Namibia Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Namibia, your passport should be valid for at least six months from your entry date and have at least one completely blank page.
If you require a visa, your passport must have at least three blank pages.
Parents travelling with children under 18 must show the original or certified copy of the unabridged birth certificate showing the details of both parents. If the child is travelling with one parent only, then a parental legalised consent affidavit signed by the absent parent is required.
Note *1: Not all EU nationals are exempted from visa requirements when travelling to Namibia. Nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia require a visa to visit Namibia.
Namibia allows nationals from 54 countries and territories to enter without a visa for the purpose of tourism for up to 90 days. These countries are Angola, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
In addition, holders of diplomatic and official passports from the following countries can also visit without a visa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Congo Brazzaville, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara), and Venezuela.
All visitors travelling to Namibia for business purposes, including doing volunteer work, require a visa, which must be applied before entering Namibia.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the nearest high commission/embassy for visa requirements for Namibia.
Although nationals from a visa-free country are allowed to stay for a maximum of 90 days, in practice, the immigration officers can grant you a period shorter than that. Before leaving the immigration desk, check that you have been given permission to stay in Namibia for the duration of your intended trip and your passport has a correctly dated entry stamp.
Types and Cost
For travellers applying in the UK, the following fees apply:
• Tourist visa: £95 for single-entry or £125 for multiple-entry.
• Volunteer visa: £65 for single-entry or £85 for multiple-entry.
• Business visa: £125 for single-entry or £155 for multiple-entry.
• An additional administrative fee of £35 applies to all visa types.
Usually for stays of up to 90 days from the date of entry.
Consulate or embassy.
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.
Visa processing takes three days.
Visa applicants must show bookings of flights and accommodation.
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. Contact the nearest high commission or embassy for further details.
This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.