WINDHOEK – The Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Frans Kapofi stated the brand new supply of passport booklets would be obtained earlier than the end of the second quarter of the 2019-2020 monetary year.
In the intervening time, the ministry of domestic affairs is issuing tour documents which are commonly known as brown passports as it’s miles presently experiencing a scarcity of everyday virgin passport booklets.
“It is critical to be aware that that is handiest a transient degree to closing at the least till 30 November 2019 when passports restocking and processing of the expected backlog are completely handled,” said Kapofi.
The ministry has been rationing the small to be had stock to cater for the maximum critical tour wishes which have arisen.
“We consequently ask folks that wish to plot for their travels to undergo with us and positioned this into attention. At the identical time, the ministry desires to in reality, apologize to each person who can be negatively affected or inconvenienced by using the scenario. This unfortunate situation came about because of situations beyond our manage,” stated Kapofi. The minister said they’re conscious that some international locations, mainly in the European Union beneath the Schengen visa arrangements, have expressed a few worries over the tour report in particular because of paragraph four of the explanatory textual content on web page 24 of the tour file, in which it states the subsequent; ‘the report is valid for the duration stated on web page 23’.
Should the bearer take in a house in a rustic aside from the Republic of Namibia, he/she should, if he/she desires to journey again, observe to the equipped authorities of the u. S. A. For the new record. This clause does now not affect Namibian citizens.
Kapofi, however, said this could affect refugees and stateless men and women if they do not search for permission for residence in other countries other than Namibia wherein they will soak up legal residence repute.
“We, therefore, desire to request all international locations to honor the travel document, as its holders are bona fide citizens or residents of Namibia,” said the home affairs minister.
The minister said they are currently in consultations with SADC individuals states to move an additional mile in permitting Namibians to use emergency journey certificate (ETCs), and wherein the ETC isn’t always regularly occurring to allow holders of Namibian passports to enter their territories with a validity period of as a minimum up to their ultimate week (seven days) of their expiry.
He said Namibians might be informed once the preparations have been agreed to with SADC member states.
Kapofi introduced that the virgin passports had been ordered from a remote places provider final year. However, the procedure of finalizing the sales contract and meeting the procurement method necessities had been behind schedule, which resulted in their inventory to hand to run low.
Whether touring, working, making an investment in or shifting to Kenya, there may be a few paperwork and expenses. The method is quite standard with straightforward suggestions and rate structures, but with payments and rules that change primarily based on u. S. Of starting place and motive for the visa or immigration.
With the threat of worldwide terrorism and kidnapping of foreigners by way of terrorists on Kenyan soil, especially near the Somali border, in the Garissa District, and on coastal regions north of Pate Island, entry into Kenya through foreigners is precisely regulated. Check with the Kenyan embassy for your country for tour advisories.
Points of entry into Kenya
Strategically located, Kenya permits entry into its borders by roads from the neighboring countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Somalia, and Ethiopia, using sea thru the Indian Ocean, and by air via its worldwide airports, Moi International Airport and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. See Kenyan transportation facts article for greater records.