e-Visa Cameroon 🇨🇲


Since April 30, 2023, Cameroon has completely digitized its visa applications. No more requests can be made at the embassy, which refers only to the Internet. All nationalities need an e-Visa for Cameroon, except those neighboring Cameroon, for arrival in Douala or Yaoundé-Nsimalen.

The Cameroon e-Visa allows stays of up to 180 days for one or more entries. It can be valid for up to 6 months (short-stay) or 12 months (long-stay).

⚠️ Please note: the Cameroonian authorities reserve the right to restrict your e-Visa to a single entry during the validity period, or to reduce your authorized stay to less than 180 days.

How to apply for a Cameroon e-Visa

Single rate of 49 € per passenger
Excluding consular fees, if applicable

Frequently asked questions about e-Visa Cameroon

Cameroon is one of the major destinations in Central West Africa, with its natural national parks and numerous cultural treasures. If you wish to visit Cameroon, you must first obtain an electronic visa. The Cameroon visa is an entry and residence permit, allowing you to enter and stay in Cameroon for a limited period of time ( 30 days for the tourist visa). If your e-visa application is accepted by the Cameroonian authorities, your Cameroon visa will be affixed to your passport on arrival in Cameroon.

As a French agency specializing in travel documents for individuals and businesses, Visamundi will help you to obtain your Cameroon visa more easily. You can submit your Cameroon visa application directly on our website, in a completely paperless process. You won't have to make any trips to the Cameroonian embassy in your country of residence.

Do I need a visa to go to Cameroon?

You need to apply for a visa to visit Cameroon. Cameroon visas are required for French and other European nationals, as well as for nationals of most countries in the world wishing to visit Cameroon, whatever the reason or duration of their stay.

The only exceptions are nationals of countries exempt from Cameroonian visa requirements, and passengers making a short connecting flight to Cameroon. If you're planning a short transit (less than 24 hours) through Cameroon without leaving Douala international airport, you won't need a visa.

Visa exemption for Cameroon applies only to nationals of the following countries:

  • Chad 🇹🇩
  • Central African Republic 🇨🇫
  • Nigeria 🇳🇬
  • Congo 🇨🇬
  • Equatorial Guinea 🇬🇶
  • Gabon 🇬🇦

In addition to your Cameroon e-visa, you'll need a passport valid for at least 6 months after the end of your stay in Cameroon. This minimum 6-month validity period for your passport is a mandatory condition for the issuance of the e-visa. Your visa application will be rejected if your passport does not meet this requirement. So be sure to check the validity of your passport, and consider renewing it (which can take a long time, depending on the country you're from).

Several types of electronic visas are available if you wish to travel to Cameroon:

  • Single-entry tourist visa, valid for a single-entry stay of up to 180 days
  • Business visa, valid for stays of up to 180 days
  • Long-stay multiple-entry visa, valid for a maximum of 6 months after first entry into Cameroon
  • Transit visa, for a transit of more than 24 hours on Cameroonian territory

How can I obtain a visa for Cameroon?

To obtain your Cameroon visa, simply complete the online application form available on our website. Before you apply, however, make sure you have all the documents you need to complete your file. The documents required depend on the type of visa you are applying for. As a general rule, make sure you can provide :

  • A scan of your passport or residence permit, valid for at least 6 months after the planned end of your stay in Cameroon
  • Two identical, recent passport-size color photos that meet the standards of your country of residence
  • Proof of address
  • A copy of your birth certificate (less than 3 months old)
  • A certificate proving that you have a round-trip plane ticket
  • If applicable, a copy of your passport showing the stamp of your previous trips to Cameroon if you have stayed there in the last 12 months.
  • For non-natives of Cameroon only: A photocopy of the hotel reservation covering the entire stay, as proof of accommodation.

For details of all the supporting documents required for each type of visa, we recommend that you visit the website of the Cameroon embassy in your country of residence.

Once you have all the required documents in your possession, we will check their validity before forwarding them to the Cameroonian authorities. Your electronic visa application for Cameroon will then have every chance of success.

How much does it cost to obtain a visa for Cameroon?

The cost of a visa for Cameroon depends mainly on the consular fees applied by the Cameroonian government. Regularly updated by the Cameroonian authorities, these consular fees may vary slightly depending on the type of visa envisaged. The price of a Cameroon visa also includes our service fee, which we add to the consular fee in return for processing your file, checking your documents and forwarding them to the Cameroon authorities. You'll find an indicative price list on our website for the fees involved in obtaining each type of visa. You should expect to pay €167 in consular fees for a 30-day tourist visa, and a little more for a long-stay visa.

cameroon, flag, peaceHow long does it take to obtain a visa for Cameroon?

The time it takes to obtain a visa for Cameroon may vary according to the number of applications the Cameroonian authorities have to process in a given period. Generally speaking, it takes about 5 days to receive a reply to a visa application for Cameroon. Processing times can sometimes be longer if the demand for a visa is very high. We therefore advise you to apply for your visa no later than one month before your planned arrival in Cameroon, to compensate for consular overload, as well as days when files are not processed (public holidays and weekends).

Is it possible to extend a visa for Cameroon?

You can extend your Cameroon visa by contacting the Cameroon immigration authorities directly on site. However, your Cameroon visa must be extended before it expires.

Can I get a visa when I arrive in Cameroon?

You must apply for a visa online or at an embassy before arriving in Cameroon. French citizens and most other countries in the world need to apply.

Which nationalities are visa-exempt?

Only nationals of the following countries can travel without a visa for up to 90 days: Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mali, Nigeria and Congo-Brazzaville.

What types of visa are available?

Each visa can be applied for on a single-entry or multiple-entry basis. You can choose between a short-stay or long-stay visa. Your reason for travel can be one of the following: Tourism, Visit to acquaintances, Business/Training/Mission/Seminar/Training/Work, Conference, Teaching, Study, Humanitarian/Volunteer, Sport or Religion/Evangelization.

How long can I stay in Cameroon with an e-Visa?

Each visa allows you to stay in the country for up to 180 days (depending on the authorization issued).

How do I get to Cameroon?

By applying for an electronic travel authorization, you will be able to enter by air.

The government will open land and sea checkpoints as and when required.

What documents do I need to provide when applying for a Cameroon e-Visa?

  • A color photo of your passport. Your travel document must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of departure from Cameroon. The passport cannot be an emergency, diplomatic or service passport.
  • A copy of your return flight confirmation
  • Confirmation of your hotel reservation or legalized proof of accommodation.

Other documents may be required depending on the type of visa requested, as specified on our Documents tab.

How long does it take to process a request?

Processing time is around 5 days for urgent departures. If you apply too far in advance, we will send you your visa as close as possible to your departure date.

What vaccinations are required in Cameroon?

You will need to present your yellow fever vaccination certificate on arrival.

Do I need a visa to transit Cameroon?

If you don't plan to leave Douala airport during your transit, you don 't need a visa if your stopover doesn't exceed 24 hours.

Are minors eligible for Cameroon visas?

All travelers, including children and minors, need to apply for a visa to Cameroon.

How long will my Cameroon e-visa be valid?

Depending on the type of visa requested, it may be valid for 6 or 12 months. The visa must be valid for the entire duration of your stay, including multiple entries and exits in the case of a multiple-entry visa.

How do I apply for a visa to Cameroon?

You can fill in our form with your personal details, passport data, dates of stay and the type of visa you require. Once you have paid, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can then send us your documents by e-mail.

Since April 30, 2023, there is no longer any need to visit a Cameroonian embassy for this visa.

What is the Cameroon e-Visa?

Once your visa has been edited and approved by the authorities, you'll receive a printable PDF electronic travel authorization, also known as pre-registration.

Do I need to print my electronic travel authorization for Cameroon?

We recommend that you print out your visa and carry it with you throughout your stay.

When do I need to present my visa to travel to Cameroon?

You'll need to present this document when boarding, and it will be checked by the airline before your departure, as well as onarrival.

Do I need travel insurance to travel to Cameroon?

Travel insurance is not compulsory, but is recommended. We recommend our partner Chapka for this purpose. For longer stays, repatriation insurance is mandatory to obtain a visa.

What are the differences between pre-registration and the Cameroon paper visa?

Pre-registration is an online process. Once your visa has been approved by the authorities, you will receive your travel authorization in electronic format. This means faster processing times. A paper visa, on the other hand, needs to be applied for well in advance, at an embassy.

It is no longer possible to apply for a traditional visa at an embassy following the launch of the new electronic visa on April 30, 2023.

Can I extend my visa for Cameroon?

Before the expiry date of your visa, and in order to extend its validity, you can contact the local authorities, in particular by visiting a Cameroonian immigration office.

My arrival date in Cameroon has changed. What should I do?

You can keep us informed by e-mail if your arrival date is modified so that our agency can forward your request with your dates of stay that correspond with those indicated on your plane tickets.

Cameroon: mandatory and recommended vaccines

Mandatory vaccines

  • Yellow fever: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required on entry for all travellers aged 9 months and over.

Recommended vaccines

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B: Long or repeated stays
  • Malaria: Year-round transmission across the country
  • Meningitis: In the event of a prolonged stay in close contact with the local population, or during an epidemic.
  • Rabies: In case of prolonged stay, isolated
  • Typhoid fever: Prolonged stay or precarious hygienic conditions