Consular services offered by the American Embassy in Windhoek include emergency and other assistance to American citizens, issuance of U.S. passports, and visa services for Namibians and other foreign nationals who wish to visit or study in the United States. Information regarding World Wide Cautions is also available on this page and updated as necessary.
The Consular Section is located in the main U.S. Embassy building at 14 Lossen Street, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek. We are open Monday to Thursday mornings from 8h30 to 12h00. The section is closed on weekends and on U.S. and Namibian public holidays.
You may contact the Consular Section during regular working hours on Tel. +264-61-295-8500 / 264-61-295-8522 or fax +264-61-295-8603. In case of an after-hours emergency that threatens the life, safety, or welfare of an American citizen, please call the Embassy Duty Officer by calling 081-127-4384.
Note: When calling from overseas, all numbers should be preceded by the country code 264, and the “0” preceding the city code should be dropped (e.g., 011-264-61-295-8500).
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 American and Namibian peoples 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
John Lacy, USA, Defense Attaché
Local Phone (Namibia): 061-295-8500
Phone (from U.S.): 011-264-61-295-8500
The Peace Corps Program started with a request from the Government of the Republic of Namibia for Volunteers to teach in the secondary schools. The majority of the first group of teachers taught English to support the Government’s declaration of English as the official language and to assist with a new national education policy that mandates English as the medium of instruction in the upper grades of primary schools and all grades of secondary schools.
In 1991, the Program was extended to include the Primary Education Training Project. The Youth Development Project was also started at the request of the Ministry of Youth and Sport.
In 1994, Peace Corps entered into a collaborative agreement with USAID to provide assistance to the Ministry of Basic Education and Culture in one of its major initiatives, the Basic Education Support (BES) Project. The purpose of the project is to increase the Ministry of Basic Education and Culture’s capacity to implement the new lower primary curriculum while improving learner outcomes in Namibia’s most disadvantaged schools.
The BES Project has four components. Peace Corps teachers are involved in the Teacher Training component of BES.
Peace Corps Namibia’s staff, headed by the Country Director, is divided into four areas: administration, programming, medical and support.
The Country Director is responsible for all facets of office management and sets the tone for the entire Peace Corps program in Namibia, for more information, click here to go to the Official Peace Corps Website.