How To Apply For A Work Permit In Namibia

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How To Apply For A Work Permit In Namibia

What is Work Permit?

A work permit or work visa is the permission to take a job within a foreign country.

How To Apply For A Work Permit In Namibia

From the individual;

  • A fully completed application form.Image of Namibia employment work permit
  • 2 recent passport sized photographs.
  • Educational certificates and qualifications.
  • A record of the applicants previous positions held and work references.
  • A police certificate form the applicants country of origin.
  • A radiological report and medical certificate.
  • A copy of the applicants passport.
  • Copy of marriage/divorce certificate if married to a Namibian citizen, proof of citizenship.

From the employer;

  • The work offer (Representation by Employer).
  • If position was advertised, a copy of Advertisement.
  • Motivational letter from the prospective employer.
  • The deed of surety.
  • Proof that the vacancy was advertised in the Namibian press.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is work permit valid in Namibia?

A Namibia employment work permit is normally issued for a period of between 1 and 3 years. The immigration board can within the provisions of the act extend the period for which, an employment work permit was issued.

What jobs are in high demand in Namibia?

The most paid careers are Agriculture & Fishing with an average income of 695,420 NAD and Engineers & Technicians V with an income of 543,913 NAD. Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 520,300 NAD.

What is the most common job in Namibia?

Namibia’s industrial sector provides jobs for 22.4% of the people working in Namibia and accounts for 11.5% of the country’s GDP. Mining is Namibia’s most important industrial activity.

How much does a lawyer earn per month in Namibia?

A person working as an Attorney in Namibia typically earns around 33,300 NAD per month. Salaries range from 15,300 NAD (lowest) to 53,000 NAD (highest).

How much do teachers with degrees earn in Namibia?

How much do teachers with degrees earn in Namibia? Average salary for Teacher / Namibia is 170,656 NAD per year. The most typical earning is 247,180 NAD. All data are based on 7 salary surveys.

Why is a work permit needed?

In most states, a work permit is necessary for anyone under the age of 18 to become legally employed. The purpose of this document is to ensure that the minor is not underage and is physically fit to work. State laws vary, but a work permit generally consists of an employment certificate or an age certificate, or both.

Is work permit and visa the same?

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The difference between visa and work permit is that visa is a document acquired by an individual to enter a specific country whereas work permit is an employment letter issued by an employer to the employee needed for entering the country. The immigrant visa allows the immigrant to acquire residence and work.

How many hours can I work on open work permit?

In other words, on an open work permit you are permitted to work two jobs and 60+ hours per week, but you still need to work for 1 year to qualify, you won’t qualify after 6 months.

What is the difference between open work permit and work permit?

A closed work permit is issued to a foreign worker to work in the specific position and for the specific employer that are listed on the LMIA. An open work permit, on the other hand, lets foreign workers work in any position, for any employer, anywhere in Namibia.

Can I work anywhere with open work permit?

The post-graduation work permit is an open work permit. This means that you can work in any occupation anywhere in Namibia, and change employers any time you wish.

What is cold work permit?

A cold work permit is required for the potentially hazardous work not covered by the other types of the work permits. Some examples include: Chemical cleaning or the use of solvents, Any non-routine and the potentially hazardous activity, Any activity requiring the specific control measures to the confirm safety.

What is a valid work permit?

General Work Visas are issued to foreigners where it has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that South African citizens and permanent residents with the relevant qualifications or skills and experience are not available for appointment. Such employees must apply for intra-company transfer work permits.

What should be considered in a permit to work system?

A ‘permit to work’ is a more formal system stating exactly what work is to be done and when, and which parts are safe. A responsible person should assess the work and check safety at each stage. The people doing the job sign the permit to show that they understand the risks and precautions necessary.

Can I work online without a work permit?

To give you the short answer, no.


What does a work permit allow you to do?

With this permit you can enter a workplace to: inquire into suspected contraventions of the WHS Act that relate to or affect a member of the union or other relevant worker.

Who completes a permit-to-work?

The person who is to control the permit-to-work must be competent and fully conversant with the requirements of the work and the safety procedures to be followed. He should also have knowledge of any appropriate emergency procedures, including rescue procedures.

Who is responsible for issuing a permit-to-work?

There is normally one designated approved person who is responsible for the permit-to-work system for the organisation who issues the initial or blank permit document.

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