It takes around 2 weeks to get a filming permit. You need to send the list below to the Tunisian embassy or council by email:
In this request, you need to specify the locations and the dates you want to film in Tunisia.
You also need to write the topics (don’t put a lot of details) and the people you want to meet.
If your topic is quite “non-conform” with what the Tunisian government want to show like drugs, illegal migrants, terrorism, tourism problems…, don’t put them, it can cause a delay on getting the permit.
This film permit doesn’t allow you to film with a drone. For that, you need a drone film permit.
To film inside governmental buildings, you need to ask directly the minister responsible for that building.
If you need to urgently get the permit, your fixer/service provider can fix that for you. But it will depend on the timing ; for example, during some “rush period”, hundreds of crews ask for a film permit, which means that the Tunisian authorities have a lot of stuff to do and delivering the permit you need can take more than 2 weeks.
In case you need to film in Tunisia and you don’t have time to wait for two weeks, you can send a small crew, and your fixer/service provider in Tunisia can provide you with the crew and qualified staff.