How to apply for e-Pass in Tamil Nadu for inter-state travel?
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 https://tnepass.tnega.org, 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 tnepass.tnega.org
# 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.