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U.A.E. SHOOT PERMITS ONLINE.

IN SIX SIMPLE STEPS.

FAST. STRAIGHTFORWARD. TRANSPARENT.


Apply for UAE Shoot Permits Online with HotCold Studio an authorised Production Partner. With over 20 years in the UAE you can rely HotCold Studio LLC to represent your applications accurately and efficiently.

With transparent and simple to understand fees we guarantee to process your shoot applications rapidly . We stay on top of the paperwork - if additional details or representations are needed we will be in touch to keep the process moving forward with the goal of rapid approval. Additional production support is available from our Rental department if required - just ask for details.

APPLY HERE.


Lets make this Quick! Find Tips & Downloads where you see me. Looking for Costs? - Scroll to FAQ’s.

Click on the Tooltips to guide you through entries and download templates for Letters and Crew Lists etc.

See our F.A.Q’s (Scroll down) to see the checklist of the data & documents you will need on hand to complete the application.

Please enter below the estimated amounts budgeted for Filming in Dubai only.

Note: Do not agonise over your figures as we suspect these are for statistical gathering purposes - If you are unsure enter a nominal amount or AED 0 (ZERO) where not applicable to your production.

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Use our template to prepare your N.O.C. / Commissioning Letter.

Download N.O.C. Template
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Please Up-Load an N.O.C. / Commissioning Letter

*Word or PDF Maximum Size 2MB

Please Up-Load Story Board / Script

*Word or PDF Maximum Size 2MB

If you do not have a Storyboard or Script then please write a brief Synopsis describing the Project.

Please Download the prepared Excel Template and upload when completed.

Download Excel Template to List your locations; Detailing Name of Location, Address, Specific Location Details & Date/s of Shoot.

Locations List Spreadsheet
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Please Download the prepared Crew List Excel Template and upload when completed.

Crew List Sheet
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*Excel or PDF

Please upload Documents required for U.A.E. Resident or Visiting Crew.

Local Crew: (those with U.A.E. Residency need to upload 1. E.I.D. (Emirates ID Card - both sides). 2. Passport Including VISA page.

Visting Crew: need to upload only Passport* (note you need 6 months validity on your passport on the day of your departure eg. If your shoot lasts 14 days then you will need 6 months + 14 days validity as a minimum to guarantee your entry to the UAE).

*Word or PDF Maximum Size 2MB

*Word or PDF Maximum Size 2MB

*Word or PDF Maximum Size 2MB

Clicking on Payment Button will open a new window to make payment. Then please return to this open page and hit the “Finish” button to submit all your entered data.

*Note this button links to our Telr Payments page: re initial Application Fee of AED2100/- (inc.VAT)

F.A.Q.s


Why use HotCold?

In the UAE you need to apply for shoot permits through an authorized production partner. With more than 20 years in the market and a reputation for honesty and professionalism (Blowing our own trumpet we know - but really; check our reviews) we think its worth being in safe hands. If your needs extend beyond permits then we are ready with Gear, Crew, Transport & Grip.

Costs?

Our Fees are simple & Transparent.

Each New Production Application AED2000 + 5% VAT

Amendment to an existing Production Application @ AED500 + 5% VAT

Total Location Fees Levied Accrue a 12.5% Agency Commission (Subject to a minimum charge of AED500 + 5% VAT - no charge applied if locations are not approved).

What do we need to complete the application?

Apart from the basic information on your shoot you need to have the following info / documents ready to upload to complete application process.

> Locations List - Detailing Location Name / Address / More specifics (If you have) / Proposed Dates.You can use our supplied form - Download Here:

Locations List Spreadsheet
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> N.O.C. / Commissioning Letter - You can download a Sample / Template here:

*Word or PDF Maximum Size 2MB

Download N.O.C. Template
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> Crew List - Detailing Name / D.O.B. / Nationality / Mobile Number - You can download a simple Spreadsheet Template here:

Crew List Sheet
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> Storyboard / Script - If available or at least a brief Synopsis of your production.

> Passport Copies -

*Word or PDF Maximum Size 2MB

Local Crew: (those with U.A.E. Residency need to upload 1. E.I.D. (Emirates ID Card - both sides). 2. Passport Including VISA page.

Visting Crew: need to upload only Passport (note you need 6 months validity on your passport on the day of your departure eg. If your shoot lasts 14 days then you will need 6 months + 14 days validity as a minimum to guarantee your entry to the UAE).

What will our location fees be?

We cannot predict your location Fees as they vary considerably on your production details and who owns the property used for your location.

However on many occasions the good news is - particularly on Government properties; fees are waived. Your fees are more likely to be higher on prestigious properties that you are using on a commercial project.

Will we get approval?

Whilst the majority of applications are approved (some requiring additional clarification to get there) we cannot guarantee approval. We will ensure that we make the correct representations to maximise success but ultimately the decision is with the Film Commission.

Whilst there are no refunds on application fees; you will not be asked for any location fees until they are actually approved.

How long is the process?

On average three working days. This is based on the assumption that all your information requested is correctly supplied.

Will we need a location manager?

Yes - but you can appoint one of your team as location manager and they will hold the permit / permits. We can also provide a location manager by quotation.

Where can I pay?

Once you have filled in all application fields and uploaded your documents you will need to pay the application Fee before we can action your application. If you have not paid already you can do so here.

*Note this button links to our Telr Payments page: re initial Application Fee of AED2100/- (inc.VAT)