GUIDELINES/APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR NEW LICENSE

  1. The applicant must fill in completely the Application for New License (BPL -1). BPL-1 form is available at the headquarters of the Licensing & Enforcement Department FINAS or any Regional Offices/Branch or the form can be downloaded from the FINAS web site www.finas.gov.my for FREE.
  2. BPL-1 form must be duly completed and attached the following documents: –
    1. For the application for Sole Proprietorship/Partnership (Registration of Business)
      • Copy of individual identification card and partners (if any)
      • Approval from the Companies Commission of Malaysia or the latest Business Information Form
    2. For the application of a private limited company (Registration)
      • Memorandum of Company Association
      • Form 24 for shareholders
      • Form 32A if there is a change of shares
      • Form 49 for the Company’s Directors
        IMPORTANT: FOR THE COMPANY THAT HAS A FOREIGN EQUITY MAJORITY, A COMPULSORY MINIMUM OF 30% OF EQUITY HELD BY MALAYSIAN CITIZENSHIP WHEREBY 30% OF THE MALAYSIAN EQUITY IS HELD BY BUMIPUTERA FOR UP TO 5 YEARS. IN THE SIXTH YEAR AND SO ON, THE MAJORITY EQUITY HOLDERS ARE MALAYSIANS WHEREBY THE MALAYSIANS EQUITY IS A MINIMUM 30% HELD BY BUMIPUTERA.
    3. For applicants who apply for a Production Film/Video license only: –
      • Applicants must be registered as owners of a private limited company
      • Paid-up Capital is not less than RM 50,000
      • CV/Resume of all shareholders of the company
      • Production planning for either drama, telemovie, advertising and others for a period of 3 years in clock form
      • The current account statements of the company for the last 3 months
      • One shareholder must be a member of any association either Persatuan Seniman Malaysia (SENIMAN), Persatuan Sutradara Malaysia (FDAM), Persatuan Pekerja Profesional Filem Malaysia ([PROFIMA (PPFM)], Persatuan Karyawan Malaysia (KARYAWAN), Persatuan Penulis Skrin Malaysia (SWAM) or Persatuan Penerbit Televisyen Malaysia (PTVM) by submitting a copy of the receipt or copy of an active membership card
      • Letter of approval from MIDA and other correspondence related (for PV license applicants only)
        *All documents must be certified true copies by the Company Secretary or the Companies Commission of Malaysia
  3. Premises Lease Agreement/Business Lot for applicants who does business in shopping centers, stalls or markets built by the Government or Private sector.
  4. A copy of the Letter of Approval or Live Entertainment License from the Local Authority Applicants who does business karaoke and cinema/EV and EF).
  5. License Fee and deposit as follow:
    PF License Deposit: RM1,000.00 Fee: RM100.00
    PV License Deposit: RM5,000.00 Fee: RM100.00
    DV License Deposit: RM2,500.00 Fee: RM400.00
    DF License Deposit: RM1,000.00 Fee: RM400.00
    EF License Deposit: RM1,000.00 Fee: RM100.00
    EV License Deposit: RM1,000.00 Fee: RM100.00

    All payments must be made through Bank Draft or Money Order only in the name of Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (FINAS). Cash will not be accepted.

Please download the Renewal License Form at the link below.