Guam International Media Coordinators Association (GIMCA) was established in 2006 as a non profit organization comprised of several Media Coordinating companies on Guam.  Guam is located only three hours flight time from Japan and has been a very popular destination since 1970 for various media productions. However, due to specialized visa requirement imposed by the U. S. Federal Government in early 1990, the entry to Guam became problematic and time consuming. When this change took place, the majority of production companies from Japan chose other destinations for filming such as our neighboring island, Saipan and also Hawaii. 

In 2006, six coordinating/location service companies on Guam formed an association called GIMCA. With the special assistance from the Department of Labor, Government of Guam and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office (Department of Homeland Security), Guam was once again able to accept arrivals of all media groups from Japan and Korea as long as they met entry requirements for Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  Because of the close proximity to Japan, Guam has a high potential for media groups to prosper. GIMCA hopes to be able to assist all of their media needs on Guam.

*** The VWP (Visa Waiver Program) application do not automatically approve Production crew entry. ***