Applying for Certificate of Fitness

Applying for Certificate of Fitness

Description of service

Business owners operating in Windhoek are required by legislation to register for Certificate of Fitness/Registration for their businesses and to renew their registration annually.

Business owners can now register via the following options:

1. Online application . Please click here and follow the instruction to complete your application.

2. For over the counter application. Click here for an application form.

Business owners are required to visit the Customer Care Centre to submit the completed application form. Click here for requirement for each nature.

Documents to be submitted at our counter


  • Identification document/valid passport; valid working permit or permanent residence document for Non-Namibians

  • Proof of Company Registration from BIPA

  • Lease Agreement/Proof of ownership

  • Medical Certificate of food handlers

Click here for Certificate of Fitness/Registration procedure.

Service Hours


Monday – Friday (excluding public holiday)

0800 – 1600 hrs

Service Turnaround time


10 working days 

Service Fee


Click here. Payable after all inspections

Contact Person


Ms Mary-Anne Kahitu-Chief Health Services

Tel:  +264 61 290 2485

Fax: +261 61 290 2192/2056


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Brendan Simbwaye Square, Block B Cnr. Dr. Kenneth Kaunda & Goethe Streets   |   +264 61 283 7335 / +264 61 283 7314

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