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  • Susan Xu
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    We are planning to go out and film part of a documentary series in Nicaragua and was wondering if anyone had any information about film permits/visas etc?

    Hi, I’m from Panama in central America, i don’t now really but i think you should contact de tourism bureau and they will give you the info o re-direct you to the ministry of culture that i think they have a film department like a commission.

    INSTITUTO NICARAGÜENSE DE TURISMO
    Hotel Crowne Plaza, 1c Sur, 1c. Oeste. Managua, Nicaragua. Aptdo. Postal No. 5088
    Pbx: (505) 254-5191 / Fax: (505) 222-6610
    Info institucional: http://www.intur.gob.ni • Info de Promoción: http://www.visitanicaragua.com

    Hello – You first have to go through your local/nearest Nicaraguan embassy; and then contact the Instituto Nicaraguense de Turismo (in Nicaragua). The contact there for us was Tania Estrada.

    Intur Nicaragua – Managua
    Tania Estrada
    testrada@intur.gob.ni

    Instituto Nicaragüense De Turismo
    cit@intur.gob.ni
    00 505 254 5191

    http://www.visitanicaragua.com

    Take a lot of care making sure you have someone at Managua (?) airport to help you through customs with the right forms etc. We were promised this by the Instituto de Turismo, but no one was there and our forms apparently insufficient. We knew someone who knew someone who helped us out. So use an agent or be sure the person from teh Instituto will be there and that you have a mobile number or two!

    Also, in some cases, getting ‘permits’ to film in small towns may be unnecessary. We were never stopped and some officials ask for unofficial fees to issue permits which Managua head office say should be free!

    Good luck (great country!)
    Best > Dominic Allan
    Producer/Director

    My PM has just told me: if it is not a commercial production (ads), the crew is small and they don’t need access to private locations or heritage locations then they won’t need a permit. But a letter from Tania, and the embassy blessings, will go a long way in a country where many try to make a dollar out of … ‘people seen as wealthy’!


    Varun Mohta
    Member

    You can contact an organization call ProNicaragua.org and they could help you with the permits,and if you need assistant here in Nicaragua with a location guide yu can contact me geraldduran@hotmail.com and my cell is 505-84423910

    Duran

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