NAMIBIA CITIZENSHIP & NAMIBIA IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS PERMITS
AND VISAS REQUIREMENTS
Namibia Immigration Documents Permits
and Visas Requirements
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are answered on the pages on these pages, so please take some time to understand
what exactly is required for your visit to Namibia. Having the relevant forms
with your information correctly entered is essential.
You must ensure that your travel
documents are in order before leaving your country of residence. Namibia
Immigration Officials are very strict regarding the validity of travel
documents. Should your passport expiry date, or VISA particulars
with the requirements of the Immigration Control Regulations, you may
find yourself being detained and then placed on the next available flight
out of the country.
A maximum period of 30 days
(per year) is permitted for
Business Visitors ** please see note below.
A maximum period of 90 days
(per year) is permitted for
Extensions to these periods can be applied for from:
Ministry of Home Affairs.
Building, Kasino street
Private Bag 13200, Windhoek
Switchboard: enquiries, Tel: +264 61 292 2111, Fax +264 61
** Business Visitors. The term applies to business visitors who will
not be working in Namibia and will not be receiving any remuneration from a
Namibian company for their services.
Namibia Immigration Control Act, 1993, (Act 7 of
To regulate and control the entry of
persons into, and their residence in, Namibia; to
provide for the removal from Namibia of certain
immigrants; and to provide for matters incidental
Port of Entry: No person shall
enter Namibia through any place other than a port of
entry, unless permission has been granted him or her by
Namibian Immigration Authorities. A person seeking to
enter Namibia shall before entering Namibia present
himself or herself to an Immigration officer at a
port of entry. An immigration offer shall, if he or she
is satisfied that a person seeking to enter Namibia
complies with laws of the Immigration Act 1993 and is
not a prohibited immigrant, permits persons to enter by
endorsing the passport or travelling document carried by
Persons failing to comply shall not be
permitted to enter Namibia by the Immigration officer.
Provisional permits can however be
granted at the discretion of the Immigration officer.
Such Provisional Permits shall not exceed 2 months.
Entry requirements: Any
persons seeking to enter Namibia must produce a valid passport of country of
origin. No persons other than Namibian citizen or a Permanent Resident of
Namibia shall travel throughout Namibia, unless such person is in possession
of a TRANSIT
VISA issued for such purposes. The Minister of Home
Affairs may authorise the issuance of a Transit VISA
to any person as he may wish:
nationals visiting Namibia must be in possession of a valid passport.
The validity of the passport must extend for a period of not less than
six months from the date of entry into Namibia. A return or onward
travel ticket and adequate financial means are also required.
- You must ensure that your travel
documents are in order before departing on your trip. Namibia
Immigration Officials are strict regarding the
validity of travel documents. If your passport expiry date, or
VISA does not comply you will
find yourself being refused entry into Namibia.
VISAS are not required for
business visitors or tourists from the following countries:
1 Angola, 2 Australia, 3
Austria, 4 Belgium, 5 Botswana, 6 Brazil, 7 Canada, 8 Cuba,
9 Denmark, 10 Finland, 11 France, 12 Germany, 13 Hong Kong
(SAR), 14 Iceland, 15 Ireland, 16 Italy, 17 Japan, 18 Kenya,
19 Lesotho, 20 Liechtenstein, 21 Luxembourg, 22 Macau, 23
Malawi, 24 Malaysia, 25 Mozambique, 26 Netherlands, 27 New
Zealand, 28 Norway, 29 Portugal, 30 Russian Federation -
including the Commonwealth of Independent States of the
former Soviet Union, 31 Singapore, 32 South Africa, 33
Spain, 34 Swaziland, 35 Sweden, 36 Switzerland, 37 Tanzania,
38 United Kingdom, 39 United States of America, 40 Zambia,
or Liassez Passer
The Ministry of Home Affairs,
Private Bag 13200,
Tel: +264 61 292 9111,
Tel: +364 61 282 9111
Fax: +264 61 265397
Persons may apply for Permanent Residence
Permits through the Chief of Immigration, and such
residence permit shall only be granted if the person
satisfies the Immigration Selection Board on all matters
prescribed in the Immigration Act 1993.
Persons wishing to work in Namibia can
only do so with an Employment Permit issued by the Chief
The Chief of Immigration may, on application of any
person who has complied with all the relevant
requirements of the Immigration Act 1993, issue such
persons with Student's Permit.
When a person who enters or has entered
or is found within Namibia, on reasonable grounds is
suspected of being a prohibited immigrant in terms of
any provision of this Act, an
Immigration Officer may-
person is not in custody, arrest such person or cause
him or her to be arrested without a warrant; and
* pending the investigation to be made in terms of
Section 42 subsection (4) by such immigration officer,
detain such person pr cause him or her to be detained in
the manner and at a place determined by the Minister,
for a period not exceeding 14 days.
An Immigration officer may board ships
and (prohibit or) regulate traffic between ships and
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