Licence for working abroad

  • Lottie Venskus

    Child Actor

    Having a real problem trying to organise, with my daughters film director, for a child performance licence for working abroad. She's due to film in Austria in June.

    The licence apparently has to be issued by the magistrates court instead of the local authority but can't get hold of anybody who knows anything about it!

    Also need to notify the chief of police about our intentions to work abroad before the application goes to court. Again, no advice on the Internet and proving really difficult to get hold of anybody who knows about this regulation!

    Does anybody have any advice on this? We're in Derbyshire. Thanks

    • 10th May 2017
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  • Amir Boussobaine

    Child Actor

    we live in derbyshire too hun x cant you get advice from the licenicing dept at the council or your agent.

    • 24th Apr 2017
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  • Darcey Brown

    Child Actor

    Hi there, You are right about the Magistrates Court. When my daughter filmed in Romania it was done through West Glamorgan Magistrates Court - even though we live in London. Different Courts take different times. However, this is not something you can do yourself. The production company will need to organise this and submit it themselves. They will then be liable to make sure that your daughter and you (if you are a chaperone) return to the UK before the license expires. The license will be given for a set number of days.

    When my daughter went, I can only recall having to organise a school letter and doctor's certificate - however, this was in 2015 and it may have changed since then. I hope this helps a bit!

    • 26th Apr 2017
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  • Molly Harmon

    Actor

    My kids have worked overseas loads!! The production company are responsible for arranging, although they usually pay a fee to the childs agent for them to arrange. They are often easier to get than a normal licence...as can be got very last minute. Do you not have an agent? If not call Mark Jermin (wales) as they have a department that deals with overseas licences...most agents and production companies pay them to arrange...as they do it in Wales which is much quicker than the magistrates court in London!

    • 28th Apr 2017
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  • Daniel Bell

    Child Actor

    Mark jermin agency will arrange international

    Licenses for you- at a cost which production should cover. They are very experienced in this and we had ours back in a day :)

    • 28th Apr 2017
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  • Lottie Venskus

    Child Actor

    Thank you for your replies. It was a really difficult process as the magistrates court had no idea of the process. After many phone calls and meetings we're finally getting somewhere and, fingers crossed, I am meeting a magistrate who will issue the licence next week. They eventually discovered a file on it they didn't know they had! This application can now be either from the producer or parent.

    I've learnt a lot from this process so it should be easier next time!

    • 28th Apr 2017
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  • Rafi Wilder

    Child Actor

    Yes, check with Mark Jermin. They did ours for work in Portugal. Perhaps they might take you onto their books if you are not represented?

    • 11th May 2017
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