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Cameroon - Applying for a Tourist Visa

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A tourist visa in Cameroon is issued to foreigners wishing to travel to the country for short time leisure. Cameroon embassies, consulate offices and high commissions are the only authorized agencies to issue Cameroon visas in different countries.


Foreigners interested visiting Cameroon for purposes of tour, visiting family and friends

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1. An applicant must have no intentions of doing business in the country.

2. Have a valid passport with a blank page;

3. It is advisable to obtain a visa before travelling;

4. Always use designated entry points to enter Cameroon.

5. Beware the immigration department reject entry even when a person holds a visa;

6. Harmful / dangerous materials are prohibited when entering Cameroon;

7. Must be ready to comply with the laws of the country;

8. Must always review instructions based on the purpose of journey to Cameroon

Required Information

  • Full name of applicant
  • Sex, Age and marital status
  • Nationality
  • Purpose of visit
  • Travel dates
  • Duration of stay in the country
  • Details of people an applicant is travelling with to Cameroon
  • Financial stand of applicant
  • Details of where you will be staying while in Cameroon


1.Visit any nearby immigration / authorized office (Cameroon embassy, consulate office or high commission) and check the current visa regulations and requirements.

2.From the immigration office, obtain an application form, which form can be downed from respective embassy websites like and

3. Fill the form carefully and accurately, that ensure that the form is dated and signed;

4. Make all necessary payments

5. Prepare all required documents and attach them to the application form; and

6. Submit application to the Cameroon embassy, consulate office or high commission.

Apply Online

USA residents can also apply on line by visiting and click on the prompt apply online. The prompt will lead to an application form at where all fields must be filled accurately. After filling ensure that information is saved and then continue to the next stage. The system then takes the applicant through the application process

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Required Documents

1. Valid passport(for you and whoever is traveling with you)

2. Health Certificate (for you and whoever is traveling with you)

3. Police clearance certificate

4. Insurance certificate

5. Two (2) recent passport-size photos

6. Invitation letter from family / friend in Cameroon

7. International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever.

8. Flight itinerary

9. Proof of sufficient funds (Recent bank statement)

10. Marriage certificate (if you are travelling with spouse)

11. Proof of relationship with dependants (if any)


The fees for each business visa are as below:-

1. Tourist visa valid for three (3) months – US$57

2. Tourist visa valid for six (6) months – US$114

3. Tourist visa for US citizens valid for three (3) months – US$141

4. Tourist visa for US citizens valid for six (6)months for – US$275


Valid for 30 days

Documents to Use

Sample application form may be viewed at

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

Five (5) to ten (10) business days after submission of all documents. However time could go beyond if application is incomplete.

Office Locations & Contacts

Cameroon Embassies, High Commissions or Consulate Office in any country

Ministry of External Relations

Yaoundé, Cameroon

Phone: +237 222 03026

Fax: +237 222 00133

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Information which might help

  1. In case where visa application is rejected, an applicant is notified within 24 hours by the competent authority, who also informs the Directorate of Border Police.
  2. For countries where Cameroon has no diplomatic representative, visas are available at entry points;
  3. If an applicant is traveling with a minor, he / she must submit the following documents:-
    1. Notarized letter of support
      1. The letter must be jointly signed by both parents or legal guardians, in the letter the parents / legal guardian must agree to the trip and also indicate who will be traveling with the child.
    2. Copies of passport of parents / guardian
      1. Note that Cameroon Embassies and Consular Offices are the only authorized Cameroon
    3. Government agencies permitted to issue Cameroon visas in a different country.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

1. It allows visitors move free in the country;

2. There is always increased revenue in the country as foreigners involve leisure or tourism activities;

3. Ensures that whoever enters the country is authorized hence ensuring security.

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