A valid passport, visa, evidence of yellow-fever vaccination, and current immunization records are required, and travelers may be denied entry if they lack the proper documentation.
Cameroon does not recognize dual nationality and considers U.S. citizens of Cameroonian descent to have lost their Cameroonian citizenship. U.S. citizens should enter Cameroon using their U.S. passport, and should be sensitive to possible hostility on the part of Cameroonian officials regarding their changed citizenship. See "Cameroonian-Descent Americans" under Special Circumstances.
Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our website. For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information Sheet.
Visa requirements for Cameroon
- ACTUAL PASSPORT
You must send your actual passport. The visa will be stamped on a page in your passport. Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity left beyond your intended stay, and must have at least 2 blank visa pages side by side. Amendment pages (pages 22, 23 and 24) do not count.
Applicants of Cameroonian origin should submit their actual Cameroon passport as well.
- TWO VISA APPLICATION FORMS FOR CAMEROON
You will need to submit two copies of the visa application.
- VISA PROCESSING ORDER FORM
- TWO PHOTOGRAPHS
Each applicant should submit two identical color photographs. Photographs should be 2" x 2" in size, taken against a plain white background. Snapshots or computer pictures will not be accepted.
- FLIGHT ITINERARY
Flight itinerary or copy of your round trip air tickets is required.
- VACCINATION FOR YELLOW FEVER
International certificate of vaccination for yellow fever is required.
- PROOF OF SUFFICIENT FUND
Proof of sufficient funds for support such as a copy of recent bank statement or letter from bank verifying applicant has sufficient funds.
- PROOF OF U.S. STATUS (For non-U.S. citizen only)
Non-U.S. citizen should submit proof of U.S. status (e.g. photocopy of U.S. permanent resident card or photocopy of U.S. visa.)
- BUSINESS LETTER (For business only)
Provide a business letter on company letterhead giving details of the nature of visit, including the dates of stay, hotel information and addresses, organization to be visited and a financial guarantee from the company, signed by a senior manager.
- LETTER OF INVITATION (For business only)
Letter of invitation from the host company in Cameroon, notarized by the Cameroon Police Department.
- EMBASSY FEE
$141.00 per visa - 2 month multiple entry
Visa for Cameroon is valid for multiple entry, for stays not to exceed 30 days per entry.
- SERVICE FEE
$39.00 per visa - 5 business day processing
General Consulates of Cameroon: