Guidelines for Filming In Indonesia

Every Foreign Producer is legally obligated to request through their local Indonesian Embassy or Consulate permission to shoot film, video or still photography in Indonesia whether it be dramatic, non-theatrical, documentary, advertisement or promotional.

List of Indonesian Embassies & Consulates Worldwide

Journalist Visa and Film Permit Application Steps

  1. Production company submits completed journalist visa and film permit application forms to local Indonesian Embassy / Consulate
  2. The Embassy / Consulate reviews the application
  3. Completed documents are then submitted by the Embassy / Consulate to the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Clearing House Committee in Jakarta
  4. Embassy / Consulate notifies the production company when visa and film permit are approved
  5. Production company then submits passports to the Embassy / Consulate for issuing the visas
    Note: Journalist Visa can be issued for 30 or 60 days. Bali Film Center can assist with the visa extension process in country at the local immigration office.
  6. After the national film permit has been approved, the production company applies for the provincial/local film permits

The entire process from submission to approvals can take approximately 4-6 weeks.
Clarifications, investigations & national holidays can cause the application approval to be delayed.

Bali Film Center can act as the required local sponsor working to expedite this (often laborious) process.

Please contact us for further information

General Flowchart

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