The move will end a year's stay in the US, where he has undergone medical exams, the senior Tibetan religious figure says.
Authorities' refusal to issue the licenses inconveniences rural Tibetans who must travel long distances through remote areas.
All under 18 must return to their government-run schools, Chinese authorities in Sichuan's Dzachuka region say.
They help move families to higher ground and rescue what they can of their household goods and belongings.
Meanwhile, a delegation sent afterward to appeal to provincial authorities for help has not returned, a local source says.
Novices aged 15 and younger must be enrolled instead in government-run schools, authorities say.
Many observe the day in private, or hold picnics in the countryside away from public view, sources say.
The Tibetan spiritual leader, who fled into exile in India in 1959 to escape Chinese rule, turns 83 on Friday.