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Acquisition: 36-84 months

Capital required: N$2,000,000

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About Namibia Citizenship and Residency

Namibia only offers a residency program, foreign applicants may invest in a business in Namibia which also allows the applicant and their family to live in Namibia. The Namibian Residency and Investor Visa can be yours by investing at least 2 million NAD (Namibian Dollars). Foreign investors qualify for an Investment Visa, which provides a path to Permanent Residence after seven years. Citizenship in Namibia can be obtained through naturalization after five years of legal residence and requires a copy of the permanent resident permit, police clearance certificate of country of origin, and Namibia medical report letter from the receiver of revenue confirming the period of residence. Citizenship through naturalization certificate will now cost N$1,200 to acquire, and N$500. Citizenship certificate registration remains free, but a duplicate will set you back N$500. The voluntary act of relinquishing citizenship or one’s nationality will now cost N$1,000, which is up from N$100.


Permanent Residency

Obtaining permanent residency in Namibia is a daunting and complex process. Researching the rules, regulations and qualifying criteria is practically impossible. Each application is taken on merit and the requirements will differ depending upon whether you are working, retired, or an investor. Some qualifying criteria may alter there are certain aspects of the Permanent Residency application that are standard including:

  • Application form
  • Medical report
  • Two passport photos of each applicant
  • Birth certificate
  • Radiological reports
  • Police clearance certificate (from the country of origin plus local)
  • Marriage certificate (if married)
  • Death certificate of late spouse (where applicable)
  • Highest educational and training certificates
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Work reference/letter from employer (where applicable)
  • Proof of financial resources


Investor Permit

Obtaining an investor permit for Namibia is a multi-step process. In the first instance, the investor must obtain the necessary permissions and registration to be able to invest. After this, an application will need to be made for a work permit-self employed permit. The permit application requirements include:

  • A duly completed application form signed by the applicant
  • Medical certificate form/ Radiological Report Form completed by a medical practitioner
  • Certified copies of the highest education or trade certificate of the applicant
  • Certified copies of previous work references, included in a detailed CV
  • Copies of travel documents or Passport
  • Registration Certificate  indicating the registration with a relevant professional board/association
  • Police Clearance Certificate from the country of origin and last country of residence
  • Two passport-type photographs
  • Certified copies of marriage or divorce certificate
  • A motivation letter by the prospective employer indicating the reason for appointing the applicant and not a Namibian citizen and Deed of Surety
  • A copy of employment/contract between applicant and employer
  • Comments from the relevant Trade Union
  • If the applicant has been registered for Namibian taxation, proof of such registration should be included and if the applicant has applied for a Status Investment Certificate in terms of the Namibian Foreign Investment Act


Perfect ways to Invest your money in Namibia

  • The stock market. The most common and arguably most beneficial place for an investor to put their money is the stock market.
  • Investment Bonds. Investment bonds are one of the lesser understood types of investments.
  • Mutual Funds.
  • Physical Commodities.
  • Savings account.


Benefits of Namibia Residency By Investment Program

  • Business Opportunity The Namibian Residency and Investor Visa allows the Investor to set up and run their business from anywhere in Namibia, not just within Walvis Bay. This allows foreign companies to bring their business to Namibia, whether it is service-based or even manufacturing to Namibia.
  • Permanent Residence in Namibia After seven years of retaining the investment and complying with all other requirements, the investor and their family can apply for Permanent Residence in Namibia. This is accessible with the Namibia Residency and Investor Visa.
  • Tax Benefits Investors can also claim back a % of tax, as it is a registered company. For example, if you buy property for 4 Million and start with an assessed tax loss of 4 Million, thus you can make a lot of profit until you pay income tax.
  • Retirement Amenities For those just wishing to retire in Namibia, this is the perfect solution, as there is a Hospice and Hospital on the estate. The minimum retirement age is 60 years old.
  • Rental Income This opportunity also allows investors to rent out the property on a long-term basis.
  • Property Levies The investor’s levies, are not tied to the maintenance of the golf course and depending on the property size, can range from NAD 3500.00 p/m upwards, but will be confirmed by developers.


Namibia Residency Requirements And Qualifications

The requirements and qualifications required to obtain Namibia residency or citizenship are listed above in the “About Namibia Citizenship and Residency” section.


Steps And Timeline

Step 1: Gather all the visa information and requirements.

Step 2: Pay your Namibia visa fee online.

Step 3: Complete your visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process.

Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission/ Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.

Step 5: Receive your Namibia Visa.

Our Services

Privacy World offers its services to anyone, not only looking to obtain residency and/or citizenship processes but our experts figure out legal ways to:

  • Find the best solution for your needs.
  • Identify and deploy a strategy to help you accomplish your goals.
  • Activate our network of people in the country where you need help without having you search for the best solution or lawyer. We only work with licensed people in every country whom we carefully vet and pass our guidelines and principles of privacy we stand for.
  • Focus on cutting through the red tape and expediting your process.
  • Provide proper communication with you about your case.                                                                                 Above all, offer you legal strategies to provide additional layers of privacy for your identity while obtaining your residency or citizenship!

Privacy World can also help you with incorporating your company in Namibia, assisting in getting you settled in the country, and coordinating with you so that this experience will be less of a hassle.

Want Privacy World to handle your case? Have any questions? Contact us!

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Namibia does not recognize dual citizenship and prohibits dual citizenship for naturalized persons. 

Yes depending on the purpose of your travel.

Must be a resident in Namibia for a continuous period of not less than five years and satisfy any other criteria about health, morality, security, or legality of residence as the law may prescribe.

Any nationalities can apply and have to go through all the processes in order to obtain a visa that grants them permission to enter.

Yes, there will be an interview.

Citizenship can be obtained in Namibia after ten years of legal status.

As a resident of Namibia, the tax system source is based on terms of the source basis of taxation.

A non-resident is taxed on their Namibian source of income only.

There are no net worth/wealth taxes in Namibia.

There are no inheritance taxes in Namibia.