Saturday, September 18, 2021

Visa & Passport Requirements for Namibia

AfricaNamibiaVisa & Passport Requirements for Namibia

Tourists are permitted to stay in Namibia for up to 90 days.

Foreign citizens from the countries/territories listed below do not need a visa to visit Namibia: Angola, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland

Visitors from countries other than those listed above must apply for a visa at the Namibian embassy in their home country or at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Private Bag 13200, Windhoek, +264 (0)61 292-9111, fax: +264 (0)61 22-3817.

If you need a visa to visit Namibia, you may be able to apply for one at a British embassy, high commission, or consulate in the nation where you legally live if no Namibian diplomatic post exists. The British embassies/consulates in Al Khobar, Jeddah, and Riyadh, for example, accept Namibian visa applications (this list is not exhaustive). A Namibian visa application costs £50 to complete at a British diplomatic post, with an additional £70 if the Namibian authorities need the visa application to be referred to them. Namibian authorities may also opt to charge you an extra fee if they communicate with you directly.

All tourists must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from their date of arrival into Namibia.

When flying to Namibia, you must have a return or onward AIR or BUS ticket; if you do not have one, the airline will not transport you (Air Namibia will notify you of this at check-in!). Intercape bus tickets may be purchased online. Intercape operates buses connecting Namibia with South Africa and Zambia.

They will not allow you in if you do not have a destination address, so be sure you have one.

Always double-check the dates on your passport, since unscrupulous officials have been known to stamp incorrect dates in order to penalize individuals for overstaying when they depart, and the penalties are exorbitant.