Application for Birth Certificate

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What documents do I need when applying for the notification of birth and birth registration?

  1. Duly filled application form [PDF]
  2. Certified copies of legal documents showing proof of Namibian descent
  3. Application Fee of US$40.00 (money order or certified check – personal checks are not accepted)
  4. A self-addressed, pre-paid envelope (should have a tracking no.) for the return of your document

What documents do I need when applying for a duplicate or full birth certificate?

  1. Duly filled application form [PDF]
  2. Certified copies of legal documents showing proof of Namibian descent
  3. Application fee of of US$20.00 (money order or certified check – personal checks are not accepted)
  4. A self-addressed, pre-paid envelope (should have a tracking number) for the return of your document

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 Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in Washington, DC
Attn: Consular Section
1605 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009


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 Embassy 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.