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