Application for Visa or Permit

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For testing and quarantine related questions, kindly contact: - Ms. Shoopala at the MoHSS Contact number +264612032700/02 or +264612032068.

For tourist related questions regarding the new COVID-19 regulations, kindly contact: Contact number +264612906000.

For visa related questions, kindly contact: and

Kindly note that according to the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, it is NO LONGER required for tourists to inform Diplomatic Missions 14 days in advance of their intention to travel to Namibia.

We urge all passengers to be in possession of a COVID-19 test as there are Airlines who require the tests BEFORE boarding.

Travelers from visa exempted countries can stay up to a maximum 90 days in Namibia. Here is the complete list of countries with Visa Exemption Agreement with Namibia and countries qualified for a visa on arrival.

Citizens needing a visa before traveling to Namibia must provide the following for their Visa Application or Employment Permit

All applicants must submit the following:

  • A duly filled and signed application form
  • Valid passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of entry and at least 3 or more blank pages
  • Attach 2 colored 2” x 2” photographs, taken within three months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire and eyeglasses. Men should not wear earrings. Blurred or low quality photos are not accepted.;
  • A self-addressed, pre-paid envelope from DHL, FEDEX or United States Postal Service only with tracking. Receipt of payment for the envelope must be attached. Please do not send UPS envelopes;
  • Cash, money order or certified United States bank check (personal checks will not be accepted) payable to the Embassy of Namibia (fees below). Payments must be in US Dollars;
  • Business letter stating nature of visit (if applicable);
  • Complete flight itinerary;
  • Copy of legal residence in the countries accredited to the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in Washington, DC(list below);
  • Hotel reservations or tour/safari confirmation;
  • Proof of adequate funds for the duration of stay in the form of personal bank account statement under each applicants name. For dependents who are minors or spouses, kindly attach a signed letter of the person responsible for the expenses.;
  • Proof that they will be supported by a person who is a permanent resident of Namibia or is Namibian if such a case applies; provide a signed letter of invitation, passport copy, copy of work permit/residence permit (if applicable)
  • All documents must be written in English.

Requirements for holders of Diplomatic, Official and Laisser-Passer (United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund)

  • A duly filled and signed application form
  • Valid passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of entry and at least 3 or more blank pages;
  • Two (2) colour 2 x 2 passport photographs (should be identical);
  • A self-addressed, pre-paid envelope from DHL, USPS or FEDEX only with tracking. Receipt of payment for the envelope must be attached;
  • Complete flight itinerary;
  • An official letter from the applicant’s diplomatic mission/organization. The letter should state the full identity of the visa applicant and the grounds for him/her holding a diplomatic/official passport (position within the diplomatic mission or family links with an official), the full details of the travel document, and the purposes and dates of the stay in Namibia.

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    Please note:
    • Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide an email address where they can be reached in the event that there is an error on your forms or if additional documents are needed.
    • Further information may be requested depending on individual circumstances.
    • Visitors with tourist visas are not allowed to engage in any employment while in the country.
    • Work/Study/Research visa applications must be sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs. Check their website for more information
    • Here are the guidelines when travelling to and from Namibia with children.

    Fees and Processing times:

    • Single entry, 3 months validity - US$50.00
    • Multiple Entry, 3 months validity - US$100.00

    How Long Does It Take?

    The processing time is a minimum of 3 working days after the application is submitted but incomplete forms and requirements may delay the process. Visa applications should be submitted between 09:00 and 11:00 am and pick up is 3:00-4:00 pm.

    All visas are processed on the day the application forms are received and will be valid for 3 months.

    What Do I Do with the Completed Documents?

    Once you have all the required documents, please place them in one envelope and mail them to the following address:

    The Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in Washington, DC
    Attn: Consular Section
    1605 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20009

    Countries Accredited to the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in Washington, DC

    • Bahamas
    • Belize
    • Canada
    • Costa Rica
    • El Salvador
    • Guatemala
    • Honduras
    • Mexico
    • Nicaragua
    • United States of America