Cameroon Tourist Visa Requirements

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

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 your passport expires within 6 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.


Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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New Photo Requirement August 9th, 2018
Hair must be completely pulled back from both forehead and ears, exposing a clear image of the entire head.



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A Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or valid U.S. visa and I-94 is required.
Travelers who entered the USA after April 26th 2013 should print the electronic I-94 form from the
Department of Homeland Security.



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 copy of the applicant's recent bank statement verifying applicant has adequate finance,it is advisable to erase account numbers.
Copy of applicant's hotel confirmation is required.

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.



For minors, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the following documents are also needed:

A) Notarized letter of support jointly signed by both parents or legal guardians agreeing with the trip and specifying who will be traveling with the child.

B) If parents or guardians are Cameroonians, provide original passport(s) and copy of immigration document(s) attesting of their residency status in the U.S. (e.g. green card, I-20 form for students, any set of documents justifying that a procedure of adjustment of status is in progress).

C) If parents or guardians are not Cameroonians, provide copy of passport pages bearing photo and validity information.

D) This applies to any third party taking a child to Cameroon on behalf of the parents.


If you are visiting Family or Friends in Cameroon you will need to apply for a 'Visitor Visa" click here to view the correct instructions

The Cameroon tourist visa is valid for single or multiple entries within 60 days from the date issued, for a stays up to 30 days.

U.S. citizens born in Cameroon or of Cameroonian origin do not need to provide a certificate of accommodation.

When issued, a visa must be used within 90 days, i.e. the recipient must enter Cameroon within that time frame.

Longer periods of stay may be granted to applicants applying for Social Visit visas.

The multiple visa is issued only at the discretion of the Consulate.

Passport must have at least six months remaining validity and contain at least one blank visa page for visa to be issued.

Your application will be hand carried to the Embassy, and is usually processed in 8-10 business days.



TravelDocs Service Fees

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

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$89.008-10 Business Days
Emergency$175.005-7 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.

TypeEntry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Regular Single/Multiple $98.00 Validity of Visa 1-3 Months 8-10 Business Days
Emergency Single/Multiple $248.00 Validity of Visa 1-3 Months 5-7 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.

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover

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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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