A foreigner intending to pursue internship in Indian companies, Educational Institutions and NGOs.

Foreigners or a foreign team for shooting of feature film or television/cinema and reality TV show/commercial TV show/ commercial TV serials. Proposals regarding the shooting of a feature film or television/ cinema and reality TV show/ commercial TV serials will be processed in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, who will process the request and take decision within a specific time frame of maximum period of 60 days.


Foreigners being given Film Visa should adhere to the norms and regulations of foreigner’s guidelines during their stay in the country and visit only the areas permitted for their visit. They should not visit any restricted/ protected area or prohibited place without prior permission of the competent authority. Monetary transaction for shooting of film should be done as per RBI guidelines. The visa would be project specific i.e. film specific.

The international cast and crew coming to India on a Film Visa for the film shoot shall be employed by the Foreign Company seeking permission to shoot the film in India and the said company shall take the responsibility for the cast and crew coming to India for filming. The foreigners coming on Film Visa will have to register himself/ herself with the FRRO/FRO concerned irrespective of the duration of the Film Visa/ stay of the foreigner in India.

Considering the fact that the cast and crew may be coming from a country which is not the same as that of the Foreign Production Company which is producing the film, the Indian Mission/Post of that respective country will issue the Film Visa to the concerned person.

For shooting of documentary film/ advertisement film in India by a foreigner, the procedure for "Journalist Visa" will be applicable.

Duration of visa
Up to one year

Documents required:

  • Application form duly filled and original passport.
  • Applicant should submit 2 color photographs (Size 2” X 2”) with white background
  • Malaysian identity card (photo copy)
  • Flight Ticket (photo copy)
  • Approval of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for shooting the film
  • Type of production, Feature Film, Reality TV s, Commercial TV serial
  • Complete address of shooting location
  • Phone/Fax/Email