Welcome to the German Embassy in Namibia

Key information such as site map, telephone numbers and opening hours can be found here.

The Embassy can be found on the 6th floor in the office complex of the Sanlam Centre. On the photo one can see the complete building with blue sky in the background

Ambassador Thorsten Hutter

Botschafter Hutter

Namibia fascinates German visitors every year. Germany and Namibia are linked by a long and sometimes painful history. Today, relations are diverse and future-oriented. I want to contribute to deepening our cooperation.

Ambassador Thorsten Hutter

General Information



Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Windhoek


Dr. Thorsten Hutter, Ambassador


Sanlam Centre, 6th Floor, Independence Ave. 145, Windhoek.

Postal address

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box 231, Windhoek, Namibia.

Administrative / consular district



Press and Media:
FAX: +264 61 27 31 18



+264 61 27 31 00, +264 61 27 31 33


+264 61 22 29 81


Official Language in the host country: English

Attention: Contact via satellite telephone or fax (Satcom) might incur higher costs.

The Embassy's opening times are as follows:

Monday to Thursday:07:30 - 16:45
Friday:07:30 - 13.30

The legal and consular department is directly reachable by telephone during the following times:

Monday to Friday:08:30 - 09:00
Monday to Thursday:14.30 - 15:00

Please dial (+264 61) 27 31 00 or (+264 61) 27 31 33. The telephone switchboard of the embassy is working with an automated forwarding system: Callers will be transferred directly to the desired department via a number selector.

Please note: Status requests cannot be answered.

You can collect German passports and certificates during the following times:

Monday to Thursday:14:00 - 14:30
Friday:12:30 - 13:00

You can collect visas or complete applications during the following times:

Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 12:30


An appointment must be arranged in advance for all consular matters. To book your appointment, please follow this link:

National HolidayDate
New Year's Day01.01.2024
International Women's Day08.03.2024
Independence Day (Namibian National Day)21.03.2024
Good Friday29.03.2024
Easter Monday01.04.2024
Labour Day01.05.2024
Kassinga Day04.05.2024
Ascension Day09.05.2024
Whit Monday20.05.2024
Day of German Unity (German National Day) 03.10.2024
International Human Rights Day10.12.2024
Christmas Eve24.12.2024
Christmas Day25.12.2024
Boxing Day26.12.2024
New Year's Eve31.12.2024
New Year's Day01.01.2025

The Guideline from 30 July 2004 (RL) on Preventing Corruption in the Federal Administration ) defines the legal framework for the tasks of preventing corruption at the headquarters of the Federal Foreign Office and at the diplomatic missions abroad. The RL aims to provide understandable and, by means of few rules, a guideline for integrity and fair and transparent administrative action.

Ethical principles and the rejection of corruption should be firmly established within the employees at the headquarters of the Federal Foreign Office and the posted diplomats and local staff at the diplomatic missions .

Important concerns of corruption prevention at the headquarters of the Federal Foreign Office and at the diplomatic missions abroad include sensitizing employees to the issue, protecting against possible corruption risks and maintaining high ethical standards as an integral part of all administrative acts.

Rewards, personal gifts or other benefits

This principle applies: Acceptance os prohibited!

Employees at the Federal Foreign Office headquarters, as well as the posted diplomats and the local staff at the diplomatic missions, may not accept rewards, gifts or other benefits in relation to their post without the consent of the governement agency. All other regulaitons can be found in the circular of the Federal Ministry of the Interior on the prohibition of accepting rewards or gifts in the Federal Administration dated 08.11.2004 and in the relevant circulars in the Foreign Office. Further information and answers to frequently asked questions on the topic of acceptance of rewards, gifts or other benefits (grants), can be found in the questions and answers catalogue prepared by the Federal Ministry of Economics and the Industry under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Questions and Information on the subject of corruption prevention at the Federal Foreign Office can be addressed to the Representative for Corruption Prevention at the Federal Foreign Office.
Contact for Corruption Prevention at the Embassy Windhoek is Mr. Stefan Höß. You can reach her via the contact form.

The German Embassy's premises are accessible by wheel chair and have wheel chair suitable toilets.

Contact person at the Embassy is Mr. Frank Stößel, Tel: 061 273 100.

In the event of an emergency concerning German nationals, you may contact our emergency service as follows (also per SMS).

Kindly note that the emergency service can only handle emergency matters which cannot wait until the next working day and that only emergency measures can be taken.

Emergency phone: 081 124 35 72

Emergency phone from abroad +264 81 124 35 72

on weekdays: after hours until 22:00

on weekends and public holidays: 8:00 to 22:00

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