WELCOME TO THE EMBASSY OF NAMIBIA

Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in France.

We thank you for the interest shown in our beautiful and dynamic country. A country of vast and beautiful scenery with great potential for investment and the friendliest people!

The Namibian Embassy in Paris oversees diplomatic relations in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and concurrent activities at International organisations such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) based in Paris and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in Rome.

On this website, you will find a wide range of information about Namibia and its people, its unlimited tourism, trade and investment potential and various services offered by the Embassy to Namibian and foreign nationals. This site further provides you with links to key public and private sector institutions, local media houses, academia and many others.

EMBASSY

The Embassy provides consular services to Namibian Citizens living in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. This includes: applications for renewal of passports, duplicate ID, birth certificates and certification of registration for Namibian citizenship by descent, amongst others.

It also serves French Citizens and other foreign nationals on VISA matters.

 

Services For Namibian Citizens Services For Foreign Nationals

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Over the years, Namibia has become a popular destination for many French tourists and beyond.  Many hearts and minds continue to be enthralled by this land’s compelling natural wonders, unique variety of wildlife, contrasting beautiful scenery, abundant sunshine and wide-open spaces not to mention the cultural diversity and hospitality accustomed to its people.

Visitors are engulfed by a sheer sense of freedom generated by wide and breath-taking horizons, the bluest of skies and a population density which ranks among the lowest in the world. Respectively, Namibia’s capital Windhoek has been voted many-a-time as the cleanest city on the continent.

INVESTMENT & TRADE

Namibia recognises the crucial role foreign direct investment plays in stimulating economic growth, wealth creation and poverty reduction. For this reason, the Embassy's main task is to promote inward investment into Namibia and to foster two-way trade. To this end, the Embassy collaborates closely with the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Namibia and the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other players in the industry to meet your trade and investment needs.

Whether you wish to invest in Namibia, or are simply looking for investment opportunities, or wish to develop strategic partnerships in Namibia, or outsource products or services, or you are looking for suppliers or manufacturers, the Mission stands ready to assist by providing you relevant information and linking you up with potential counterparts. 

Beautiful Namibia

Photography

Namibia is a gem for those in search of the unexplored and wilderness. Namibia is a large country with one of the lowest population densities in the world and bizarre desert scenery on Africa's south-west coast.

Namibia has four main geographical regions (from West to East): Coastal plain/Namib Desert, Namib Escarpment, the rocky Central Plateau with its high mountains and the Kalahari Sandveld which is characterized by its flat layers of sand. The northern regions of Namibia included entrancing tribal villages, lush green forests, and the famous Etosha National Park. Therefore, Namibia presents the most spectacular landscapes for photography and filmmaking”.

Filming and photography permits are required for commercial photography and filming purposes Only. More Information on that can be found on the Namibia Film Commission website at  http://www.nfc.na/

Photography and Filming

Safari

Whether you set out on your own self-drive safari or join a group of like-minded travelers, Namibia is Africa's best-kept safari destination secret. In Namibia, you have the opportunity to venture into the unknown and yet be completely safe. Visitors can take in the beautiful wildlife and unique landscapes at their own pace, on their own terms.

Like nowhere else in Africa, Namibia provides the visitor the opportunity to escape stress, experience peace and freedom, sit and admire the breathtaking landscapes and reflect. From game-packed parks to the silence and spectacle of the desert, this incredible country, its landscapes, people and wildlife are waiting.

Safari and National Parks

Adventure

Land, air and water-based adventures include quadbiking, 4x4 trails, hiking, birding, skydiving, kayaking, windsurfing and kite boarding along the coast.

The adventures don't stop there. Getting introduced to indigenous people whose cultures are unrecognizable to most of the world, eating mushrooms as they emerge from termite mounds, being mesmerized by ancient rock art work at Twyfelfontein, Namibia's only World Heritage Site, and taking time to listen to the silence are amongst the adventures of the mind, body and soul awaiting you in Namibia.

Action and Adventure

Business in Namibia

investing in Namibia

Namibia is often described as Africa’s optimist –and with good reason. Not only does it enjoy one of the continent’s most pleasant, peaceful and politically stable environments, but also an infrastructure to rival many developed countries. 
Namibia has an abundance of natural resources, among them, a wide range of mineral deposits including world class diamonds and uranium, copper, lead, zinc, gold, semi-precious stones, industrial minerals, salt and fluorspar.
 

More about Investment in Namibia

Trade between Namibia and Countries under the jurisdiction of the Embassy

The export of  Namibian goods to France was estimated at N$1 billion with imports from France valued at N$983 million in 2014. Trade between the two countries is steadily growing.

 

More about Trade between UK and Namibia

setting up Business in Namibia

The mission of the division of the Registration of Companies and Close Corporation in the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development is to manage, regulate and facilitate the formation of business entities and to encourage investment through an appropriate legal framework and a conducive environment that ensures the flourishing of businesses. An entrepreneur in Namibia can choose from a variety of business forms to conduct business. These are the, Sole Proprietorship, Partnerships, Companies and Close Corporations

More about setting up Business in Namibia

Services for You

SERVICES FOR NAMIBIAN CITIZENS

The Consular Section provides consular services to Namibian citizens in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain respectively, as and when required.

Services for Namibian Citizens

SERVICES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS

The Embassy of Namibia provides visas, and other related services, to nationals from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Additionally, any individual that holds a residence permit from the countries indicated above are also welcome to apply for the same services here at the Embassy.

Services for Foreign Nationals

Register with the Embassy

Namibian citizens outside the country may encounter difficulties or become victims of crime, accident/s, illness, death, natural/man-made disasters, civil unrest, or whose family and/or next-of-kin needed to contact them in an emergency.

By registering you assist the Embassy with to locating you during an emergency, verifying your status and liaising with your next-of-kin. Registration is voluntary and free of charge. We encourage you to consider registration as an integral part of your travel planning and security.

Registration is voluntary and free of charge.

Register with us so we can assist you