Tunisia Kasbah Square, Simple of the Tunisian government
Tunisia Kasbah Square, Simple of the Tunisian government

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:

  • Copy of the crew members passports.
  • Copy of the press card (if existing/available)
  • A film permit request (attached in Word version) written in an official paper with your organisation stamp and the responsible signature.
  • Equipment list: you need to put together a list of all the “big equipment” that you are planning to bring with you like cameras, wireless equipment…

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.