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Requirements for Filming in Bermuda

Planning for a film/video production or a photo shoot in Bermuda includes a few important steps in order to meet the requirements of Bermuda Customs and Immigration, and Bermuda laws and regulations. The Bermuda Tourism Authority is ready to assist in this process.

Please note that in order to secure a work permit the following steps should be completed at least 20 business days prior to arrival on the island:

  1. Bermuda law requires non-Bermudian production companies to engage a local Bermudian agent or production company. The list of approved Bermuda production companies can be found under the Production Companies tab.  
     
  2. Submission of detailed information to the Bermuda Department of Immigration for the processing of Work Permits. The information required includes:
  • Names of each person traveling to Bermuda as written in passport
  • Date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Job Title
  • Job Function
  • Arrival and departure information (dates, flight #s, times)
  • Local accommodations
  • Colour copy of each traveller's passport
  • Passport expiration
  • Completed spreadsheet - Immigration Details - submitted to contact

       3. Submission of a detailed list of equipment and materials being shipped to Bermuda for the project to Bermuda Customs. The information required includes:

  • Type of equipment
  • Brand
  • Model #
  • Serial #
  • Purpose / use
  • Value
  • Guarantee of export
  • Completed spreadsheet - Custom Details - submitted to contact.

Assistance is available from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Please contact:
Shannen Talbot 
Public Relations and Communications
Bermuda Tourism Authority
22 Church Street
Hamilton HM11
Phone: +1 (441) 279-6655 
Fax: +1 (441) 296-9220
Email: [email protected]

 
 

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