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All About the Visa for Cameroon
The vast majority of nationalities, including the USA, UK, Australia and all of Europe, must obtain a visa from a diplomatic mission before they can travel to Cameroon. This visa allows you to stay here for up to 30 days.
On the contrary, a handful of neighbouring countries, including Nigeria and Chad, can enter Cameroon for tourism or to visit friends and family, without needing any kind of visa. You’re permitted to visit for up to 90 days.
Unfortunately, there are currently no Electronic Visa systems in place, so Byevisa won’t be able to process a travel document for you for this country. This means that anyone requiring pre-authorisation to visit Cameroon will need to obtain the relevant travel document from an embassy or consulate before your trip.
The good news is that the country has recently announced that they have started issuing express travel documents, which can be processed between 24 and 48 hours from the moment they are received.
Read on to learn more!
- 1 What Is the Difference Between a Cameroon Visa Waiver vs Standard Tourist Visa?
- 2 Cameroon Visa Application Process
- 3 Cameroon Visa Requirements and Eligibility
- 4 Cameroon Visa Application Form and Documents
- 5 Cameroon Visa Status Check
- 6 How Much Does a Cameroon Visa Cost?
- 7 More Cameroon Visa Questions and Information
What Is the Difference Between a Cameroon Visa Waiver vs Standard Tourist Visa?
There are just 6 African countries that are exempt from getting a visa to visit Cameroon. If you are from one of these countries, you will be able to enter with just your ID and you can remain in the country for up to 90 days.
All other nationalities will need to get a standard travel visa from an embassy or consulate prior to your trip to the country. The standard tourist permit allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days.
Cameroon Visa Application Process
Most people worldwide will need to process their application through a diplomatic mission that could be either an embassy or consulate. In most countries, the application can be submitted either in person by getting an appointment or by post. You can find the nearest embassy with our Embassies Finder tool.
If you are applying by post, you should send the application form with all the supporting documents (see the Application Form and Documents section below) in a tracked envelope to the embassy. You should also include a copy of the checklist provided by the embassy.
If you are applying in person, you should first get in touch with your nearest diplomatic mission and make an appointment. You will need to bring all the documents and forms to the appointment, along with your passport.
Independently of whether you apply in person or by post, you can also either personally collect your stamped passport or have it posted back to you.
Cameroon Visa Requirements and Eligibility
At this point, you are probably asking yourself which entry policies apply to your passport. Just click the following button to find out.
Alternatively, you will find out what you’re eligible for in no time at all, thanks to our lists below. Simply locate your passport nationality and discover which category you fall under.
List of countries that require a visa to visit Cameroon:
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Papua New Guinea
Sao Tome and Principe
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
List of countries that do NOT require a visa to visit Cameroon
Central African Republic
Republic of Congo
In addition to these, holders of service or diplomatic passports from the countries below are also exempt:
These countries are soon to be joined by Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates as well.
Visa on Arrival Eligibility
Holders of diplomatic and service passports are eligible for a Visa on Arrival if they can justify the reason for their trip and can show confirmation of a return flight.
Cameroon Visa Application Form and Documents
To obtain a travel permit from a Cameroon diplomatic mission, you will need to prepare the following documents:
- A passport with at least 6 months validity left on it, as well as a minimum of 1 blank page for entry and exit stamps.
- 2 identical coloured photographs of yourself with a plain background, taken within the last 3 months.
- 2 completed and signed application forms.
- Copies of bookings related to your trip, including flight tickets and hotel confirmations.
- A bank statement proving you have sufficient funds to cover the costs of your trip.
- A copy of your visa if you have previously visited the country.
- Copy of your yellow fever vaccination certificate (more details to follow).
You will be asked to provide details regarding where you will be staying, so in the event you are staying at a hotel, you should include the name and address in the application form. If you are staying with friends or relatives, you should write down their details along with their full address in the form.
Yellow Fever Certificate and Other Vaccination Requirements
Like most African countries, to enter Cameroon you must show a valid yellow fever certificate testifying you have been duly vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated against yellow fever, you must get your vaccine before visiting the country or applying for the visa.
You may also be asked to show other vaccinations, in particular polio, especially if you will be staying for more than 4 weeks.
Include a prepaid tracked envelope with the embassy details as sender and your address as recipient, so the embassy can post the visa back to you.
When it comes to filling out the application form, you will be asked for your personal details, your passport details and information regarding your stay in Cameroon. Here is a list of the main information you will be asked to provide.
- Personal details:
- Your surname
- Your given names
- Your gender
- Your date of birth
- Your place of birth
- Your country of residency
- Your nationality
- The names of your parents
- Your marital status
- The number and age of your children (if applicable)
- Passport details:
- Passport number
- Passport type
- Issue date
- Issue place
- Expiry date
- Employment information:
- Your profession
- Your employer
- Rank in the military (if applicable)
- Contact information:
- Your home address
- Your email address
- Your phone number
- Trip details:
- Reason for your trip (e.g. tourism, studies, visiting family etc.)
- Length of stay
- Will you be entering once or multiple times
- Place of departure
- Date of departure
- Place of entry into the country
- Date of entry into the country
- By what means will you be arriving (air, land or sea)
- References in Cameroon
- Address in Cameroon
- Basic details regarding any previous trips to the country
Once you have gathered all the documents above and completed the form carefully, you are ready to submit your application!
Cameroon Visa Status Check
So you have submitted your application, and you’re wondering: what next? Unless you have opted for the Express service, with which your document will be processed in 48 hours, you can expect to wait up to 7 working days to hear from the embassy, so you will need a little patience.
If this time has gone by and you haven’t heard anything, you can contact the embassy directly, and they should be able to give you some information regarding your application.
How Much Does a Cameroon Visa Cost?
If you would like to know how much you should budget for your visa, we have listed below the prices for the main kinds of tourist permits. The prices vary depending on the length of your stay and which processing speed you choose.
Standard (within 7 working days):
- 30 days – 93 USD
- 6 months – 184 USD
- 1 year – 275 USD
Express (within 48 hours):
- 3 months – 183 USD
- 6 months – 274 USD
- 1 year – 365 USD
More Cameroon Visa Questions and Information
We bet you can’t wait to get going to Cameroon! Still have some niggling doubts about the procedures and documents? Don’t worry, we have included a list of our most asked questions to make sure you are ready to travel with confidence.
If you are travelling to the country soon, you will be pleased to know that the government has recently started offering a new Express service, through which you can receive your application within 48 hours always from the moment it is received.
However, to be certain of the reason for your permit being denied, it is always best to inquire with the embassy or consulate directly. They will also be able to tell you if you can submit a new application.
If you would like to find out more, please read the information on this page and follow each step of the process, and you will be off in no time!
To find out how you can apply and what documents you must provide, read this page carefully, and you will find all the information you need.