Visa applications are known to be long and arduous at times, having to wait for governments, embassies and consulates to complete the screening process and send the information on until, perhaps months later, the approval finally comes through. It is expected that the South African government will come out with a South African eVisa for Namibian citizens to allow a streamlined and straightforward way to obtain a visa.
South African will introduce to online visa to simplify the process of obtaining a visa to visit the country. The goal is to promote tourism and encourage foreign nationals to visit South Africa. The South Africa eVisa application is being designed and is expected to be straightforward and quick to complete.
South Africa Visa Application for Namibian Citizens
The purpose of the release of this new South African eVisa is to make the process much more user-friendly and quicker than in the past. Joining of the world of fast travel and online information, the South African eVisa application is straightforward and yields much faster results.
Applicants will be asked to fill in information such as their names, address, date of birth and passport details as well as what their travel plans are. The fact that this application process is all online allows immediate screening of the data provided by the applicant. These means that most applicants will receive their approval almost immediately. Once the online visa has been processed and approved, it will be sent by email to the applicant at the address they provided on their application.
Presently, citizens of Namibia are able to visit South Africa for up to 90 days without holding any sort of visa. However, this might change once the citizens of Namibia are eligible for the electronic visa. At this time, there are many different types of visas, including tourist visas for longer stays.
Documents Required for Namibian Citizens
The current South African visa requirements for Namibian citizens include a valid passport, an up-to-date email address in order to receive the approved eVisa, as well as a credit or debit card to pay the visa fee. These are general requirements and there may be other requirements listed in the future.
Once the online visa is officially launched, additional requirements, such as specific documents or required information will be specified on this website.
South African Embassies in Namibia
For any more questions or information regarding types of visa or entry requirements, Namibia citizens can contact the South African mission located in Windhoek. Below are the details and information for the High Comission in Namibia:
South Africa High Comission in Windhoek
Cnr Nelson Mandela Avenue and Jan Jonker Street, PO Box 23100
Telephone: (+264) 61-205-7111
Fax: (+264) 61-22-4140