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Application Forms and Required Documents

In order to apply for a shooting permit, you must have a valid UAE production trade license. Any individuals, companies or entities that do not have a valid UAE production trade license can either apply to obtain a license or partner with a UAE-licensed production company to obtain a shooting permit.

All applicants must download and complete the following:

 
  • Shooting Permit Application Form 
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  • Crew and Locations Form 
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You must submit the following documents along with your completed permit application:

  • Valid UAE Production Trade License
  • Valid Passport and Visa Copies of Primary Crew Members- Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Location Manager (please note that some locations may require information on additional crew)
  • No Objection Certificate issued by the Client in favor of the Production Company
  • Script, Storyboard or Synopsis (if applicable)
  • AED 800 Processing Fee
  • Applicable Payment for Permit Fee

Timeframe

  • Completed forms can be dropped off at the Dubai Film and TV Commission office, located in Dubai Media City Building 2, Ground Floor Management Office. Please note that permits for public locations take on average 5 working days to be issued, while permits for private locations are subject to private location owners.
  • Once a complete application and all required documents are received, on average it takes five business days to receive a shooting permit for public locations, while permits for private locations are subject to private location owners. The Dubai Film and TV Commission will work to expedite all applications. Please note that in the UAE, business days are Sunday through Thursday, with Friday and Saturday as weekend days.

   
Forms of payment and application drop-off

  • Please see below for forms of payment:
    Forms of Payment for Permit Fees
    Fees Amount (AED) Payment Type
    Application Processing Fee 800 Cash or Cheque
    Public Location Permit Fee 2,000 Cash or Cheque
    Private Location Permit Fee 8,000 – 25,000 Cheque

  • Completed forms and payment can be remitted in person to the DFTC Office:
    Dubai Film and TV Commission
    Dubai Media City, Building 2, Ground Floor Management Office
    Dubai, UAE

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  • Checks should be made payable to :
    Dubai Film and TV Commission or DFTC