Film Industry Visa Assistance Programme
Film Fixers is part of a strategic partnership with South Africa’s Home Affairs Ministry, aimed at streamlining the process of applying for filming permits – and making it a whole lot more user-friendly. This includes a seamless online application process that we initiate from our side – as well as a guaranteed turn-around time. It also means that we have sympathetic ears if we need to do things in a hurry, or if something goes wrong.
There is a small initial application cost (which Film Fixers absorbs) and then an additional fee paid at the embassy of application, depending on the country and permit type.
Once the pre-requisite visas are in place, all that remains is to identify and secure any permits and/or permissions required to film in specific areas. A lot of areas do not require any specific permissions, but in some of the more popular areas – like Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban as well as our National Parks, permits are either recommended or essential. In some cases these are at no cost, while some do carry a fee.