Immigration to Namibia
Permanent residence can be applied for in Namibia after a person has had ten years of legal status in the country. There are several applications that fall under permanent residence. Legal status of 10 years means either you have been on a work permit for ten years, you have been married and have your Certificate of Identity for 10 years or you have been on a study permit or temporary residence permit for 10 years. Another application is also by naturalisation
A three-month work visa is required if a person is going to do any type of work in Namibia. Work is classified as doing anything physical for example: a site inspection or boarding a vessel which is going to be in Namibian waters.
A six-month work visa is required if a person is going to do any type of work in Namibia for a period longer than three months. Work is classified as doing anything physical for example: a site inspection or boarding a vessel which is going to be in Namibian waters.
A work permit is for persons who are looking to work in Namibia on a long term basis. We also advise that if you are regularly travelling to Namibia throughout the year for work purposes, it is advisable to apply for a long term work permit. The work permit is extensive and there are specific requirements that need to be met by the applicant as well as the employer.