Registration of pilgrims for Shri Amarnath Yatra-2017  begins on Wednesday. This year the Yatra will run from 29 June to 7 August. The Amarnath Shrine Board chaired by the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir has issued instructions for the registration of the pilgrims through banks.

The registration and issue of Yatra Permits (YPs) will be done on first-come-first-serve basis. All bank branches will do the registration from 1 March. One Yatra permit shall be valid for registering only one Yatri. Each registration branch has been allotted a fixed “per day/per route” quota for registering the Yatris.

The registration bank branch shall ensure that the number of Yatris registered does not exceed the allotted per day/per route quota. No one below the age of 13 years or above the age of 75 years, and no woman more than six weeks pregnant shall be registered for the Yatra.

Every Yatri will have to submit application form and compulsory health certificate (CHC) to obtain Yatra permit. Formats of the application form and CHC, and the list of doctors/medical institutions authorised to issue the CHC are available at the Shrine Board’s website — The application form and CHC shall be made available free to the applicant-Yatris by the registration branches.