Our highest priority is to protect the lives and interests of U.S. citizens overseas. We do this through routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens. We serve our fellow citizens during their most important moments – births, deaths, disasters, arrests, and medical emergencies – and protect U.S. borders by facilitating travel for legitimate visa applicants while screening out persons who might do us harm or are otherwise ineligible for a visa under U.S. immigration laws. At all times, we strive to provide quality service consistent with all U.S. laws and regulations.
The Consular Section is open from 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Fridays. All routine (non-emergency) services are provided by appointment only, this includes U.S. passport renewals, notary services, and visa services for Namibians and other foreign nationals who wish to visit or study in the United States. You may contact the Consular Section at ConsularWindhoek@state.gov. In case of an after-hours emergency that threatens the life, safety, or welfare of an American citizen, please call the Embassy Duty Officer at +264-61-295-8500.
The Section is located within the main U.S. Embassy building at 14 Lossen Street, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek. It is closed on weekends and on U.S. and Namibian public holidays.
Economic and Commercial Section
The Embassy’s Economic and Commercial Section supports U.S. economic policy-makers and businesses by compiling reports that cover a wide range of economic topics. We also help U.S. companies export and invest in Namibia by offering insight into the local business environment. We can assist interested business people by providing contact information for potential local agents and distributors and we can even help set up appointments.
We also help Namibian businesses and government agencies by locating U.S. suppliers and by providing the latest U.S. trade-related information.
Support for U.S. Business
Under the Commercial Service-State Department Partner Post Program, the Economic/Commercial Section in Windhoek partners with the U.S. Commercial Service Southern Africa, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, to expand the services and resources to support U.S. businesses. Please visit the U.S. Commercial Service Southern Africa site.
If you are interested in learning more about the possibilities of doing business in Namibia, please contact us.
Economic and Commercial Affairs Assistant
United States Embassy
14 Lossen Street
Private Bag 12029
Key Business Links – Links to Namibian and US commercial and economic web sites
Public Affairs Office
The Public Affairs Office promotes understanding between the Americans and Namibians and informs the Namibian community about United States policy and society. We work to broaden dialogue between Americans and their institutions and their Namibian counterparts. Media relations, academic and cultural exchanges, and a wide variety of programs support this mission.
Public Affairs Office
Sanlam Center 3rd Floor
154 Independence Ave.
Private Bag 12029
TEL: 264 61-229801 [ext. 221]
FAX: 264 61-232476
United States Defense Attache Office
The primary responsibility of the U.S. Defense Attaché Office (USDAO) in Namibia is to provide liaison between the US Department of Defense and Namibia’s Ministry of Defense and Namibian Defense Force (NDF).
Additionally, the USDAO manages security assistance in Namibia. The USDAO administers a variety of U.S. military assistance programs with the goals of increasing cooperation between the U.S. and Namibian defense establishments and helping the people of Namibia meet basic human needs in rural and historically-disadvantaged communities.
USDAO manages multiple programs to include the following examples:
DoD’s Support in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
William Lange, USA, Defense Attaché
Local Phone (Namibia): 061-295-8500
Phone (from U.S.): 011-264-61-295-8500