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COUNTRIES WITH VISA EXEMPTION AGREEMENT WITH NAMIBIA

The following countries have VISA Exemption Agreements with Namibia:

Angola
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Benin**
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso**
Burundi**
Cabo Verde**
Cameroon**
Canada
Central African Republic (CAR)**
Chad**
Comoros**
Congo Brazzaville*
Cote d'Ivoire**
Cuba
Denmark
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)**
Djibouti**
Egypt**
Equatorial Guinea**
Eritrea**
Ethiopia**
Finland
France
Gabon**
The Gambia**
Germany
Ghana*(90 days from date of entry)
Guinea**
Guinea-Bissau**
Hong Kong
Iceland
India**
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho
Liberia**
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Macau (SAR)
Madagascar**
Malawi
Malaysia
Mauritania**
Mauritius
Moldova
Mozambique
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niger**
Norway
Portugal
Russian Federation
Rwanda**
Sao Tome and Principe**
Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic**
Senegal**
Seychelles
Sierra Leone**
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Togo**
Tunisia**
Turkmenistan
Uganda**
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uzbekistan
Venezuela*
Zambia
Zimbabwe

* Only Diplomatic, Official and Service passports
** Only Official and Diplomatic passport holders for a maximum period of 90 days per calendar year

Kindly note: The passport should at least be valid for a period of not less than 6 months from the date of arrival and there should be enough pages for endorsement of visas, at least not less than 3 blank pages.

All citizens of countries whom we have VISA Exemption Agreements are not required to obtain a visa and will be allowed to enter into Namibia and get Visitor´s Entry Permit (VEP) endorsement stamps at the Port of entry for the following reasons:

  • Holiday/Vacation;
  • Visiting friends or relatives;
  • Attending workshops (Not as Facilitator);
  • Attending meetings;
  • Exploring of business opportunities;
  • Medical treatment; and
  • Any other purpose other than employment of any kind

NB!!All visitors travelling to Namibia for business to work at their subsidiary companies, for example, give training to local staff, conduct audits of their companies, volunteer work of any kind etc. are required to apply for employment permit/work visas in terms of section 27 of Immigration Control Act regardless of whether they are citizens of countries which are exempted.

Work/Study/Research visas must be applied at the Ministry of Home Affairs. Check their website for more information www.mha.gov.na.

Here are the guidelines when travelling to and from Namibia with children.


COUNTRIES QUALIFIED FOR VISAS ON ARRIVAL

The following countries are qualified for visas on arrival for all three categories of passports, being ordinary, diplomatic and official/service passports.

African countries

Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central Africa Republic (CAR)
Chad
Comoros
Cote d’ Ivore
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Gabon
The Gambia
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Liberia
Madagascar
Mauritania
Niger
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Sierra Leone
Togo
Tunisia
Western Sahara Republic
Uganda

Other countries are as follows:

Belarus
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Chile
Czech Republic
Hungary
Mexico
Moldova
Nicaragua
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
South Korea
Venezuela
Vietnam
Thailand
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Singapore
Ukraine

Visa on arrival will benefit the following categories of visitors:

  • Bona fide tourists (excluding tour guides who are required to obtain employment permit/work visa in advance)
  • Potential investors to explore business opportunities
  • Visitors to attend meetings, seminars and workshops (excluding those going to perform pay related jobs which still requires one to obtain an employment permit/work visas)
  • Friendships and family related visits
  • Medical related visits

NOTE: VISAS ON ARRIVAL EXCLUDES PEOPLE GOING TO NAMIBIA FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES THAT OBLIGATE ONE TO APPLY AND ACQUIRE EMPLOYMENT PERMIT IN ADVANCE.

HOW VISAS ON ARRIVAL WORK?

  • The visitor will complete a visa application form upon arrival at the airport and submit the application together with the passport to an immigration officer. Immigration officers will do the usual background checks.
  • Visa applicant should satisfy immigration officer that the visit is legitimate
  • Visa applicant should have enough funds for the visit or proof that the visit is fully sponsored
  • The passport should at least be valid for a period of not less than 6 months from the date of arrival and there should be enough pages for endorsement of visas, at least not less than 3 blank pages
  • Upon approval of the application, the immigration officer would request the applicant to make payment of N$1080.00 (credit/debit cards are accepted). Foreign currency exchange is also available.
  • Tourist/Visitor visa in Namibia is 90 days which may be granted at once or at the discretion of the immigration officer at entry point depending on information provided
  • Tourist/Visitor visa applicant may apply for extension while in Namibia, which may be granted subject to the payment of N$580 fee and reasons advanced.

Visas on arrival pilot Phase project will start at Hosea Kutako International Airport as of September 25, 2019. The next phase will include the following ports of entry:

  • Walvis Bay Airport will issue visas on arrival by end October 2019
  • Katima Mulilo Border Post will issue visas on arrival by end November 2019
  • Noordoewer, Ariamsvlei, Oshikango, Transkalahari and Oranjemund will issue visas on arrival during the first quarter of 2020

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR NAMIBIANS TRAVELING ABROAD

Namibians ARE NOT required to obtain a visa when traveling as tourists to the countries listed below:

Angola
Bahamas
Botswana
Brazil (Only for Tourist visa, When traveling on Official and Business trips, visa is required)
Congo Brazzaville (Only Diplomatic, Official and Service passports)
Cuba
Ethiopia*
France (Only Diplomatic Passport are exempted for 3 months)
Ghana (Only Diplomatic, Official and Service passports)
Germany (Only Diplomatic passports)
Hong Kong (SAR)
India (Only Diplomatic and Official Passports are exempted up to 3 months)
Kenya
Lesotho
Macau (SAR)
Malawi
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mozambique
Philippines (Only Diplomatic and Official up to 21 days)
Rwanda (Entry visas are issued at any entry point)
Singapore
South Africa
Swaziland
Switzerland (Only Diplomatic and Official)
Tanzania
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey (Only Diplomatic and Official Passports)
United Kingdom
Venezuela (Only Diplomatic, Official and Service passports)
Zambia
Zimbabwe
*Only Official business visitors - attending workshops, seminars and official functions of the AU and the UNECA and other UN Organizations