Production Guide

Our SCREEN OMAN Production Guide will help you with all aspects of filming in Oman  —  script to screen!

Filming permits are mandatory by law for any kind of filming in Oman.

It takes a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks to obtain the permits.

We require a letter from the production company/agency giving details about the film/video/photo project.

The letter should be addressed to us (Screen Oman)

The letter should mention details about the shoot, what the shoot is about and who the client is (is it a photoshoot, TVC, documentary etc) filming dates, filming locations, provisional shoot schedule, photocopies of crew passports and if possible, a letter of support from the broadcaster/client. We will the take-over once we get all the above details.

There are permit and location charges to be paid by the production company.

Currently, a drone requires the authorization of the Civil Aviation Authority and Authorization of Defense Authorities.

This approval is only granted to commercial users and application should be submitted by local production company. Recreational use of drones is not allowed.

Without the permission the drone will be confiscated at the airport and stored until the departure.

Drone permit can take up to 3 to 4 weeks

Oman does not have a carnet facility.

When applying for filming permits, the production company should also provide packing list of gear along with serial number of major equipments like camera, lens etc. valued at less than 50% of the original purchase price since the equipment are mostly used ones/second hand.

On the basis of this document, the ministry will issue airport gear clearing documents.

As per the current system the gear list along with gear
clearing documents will be fed into the Centralized Bayan
System (Electronic Single Window Data System). While
clearing customs, the authorities will physically check the
equipment to ensure that the equipment matches with
the permit documents.

Before departure the equipment will be once checked by the customs. There will be processing costs as this clearance will be handled by our staff.

This procedure takes around 5-7 working days.

Our staff will ensure the equipment are cleared at the airport.

Most of the nationalities are eligible to obtain e-visa.

The process is easy and straightforward. Applicants need to have a passport valid at least 6 months from the date of
entry and a passport photo.

The standard processing time for the Oman e-Visa is 24 hours.

We advise to submit documents applications at least one week before the intended filming in Oman.

Please contact us to receive detail information and advise on your crew visa type and requirements.


Contact us to discuss the best option for your project

Please note that the locations listed are for reference only. Contact us so that we can send you further project-related suggestions.

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