Namibian passport
Front cover of a contemporary ordinary Namibian biometric passport (with chip )
Issued by Namibia
First issued1990 (first version)
January 2018 (biometric version)
PurposeIdentification and travel
EligibilityNamibian citizenship or permanent residency
Expiration10 years after issuance[1]

Namibian passports are travel documents issued to citizens and permanent residents of Namibia by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration for identification and international travel.

Namibian passports are green, with the national coat of arms emblazoned on the front cover. "REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA" is inscribed above the coat of arms and "PASSPORT" is inscribed below. The "Biometric" logo also appears above "PASSPORT". All information in the passport is printed in English with the photo page also translated into French.

Visa requirements for Namibian citizens
  Visa free access
  Visa on arrival
  Visa available both on arrival or online
  Visa required


The first Namibian passports were introduced in 1990, shortly after the country gained its independence from South Africa. In January 2018, a new biometric passport type was introduced; existing non-biometric passports issued until said date continue to be valid until expired.

Namibian passport power

As of the 2022 passport index, the Namibian passport is 62nd in global power rank, sharing this place with Azerbaijan and having left behind the passport of the Philippines. In 2022 the mobility score of Namibian citizens has reached its highest - 80. Holders of Namibian passports can visit 40 countries without a visa and 37 countries with a visa on arrival. [3]

Identification page

Renewal abroad

Namibian passports can be renewed abroad. Renewal is available only if the current passport has less than 1 year validity left. Full list of documents and fees depends on each local embassy or consulate. The processing time of renewal a Namibian passport abroad is usually 1-3 months.

Gallery of historic images

See also


  1. ^ "Namibian passports validity period to be increased to 10 years". Namibian.
  2. ^ "Passports". GRN Portal. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Namibia Passport Dashboard". Passport Index. Retrieved 2022-11-24.