Residence Visas

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Permanent residence can be applied for in Namibia after a person has had ten years of legal status in the country. There are several applications that fall under permanent residence. Legal status of 10 years means either you have been on a work permit for ten years, you have been married and have your Certificate of Identity for 10 years or you have been on a study permit or temporary residence permit for 10 years.



Lifelong Month(s)



4 Month(s)





P. Residency

3 Month(s)


Processing time

20-24 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Residence Visas?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport.
  • You should be in good health.
  • You should be of good character.
  • You need work references/letter(s) of recommendation.
  • You need proof of financial resources, assets (own income and any other).
  • You need ten years of legal status in the country.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Residence Visas?

18 Document Required

  • Completed application for Permanent Residence Permit.
  • Completed temporary work or students’ permit form number 0/2742(2).
  • Completed visa form number 3-10033.
  • Completed medical report form number 3-1/0003.
  • Completed radiological report form number 3-1/0004.
  • Completed deed of surety form number 3-1/0005 signed by bank or employer.
  • Copy of passport (personal data page).
  • 2 passport size photos.
  • Police clearance certificate from country of origin.
  • Latest Police Clearance from Namibia.
  • Marriage Certificate (if married) (Divorce letter).
  • Death Certificate of late spouse (all widows and widowers).
  • Detailed CV.
  • Work references/letter(s) of recommendation.
  • Proof of financial resources, assets (own income and any other).
  • Questionnaire (training and experience).
  • Upon approval, applicant will be requested to submit copy of approval letter, passport together with original receipt of payment for endorsement of permit.
  • A non-refundable N$80.00 handling fee is payable upon submission of application.

Talent Migration data for Namibia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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