STUDY AND WORK VISAS

 

  • Study and work visas are not issued by the Embassy but they are issued at the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration in Windhoek.

 

  • Study and work visas can be applied for a maximum period of 6 months.

 

  • You can apply through the Embassy.

 

Please send the completed visa application form and all the required documents including proof of payment of handling fee by e-mail to:

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Visa application form (Ref No: 3-1/0033 - 2 pages) is available on the Embassy homepage and can be filled in online, printed out and signed. See Application forms on the Embassy homepage: www.embassyofnamibia.se

It is indicated on the page 2 that this form is for (A) Holiday/Business/Work/Transit visa and (B) Return visa.

Please note that this form is also to be filled in when applying for study visa.

Do not fill in the application form for Temporary work or study permit. It is to be filled in when a person is going to Namibia for a period more than 6 months. 

 

Requirements for study visa are available on the homepage of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration: www.mha.gov.na (See Types and Requirements for Visas) and are as follows:

 

Study/Research visa:

• Completed visa application form
• Certified copy of passport (Certified copy of passport = a true, correct copy of passport - relevant page only - can be certified for example by Police or Notary)
• Motivation letter
• Proof of acceptance / registration with study institution (In case of Minor Field Study: Invitation/Motivation letter from the Institution/Organization in Namibia connected to Minor Field Study)
• Letter from Institution of country where she/he is studying in case of a research
• Police Clearance Certificate from country of origin (for visas over 3 months) 

Requirements for work visa are available on the homepage of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration: www.mha.gov.na (See Types and Requirements for Visas) and are as follows:
 
Work visa:

• Completed visa application form
• Certified copy of passport (Certified copy of passport = a true, correct copy of passport - relevant page only - can be certified for example by Police or Notary)
• Motivation Letter
• Proof of educational qualifications
• Police Clearance Certificate from the country of origin
• Proof of tender contract (for visas over 3 months)

 

Payment of handling fee should be made to the Embassy bank account.

Handling fee is 100 SEK.

Embassy bank account details are as follows:

 

Embassy bankgiro No: 5437-0002 (Domestic payments only)

SEB Swift code: ESSESESS

SEB IBAN No: SE0950 0000 0005 2771 0156 41

SEB Account No: 5277 10 156 41

Please note that ALL bank charges are to be paid by the applicant!

 

Write your name on the payment order and indicate that payment is a handling fee for visa. Handling fee is not refundable.

After payment of handling fee for visa has been made to the Embassy bank account, the Embassy will issue a receipt and fax a copy of the receipt to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration together with the documents.

Original receipt will be sent to the applicant by ordinary mail.

 

Payment for study/work visa is to be made after approval by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration before the actual issuing. Fees for visas are available on the homepage of the Ministry: www.mha.gov.na.

Do not pay the visa fee when applying. Only the handling fee is to be paid when applying. 

 

Visa fee for a period of 3 months or less is 390 Namibia dollars. 

When payment is made to the Embassy bank account, visa fee is 400 SEK.

 

Visa fee for a period of 4 - 6 months is 780 Namibia dollars.

When payment is made to the Embassy bank account, visa fee is 800 SEK.

 

After payment for visa has been made to the Embassy bank account, the Embassy will issue a receipt and fax a copy of the receipt to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration.

Original receipt will be sent to the applicant by ordinary mail.

When a study/work visa has been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration and received by the Embassy, it will be forwarded to the applicant by e-mail.