Non-Namibian Nationals

Thank you for your interest in Namibia. Whether you want to visit as a tourist or to conduct business, please use the links below to obtain the information you need.

If the information or service you are seeking is not available below or on this website, please visit the consulate general or contact us at

Requirements for the Temporary Work or Study Permit

All applicants must submit the following:

  1. Duly filled and signed application form (3-1/0001) [PDF]
  2. Representation by Employer form (3-1/0002) [PDF]
  3. Radiological Report form (3-1/0004) [PDF]
  4. Medical Certificate form (3-1/0003) [PDF]
  5. Two (2) Passport size photos of applicant and accompanying spouse
  6. Highest Educational Qualifications and/or Certificates
  7. Previous Work Reference or Certificates of Service
  8. Police Clearance Certificate from Country of Origin (For applicants 18 and older)
  9. If married to a Namibian Citizen, Marriage Contract
  10. If position was advertised, a copy of Advertisement
  11. A letter from Namibian Company/Institution
  12. A letter from Company/Institution from which you are presently employed with
  13. Copy of valid Passport
  14. Deed of Surety application form (3-1/0005) [PDF]


  • An official translator must translate all documents or certificates into English.
  • All forms must be duly filled (clearly and legibly).
  • Submission of incomplete requirements will result to delay in application.
  • All permits are subject to the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs before entering Namibia; therefore applicants who acquired permits from the other Namibian Ministries or Institutions are still required to get an approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs for it to be acknowledged.

How long does it take?

In general the process takes 2 – 4 months. However, the speed at which your papers will be processed depends greatly on your ability to furnish the Consulate-General with all the proper documents. It is always recommended that you send your application material far in advance of when your need them and that you make copies of your records before sending them through the mail. All application forms must be sent directly to the Ministry of Home Affairs

Who are allowed to hold Dual Namibian Citizenship?

Dual Citizenship for Namibia [PDF]

Requirements for the Namibian Citizenship:

All applicants must submit the following:

Duly filled and signed application form [PDF]

By Decent
  1. Copy of abridge and full birth certificate applicant
  2. Copy of birth certificate (parent born in Namibia )
  3. Copy of Namibian Id (if in possession of such documents)
  4. Copy of Namibian ID (parent born in Namibia )
  5. Police Certificate of conduct from the country of origin
  6. Applicant over 16 years and above is needed.
By Marriage
  1. Applicant must have legal residence in Namibia as the spouse of a Namibian citizen for a period for at least 2 years.
  2. Copy of Marriage Certificate, Copy of Birth Certificate of spouse born in Namibia.
  3. Copy of Birth Certificate (applicant).
  4. Letter from the Receiver of Revenue confirming period of residence.
  5. Copy of Namibian ID (if in possession – above)
  6. Police Clearance from the country of origin and Namibia .
  7. Copy of Namibia ID spouse born in Namibia
  8. Passport copies of the applicant, Copy of applicant (s)
  9. Valid Permit e.g TRP, PRP and Work Permit Motivation letter from the spouse born in Namibia .
By Naturalisation

Qualified period: after five years legal residence Copy of permanent resident permit Police clearance certificate of country of origin and Namibia Medical report Letter from receiver of revenue confirming period of residence. Two character references. (letters from friends who has know you longer than 2 years. Job description of yourself and your spouse Copy of Namibian ID if you have one Copy of birth certificate.

By Registration

We have a Swart Case copy of Old Swart ID indicate country of birth and date of entry. Police certificate of conduct from Namibia and country of origin Herero – Bostwana Renunciation letter of Botswana citizenship Riemvasmakers & Topnaars Letter from the Riemvasmaak committee Copy of old SWA ID (if in possession of one) Namibia Police Certificate of Conduct Angolan They Qualify For Trp and Prp Copy of old SWA ID indicate country of birth and date of entry Namibia police certificate of conduct

What do I do with the completed documents?

Once you have all the required documents, please place them in one envelope and mail them to the following address:

The Consulate-General of the Republic of Namibia
31st Floor, Atterbury House
9 Riebeeck Street
Cape Town
Republic of South Africa

How long does it take?

The processing time is not certain and would depend on the Ministry of Home Affairs. Make sure to write an email address on the application form so that the Ministry can contact the applicant directly.

Please read the list of requirements carefully, a link to download this form is at the end of the requirements.


Permission to film in Namibia may be obtained through your local film service provider (recommended), or the following forms need to be completed (forms available for download at the bottom of this page):

  • Application form “Filming Permit in Namibia”
  • Any commercial filming or photography in Namibia needs to direct a request to the Namibian Film Commission three weeks before arrival by completing an application form and fax it to the Commission. An administrative fee of N$ 500 is payable to the Namibian Film Commission.
  • Application form for temporary work permit from the Ministry of Home Affairs, can also be done through your local service provider
  • All foreign crews working in Namibia must have valid temporary work permits to work on a film set in Namibia, even if it is for only one day.

Filming in National Parks

  • Application for the creation of visual, audio or audio visual recordings and professional photography in national parks from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and once again your local service provider can facilitate this process.

Filming of Minority Groups

  • Application for permission to film or photograph minority groups from Legal Assistance Center (

Completion of Film Project

  • Location Production Expenditure Report
    All film production companies are requested to complete a Location Production Expenditure Report after completion of filming. The report serves the Film Commission as feedback and support.
  • Two edited copies of the finished product for our archives
    For record purposes we request to provide us with two copies of the finished product which should to be directed to the Namibia Film Commission.

Bank Details

Account name: Namibia Film Commission Secretariat
Bank name: First National Bank Namibia
Account number: 62086706515
Branch: Windhoek Commercial Suite
Branch code: 281-927
Swift code: FIRNNANX

Tax and Financial

  • VAT charge on most goods and services procured in Namibia can be claimed back. Your local service provider will assist.
  • Film production or photography companies should obtain an ATA Carnet for their filming equipment before departure from country of residence.

For more information, you check the Namibia Film Commission website


Click here to download the Filming Permit [PDF]
Click here to download the Temporary Work Visa [PDF]
Click here to download the Financial Expenditure Report [PDF]
Click here to download the Ministry of Tourism Application Form [PDF]