Namibia Work Visa and Business Visas

namibia work visaDo you have to send employees in Namibia or set up operations in Namibia? Then you’ll need a Namibia work visa or business visa.

Intergate Africa can help either way. Intergate Africa is one of Africa’s premier immigration companies. Based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, our representatives are all over Africa, including Namibia.

Work visas

A Namibian work visa grants employment authorisation to foreign nationals. The visa will specify the following:

  • Time period allocated for the specific activity.
  • Description of the persons authorised to work.
  • Employer details.
  • The foreign national’s professional occupation.

The main visa categories are Short Term visas and Long Term visas:

Short Term visas

A Short Term visa is valid for 90 days and can be extended once more. The applicant may apply while outside of Namibia.

Please note: 

It is important that the applicant has a tertiary qualification  in line with their occupation. Namibia’s Department of Home Affairs insists on this.

Long Term visas

A Long Term visa is for foreign nationals who want to work in Namibia for 7 months or longer. These visas are usually issued for between 1 and 2 years.

Please note:

The Namibian employer has to be able to prove that all reasonable efforts were made to first employ a Namibian national. For this reason the position has to be advertised in a local Namibian newspaper.

Namibian business visas

A Namibian business visa is intented for persons who travel to Namibia to attend:

  • Business prospection missions.
  • Business meetings.
  • Conferences.
  • Seminars.
  • Corporate events.
  • Official government visits.
  • Expos.
  • Trade fairs.
  • Short training courses (no longer than 90 days).

A business visa does not allow the holder to:

  • Take up any employment in Namibia.
  • Do on-site work at a third party.
  • Take on any activity where remuneration is received.

Namibian immigration regulations state that business visas are single entry visas valid for a maximum of up to 90 days per annum. However, practice shows that business visas are usually only issued for 14 days at a time.

Contact us today to get started on a Namibia work visa

If you would like to know more about work or business visas for Namibia, please contact us:

Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275

One of our African immigration specialists will be available to answer all your questions and set up a consultation.

You could also send us an enquiry and we will contact you instead. You can be sure of a quick response and expert advice.

*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep this information up to date, regulations and requirements for Namibia are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.