Filming in National Parks

How to get permission to film in National Parks

Once application for filming in Thailand is approved by the Thailand Film Office. The Thailand Film Office will provide a cooperation letter to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in order to get a specific permit to film in National Parks. The process time to get the specific permit depends on how application form is submitted. If your application is submitted to the One-Stop Service, a permit is approved within 3 days. Productions not applying at the One-Stop Service must be submitted at least 14 days before the shoot. Please see a name list of National Parks in www.dnp.go.th
 
Documents Required
  1. Application forms under the regulation of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation must include schedule of filming, Name and Province of national park.
  2. Synopsis
  3. Story board/Final Script
  4. Letter of Permission for filming issued by the Thailand Film Office.
 
Location Fee
For filming a feature film or a TV drama costs 5,000 Baht per day.
For filming a documentary, TV commercials, TV program or Music Video feature costs 4,000 Baht per day.
In case of set production in a national park area, a cash guarantee (bond) of 2,000,000 Baht is required.
 
Entrance Fee
Entrance fee for each person/vehicle depending on the regulations of each national park. These fees are only collected once during the period of filming.
 
Method of payment
The foreign producer or coordinator should pay location fee and entrance fee at the National Park Office where the filming takes place.
 
Filming regulations
Foreign production teams getting approval must inform the Head of the National Park at least one day before the filming commences.
If the location is to be changed, shooting is to be postponed or a shooting duration is to be extended, an application form must be submitted to the national park for further consideration.
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