Documentary Film Making in India
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Documentary Film Making in India

Foreign journalists and media personnel proposing to shoot documentary films in India are advised to apply for Journalist visas.

Documents required:

  • Undertaking as available on MEA website: www.mea.gov.in
  • Synopsis of the documentary
  • Complete list of locations with dates of shooting
  • Crew list
  • Equipment list mentioning name of the crew member carrying the equipment
  • Confirmed itinerary of the crew

 These documents, duly filled in, are required to be sent by email as a separate attachment to SS(PIC) at :  info.lusaka@mea.gov.in

The application would be processed and the applicant would be informed about clearance or otherwise through phone and / or email. Upon clearance, which might take 2-3 weeks in certain cases:

i. Terms and conditions for filming in India will be communicated. A format of the terms and conditions available on MEA website mentioned above may be seen for information.

ii. A Customs facilitation letter for import of filming equipment, if any, into India obtained through XP Division of the Ministry of External Affairs would be given by the High Commission which must be carried by the crew carrying the equipment, and

iii. Applicant/crew would be advised to apply for Journalist visa. Applicant may note that it takes minimum 5 working days for non-Zambian nationals to process their visa.

Fees (to be paid in cash)

ZMK 1830/-

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