Cameroon Entry Requirements

Cameroon Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes Yes
Turkey Yes Yes Yes

Passport information

A passport is generally required for entry into Cameroon, it must be valid for at least 6 months when leaving the country.

Visa information

A visa for Cameroon is required for the countries mentioned in the table above, among others.

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Germany and Austria visa: 120 € (one or more stays up to 3 months), (application at the embassy). 240 € (one or more stays up to 6 months); (Application at the embassy). The fees for applying at the consulate vary, as there is a consular fee in addition to the visa fee. With express processing in two days in Berlin, the visa fees are doubled. Switzerland 138 CHF (stays up to 3 months), 276 CHF (stays up to 6 months).

Visa types and costs

entry visa.


You must enter the country within 6 months of the visa being issued. The period of validity specified in the visa becomes effective upon entry.


Otherwise, transit travelers who require a visa and who continue their journey within 24 hours, who can present valid papers for the onward journey and who do not leave the transit area, do not need a transit visa. Personally at the consular department of the embassy or consulate (see contact addresses).

Application required

(a) 2 – 3 application forms (depending on the consulate/embassy), downloadable from the website of the responsible diplomatic mission. (b) 2 – 3 passport photos (4.5 x 3.5 cm) (depending on the consulate/embassy). (c) Passport valid for at least six months upon departure. (d) Copy of yellow fever vaccination certificate. (e) Booking confirmation for return or onward flight. (f) Proof of payment of the visa fees (in cash at the time of application or by bank transfer). (g) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland, which is still valid for at least six months. Tourist visa additionally: (h) Proof of a hotel booking. (i) Proof of sufficient financial means during the stay. Additional visitor visa: (h) In the case of family visits, an invitation officially confirmed by the appropriate Cameroonian authority. Business visa additionally: (i) letter of secondment from the company with all relevant data for the trip as well as a confirmation of assumption of costs. (j) Letter of invitation from the Cameroonian company with all relevant data about the trip, as well as the number of entries and the desired period of validity (up to three or six months) as well as a stamp from the mayor’s office or the police authority of the place to be visited in Cameroon. Minors: (h) Birth Certificate. (i) Copy of parents/guardians passports. (j) Parental Consent. A stamped, registered return envelope (DIN A5) should be enclosed with the postal application.

Processing time

Application at the embassy: approx. 1 week, express processing: 2 days (double the visa fee). Application at the consulate: in person: immediately, by post: immediately.

Legally Required Registration

Registration is mandatory for stays longer than three months.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Return or onward travel tickets. (b) Necessary papers for the onward journey (possibly visa for third countries). (c) Proof of current yellow fever vaccination. On departure: – international vaccination certificate with proof of a valid yellow fever vaccination, – international vaccination certificate with a documented poliomyelitis (poliomyelitis) vaccination.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport with photograph or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Important: Unaccompanied minors need a certified travel permit from their legal guardians who are not traveling with them, as well as a certified birth certificate and, if applicable, the original and a copy of the court custody order. Unaccompanied minors should be met by an adult when entering Cameroon. Since the 27th Since June 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Exit permit

Upon departure from Cameroon, all travelers must be able to present a valid, international vaccination certificate documenting a valid vaccination against poliomyelitis.

Cameroon Entry Requirements