For you to travel to Namibia for tourism or any other business, you need to obtain a visa. For our purposes, we'll focus on how you can get a visitors/ordinary visa that caters to the interests of tourism.
From the biggest sand dunes, to the rich wildlife, the history and culture, you will find that there is so much you can do and enjoy in Namibia.
Unless your country is indicated as a visa-exempt county, you will need to obtain a visa before you can enter Namibia. Some countries' citizens are able to get a visa on arrival at any of the land ports of entry or the airport.
Namibia Visa Requirements
- Completed and signed application form
- Passport with at least 6 months validity beyond your intended visit.
- 2 passport-type photographs (should be recent)
- Self-addressed pre-paid mail envelope
- Visa fees (cash included with documents)
- A letter stating the nature of your visit
- complete flight itinerary
- Proof of adequate funds
- Invitation letter from Namibian resident.
- Hotel reservation or tour/safari confirmation
Namibia Visa Fee
Depending on whether you will be entering Namibia once or several times, you will end up paying the following visa fees. The visas are valid for a period of 3 months.
- 50 USD for a single entry.
- 100 USD for multiple entries.
Namibia Visa Process
Namibia's Visa process is a manual one. The required documents can be obtained and mailed (not e-mail) to your nearby local embassy.
The processing then takes around 3 working days and the documents can be mailed back to you using the included self-addressed and pre-paid envelope.
Citizens of visa-exempt countries do need to apply. They can simply travel to Namibia with a valid passport and the other necessary requirements for presenting at the port of entry.
Namibia Visa Exemption
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Citizens of the following countries can visit Namibia without needing a visa.
Namibia Visa On Arrival
The citizens of the following countries can apply for a visa on arrival. This only applies to visitors visas and other visa types (for example business) have to follow the above procedure.
Visitors can get their visas on arrival that last up to 3 months/90 days.
|Bulgaria||Czech Republic||Madagascar||South Korea|
|Central African Republic||Guinea||Rwanda||United Arab Emirates|
|Chad||Guinea-Bissau||São Tomé and Príncipe||Venezuela|
Here are some things to have in mind if you are travelling with children below the age of 18 years.
- A valid passport with at least 6 months of validity
- An unabridged birth certificate showing the names of both parents
- If traveling with one parent - signed consent of the other parent/guardian
- If traveling with neither parents - signed consent by both parents guaranteeing temporary guardianship is needed
- The government of Namibia reserves the right to grant or deny you a visa of entry.
- Possession of visa is not the final authority/guarantee to enter Namibia
- Visa processing fees are non-refundable
- Visa exemption terms can be changed at any time, make sure to confirm with a government source before you travel.
There is so much to see and do in Namibia that you should prepare your visa ahead of time such that your focus can be directed to the endless attractions.
While the process of getting your visa is somewhat manual, you will forget all about that once you set foot in Namibia and meet the people, see the sights and feel the vastness.
We try to make sure that this information is current, relevant, and correct at all times. Since the visa terms can be changed at any time without prior information to us, we advise that you always confirm with an official government body before you apply.
This is to make sure you provide all the right information at once.