Journalism Procedures in Indonesia

 

VISA FOR JOURNALIST

APPLICATION FOR PRESS VISIT OR FILM/VIDEO/PHOTO SHOOTING IN INDONESIA

Press visits or film/video/photo shooting in Indonesia may be carried out after an approval from the authorities concerned has been obtained. For approval and visa, the following must be submitted to the Information Function of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Osaka :

a. Cover Letter to the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Osaka

b. Summary of the company, the crews and their positions (one person one copy)

c. Personal history (one person one copy)

d. Staff List

e. Synopsis of the project to be filmed

f. Schedule and locations of shooting

g. List of equipments

h. Statement (one person one copy)

i. Copies of passports of the foreign personnel involved (in colored, one person one copy)

j. Local Coordinator

Some of the above required documents can be downloaded from the website of the Consulate General of Indonesia.

  1. Each application is subject to administrative examination the Government of Indonesia.
  2. In this regard, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, c.q. the Directorate for Development of Film Industry will be the issuer of permits for filming in Indonesia, and will provide assistance during the production of the film in Indonesia.
  3. Approval or refusal of such application shall be decided at least 7 (seven) working days after the completion of all requirements.
  4. It is advisable that you have a local partner in Indonesia to do your filming project.
  5. For filming in certain areas, the Directorate for Development of Film Industry may require the foreign company to be accompanied by an appointed supporting team, to ensure the smoothness of the film production. These areas are to be determined by the Directorate for Development of Film Industry.
  6. The foreign company is obligated to submit a copy of the production in the form of Betacam video cassette/DVD to the Government of Indonesia, c.q. Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia in Osaka and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, to be used for non-commercial only.
  7. Crews of the foreign companies while conducting activities within the jurisdiction of Indonesia, is required to respect the local norms and traditions, as well as to comply with the prevailing laws and regulations.

Journalist Procedures for Filming Papua and Poso

For Journalistic Activities of film/video shooting in Papua, the following must be submitted to the Information Function of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Osaka :

  1. All the documents stated above for Journalist Visa (point a to i)
  2.  Additional requirements :

a. List of places to be visited/shoot

b. List of people to be visited/shoot/interviewed

c. If conducting interview, it is required to submit the list of question

d. Confirmation letter/recommendation letter from the related institution in Papua to received the visit of the Journalist.

3. Approval or refusal of such application shall be decided at least 2 weeks or more after the completion of all requirements.

4. If the application is approved, please be advised that for security and wellbeing of the journalist, the journalist may be accompanied by the relevant institution (if deemed necessary).

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia

Osaka

Download Application Form for Journalism in Indonesia
(sample of application form)

App on Film Shooting in Indonesia

The directorate of the Promotion of Film Industry, Ministry of Tourism and Cretaive Economy of the Republic of Indonesia have launched a digital application “Indonesian Film Directory” which contains a comprehensive guide to shoot film in Indonesia, such as :

about Indonesia : Geography, Climate, Demographics, Transportation
Indonesian Film Industry
What and Where to Shoot in Indonesia
The people : Directors, Producers, Writers, Actor/Actress
Indonesia film company and production service companies
Provincial offices of the film industry development
Laws and regulations
Indonesian Embassies and Consulate Overseas
Foreign Embassies in Indonesia

This application can be used in smartphone software and tablet with Apple/iOS and Android oeparting system :
iOS (Tablet) : httpps://itunes.apple.com/id/app/film-directory/id798597836?mt=8
iOS (smartphone): httpps://itunes.apple.com/id/app/film-directory/id816168706?mt=8
Android : httpps://play.google.com/id/store/apps/details?=com.madnine.ifd

Search Key Word : “Indonesian film directory” or “Indonesian film”

Visa Procedure for Shooting Film in Indonesia please check at

http://www.indonesia-osaka.org/layanan-publik/filming-procedures-in-indonesia/

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