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Permit Requirements

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.

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:


Bermuda law requires non-Bermudian production companies to engage a local Bermudian agent or production company.

Step 2

Submit 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
Step 3

Submit 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