Charges and Requirements

Our services are very much tailored to your requirements however the company aims to provide a holistic service giving you the peace of mind of one point of contact and one company handling all aspects of your time in Zambia thus ensuring no balls are dropped, and that in the event there is a vehicle breakdown or a flight delay, that we already know who to contact at the next port of call.  As such services include but are not limited to:

Charges and Terms:


Once we know what services you require a detailed quotation will be sent through for approval.


All third party expenses for services not directly offered by A to Z Solutions such as accommodation, flights, licenses, fees and customs/clearing costs will attract a handling fee of 15%.  This covers taxes, bank fees and a small administration fee.


Our fees will be charged according to individual requirements, where a deposit including all fixed fees will be paid on acceptance of the quotation with the balance being paid on completion. 


The advantage to the Production company is that you have one point of contact whose local knowledge and contacts will ensure quick and efficient communication where there is no need for you to try to coordinate the various suppliers and services on the ground as this will all be handled by A to Z Solutions – your one and only point of contact.  With A to Z Solutions buying power we are able to offer competitive rates for all services to third parties meaning the Production Company just has one foreign company to pay, and one set of bank transfer costs.


Credits and Copies: 


On completion of your production we would be grateful to have A to Z Solutions listed in the credits.


It should be noted that a copy of the film is also a requirement from a number of the authorities and DNPW in particular should you be filming in a National Park.  If DVD’s are couriered to A to Z Solutions we will ensure the distribution locally.


Conditions and Requirements:


Due to the formalities of obtaining the appropriate licenses and press passes please consider the following when coming to Zambia


  • Due to the time lines for processing various applications a minimum of 30 days should be given 

  • For the temporary importation of equipment the same arrival and departure port must be used

  • Customs generally only clear equipment in and out of the country on Temporary Importation during normal working hours, as such in order to avoid equipment being held overnight it is advisable to arrive and depart between 0800 and 1700 Monday to Friday and to avoid public holidays – A to Z Solutions can advise you of these.  If however this is not possible then an ‘out of hour’ surcharge will be levied.

  • If connecting flights are being used both inbound and outbound, please allow for at least 2 1/2 hours between flights for the processing of the Temporary Importation of equipment

  • A comprehensive list of all equipment will need to be sent through to A to Z Solutions which will need to include the serial numbers, values and total number of bags/cases and the total value of the equipment being used.

  •  ZANIS forms to be completed by each crew member – A to Z Solutions will provide the relevant forms to be completed

  • JPEG passport photos of each crew member to be emailed to A to Z Solutions where we will print these locally for the ZANIS press passes

  • Cover letter addressed to the Station Manager ZRA – Zambian Revenue Authority regarding Temporary Importation of equipment – A to Z Solutions will provide a template

  • If filming in a National Park a Cover letter addressed to the Director General, DNPW, Chilanga outlining the purpose of filming, anticipated distribution and the full crew details, dates of filming and location.

  • Letter of guarantee from Production Company to A to Z Solutions providing a guarantee of full payment as well as a 15% penalty/handling fee in the event the security deposit is banked due to equipment not being successfully re-exported

  • Provide a Production Brief/Tear sheet to accompany all applications outlining the purpose of the filming, anticipated distribution etc.


With the above in mind A to Z Solutions hopes to be of assistance with your up-coming shoot in Zambia. 


We will ensure your time in Zambia is productive, and hassle free so that you can focus on your expertise – filming and production! 

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