Notarial and documentary services guide for Namibia

Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at the British High Commission in Windhoek, Namibia.


The British High Commission in Namibia issues a range of legal documents for British nationals. An appointment can be made by telephone +264 61 274800/274826 for each service between 08:00-12:00 Monday-Thursday.

If there is no specific formal requirement for a notarial service or certificate to be provided by the British High Commission, local notaries or lawyers can sometimes provide these services more conveniently, quickly and cheaply. Check with the relevant authority (eg /registry office/tax authorities/foreigners office, etc.) either in the UK, Namibia or a third country, that our consular certificate or service will be accepted.

Your local British consulate cannot confirm this information, only the relevant authority can provide this confirmation. You can get examples of the wording of the consular certificates to present to the relevant authority for advice. Follow the step-by-step guide and request a sample certificate when the consular team contacts you to confirm your appointment.

Refunds of consular fees are not given for certificates or notarial services that are not accepted by the requesting authority. Fees for consular certificates and documents are paid at the High Commission on the day of the appointment and can be paid in cash.

Services we provide in Namibia

  • administering an oath/affirmation
  • certifying copies of British passports
  • registering a birth
  • consular birth certificate
  • registering a death
  • consular death certificate

Please also see our additional information on marriage.

If you still cannot find what you are looking for you can contact the consulate.

The telephone number for all British consulates in Namibia is 061-274826 (from Portugal) or (+264) 61 274826 (Namibia).

Published 17 April 2013