Do I Need a Tourist Visa or an Employment Permit?
All citizens of countries whom we have VISA Exemption Agreements 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:
- 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
NB!!All visitors travelling to Namibia for business to work at their subsidiary companies, for example, give training to local staff, conduct audits of their companies, volunteer work of any kind etc. are 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 www.mha.gov.na.
The following countries have VISA Exemption Agreements with Namibia:
United States of America
* Only Diplomatic/Official and Service passports
** Only Official and Diplomatic passport holders up to 3 months
*** Only Diplomatic and Official passports
Visa Requirements for Namibians Traveling Abroad
Namibians ARE NOT required to obtain a visa when traveling as tourists to the countries listed below:
Congo Brazzaville (Only Diplomatic/Official and Service passports)
France (Only Diplomatic Passport are exempted for 3 months)
Ghana (Only Diplomatic/Official and Service passports)
Germany ( Only Diplomatic passports)
Hong Kong (SAR)
India (Only Diplomatic and Official Passports are exempted up to 3 months)
Philippines (Only Diplomatic and Official up to 21 days)
Rwanda (Entry visas are issued at any entry point)
Switzerland (Only Diplomatic and Official)
Trinidad & Tobago
Venezuela (Only Diplomatic/Official and Service passports)
* Only Official business visitors - attending workshops, seminars and official functions of the AU and the UNECA and other UN Organizations
Kindly take note that Namibians ARE required to obtain a visa to travel to Canada.