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Applying for Employment Permit or Work Visa

Applying For Employment Permit

Description of service

This service is for  Non-Namibians only who wish to obtain an employment permits / VISA. This service is offered by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration.

To apply, use one of the options below:

  1. Click here to visit our NamBizOne e-Service portal to apply or click the apply button above.

  2. Visit our website at www.mha.gov.na/download-forms to download the forms.

  3. Visit our counter at the Immigration and Citizenship Department at the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration to collect the forms.

NOTE: Over the counter application will gradually phase out therefore, it's encouraged to make use of the NamBizOne e-Services.

Documents to be submitted​​

  • Certified copy of passport;

  • Company registration docs;

  • Proof of financial resources;

  • Police clearance certificate based on finger prints;

  • Certified copy of highest  qualifications;

  • Work references;

  • Advert of position;

  • Medical certificate;

  • Radiological report;

  • Deed of surety (repatriation guarantee to be completed and signed by prospective employer/bank  guarantee);

  • Work offer;

  • Two (2) passport size photographs; 

  • Marriage/divorce certificate (if any)

Service Hours

Online submissions can be done any time through the NamBizOne eService portal.

Monday – Friday (excluding public holiday)

0800 – 1230 hrs

1400 – 1600 hrs

Service Turnaround time

30 days

Service Fee

 

Non refundable handling fee of N$80.00 upon application.

Payment for the Employment Permit N$1,395.00 per annum upon approval.

Contact Person / Service Manager

Mrs.G.Korner

Deputy Director

 +264 61 2922088

Applying For a Work VISA

This service applies to Non-Namibian citizens who wish to obtain a Temporary Employment permits to work in Namibia.People can apply for a Temporary Employment Permit for two options: 3 months or 6 months’ work visa. This can be done through either one of the options below:

  1. Click here to visit our NamBizOne e-Service portal to apply or click the apply button above.

  2. Visit our website at www.mha.gov.na/download-forms to download the forms.

  3. Visit our counter at the Immigration and Citizenship Department at the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration to collect the forms.

NOTE: Over the counter applications will be gradually phased out therefore, it's encouraged to make use of the NamBizOne e-Service portal.

 

You will be informed of the outcome of your application through a letter which is sent by post, email or fax. The applicant's passport is endorsed upon receipt of payment.

Documents to be submitted

Online applications requires all of the documents stated below:

  • Certified copy of passport;

  • Certified copy of Qualifications,

  • Detailed motivation Letter from applicants/companies,

  • Confirmation from Local Company/Institutions.

 

In addition to above documents, the 6 months work visa also require:

  • Police clearance certificate based on finger prints

NOTE: For over the counter submissions, fully completed forms must be submitted together with the documents stated above.

Service Hours

Online applications through the NamBizOne e-Service portal can be done anytime.

Over the counter:

Monday – Friday (excluding public holiday)

0800 – 1230 hrs

1400 – 1600 hrs

Service Turnaround time

3 working days​

Service Fee

Non-refundable handling fee of N$ 80.00

Payment for a 3 months’ work visa N$ 390.00

Payment for a 6 months’ work visa N$ 780.00

Contact Person

Mrs.G.Korner

Deputy Director

+264 61 2922088

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