Namibian and other non-EU nationals need a visa in order to enter Germany. The type of visa you require depends on how long you plan to stay. The Visa Navigator helps you to find out, which visa is the right one for you.
The German Embassy Windhoek has outsourced the application process for Schengen visas to the external service provider TLS Contact. In principle, all applications for Schengen visa must be handed in at the Visa Application Centre of the external service provider who will guide you through the application process:
This also applies if your main destination is one of the following countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands and Switzerland.
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Which visa do I need for Germany?
For short-term stays less than 90 days. The application procedure has been outsourced to the external service provider TLS Contact.
For long-term stays of more than 90 days. Please apply for this kind of visa directly at the German Embassy Windhoek.
Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about moving to, and taking up employment in, Germany as a skilled worker.The information reflects the legal situation as of 1 March 2020.
Applicants can accelerate their visa application procedures by filling in their application beforehand. Please print out the filled in form and bring it with you when having your appointment. Find the links here:
Read here on the special requirements for Official and Diplomatic passport holders.
New rules for the immigration of skilled workers to Germany will enter into force in early 2020. The new law extends the opportunities for qualified professionals from outside the European Union to come to work in Germany.
Starting from 1 January 2018, the German Embassy Windhoek will no longer issue declaratory visas for German-Namibian dual citizens.
Here you can find general information of the German Federal Foreign Office on visa matters.
There are many occasions when you may need information from the Customs. Perhaps when you are travelling, when you are at school or university abroad, when you order something on the Internet, or when you take up employment.