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Applying for Employment Permit or Work Visa

Applying For Employment Permit

Description of service

Foreigners can apply for an Employment Permit can be done through either one of the options below:

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

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

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

Documents to be submitted

  • Filled in Employment Permit Application

  • 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

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

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

Contact Person

Mrs.G.Korner, Deputy Director

 +264 61 2922088

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Applying for Work Visa

Description of service

 

Foreigners can apply for a Temporary Employment Permit referred to as a 3 months or 6 months’ work visa. This can be done through either one of the options below:

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

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

 

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

Documents to be submitted at our counter

  • Filled in work visa application form

  • 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

Service Hours

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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