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RPAS / Drones

Drone Registration & Support

Under Section 6(2)(1) of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council Act [Cap.186] all foreign RPAS / Drones equipped with a camera and Pilots need to be registered through the VKS drone.vu website and issued a valid VKS Drone and Pilot Registration PRIOR to use.

All operations must be able to be undertaken in Compliance with CAAV Rules Part 101.

The first step to Registration is to create a RARN (RPAS Aviation Reference Number) Login Account.

Your RARN ID allows authentication of your email for delivery of forms and documents and all communication with the Vanuatu Cultural Centre.

This is a Free Account.

 

Vanuatu Commercial Media Production Permits

Foreign Media Production In Vanuatu

Under Section 6(2)(1) of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council Act [Cap.186] all Commercial foreign media production including video, stills photography, audio recordings and research in Vanuatu falls under the jurisdiction of the National Film and Sound Unit of the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, which must be notified of any intended media production activity in the country.

Any media production that is undertaken that involves a cultural subject (including any ethnographic footage or footage particularly featuring scenes from people's daily lives) requires the consent of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council, and must satisfy a number of set conditions:

 

1. The first step  to submit a Permit Application is to create a free Secure Login account on this website. This is done by clicking the ' Create Account ' heading in the top Main Menu.

This allows us to authenticate your email for delivery of forms and documents. This is a Free Registration.

 

2. The second step is to submit a Media Production Permit Application.

This Application information is essential to the granting of a media production permit and incomplete forms will not be processed.

The Application Fee is $179.00 and is payable at the time of Application submission through Paypal.

 

3. Upon Cultural Council approval, you will be notified of the details of your Permit including the Permit Fee and any special conditions that may apply to your particular production.

On arrival in Vanuatu you must visit the Cultural Centre to pay for your Permit BEFORE any Production can commence.

Archive Bond - under the Cultural Council rules and regulations, it is a condition of Approval that you agree to provide a copy of the finished production to the Cultural Centre for inclusion in the National Film and Audio Archive.

An Archive Bond of Vt 50,000 is required to be lodged in addition to the Permit Fee.

This Archive Bond is fully refundable. 
50% on receipt of a copy of all rushes / camera footage prior to the production crew leaving Vanuatu and the balance (50%) on receipt of the finished Production copy at the National Film and Audio Archive.

 

Please Create A Secure Login Account To Access The Media Production Permit Application

 

Vanuatu Foreign Media Guidelines

Foreign Media Production In Vanuatu

Under Section 6(2)(1) of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council Act [Cap.186] all foreign media production including video, stills photography, audio recordings and research in Vanuatu falls under the jurisdiction of the National Film and Sound Unit of the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, which must be notified of any intended media production activity in the country.

Any media production that is undertaken and that involves a cultural subject (including any ethnographic footage or footage particularly featuring scenes from people's daily lives) requires the consent of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council, and must satisfy a number of set conditions:

Production Permit - 2 Step Process

1. The first step is to create a free Login account on this website. This allows us to authenticate your email for delivery of forms and documents.

2. The second step is the submission of an 'Media Production Permit Application' detailing all the information required by the Cultural Council to assess the request for granting a Production Permit.

A minimum of 4 weeks is required in most cases, however, depending on the nature of the request, it may take up to 3 months to receive feedback from remote areas and make an assessment.

It is critical that all information requested regarding the Production is complete and accurate as the Permit is issued strictly on the basis of the supplied information and any change could invalidate the Permit.

Upon feedback from all Parties affected by the proposed production, an assessment of logistics and expenses will be made and you will receive notification of the final decision along with Permit fee's applicable.

Failure to follow all or any of the Conditions could lead to Fines, equipment and footage confiscation or detention in extreme cases. It is essential all permits are approved and granted prior to filming commencing.

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