Passports and short-term employment permits applications now online

The public can now apply for passports and short-term employment permits (work visas) online.

The service will be available on the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security's website at

The service was launched under the theme "Moving to a Digital World."

The Executive Director in the Ministry, Etienne Maritz, noted that their clients lose valuable time by spending time in long queues trying to apply for these documents. Hence, this will improve service delivery in the ministry.

Social media considered key driver in tourism sector post COVID-19

Social media has become a key driver of the tourism sector, as over 70% of bookings are currently done online.

This is after having to explore innovative and safe ways to stabilize the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Namibia currently has over 100,000 online booking establishments.
Namibia Media Holdings CEO Albe Botha says booking online has allowed for easier cancellation policies.

This has however also posed a challenge for some establishments to plan, while those that do not have cancellation policies tend to lose out on customers.