Application Process

The Mission is responsible for the promotion of bilateral relations between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus and Greece.

Please note that Application Process will only commence on receipt of your current passport with all required supporting documents at the Mission either by post or at the counter.

It is preferable to apply in a person at the High Commission, unless the applicant are residence of Ireland, Greece, Malta, Northern Ireland or Scotland.

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

 

What Documentation Do You Need?

Visa Application

Visa Application Form

Please read this before you apply

This is important - you must check with your travel agent before you apply,

Requirements

Diplomatic/Official Visas

  • Visa Application Form
  • Passport (Original and copy)
  • Current Passport Photo x1
  • Proof of flight bookings or means of transport
  • Note Verbale from the applicant's Diplomatic Mission/Organisation. This "Note Verbale" 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 finally the purposes and dates of the stay in Namibia;
  • Official invitation letter from Namibia

     

 

 

Holiday/Tourist Visas

  • Visa application Form
  • Passport (Original and copy). The passport must at least be Six (6) months validity from the returning date of entry and at least Three (3) or more blank pages;
  • Motivation letter
  • Current Passport Photo x1
  • Proof of flight bookings or means of transport
  • Travel Insurance
  • Invitation letter signed by inviter Proof of Namibian & Identity doc. or Proof of Accommodation bookings
  • if accompanied by minors, full birth certificates are required

     

 

 

Visa to Attend:

workshops only (not as facilitator)

Meetings only

Exploring of business opportunities

  • Visa application Form
  • Passport (Original and copy). The passport must at least be Six (6) months validity from the returning date of entry and at least Three (3) or more blank pages;
  • Current Passport Photo x1
  • Proof of flight bookings or means of transport
  • Motivation letter from your current company (employer)
  • Invitation letter from Namibian Company
  • if accompanied by minors, full birth certificates are required

     

 

 

Expedition/Sport

  • Visa application Form
  • Passport (Original and copy). The passport must at least be Six (6) months validity from the returning date of entry and at least Three (3) or more blank pages;
  • Current Passport Photo x1
  • Proof of flight bookings or means of transport
  • Motivation letter from your current company (employer)
  • Invitation letter from Namibian Company
  • if accompanied by minors, full birth certificates are required

     

   

Volunteer Visas

  • Visa application Form
  • Passport (Original and copy). The passport must at least be Six (6) months validity from the returning date of entry and at least Three (3) or more blank pages;
  • Current Passport Photo x1
  • Proof of flight bookings or means of transport
  • Travel Insurance
  • Invitation letter from Namibian Company
  • if accompanied by minors, full birth certificates are required

     

 

 

Media/Film

  • visit http://www.nfc.na/

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research

  • Visa application Form
  • Passport (Original and copy). The passport must at least be Six (6) months validity from the returning date of entry and at least Three (3) or more blank pages;
  • Current Passport Photo x1
  • Proof of flight bookings or means of transport
  • Motivation letter from your current company (employer)
  • Invitation letter from Namibian Company
  • if accompanied by minors, full birth certificates are required

     

 

 

 

Fees

TYPE OF VISA

SINGLE ENTRY FEE

MULTIPLE ENTRY FEE

Diplomatic

Gratis

Gratis

Tourist/Holiday

£60.00 + £35.00 = £95.00

£90.00 + £35.00 = £125.00

Business

£90.00 + £35.00 = £125.00

£120.00 + £35.00 = £155.00

Expedition/Sport

£50.00 + £35.00 = £85.00

£70.00 + £35.00 = £105.00

Volunteer

£30.00 + £35.00 = £65.00

£50.00 + £35.00 = £85.00

Research

£50.00 + £35.00 = £85.00

£70.00 + £35.00 = £105.00

FAQ

Q.  Why do I need a visa?

A.  To show you have permission to enter the country for the purpose you have stated.

Q.  Can I use an existing visa that is not out of date?

A.  Only if it is a multiple entry visa

Q.  How long does it take to get a visa?

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

 

 

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

Employment Permit - Renewal

Employment Permit Renewal

You will need to download both of the forms below.

Requirements

The requirements are included in the application forms.

Media Accreditation

Application for Media Accreditation

Requirements

Please see the form.

Permission to Film

Permission to Film in Namibia

Please read this before you apply

Permission to film in Namibia may be obtained through your local film service provider (recommended) or an application can be made using the relevant forms available from the Namibia Film Commission (http://www.nfc.na/filming-in-namibia/).

Bank Details:
Account name: Namibia Film Commission Secretariat
Bank name: First National Bank Namibia
Account number: 62086706515
Branch: Windhoek Commercial Suite
Branch code: 281-972
Swift code: FIRNNANX

Tax and Financial:
VAT charge on most goods and services procured in Namibia can be claimed back. Your local service provider will assist.

Film production or photography companies should obtain an ATA Carnet for their filming equipment before departure from country of residence.

For further information about filming in Namibia, including the required application forms and other relevant documents, please visit: http://www.nfc.na/filming-in-namibia/ 

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