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Requirements for Filming in Bermuda

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. The Bermuda Tourism Authority, External Relations Office stands ready to assist in this process. Please note that the following steps should be completed atleast 15 days prior to arrival on the island:

  1. Bermuda law requires non-Bermudian production companies to engage a local Bermudian agent or production company. The list of approved Bermuda production companies can be found under the Production Companies tab.  
     
  2. Submission of detailed information to the Bermuda Department of Immigration for the processing of Work Permits. The information required includes:
    • Names of each person traveling to Bermuda
    • Color copy of each traveller's passport
    • Passport expiration
    • Date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
    • Nationality
    • Arrival and departure information (dates, flight #s, times)
    • Local accommodations

    Customs and Immigration Form (Excel)

  3. Submission of 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

    Bermuda Customs Shipping Information (PDF)

  4. Assistance is available from the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Please contact:
     
    Maiesha O’Brien
    External Relations Coordinator
    Bermuda Tourism Authority
    22 Church Street
    Hamilton HM11
    Phone: +1 (441) 279-5586
    Fax: +1 (441) 296-9220
    Email: [email protected]
     
    Jamari A. Douglas
    Digital Marketing Manager
    Bermuda Tourism Authority
    675 Third Ave, 20th Floor
    NY, NY 10017
    Phone: +1 (212) 916-3136
    Fax: +1 (212) 983-5289
    Email: [email protected]

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