Application to Namibian Permanent Residence Starts Here
Permanent residency is your legal resident status, whereby you are entitled to live in Namibia permanently.
To qualify for a Namibian permit, you must have lived in the country for 10 years under one valid work permit or another, you must have been married to a citizen or permanent resident for at least 10 years, or you must have had your Certificate of Identity for 10 years.
Who can apply for a Namibian Permanent Residence Permit?
There are five paths that allow for Namibia permit applications:
- Spouses or partners who have been married to Namibian citizens and have had a certificate of identity for at least 10 years
- Naturalised persons who have worked on a valid work permit in Namibia for a minimum of 10 years.
- Business investors who have operated a business in Namibia (on a valid work permit) for over five years.
- Retirees who are 60 years and above and have the financial means to live in Namibia independently.
- Spouses and children may also qualify for a Namibian permit. However, adult children (21 years and above) must apply independently.
Note: Home Affairs regulations require a minimum of N$4 million investment value for all permanent residence permit applications (with rare exceptions). The investment value can be a combination of assets, funds in the bank, retirement funds, and other investments. Part of your wealth should already be invested in Namibia (for example, a property or a Namibian bank account) to show your commitment to the country. You must be able to draw a monthly income sufficient to survive independently in Namibia.