Namibia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
Other EU Yes No/1 Yes
USA Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
Australian Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes


To enter Namibia, a passport valid for six months from date of entry with one blank page is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. If you require a visa, you must have at least three blank pages in your passport.


Visas for Namibia are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to three months if visiting Namibia on holiday except:

1. Nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, who do require a visa.

All visitors travelling to Namibia for business purposes require a visa. Business travellers from countries that have a visa exemption agreement with Namibia are issued a business visa on arrival, free of charge. Other business travellers must arrange a visa in advance.

Visa Note

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the high commission/embassy for visa requirements for Namibia.

Visa-exempt nationals may only stay in Namibia for a maximum of three months in a calendar year.

Types and Cost

Single-entry tourist visa: £60; multiple-entry tourist visa: £90.

Single-entry business visa: £90; multiple-entry business visa: £120. 

An additional administrative fee of £35 applies to all visa types.


Valid for up to three months, for stays of up to three months from the date of entry.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at high commission).

Temporary residence

If you plan to work or study in Namibia, you must obtain a temporary work or study permit from the high commission or embassy in your own country.

Working days

Visa processing takes three days.

Extension of stay

Three-month visa extensions are available from the Ministry of Home Affairs in Windhoek.

Entry with pets

You must obtain a permit to bring a pet into Namibia. You should submit your application no more than three days before your arrival date; forms are available from the high commission/embassy.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in Namibia

Telephone: (61) 274 800.

Namibian High Commission in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7636 6244.

Namibian Embassy in the USA

Telephone: (202) 986 0540.