Cameroon Missionary/Humanitarian Visa Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 6 months and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. If your passport expires within 6 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
A business letter of responsibility (sample) is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to:
Embassy of Cameroon, Visa Section, Washington DC
The letter must explain all of the following:
Nature of business to be performed
Name and address of reference to be visited
This letter should request Multiple Entries visa if required
In addition the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay and hosts name and contact information.
Guarantee of return transportation and sufficient funds for the visit
The letter should be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.

Legalized letter of Introduction from thoroughly identified organization in Cameroon, or contract of employment between traveler(s) and partner(s) in Cameroon undersigned by Administrative Authorities in both cases. In addition the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay and hosts name and contact information.

In the visa application form, indicate exact address and telephone number of contact(s) in Cameroon.

AND OR

A letter of Invitation from the host Company in Cameroon is required, the exact duration of stay, place of stay and hosts name and contact information should be explicitly mentioned on the invitation. The letter must be legalized by the local immigration or police authorities.

AND OR 

A Business contract between traveler(s) and partner(s) in Cameroon undersigned by Administrative or Immigration Authorities.

AND OR

An authorization when required issued by competent Authorities to practice a liberal profession or to promote farming, pastoral, industrial, artisanal, commercial or other activities.


Vaccinations - Copy (original not required) of a International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever required.

Cameroon Visa Application Form

Please Send Two Completed and Signed Application Forms

All applications MUST be typed, handwritten visa applications will NOT be accepted by the Embassy of Cameroon.

 

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TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.007-10 Business Days

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Entry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Single/Multiple $98.00 30 Days per entry 2-3 Months 7-10 Business Days
Multiple $189.00 Up to 6 Months 6 Months 7-10 Business Days

The Embassy of Cameroon requires once a visa application has been submitted the passport and or application cannot be canceled or withdrawn from the embassy before the visa process is completed.

The Embassy of Cameroon is only open for visa processing on Wednesdays and Fridays. No submissions or collections of applications can be done on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Please keep this in mind when calculating the overall visa processing time.

Note: A postal money order is required by the Embassy of Cameroon. The money order will be obtained by TDS, the consular fee above includes a $5 money order fee.

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

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