Licenses and Permits

Licenses and Permits

Communication Ministry Permit LetterA general permit is required to film in Nepal. Permission is granted by the Ministry of Information and Communication. They will require you to complete an application form in accordance with the Film (Production, Exhibition & Distribution) Rules, 2026 B.E.

The following information will be required to complete this application:

  • Applicant’s full name, nationality, home address, Passport No. issuing office & date and temporary address in Nepal.
  • If the Applicant is organization or company; its name, registration no, date and office address is required.
  • Information regarding the proposed film’s name (title), type (genre), Language and technology (format) should be included.
  • A full list of all technicians and artists visiting Nepal including their full names, nationalities, professional status, copy of passport and temporary addresses in Nepal. On the part of Nepali artistes and technicians, quote the number required.
  • Name of story writer and if the story was published, the publisher’s name. Also the song writer (lyricist’s) name is required.
  • Consent letter from story and song writers or his/her heir.
  • Synopsis of the story or storyboard.
  • Specify whether the name of the film coincides with any film already produced or proposed.
  • State approximate cost of the film, aim of film production, and any other relevant matters.
  • A complete list of all film making equipment being temporarily imported into Nepal, along with list of row stock / tapes etc.
  • Type of proposed film (Feature, Newsreel, Documentary or TV. production, etc.)
  • A list of the locations you wish to film in Nepal.
  • Proposed date of commencement of filming and duration.
  • Full details of the sequences to be photographed in Nepal.

Procedures for the licensing following documents are necessary:

    • Application form as prescribed by the rules affixing Nepalese postal stamp amounting of NRS. 50. 00
    • Synopsis of the filming story.
    • Crew members with bio-data.
    • Equipment list with values for custom clearance.
    • Daily Program (Itinerary)
    • Consent letter of concerned organization

License to produce feature films shall remain valid for three years. As regards other films the license shall remain valid for one year.

Please download this form and fill completely: Application Forms 

A Liaison Officer shall be deputed by the Ministry of Communications. The concerned party (film producer) shall provide the Liaison Officer with local transport, ground or air transport and board etc. When shooting is conducted in locations where night accommodation is required the producer shall provide the Liaison Officer with first class accommodation, full board, clothes and equipment (non-refundable) in mountainous areas when necessary. The film producer will pay the Liaison Officer remuneration as per rules of the ministry.

The Liaison Officer is empowered to prohibit the shooting of any sequence of the film which, in his judgment, is not in the interest of the public good. Films damaging national prestige, culture, tradition or religious values and sensibility or those presenting scenery of the notified areas by Nepal government cannot be made or produced. The presence of the Liaison Officer is compulsory at all times of shooting.

In this regard it is important to note that Liberty Films will be able to reduce lead times in obtaining all necessary licenses and general film permit and other necessities; and to coordinate with government officials, Liaison Officer and other individuals as well.

Before commencement of shooting in Nepal, Liberty Films will procure all licenses and permits required, after paying all specified fees and taxes wherever needed.

Custom Clearance
Liberty Films will receive the film crew at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at any border point in Nepal, to clear through customs, all film equipment and raw stock brought into the country. After the ‘shoot’ (while returning), our team will again clear all equipment and raw stock and tapes at the airport or border point. In short we give you a ‘hassle free’ experience throughout your entire shooting in Nepal.

Crew (Available On Demand)
Local line producer, Location Manager, Production Manager, Production Co-coordinator, Production Secretary, Focus Puller, Clapper, Loader, 2nd Assistant Director, Crane Operators, Helpers, Gaffer, Electricians, Generator Operator, Grips, Video Operator, Still Photographer, Runners, Drivers, trekking and rafting crews.