We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Namibia.

We deal with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Namibia. We provide consular assistance to British nationals in Namibia.

Our services


This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate as soon as possible. For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before

  • you are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Details of how to get a emergency child travel document can be found here. For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that our consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.

Booking an appointment for an emergency travel document in Windhoek

Travel advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Help for British Nationals

Information on the support and advice we can give to British nationals when things go wrong abroad.

List of local service providers:

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Documentary services

Consular Officers in Commonwealth countries have no general powers under the Commissioners for Oaths Act 1889 to issue certificates. This includes Certificates of No Impediment, certifying documents, taking oaths, affidavits, writing letters etc., which will be effectual in the United Kingdom.

As Namibia is a member of the Commonwealth, the British High Commission Windhoek is not in a position to comply with the above certificates and services. You would therefore need to approach a Notary/Commissioner of Oaths, or have the validity of certificates/documents attested by the issuing authority. See here a list of practising lawyers in Namibia.

You can request a letter confirming that we cannot provide notarial services or certificates by email. Please send your request with your contact details to general.windhoek@fco.gov.uk. This is a free service and no consular fees are charged. Alternatively you can download the below letter for printing.

Notorial Acts Namibia

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above, for British nationals needing emergency consular assistance, we can:

What Our Consulate Cannot Do For You

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • Get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.

  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures

  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases

  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people

  • pay any bills or give you money

  • make travel arrangements for you, find you work, accommodation, or make business arrangements on your behalf

  • get involved in private disputes over property, employment, commercial or other matters

  • renew or replace a full British passport.

Contact us

British High Commission Windhoek

116 Robert Mugabe Ave, P.O. Box 22202

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