Film Agency

REQUIREMENTS FOR FILMING IN KENYA

It is a requirement that you process your license through a local Film Agent. You can verify our registration through the official Government of Kenya website www.filmservices.go.ke.

The following are the requirements you need to fulfill in order to enable you Film in Kenya.

FILM LICENSE
You need to acquire a Film License which is Kshs. 5,000/= for a Documentary Production and an additional Film Fee of Kshs. 1,000/= per day of filming.
Kindly attach a SHOOTING SCHEDULE indicating actual DATES and LOCATIONS you will be filming in Kenya. In case you do not have any in mind, we will be happy to offer you the advice and services of Location Scouting.
Kindly also attach the Synopsis Write-up of your film to attach to the Filming License Application.

OTHER FILMING LICENCES
There are other subsequent licenses that may be required depending on the specific locations within Kenya. Shooting in the parks or certain Counties may require special permits from these organizations (Kenya is a Devolved State with 47 Counties – Please browse the Map). These are dependent on acquiring the first permit from the Ministry of Communications, Department of Film Services.

SPECIAL IMMIGRATION PASSES
It is mandatory to acquire Special Immigration Passes which will allow you to work in Kenya as Filming Professionals ( these act as Temporary Work Permits) The cost of this Pass is Kshs. 15,000/= each, so multiply this with the number of crew in your entourage.

In order to get the Passes, you have to acquire a Film License and on the strength of that apply to the Immigration Department for your Passes through your Local Film Agent. You will need to SCAN and send E-MAILED ATTACHMENTED copies of the PASSPORTS of all your crew members INDICATING THE PROFESSION of each individual. You will also SCAN and send PASSPORT SIZED PHOTOS of each of your crew to accompany this application.

CUSTOMS BOND
A non refundable token Customs Bond of Kshs.30,000/= or 1% the equipment cost whichever is less is charged on equipment coming to Kenya for professional work in lieu of Import Duty. You will need to compile a SCHEDULED LIST of the equipment you intend to bring in and indicate the SERIAL NOS and ESTIMATED COST against EACH ITEM.

This document will accompany your Customs Bond Application. This may require us, as your Agent to acquire the services of an approved Customs Agent with the Kenya Revenue Authority. This means that our company acts as GUARANTOR until you re-export the equipment back to your country and we present proof of the same, otherwise we will be liable to pay the computed duty.

AGENCY FEE
Zenj will charge you an Agency Fee which is subject to VALUE ADDED TAX at 16%, to execute this mandate for you, and this will be given in the quotation once you furnish us with all the above information to enable us serve you successfully.

We always look forward to making your endeavor in Kenya a great success. Zenj also has an Extensive Network within the Region to offer our Clients a “one Stop Shop” for Filming Compliance and Logistics within Greater East Africa.

Please download the attached PDF File for Film Licensing application.

Film License Application Form

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