Friday, September 12, 2014

GIG ORGANISERS' CHEAT SHEET: Ever wondered how to apply for Foreign Artiste permits for festivals?

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HOW TO APPLY THE PROPER PERMITS TO BRING IN ARTISTES / FOREIGN ACTS

Extracted from Malaysian Immigration portal
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Visitor's Pass (Professional)
Issued to a foreigner who hold acceptable professional qualifications or specialist skills and enter Malaysia to take up professional work for short term period not exceeding twelve (12) month. Applicant must be outside Malaysia at the time of application.

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B. Artistes

1. Category:
i.  Stage Artiste - singer, musician, dancer, concert, theatre, circus, acrobatic, silat,, magician and opera (Buddhist, Hindu, and others)
ii.  Non-Artiste - stage management and screen play filming activities - documentary, interview, fiction, entertainment, commercial advertisement or any other related filming activities of any foreign film production company in Malaysia.
iii.  Live Performance/Shows - in hotels, entertainment outlets, Trade Centre, Cultural Centre, Stadium and other suitable places.
iv.  Promotional Activities by artiste - indoor or outdoor performance, album and film promotions and product promotion excluding alcohol and tobacco products.
For details please go to http://www.heritage.gov.my
2. Application Procedures for Stage/Film Agencies
  1. Letter of Approval from FINAS
  2. Application Letter from sponsor
  3. Form 12
  4. Form IMM 38
  5. 2 recent passport size photographs
  6. Personal Bond
  7. Letter of acceptance
  8. Photocopy of Passport
  9. Photocopy of company's registration Form ( certified copies of Form 9, 24, and 49)
Note: All applications must be submitted in TRIPLICATE
The completed application should be submitted to:
Pengerusi,
Jawatankuasa Agensi Pusat Permohonan Penggambaran Filem dan Persembahan Artis Luar Negara (PUSPAL)
Bahagian Perlesenan dan Penguatkuasaan
Kementerian Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan Malaysia
Tingkat 30, Menara TH Perdana, Maju Junction
1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50694 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-26127600
3. Fees
No.
Category
Fee(RM)
1.
Artiste
500.00
2.
Musician
500.00
3.
Concert
500.00
4.
Charity concert
500.00
5.
Orchestra
500.00
6.
Cultural Exchange
Gratis
7.
Album promotion
500.00
8.
Collaboration programme
90.00
9.
Cosmetic programme
90.00
10.
Food promotion
90.00
11.
Film promotion
90.00
12.
Opera
90.00
13.
Magic show
90.00
14.
Circus
90.00
15.
Acrobatic acts
90.00


The  completed application should be submitted to:
The Director,
Visa, Pass and Permit Division
3rd Floor (Podium)
Block 2G4, Persiaran Perdana
Precinct 2,
62550 Putrajaya
Wilayah Persekutuan.
Malaysia.
Att:Unit Pas Lawatan Ikthisas
Tel: 60-3-88801409/1406
Fax: 60-3-88801374
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Next, you will also need to check out the PUSPAL guidelines. Download PDF fact sheet.
For latest updates, please refer to http://www.imi.gov.my.
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