Re-entry visas not required for permanent residents: Ombudsman

14 Aug 2019 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 14 AUG (NAMPA) – The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday clarified that permanent residence permit holders do not have to be in possession of a re-entry visa to enter Namibia.
Public Relations Officer Aurelia David in a statement said they have been receiving regular complaints and inquiries from Namibian permanent residence permit holders on the matter.
She said permanent residents have been reporting that they are required to be in possession of a re-entry visa that they also have to renew and pay for themselves.
“Affected permanent residency permit holders are hereby informed that they do not have to be in possession of a re-entry visa, unless it is required by the country they are visiting. This serves as a guarantee to the said country that the individual will and is allowed to return to Namibia after their visit,” David said.
She added that in such a case, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration on request of the permanent residents will issue a visa upon payment of the prescribed fees.