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The Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949 is an Act of the Bombay Legislative Assembly relating to the promotion and enforcement of alcohol prohibition in the Bombay State. The Bombay state was divided into the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat in 1960.[1] Today the Act is applicable in the State of Gujarat.

Under the Act a permit is mandatory to purchase, possess, consume or serve liquor. The Act empowers the police to arrest a person for purchasing, consuming or serving alcohol without the permit with punishment ranging from three months to five years in prison. Transporting liquor without a permit is punishable with a fine of 50,000 rupees and 5 years in prison.

The first thing to remember is don’t lose your boarding pass after you’ve landed. Keep it safe (you shouldn’t throw it away from some time anyway) for you will need it to prove, along with other documents, that you are a tourist.

DOCUMENTS FOR  APPLY

1) Boarding pass/inter state bus ticket/train ticket/highway toll receipt. Basically a transportation receipt to prove your arrival date.
2) Two government IDs (interestingly, Aadhaar isn’t in the options). I used driving licence (physical card) and PAN card(soft copy). Voter card works as well.
3) Soft copy of a passport-size picture.
4) Local address proof. I used the gas bill of the friend I’m staying with. A hotel booking confirmation voucher should work.  

HOW TO APPLY
1) Visitors to the state can apply for the liquor permit within four days of their arrival in Gujarat.
2) Visit the state home department’s E-permit portal ( Visit the e-permit Portal http://eps.gpeonline.co.in/)  and set up a profile. Just follow the instructions and upload soft copies of relevant documents where required.
3) For Indian who are non residents Gujarat required an nominal  fees via net banking or cards. There are no extra charges if you do it via netbanking. Using cards invite a small extra charge. However for foreigners there is no charges.
4) Once payment is through, your liquor permit is ready to download. Take a printout of the same when you visit the liquor store. 

VALIDITY

1) A permit is valid for seven days and it can be extended
2) For renewal of visitor permit need to come on the very next day of expiry of your permit. In case of any government holidays or Sunday one has to come one day prior to the expiry of the permit.

WHERE TO BUY

Alcohol shops are usually present at all Major city & Major hotels. A search on the Internet will tell you the one nearest to you. Once you go there and state your intention, an excise inspector will ask to see your permit.

Once you furnish that, you may be asked to show a job/business ID with an address outside of Gujarat. Once they are satisfied, you are a legitimate permit-holder, they will let you through to the off-shop.

WHAT YOU CAN GET

There is a ceiling on the amount of alcohol you can buy during each seven day slot.

In every seven-day period a visitor with a liquor permit may buy one of the following options.

1) One 750ml bottle of hard liquor – whiskey/gin/rum/vodka and the like
2) Three bottles of wine
3) Ten 650ml bottles of beer

THE LIQUOR PERMIT SHOP - The shop timings are from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm ( but practically till 7pm)

The shop will be closed on Second Saturday, Sundays and all the Government holidays.

 

 

steps  by steps preoceedure in other words 

THE LIQUOR PERMIT SHOP - The shop timings are from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The shop will be closed on Second Saturday, Sundays and all the Government holidays.

To procure the Tourist license ,application to be filled up on http://eps.gpeonline.co.in/

Documents required for a Tourist Permit are:


1)Copy of :
Passport .
Indian Visa
Date of Arrival in Gujarat

2) Copy of local contact address proof in Ahmedabad:
Driving License
Electricity Bill
BSNL Telephone Bill
Property Tax Bill
Or

3) Hotel stay Certificate in Ahmedabad in ORIGINAL from the Hotel where the applicant is staying:

Conditions Apply:

Fees/Charges will be applicable as per Government rules.

Local residence to be present to acknowledge the local supporting documents.

Rules and Regulations may change as per Government of Gujarat notification.

Application to be filled up by each visitor for a Visitor's permit to possess,consume,use and buy Foreign liquor for personal consumption.

The application is kept in the guest rooms for your convenience.

To procure the Visitor license ,application to be filled up on http://eps.gpeonline.co.in

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:
A.Original Traveling Tickets to Ahmedabad Bus / Railway /Boarding Pass
If by car, then Toll Tax Receipts & Copy of Registrafion Book of the vehicle travelled

B.Copy of Government approved identity proof of Non-Resident of Gujarat.
Either of the following: Election Card / Aadhaar Card Passport / Driving License

C. Copy of local contact Address proof in Ahmedabad
Either of the following:
Driving License 
Electricity Bill
BSNL Telephone Bill
Property Tax Bill

OR
Hotel stay certificate in Ahmedabad in ORIGINAL from the HOTEL where the applicant is staying.

NR 70/- visitor permit charges should be paid online i.e either by Credit Card,Debit Card or Net Banking (No Cash Payment)

CONDITIONS APPLY:

Fees / Charges will be applicable as per Govt. Rules. Applicant need to apply for permit within five days of arrival.

Local resident to be present to acknowledge the local supporting documents.

Rules and Regulations may charge as per Govt. of Gujarat notification.

Renewal of visitor permit

For renewal of visitor permit need to come on the very next day of expiry of your permit. In case of any government holidays or Sunday one has to come one day prior to the expiry of the permit.

All the documents should be original and needs to be shown to the Excise inspector for his approval.

Start the process -Visit the epermit Portal http://eps.gpeonline.co.in/

Step 1 : Online Registeration
Step 2 : Make Payment
Step 3 : Print ePermit
Step 4 :Wines and Beverages Shop
Step 5 :Physical Verification