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Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply for Film Shooting Permit in person, the applicant must visit the office of Nigerian Film Corporation.
  2. Address and contact details of the NFC can be found in the following page: Link
  3. Visit the office and get an application form for Film Shooting Permit as applicable to your requirement from the respective department.
  4. Make sure that you have all the documents listed in the “Required documents” section of this page.
  5. Now, complete the application form with appropriate information under relevant sections. Attest it with your signature once completed.
  6. Once completed filling the application form, attach the required documents with the application form and submit it in person to the Managing Director at the office.
  7. After submission, the application and other documents will be forwarded for examination and verification processes.
  8. Once the verification and validation processes are over, the application will be approved and the officials will proceed to take required steps to issue the permit.
  9. When the document is ready to be collected, the applicant will receive a formal notification from the office and the applicant can collect it by any applicable means.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application format (if any)
  • Formal letter of request (addressable to Minister of Information and Culture)
  • Copy of Shooting Script in detail with synopsis (two numbers)
  • Document containing complete list of equipments to be used
  • Data page of expertise crew members’ International Passport (two copies)
  • Passport size photographs (four numbers)
  • Descriptive agreement copy between the partners (Nigerian co-producer)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

National Film and Video Censors' Board - Head Office
Address: Plot 20, Alexandria Crescent,
Wuse II, Zone A7, Abuja.
P.M.B. 5053 Wuse, Abuja FCT.
Phone: +23470 8 276 7572(whatsapp).
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]/ [email protected]
Website: National Film and Video Censors' Board Head Zones and CenterContacts


  • Any foreigner, who wishes to conduct his/her film shooting process partly or wholly in Nigeria, can apply.
  • The application process can be carried out by the producers or his/her local representatives or logistics producer/facilitator.



  • Feature film: $500
  • Documentary film: $150
  • TV Drama/series and Reality TV Show film: $4250
  • Commercials: $350


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  • Please note that the application to the office of Government Nigerian Film Corporation should be made not later than ten (28) days prior to the day on which he/she is due to commence filming.
  • Applicants are advised to complete the application form neatly and completely with absolute legibility and appropriateness to avoid rejections. Also, all the required documents must be furnished completely.
  • Applicants can enquire the office about the fees details and payment procedure if they have any doubts.

Required Information[edit]

  • Particulars of the applicant
  • Identification Number/Passport number
  • Address and contact details
  • Company details
  • Tax Identification Number
  • Incorporation particulars
  • Registration number
  • Banking particulars
  • Payment receipt number/Transaction ID
  • Any relevant particulars

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Film shooting permit is required whenever a foreigner who is in the cinema industry wants to perform shooting of his/her script inside the Republic of Nigeria.

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