Production guide / Permits/Authorizations
National film office resolution allowingTo request authorization to film foreign works on national territory the petitioner must present the following documents to the Ministry of Culture’s Film Office (in Spanish):
for filming on national territory
The authorization to film does not replace or constitute permits or authorizations required by other competent authorities regarding immigration, visas, incoming funds or investments, and others.
The authorization, or if applicable, the denial of it, shall be issued within the maximum term of fifteen (15) days from receipt of the request.In the event of receipt of an application without the necessary requirements, the correspondent will be informed within a maximum term of ten (10) days from submission.
Local permitsThese must be obtained from authorities in the city or municipality where taping or filming takes place. Some of these cities have their own regulations that must be respected. We recommend producers and directors contact the Film Commission in Bogotá to find out about these regulations.
Permit to import animals, vegetables or agricultural productsAny person or company wishing to bring animals, animal species products, or biological veterinary products into the country for an audiovisual production must obtain an Andean Zoosanitary Import Document (Documento Zoosanitario Andino de Importación in Spanish) from the Colombian Agricultural Institute (Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario). Certain products are exempt from this requirement. Consult the Colombian Agricultural Institute’s import/export guide for animals, vegetables and agricultural products. mayor información >>
National park permits
To film, tape or take photographs in nationally protected areas, a request must be filed with the head office of the Special Administrative Unit of the National Natural Park System and the following steps must be taken:
A request must be filed at the Environmental Window at Carrera 10 No. 20-30, Mezzanine Level, Bogotá and include the following information:
When acting on behalf of a third party the power of attorney or authorization must be attached.
Self-payment form must be filled out.
Receipt of payment corresponding to evaluation and follow-up of project must be presented at the Environmental Window at Carrera 10 No. 20-30, Mezzanine Level, Bogotá.
Once a permit is issued the corresponding cost must be deposited; this cost varies depending on project’s duration.
For more information please contact: email@example.com.
Note: Correspondence and requests exchanged by email does not mean the permit process is underway.
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