offices from 15th May 2012 onwards.

For obtaining a Yatra Permit, a Yatri is required to furnish the prescribed Compulsory Health Certificate, issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner, along with filled-in Application Form.

The format of the Application Form and Compulsory Health Certificate can be downloaded from Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board's website: shriamarnathjishrine.com.

The Yatris can also secure their e-Yatra Permit via internet based registration facility available at the J&K Bank's website: jkbank.net. However, such Yatris will have to produce their Compulsory Health Certificate at the Base Camp, Baltal or Pahalgam, and have their e-Yatra Permit stamped by the Shrine Board officials before they are allowed to embark on the Yatra.

Yatris who travel by helicopter will not be required to also register separately for undertaking the Yatra as the Helicopter ticket shall record the Yatris' essential information. However, Yatris traveling by Helicopter shall require to furnish their Health Certificate before they are allowed to board the helicopter for proceeding on the Yatra.

To avoid any inconvenience, every Yatri should secure his Yatra Permit in advance and embark on the pilgrimage only on the day and from the route for which he has got himself registered for the Yatra.

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