Nepal Film Production will be responsible for acquiring all relevant film permits in Nepal for your filming project in Nepal in coordination with the relevant Ministries.
There are various types of Filming Permits while filming in Nepal. If you wish to film in Nepal, it is necessary for you to acquire the “National Filming Permit” which is your general permission to film on non-private or non-special locations. The Ministry of Information & Communication will also appoint a “Liaison Officer” who will act as a supervisor on behalf of the “Ministry of Information & Communication” supervising all your approved locations while applying for a filming permit in Nepal.
If you are bringing your own equipment from your country, then a “Custom Clearance Permit” is also necessary to bring your equipment into Nepal. This is done in coordination with the “Nepalese Film Development Board” where your filming company will be liable to make sure the equipment is sent back from where it came from to prevent any (Tax Issues).
If you require an (Aerial Permit), you would have to coordinate with three additional ministries being the following listed below and each ministry appoints a “Liaison Officer” on their behalf:
(Aerial Permits) are more complicated than the average and normal filming permit, the reason it’s a sensitive matter in Nepal due to past negative experiences which careless production companies have done and have been banned from. But depending on location and the purpose of “Aerial Filming” in Nepal, the ministry allows and gives permission upon coordination.
If you wish to film on a higher altitude then two additional permits are required, (ACAP Permit) also known as (Annapurna Conversation Area Permit) and (TIMS Permit) also known as (Tourist Information Management System). These are special permits for filming in higher locations according to your production’s necessities.