Thank you for your interest in filming in Jamaica. Before you start this registration process please read the following:
Thank you for your interest in filming in Jamaica! We look forward to working with you as you prepare for production on the island. Please do not hesitate to contact the Film Commission with any questions.
Registration is required of all audiovisual productions that will be filming on location in Jamaica. Before you start this registration process there are a number of items you should be aware of.
- A US$300 non-refundable film registration fee is applicable. This must be received prior to your registration being processed. You may pay this at any JAMPRO Office (Kingston, Toronto, or London) or by wire transfer. Instructions may be accessed here. You will be given the option to upload your payment confirmation in the online form.
- Work permits are not required for international production crews that will be working on the island for less than 30 days. However beyond this a work permit application will be required. The form may be accessed HERE.
Some citizens require visas to enter Jamaica. Please check with the Passport and Immigration Agency if a visa is required HERE.
- British Commonwealth citizens are required to get waivers of both the Work Permit and the Business Visa. The Jamaican Film Commission will make the application on behalf of these individuals upon submission of required information at least fifteen  days before arrival. The Film Commission will advise on the status of the application before arrival.
- You are required to retain the services of a Customs Broker for clearance of equipment through Customs on arrival. Failure to retain a customs broker will result in your equipment being detained on arrival. A fee is charged by the Customs Broker for this service. You can find a list of customs brokers HERE.
- A full list of equipment to be imported should be completed and appended to this application before submission. We suggest you complete this before you start the online form. You may DOWNLOAD the list and complete offline. You will be given the option to upload your equipment list in the online form.
- You are required to retain the services of the local production manager / fixer for incoming international productions. A fee is charged by the production manager for this service. You can find a list of production managers here.
- The Jamaica Film Commission MUST be aware of the date and port of entry for all international crew and equipment arriving on the island.