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Passport - New & Renew

Application for New Passport & Renewal

Please read this before you apply

All applications must be made in person, without exception.   

All applicants 14 years and above are required to sign their applications infront of a Commissioner of Oath at the High Commission of the Republic of Namibia.

There is no online application form.

The Consular Section is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday to Thursday ONLY!!.

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR A NEW NAMIBIAN PASSPORT

  • Duly filled-in application form. (Forms are only available at the High Commission.)
  • Two colour passport-size photos, signed by the Applicant on the back..
  • Copy of Your current passport.
  • A good quality photocopy of the personal page of your current passport.
  • A good quality photocopy of your Namibian Birth Certificate.
  • A good quality photocopy of both sides of your Namibian Identity Document (ID).
  • A good quality photocopy of your Namibian Citizenship Certificate (if applicant was born outside Namibia).
  • A good quality photocopy of your Marriage Certificate (if applicable).
  • A copy of Divorce certificate when changing to maidan name.
  • If your passport is lost or stolen, you must report this to your local police. You should obtain a document from them to say that the passport has been reported missing, and submit this document when you apply for a new passport.

NB! Passport photo:

  • Size: 45mm x 35mm
  • White Background
  • No reflection on eyes, for those who wears spectacles (or remove the spectacles)
  • No hair/fringe on forehead
  • No Earrings (for Men)
  • No cornrows or platting of hair (for Men)
  • Ears, neck and shoulders clearly appears

 

 

Fees

Fees for Passport Renewal

The standard Application Fee is £20.00.  

If the passport is damaged, or lost, or will expire in less than a month, the fee is £40.00.

All applicants must deposit the appropriate fee at the Bank Account of the High Commission, before submitting their Application.  Individual payment should be made for each applicant and a reciept should be submitted with the application. COMBINED PAYMENT RECIEPT IS NOT ACCEPTED (i.e. Family or group)

The details of the Bank Account for Visa and Consular Fees are as follows:

Account Name:                        Namibia High Commission
Bank Name:                            Barclays Bank
Account No.:                           00473545
Sort Code:                              20-36-47
 

Namibian Citizenship

Application for Namibian Citizenship

Please read this before you apply

What Namibia’s Constitution says about citizenship:

(1)

The following persons shall be citizens of Namibia by birth: 

 

(a)

those born in Namibia before the date of Independence whose fathers or mothers would have been Namibian citizens at the time of the birth of such persons, if this Constitution had been in force at that time; and

 

(b)

those born in Namibia before the date of Independence, who are not Namibian citizens under Sub-Article (a) hereof, and whose fathers or mothers were ordinarily resident in Namibia at the time of the birth of such persons: provided that their fathers or mothers were not then persons:

 

 

(aa)

who were enjoying diplomatic immunity in Namibia under any law relating to diplomatic privileges; or 

 

 

(bb)

who were career representatives of another country; or

 

 

(cc)

who were members of any police, military or security unit seconded for service within Namibia by the Government of another country: provided further that this Sub-Article shall not apply to persons claiming citizenship of Namibia by birth if such persons were ordinarily resident in Namibia at the date of Independence and had been so resident for a continuous period of not less than five (5) years prior to such date, or if the fathers or mothers of such persons claiming citizenship were ordinarily resident in Namibia at the date of the birth of such persons and had been so resident for a continuous period of not less than five (5) years prior to such date;

 

(c)

those born in Namibia after the date of Independence whose fathers or mothers are Namibian citizens at the time of the birth of such persons;

 

(d)

those born in Namibia after the date of Independence who do not qualify for citizenship under Sub-Article (c) hereof, and whose fathers or mothers are ordinarily resident in Namibia at the time of the birth of such persons: provided that their fathers or mothers are not then persons:

 

 

(aa)

enjoying diplomatic immunity in Namibia under any law relating to diplomatic privileges; or

 

 

(bb)

who are career representatives of another country; or

 

 

(cc)

who are members of any police, military or security unit seconded for service within Namibia by the Government of another country; or

 

 

(dd)

who are illegal immigrants:

 

 

provided further that Sub-Articles (aa), (bb), (cc) and (dd) hereof will not apply to children who would otherwise be stateless.

(2)

The following persons shall be citizens of Namibia by descent: 

 

(a)

those who are not Namibian citizens under Sub-Article (1) hereof and whose fathers or mothers at the time of the birth of such persons are citizens of Namibia or whose fathers or mothers would have qualified for Namibian citizenship by birth under Sub-Article (1) hereof, if this Constitution had been in force at that time; and

 

(b)

who comply with such requirements as to registration of citizenship as may be required by Act of Parliament: provided that nothing in this Constitution shall preclude Parliament from enacting legislation which requires the birth of such persons born after the date of Independence to be registered within a specific time either in Namibia or at an embassy, consulate or office of a trade representative of the Government of Namibia.

(3)

The following persons shall be citizens of Namibia by marriage:

 

(a)

those who are not Namibian citizens under Sub-Article (1) or (2) hereof and who:

 

 

(aa)

in good faith marry a Namibian citizen or, prior to the coming into force of this Constitution, in good faith married a person who would have qualified for Namibian citizenship if this Constitution had been in force; and

 

 

(bb)

subsequent to such marriage have ordinarily resided in Namibia as the spouse of such person for a period of not less than two (2) years; and

 

 

(cc)

apply to become citizens of Namibia;

 

(b)

for the purposes of this Sub-Article (and without derogating from any effect that it may have for any other purposes) a marriage by customary law shall be deemed to be a marriage: provided that nothing in this Constitution shall preclude Parliament from enacting legislation which defines the requirements which need to be satisfied for a marriage by customary law to be recognised as such for the purposes of this Sub-Article.

(4)

Citizenship by registration may be claimed by persons who are not Namibian citizens under Sub-Articles (1), (2) or (3) hereof and who were ordinarily resident in Namibia at the date of Independence, and had been so resident for a continuous period of not less than five (5) years prior to such date: provided that application for Namibian citizenship under this Sub-Article is made within a period of twelve (12) months from the date of Independence, and prior to making such application, such persons renounce the citizenship of any other country of which they are citizens.

(5)

Citizenship by naturalisation may be applied for by persons who are not Namibian citizens under Sub-Articles(1), (2), (3) or (4) hereof and who:

 

(a)

are ordinarily resident in Namibia at the time when the application for naturalisation is made; and

 

(b)

have been so resident in Namibia for a continuous period of not less than five (5) years (whether before or after the date of Independence); and

 

(c)

satisfy any other criteria pertaining to health, morality, security or legality of residence as may be prescribed by law.

(6)

Nothing contained herein shall preclude Parliament from authorizing by law the conferment of Namibian citizenship upon any fit and proper person by virtue of any special skill or experience or commitment to or services rendered to the Namibian nation either before or at any time after the date of Independence.

(7)

Namibian citizenship shall be lost by persons who renounce their Namibian citizenship by voluntarily signing a formal declaration to that effect.

(8)

Nothing in this Constitution shall preclude Parliament from enacting legislation providing for the loss of Namibian citizenship by persons who, after the date of Independence:

 

(a)

have acquired the citizenship of any other country by any voluntary act; or

 

(b)

 have served or volunteered to serve in the armed or security forces of any other country without the written permission of the Namibian Government; or

 

(c)

have taken up permanent residence in any other country and have absented themselves thereafter from Namibia for a period in excess of two (2) years without the written permission of the Namibian Government:

 

provided that no person who is a citizen of Namibia by birth or descent may be deprived of Namibian citizenship by such legislation.

(9)

Parliament shall be entitled to make further laws not inconsistent with this Constitution regulating the acquisition or loss of Namibian citizenship.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR NAMIBIAN CITIZENSHIP FOR CHILDREN BORN BY NAMIBIAN PAREMT/S ABROAD

Child

  • Completed application form;
  • Copy of the birth certificates of child;
  • One of the biological parents of the Minor should make the application IN PERSON.

Namibian Parent/s

  • Copy of Namibian Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Namibian Identity document
  • Copy of current Passport

None Namibian Parent

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Identity document
  • Copy of current Passport
  • Written letter of consent (signed and dated)
  • None Namibian parent MUST subnit a letter of consent and all above mentioned documents.
  • Certified copies of legal documents indicating proof of Namibian descent

 

 

Certificate of Identity

Application for Certificate of Identity

Please read this before you apply

The Mission can ONLY facilitate on Duplicate Applicaiton of IDs (Lost or Damaged)

Requirements

  • Good Quality Copy of ID (If applicable)
  • Good Quality Copy of Nmaibian Birth Certificate
  • Good Quality Copy of Namibian Citizenship Certifiacate
  • Good Quality Copy of Current Namibian Passport
  • Decleration letter
  • Payment Receipt (see fee)

 

Fees

Payment of £5.00

Police Clearance Certificate

Police Clearance Certificate

There is no form available to download at present.  Please see below for further details.

Requirements

  • Written request for a Police Clearance Certificate stating the name, date of birth, place of birth, date and length of stay and place where the person lived while in Namibia
  • One colour passport-sized photo
  • Photocopy of passport
  • A set of fingerprints* obtained from the Metropolitan Police
  • Payment of £10.00 (cash or postal order)
  • Self-addressed, pre-paid envelope for the return of your document

* Fingerprints appointments with the Metropolitan Police can be made via this number:

Tel: 02072302099

Office Hours: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
08:30 – 12:30
13:30 – 15:00

Fees

The Fee for a Police Clearance Certificate is £10.00. 

From 1st September 2012, all applicants must deposit the fee at the Bank Account of the High Commission, before applying for a Police Clearance Certificate. They should then submit the receipt (which must be stamped by the bank) with their Application Forms. The details of the Bank Account for Visa and Consular Fees are as follows:

Account Name:                        Namibia High Commission
Bank Name:                             Barclays Bank
Account No.:                           00473545
Sort Code:                               20-36-47

Late Registration of Birth

Application for Late Registration of Birth

(The live site seems to have the same forms for both items)

Please read this before you apply

Please read the list of requirements carefully, a link to download this form is at the end of the requirements.

Requirements

Duly filled application form;

Certified copies of legal documents showing proof of Namibian descent;

Self-addressed, pre-paid envelope (should have a tracking nr.) for the return of your document.

Emergency Travel Documents

Emergency Travel Documents

Please read this before you apply

Emergency Travel Document is to return to Namibia ONLY!!

Requirements

Duly filled application form in CAPITAL print; (Black ink)

photocopy of passport, ( only if damaged or expired);

Two (2) colour passport-size photographs;

Copy of Birth Certificate;

Copy of police report in case of lost passport;

Copy of flight ticket;

Copy of Namibian ID. 

The Emergency Travel Certificate is only valid for five days from the date of issue including weekends and public holidays. Hence, all applicants are STRONGLY advised to apply for an Emergency Travel Certificate at least two (2) days prior to travel date.

Requirements for a Minor born in the UK, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus and Greece.

  • Copy of flight ticket;
  • Copy of the passports of parents;
  • Copy of the birth certificates of parents;
  • Copy of Namibian Identity document of parents. If either parent is not a Namibian citizen, a copy of the Namibian parent should still be provided;
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate; (None Namibian parent
  • Two (2) colour passport-size photographs;
  • Biological parents of the Minor should make the application IN PERSON.
  • None Namibian parent MUST subnit a letter of consent and all above mentioned documents.

Note: Consent by both parents or guardian in respect of minors:

  • Consent: Minors must produce the written consent of both their parents or their guardians, as the case may be, before they may be granted an ETC. The required consent, with certain exceptions, by the parents or guardians must be submitted to the High Commission in WRITING.

Exceptions: If one of the parents is deceased, this fact must be stated. Where the consent is given by the guardian the circumstances of guardianship are to be stated. If, as a result of special circumstances (e.g. the absence of a parent) it is not possible to complete the certificate, written consent in some other form (e.g. a letter from the absent parent) will be accepted. If a parent(or guardian) withholds his/her consent or if for some sound reason such consent cannot be obtained an explanation should accompany the application. Any court order in respect of the custody of the child must be forwarded with the explanation. Each case will be considered on its own merits.

Fees

The fee for an Emergency Travel Document is £15.00. 

From 1st September 2012, all applicants must deposit the fee at the Bank Account of the High Commission, before applying for an Emergency Travel Document. They should then submit the receipt (which must be stamped by the bank) with their Application Form.

The details of the Bank Account for Visa and Consular Fees are as follows:

Account Name:  Namibia High Commission
Bank Name: Barclays Bank
Account No.:  00473545
Sort Code:  20-36-47

Veterinary Import

Application for Veterinary Import Permit for Animals Animal Products into Namibia

Clarification on Firearms Policy

Clarification on Policy on Bringing Firearms into Namibia