Customs kit clearing in Uganda-Production houses and Film crews must have a temporary clear in all their filming kit/equipment in to the country for their scheduled shoot. Great Adventures Uganda helps you to acquire this as well as clear your kit with the customs once you provide us with details of your scheduled filming in Uganda and Rwanda. Due to our experience at Great Adventures Uganda in handling and fixing film crews you will not have trouble with filming in Uganda. We have the best and experienced clearing agent who handles your kit and clear it through the customs on our behalf on your arrival at the airport.
Customs kit clearing in Uganda, When you plan to come to Uganda or Rwanda for a shoot we request you to send us your kit list showing the name, serial number and the value of each equipment and we forward it to our clearing agent for evaluation. Once evaluation is done we let you know so that you effect the payment which is always a certain percentage of the total cost of the kit.
Our clearing agent at the airport waits for you there in either Kigali-Rwanda or Entebbe-Uganda on arrival and you find him at immigration or customs and he takes you through the clearing process, and on the day you depart he will still be there for you to make sure all legal process is great and the kit leaves the country smoothly.
ACCREDITATION OF FOREIGN JOURNALISTS
According to Section 29 of the Press and Journalist Act, Cap 105 provides that no person being an employee of a foreign mass media organization or working as a freelancer for that mass media shall practice journalism in Uganda unless he or she is in possession of an accreditation card issued by the Uganda Media Council. The accreditation card referred to is issued upon payment of fees and upon such terms as are prescribed by the Uganda Media Council.
The Media Council of Uganda works hand in hand with the Uganda Media Center on matters of accreditation of foreign journalists. This, therefore, means that accreditation forms can be got from either the Media Council or the Media Center offices or websites. There is no harm if the journalists use either the Media Center or the Media Council as their first point of contact. Press accreditation process is considered complete at the Uganda Media Council offices after payment of the prescribed fees and issuance of an accreditation card.
Requirements and Procedure for Accreditation:
A letter from the employer of the journalist to the secretary Uganda Media Council stating the purpose of your visit
Two passport-size photographs and a Scanned Copy of your Passport to be attached and sent physically or electronically
Fill in a Form G stating the applicant’s particulars and send them through by email
On approval by the Secretary to the Media Council of Uganda, a fee of US$175 per person is paid for a period not exceeding 30 days of the journalist’s stay. A fee of US$225 per person is paid for a period beyond 30 days up to six months of stay. A fee of US$325 per person is paid for a period of two years.
Benefits of Accreditation
Accreditation of foreign journalists, helps them to access information by allowing participation in conferences, workshops, trainings and other gatherings or other official sources of public information, and enhances the protection of their rights and enjoyment of privileges in the performance of their duties in the country.
Eligibility for Accreditation
The following cadre of people is eligible for accreditation:
Journalists working in media enterprises
Students pursuing media, journalism and communication studies
Public Relations Practitioners