Namibia Visa

Namibia is a beautiful country worth visiting. The country is known for its beautiful and unique places and its unique culture.

Foreigners who want to visit the incredible country of Namibia and need to know more about the visa policy, requirements, duration, visa types and processing time can read the article below.

Who Needs a Visa for Namibia?

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter and stay in Namibia for three months within one year:

  • Angola
  • Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Armenia
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Australia
  • Jamaica
  • Seychelles
  • Austria
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • South Africa
  • Belarus
  • Kenya
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Sweden
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Switzerland
  • Brazil
  • Liechtenstein
  • Tajikistan
  • Canada
  • Luxembourg
  • Turkmenistan
  • Cuba
  • Macau
  • Tanzania
  • Denmark
  • Malaysia
  • United Kingdom
  • Eswatini
  • Malawi
  • United States
  • Finland
  • Mauritius
  • Uzbekistan
  • France
  • Moldova
  • Ukraine
  • Germany
  • Mozambique
  • Zambia
  • Hong Kong
  • Netherlands
  • Zimbabwe
  • Iceland
  • New Zealand
  • Indonesia
  • Norway

Other Visa Exemptions

  • Official, diplomatic, or service passport holders of the countries listed below do not need a visa to enter Namibia:
  • Ghana
  • Republic of the Congo
  • India
  • Nigeria
  • Poland
  • Rwanda
  • Turkey
  • Venezuela
  • African holders of diplomatic or official passports are exempted from the requirements of a Namibia visa.

How to Apply for a Namibia Visa?

  • There are two options for how to apply for a Namibia Visa:
  • Apply at the port of entry.
  • Apply at the embassy of Namibia.
  • Apply at the Port of Entry

Citizens of the following countries who want to apply for a visa on arrival must submit the required documents at the Hosea Kutako International Airport or Walvis Bay Airport:

  • Benin
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Bulgaria
  • Eritrea
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Burkina Faso
  • Gabon
  • Sierra Leone
  • Burundi
  • Gambia
  • Slovakia
  • Cambodia
  • Guinea
  • South Korea
  • Cameroon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Thailand
  • Central African Republic
  • Hungary
  • Togo
  • Chad
  • Liberia
  • Tunisia
  • Chile
  • Madagascar
  • Turkey
  • Cabo Verde
  • Mexico
  • Uganda
  • Comoros
  • Nicaragua
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Ivory Coast
  • Nigeria
  • Venezuela
  • Czechia
  • Poland
  • Vietnam
  • Djibouti
  • Romania

A visa on arrival is valid for three months and the cost of it is $1000.
Apply at the Embassy of Namibia
Foreign citizens who can not apply for a visa at the Namibia port of entry can apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate of Namibia. For example, citizens of the following countries can apply at the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in Washington, DC.

  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • United States
  • To apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate of Namibia, follow these instructions:
  1. Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Namibia in your home country and book a visa appointment.
  2. Fill out the Namibia visa application form and sign it at the end.
  3. Gather all the required documents. See ‘Namibia Visa Requirements’ for further information.
  4. Submit the required documents to the embassy or consulate of Namibia.
  5. Finish the applicable visa fee payment and attach the receipt of the payment to your visa application form.
  6. Wait until you receive a response from the embassy or consulate.

Namibia Visa Requirements

  • Applicants who want to apply for a Namibia visa must submit the following documents:
  • A fully completed and signed Namibia visa application form.
  • A passport valid for at least six months after the return date. The passport must have at least three blank pages.
  • Booked / Confirmed Flight Itinerary
  • An accommodation proof for your stay in Namibia ; such as hotel reservation, rental agreement, or letter of invitation.
  • A bank statement proving that the applicant is financially stable and can financially support themselves while in Namibia.
  • A business letter stating the purpose of your visit (if applicable).
  • A fee payment receipt. This document must prove that the applicant has finished the requested visa fee payment.
  • Attach two passport-sized photos. The photos must be taken within the last three months and in color.
  • A letter of invitation from a friend or a family member residing in Namibia.
  • All documents must be translated into English.
  • Note: The embassy or consulate of Namibia can request other additional documents to support your visa application, depending on the type of visa you are applying for.
  • Namibia Visa Processing Time
  • The processing time for a Namibia tourist visa is three days. The embassy or consulate of Namibia can extend the processing time if there is any missing or incorrect information in your visa application form.
  • Duration of a Namibia Visa
  • The duration of a Namibia visa depends on the type of visa you are applying for. For example:
  • A single entry visa allows its holder to enter Namibia once and stay in the country for 90 days within 180 days.
  • A multiple entry visa allows its holder to enter Namibia multiple times during 90 days within 180 days.
  • Applicants who want to stay longer than the time issued can apply for a visa extension at the Immigration Department in Namibia.
  • Namibia Visa Fees
  • The Namibia visa fee depends on several factors, such as:
  • The visa type you are applying for.
  • Your age.
  • The country you are applying from.
  • The purpose of your visit to the country.
  • For further information regarding the visa application fee payment.

Namibia Visa Types

  • Official visa. An official visa is issued to the applicant with a diplomatic or official passport.
  • Temporary work visa. A temporary work visa is issued to applicants who want to enter the country and work for a temporary period.
  • Tourist visa. A tourist visa is issued to applicants who want to visit the country for tourism and sightseeing purposes.
  • Business visa. A business visa is issued to foreigners who need to enter the country for business purposes, such as business meetings.
  • Student visa. A student visa is issued to international students who want to study in Namibia.
  • For further information regarding Namibia, and visa types, contact the embassy or consulate of Namibia.

Why Should You Visit Namibia?

  • Here are a few places you must visit while in the beautiful Republic of Namibia:
  • Sossusvlei
  • Sossusvlei is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Namibia. The Sossusvlei is located in Africa (the Namib Naukluft National Park). The Sossusvlei of different called the ‘dead end marsh’, is where the dunes come together to prevent the Tsauchab River from flowing further.
  • National Park of Etosha
  • The National Park of Etosha offers an incredible variety of wildlife and an unforgettable experience for those who visit it. You can go there in a regular sedan car and find different restaurants and accommodation places there. The park has many unique things and different characteristics, such as a large salt pan that can be seen from space.
  • The Fish River Canyon
  • The Fish River Canyon is considered one of the best places to view Namibia’s raw power of nature. It is 27 kilometres wide, 550 metres deep and 160 kilometres long. The Fish River Canyon is the Grand Canyon of Africa.
  • Kolmanskop
  • The Kolmanskop is a ghost town abandoned for many years. This place is considered a good tourist destination for foreigners interested in these places.