Organisation:Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI)
Identity documents (ID Cards) are issued to Namibian citizens or permanent residence permit holders who are 16 years or older. The ID Card serves as a legal form of identity when dealing with public and private institutions.
You can apply for ID Cards at any of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI) offices.
Change of Data:
Relevant good quality certified photocopies of the above documents should be submitted with your application.
You can apply for your National ID Card at any office of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI). All applications are sent to the MHAI head office in Windhoek for further processing. Your fingerprints will be matched with those already on record or entered into the National Population Registration System. Your application will then be processed and once issued, your ID card will be forwarded to the office where you applied for you to collect.
Correcting errors on your ID Card:
If the ID card issued to you has errors pertaining to your personal particulars, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration will replace the ID Card at no cost. Application should be submitted at any of the Ministries offices to make the necessary corrections. As part of the application, proof of the error should be provided, showing the correct information.
Re-issuing / Replacement of your ID Card:
ID Card can be re-issued in the following cases:
Contact Information:Contact No Head Office: +264 61 292 2111