Namibia Visa and Passport Requirements

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

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Passports

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

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 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.

Types and cost

Single-entry visas: £30 (three-day processing) or £50 (same-day processing); multiple-entry visa: £60 (three-day processing) or £80 (same-day processing).

Validity

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, with same-day processing available for an additional fee.

Sufficient funds

While tourists are rarely required to prove they have enough money to see them through their trip, those applying for visas must be able to show officials that they have enough to support themselves for the duration of their stay in Namibia.

Entry documents

A valid passport is required and a yellow fever vaccination certificate, should you be entering from a country where the disease is prevalent.

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. Website: http://www.gov.uk Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800-1300 and 1400-1700; Fri 0800-1200.
Namibian High Commission in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7636 6244. Website: http://www.namibiahc.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Namibian Embassy in the USA
Telephone: (202) 986 0540. Website: http://www.namibianembassyusa.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1600.

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