What is a visa?

A visa it's a document which, attached to a passport, indicates that the holder is authorized to enter, leave or stay for a period of time in a particular country. There are two kinds of visa: Business Visa and Tourism Visa.

Business Visa

All visitors travelling to Namibia for business purposes need a visa prior to travel. The Business Visa in Namibia is defined as the visa issued to people looking for:

  • Prospects to set up formal business in Namibia;
  • Exploratory or fact-finding business missions;
  • Business people attending meetings at subsidiaries of their parent companies;
  • Official government visits;
  • Attending conferences, corporate events (not work) and meetings for which no remuneration is received;
  • Charities, voluntary and expedition missions;
  • Attending short training courses (not more than 90 days), sports events, expositions and trade fairs.

Tourism Visa

Nationals from the countries listed below are not required to obtain visas to travel to Namibia on holiday for visits shorter than three months:

Angola, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, EUA, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau (SAR), Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, UK, Zambia and Zimbabwe.