Note that in some places filmmakers need additional permission from the traditional authorities and/or police in order to be able to film.
Additional information can be obtained from the Namibia Film Commission at www.nfc.na
General Entry Requirements Tourist visas are given for a period of up to 90 days, while business visas are granted at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Visas are available from the Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs and Namibian embassies abroad. Note that visitors on a tourist/holiday visa are not allowed to engage in any employment while in the country. Employment and study permits should be applied for from country of residence prior to entry.
Languages English, German, Afrikaans and various indigenous languages
General Entry Requirements Foreign nationals need passports valid for at least 6 months after date of entry.
Visas are required for most visitors - check with embassies for exemptions
Additional Permits All foreign cast, crew and photographers require temporary work visas to film in Namibia, which should be applied for at least 3 weeks prior to arrival. In addition to standard documents, a filming permit from the Namibia Film Commission should accompany visa applications, as any filming in Namibia requires a permit. Filming in National Parks requires an additional permit from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.
MORE USEFUL INFORMATION
Time Zone Summer: GMT+2 hours from the first Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April. Winter: GMT+1 hour from the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in September.
Electricity 220 volts AC, 50hz. Plug outlets are of the round three-pin type
Rainy Season Commonly from October to April
Internet There are Internet cafes throughout the country, and most hotels and lodges have internet facilities/wifi. Mobile Internet services are available from MTC and Telecom Namibia.
Taxes 15% VAT is payable on goods and services. Visitors may reclaim VAT on purchases exceeding N$250 (US$19) at all main ports of exit, provided that all cash receipts have been kept.
Airports & Airfields Namibia's main airport is Hosea Kutako International Airport, approximately 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of Windhoek. Other airports are at Eros (Windhoek), Katima Mulilo, Rundu, Ondangwa, Walvis Bay, Luderitz, Keetmanshoop and Oranjemund.
There are landing strips at most lodges and towns, with over 300 known airfields in the country.
Money Matters Official currency is the Namibian Dollar (N$), but South African Rand can also be used 1:1. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa and most other credit/debit cards are accepted methods of payment. ATMs are widely available in towns. It is advised to pay cash when visiting smaller towns or settlements. Euros, British Pounds, US Dollars and other major currencies can be exchanged locally or in advance of departure. Exchange facilities are available at various bureau de changes and banks.
At New Mission Films we combine passion, dedication and a burgeoning desire to bring out the best out of film making sure our products carter for the tastes of our audiences leaving a long lasting positive impression.
Our object is to make the owners of the many stories we capture take center stage in the creation and development of their narratives and for us this is both an art and a beautiful aspect of film.