How to apply for e-Pass in Tamil Nadu for inter-state travel?

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Tamil Nadu Travel E Pass (Image: The Indian Express)
Tamil Nadu Travel E Pass (Image: The Indian Express)

Chennai : In a big relief for people who want to travel to and from Tamil Nadu, CM K Palaniswami last week announced that e-passes will be issued to people, allowing then for inter-state and inter-district travel during the lockdown from August 17 onwards. Earlier, e-Passes were issued only for medical emergencies, marriages and deaths.

"I appeal to people to apply for e-pass and travel only for journeys that are unavoidable," the chief minister had said and urged the public to cooperate with the government by following the COVID-19 norms to help prevent the virus spread.

How to apply for E-pass in Tamil Nadu

Step 1: Visit, the official website of the TN govt for applying an e-pass.

Step 2: Enter your mobile number and the captcha to receive an OTP.

Step 3: Enter the OTP you received

Step 4: You will be directed to a page where you will be see various options such as — e-pass for travel via road (private vehicles), business round trip, guest workers from other states etc.

Step 5: Select the type of pass that you want

Step 6: Fill in the required details –name, address, range of travel (inter-district/inter-state), duration of travel and others.

Step 5: Provide the required documents for the travel. In case of a medical emergency, you will be asked to submit medical records or for wedding, an invitation card will be needed.

Step 6: Verification will be completed, once the details are given.

Step 7: E-pass will be processed after the submission of both documents and ID proof

To avail the e-pass, travelers will be asked to present Aadhar Card or Voter ID, PAN Card, address proof, vehicle license and employment ID.

How to Check TN e-pass Status

# Visit the official page

# Enter your mobile number and click send OTP

# You will see a list of submitted applications

# Click on the application number or download the curfew pass

Documents required for applying TN e-pass?

# Aadhar Card/ Voter ID Card

# PAN Card

# Address Proof of the applicant

# Vehicle License

# Employment ID

Tamil Nadu is the only state where e-passes are needed for inter-district and inter-state travel.