Namibia Entry Requirements

Namibia Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes 1 Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Germany Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay and contain at least 2 free pages. Note: The passport must be in perfect condition.

Visa information

Generally required, with the exception of citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for a tourist stay (no contracts, no unpaid activities such as internships, study visits, voluntary services, no renting of rooms, banking transactions, etc.) of up to 3 months who receive a “Visitors Entry Permit” free of charge upon entry: EU countries and Switzerland ([1] exceptions: nationals of Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Cyprus require a visa). Note: The actually approved length of stay varies and must be checked immediately upon entry.

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Germany, Austria and Switzerland The following visa fees apply to nationals who require a visa and who have a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland that is valid for at least 6 months when leaving Namibia. Tourist visa: €80 (single entry), €130 (double entry); Business visa: €105; Express visa: €220.

Visa types and costs

Including entry and transit visas.


Tourist Visa: Up to 3 months. An extension (max. 90 days) is possible and should be applied for in good time from the Ministry of the Interior (Ministry of Home Affairs, Cohen Building, Casino Street, Private Bag 13200. NA-Windhoek. Tel: (061) 292 21 11). Attention: Anyone who exceeds their length of stay (even unintentionally) must expect drastic penalties. In person or by post to the consular section of the embassy (see contact addresses).

Application required

Tourist Visa (a) 2 application forms. (b) 3 passport photos. (c) Passport valid for at least six months beyond stay and containing at least two blank pages. (d) Return ticket (copy). (e) Fee (by bank transfer). (f) Proof of Accommodation. (g) sufficient financial resources, which must be proven by the last three bank statements. (h) in the case of private accommodation: written invitation and a copy of the inviting party’s identity card. When applying by post, a stamped, registered return envelope must be enclosed. All documents must be translated into English.

Temporary Residence

Inquiries to the consular representations (see contact addresses).

Processing time

Depending on the type of visa, tourist visa approx. 2 weeks (5 days for normal processing and 2 days for express issuance in Berlin). Inquiries to the consular representations (see contact addresses). Letter of approval for business travelers (issued by the Ministry of the Interior in Windhoek): 7 consular working days.

Extension of stay

An extension of the visa can be applied for at the Ministry of the Interior (address see period of validity) or at the responsible Namibian representation.

Entry with children

Note: All travel documents must contain at least two blank pages and be in perfect condition. German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Minors under the age of 18 must carry an international birth certificate or a certified English translation of the birth certificate upon entry and exit. Both parents must be listed on the birth certificate. Since June 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

Strict regulations apply to the import of dogs and cats. Pets are not allowed in Namibian wildlife sanctuaries and reserves. Import permit applications and further information are available from Namibian embassies.

Namibia Entry Requirements