Guest Contributor | May 11, 2021 | 0
Home Affairs eases processes at entry and departure points for locals and permanent residence permit holders
Namibian citizens and holders of Permanent Residence Permits will no longer be required to complete arrival / departure forms when entering into and departing from the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration announced last week in a statement.
Although this change has already been published in the Government Gazette, the actual implementation commenced on Monday, 27 January.
Home Affairs Pro, Sakeus Kadhikwa in a statement said that the categories will only be required to complete the arrival / departure forms if the electronic border management system is off at the time of processing such citizen’s or permanent resident’s entry into or departure from Namibia.
“This change comes as a result of recent amendments to the Regulations made under the two Acts of Parliament that regulate entry into and departure from Namibia, namely the Immigration Control Act, 1993 and the Departure from Namibia Regulation Act, 1955,” he added.
Meanwhile, he said that the ministry in its endeavors to improve service delivery, will continue to find ways of easing business processes at the ports of entry and departure.
Caption: Launch visas upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport (Photograph by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration).