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? Then, a Schengen visa is the right visa. Or would you like to stay longer, e.g. to attend university? In this case, please apply for a national visa.
Starting from 2 March 2020, 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:
For appointments until 28 February 2020 directly at the Embassy, please use this link: Appointment System German Embassy Windhoek
This also applies if your main destination is one of the following countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands and Switzerland.
Please note: the updated Visa Code enters into force on 2 February 2020. The visa fee will increase to 80,00 euros, the fee for children aged 6 to 12 will be 40,00 euros.
For short-term stays less than 90 days. As from 2 March 2020, 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.
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.