Visa Requirements

Citizens of countries whom Namibia has VISA Exemption Agreements with are not required to obtain a visa and will be allowed to enter into Namibia and get Visitor´s Entry Permit (VEP) endorsement stamps at the Port of entry for the following reasons:
  • Holiday/Vacation;
  • Visiting friends or relatives;
  • Attending workshops (Not as Facilitator);
  • Attending meetings;
  • Exploring of business opportunities;
  • Medical treatment;
  • and Any other purpose other than employment of any kind
Please note:
  • All visitors travelling to Namibia for business must obtain a visa. For example, a visitor who wants to work at their subsidiary companies, give training to local staff, conduct audits of their companies, volunteer work of any kind etc. is required to apply for employment permit/work visas in terms of section 27 of Immigration Control Act regardless of whether they are citizens of countries which are exempted.
  • Work/Study/Research visas must be applied at the Ministry of Home Affairs. Check their website for more information
The following countries have VISA Exemption Agreements with Namibia:
* Only Diplomatic, Official and Service passports
** Only Official and Diplomatic passport holders up to 3 months
Angola India** Portugal
Armenia Ireland Russian Federation
Australia Italy Seychelles
Austria Japan Singapore
Azerbaijan Kazakhstan South Africa
Belarus Kenya Spain
Belgium Kyrgyzstan Swaziland
Botswana Lesotho Sweden
Brazil Liechtenstein Switzerland
Canada Luxembourg Tajikistan
Congo Brazzaville* Macau (SAR) Tanzania
Cuba Malawi Turkmenistan
Denmark Malaysia Ukraine
Finland Mauritius United Kingdom
France Moldova United States of America
Germany Mozambique Uzbekistan
Ghana* Netherlands Venezuela*
Hong Kong New Zealand Zambia
Iceland Norway Zimbabwe

Visa Requirements for Namibians Traveling Abroad

Namibians ARE NOT required to obtain a visa when traveling as tourists to the countries listed below:
The following countries have VISA Exemption Agreements with Namibia:
*Only Official business visitors – attending workshops, seminars and official functions of the AU and the UNECA and other UN Organizations
Angola India(Only Diplomatic and Official Passports are exempted up to 3 months) South Africa
Bahamas Kenya Swaziland
Botswana Lesotho Switzerland
Brazil (Only for Tourist visa, When traveling on Official and Business trips, visa is required) Macau (SAR) Tanzania
Congo Brazzaville (Only Diplomatic, Official and Service passports) Malawi Trinidad & Tobago
Cuba Malaysia Turkey (Only Diplomatic and Official Passports)
Ethiopia (Only Official business visitors*) Mauritius United Kingdom
France (Only Diplomatic Passport are exempted for 3 months) Mozambique Venezuela (Only Diplomatic and Official Passports)
Ghana (Only Diplomatic, Official and Service passports) Philippines (Only Diplomatic and Official up to 21 days) Zambia
Germany (Only Diplomatic passports) Rwanda (Entry visas are issued at any entry point) Zimbabwe
Hong Kong (SAR) Singapore
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