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.
Are you planning a short visit to Germany, e.g. for a holiday? Or would you like to stay longer, e.g. to attend university? Please choose below how long you are planning to stay and get all information required.
The German Embassy Windhoek is responsible for processing your Schengen visa application if your main destination is one of the following countries:
Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands and Switzerland.
General information on the booking system and information on technical requirements are given here.
For short-term stays less than 90 days
For long-term stays of more than 90 days
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.
Applicants can accelerate their Schengen 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 at the embassy. Please find the links here:
Starting from 01 January 2018 the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in 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.