Diplomats and other foreign government officials traveling to the United States to engage solely in official duties or activities on behalf of their national government must obtain A-1 or A-2 visas prior to entering the United States.
Diplomats, government officials, and employees who will work for international organizations in the United States need G visas.
For more detailed information about A and G visas click here.
Step 1. Check the Validity of Your Passport
Namibian visitors traveling to the United States are required to be in possession of passports that are valid for six months beyond the period of their intended stay in the United States.
Citizens of the countries listed here are exempt the six-month rule and need only have a passport valid for their intended period of stay.
Step 2. Complete the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160
Complete your DS-160 Application for a Nonimmigrant Visa here.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the DS-160 application form can be found here.
You must answer EVERY question on the application. E.g., if the answer to a question is “none” or “not applicable” please enter “none” or “not applicable.” Do not leave any question blank. Incomplete or incorrect applications will be rejected and will require you to schedule a new interview appointment.
Step 3. Collect Supporting Documentation
- A valid passport with sufficient empty pages for your intended travel.
- Print-out of your DS-160 application confirmation page.
- A 5cm x 5cm color passport-sized photo taken no more than six months before the date of your appointment. Full photo requirements can be found here.
- A diplomatic note from the government or international organization requesting an A or G visa on your behalf.
- The diplomatic note must include the following information concerning the principal applicant:
- Name and date of birth;
- Position and title;
- Place of assignment or visit;
- Purpose of travel;
- Brief description of duties;
- Travel date;
- Anticipated length of stay or tour of duty in the United States; and
- The names, relationships, and dates of birth of any dependents and other members of household who will be accompanying or joining the principal.
Step 4: Arrange an Appointment to Drop Off Your Documents at the Embassy
Please email ConsularWindhoek@state.gov to schedule a time to drop off your DS-160 application confirmation page, passport, passport photo, and diplomatic note (see Step 3). This process is often handled by your organization’s human resources department.
The in-person interview, visa fees, and fingerprinting requirement are waived for qualified A and G visa applicants.
Step 5: Return to the Embassy to Collect Your Passport and Visa
We will contact you or the organization requesting your visa when the visa is ready for collection. Processing time is 3-5 business days.
U.S. Embassy Windhoek
14 Lossen Street