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Special Notification due to Covid-19

NB: Please note that no proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative PCR test result is required when applying for a visa at the High Commission of Cameroon in Canada.

How to submit your application to the High Commission

Please note that due to the current health crisis, users are strongly advised to send their visa applications by mail only, i.e. through Canada Post (Priority-Express Mail), or other approved courier companies (Ups, Fedex, Purolator…), with a traceable return envelope bearing the applicant’s exact address (if the applicant lives in an apartment, please clearly indicate the number of the apartment on the envelope).
Therefore, it is not necessary to be physically present at the High Commission.
It should also be noted that any incomplete file is liable to be rejected outright. Therefore, it is necessary to be aware of the required documents before sending the visa application. The granting of a visa can only be done in the presence of all the required documents.

List of documents to be submitted by Cameroonians of origin

Cameroonian of origin applying for a visa are invited to submit a complete file including the following documents :

  • A visa application form available on the current page of the website of the High Commission of Cameroon in Canada, duly completed, printed and signed ;
  • A passport valid for at least 6 months from the date the application is submitted ;
  • A recent passport size photo on a white background, 7cm X 5cm or 5cm X 4cm (write the name on the back of the photo);
  • A copy of the yellow fever vaccination certificate. Other vaccinations and anti-malaria treatment are recommended ;
  • A copy of the airplane ticket or a reservation of airplane ticket clearly indicating the name of the passenger(s) as well as the departure and return dates ;
  • A declaration on honour to be downloaded, printed, filled in and signed ;
  • A copy of the marriage certificate, declaration of union or de facto spouse (for people who are married or in legal cohabitation)

If your trip to Cameroon is for family or tourist reasons, the above-mentioned documents should be sufficient.
However, if your trip to Cameroon falls within one of the following frameworks, in addition to the documents mentioned above, please complete your file with the document requested:

  • In the framework of a mission or a business trip (business visas): a letter from the firm, organization or company describing the reason for the trip and the business correspondent in Cameroon, an employment contract if applicable and the address of the partners in Cameroon. Please also include a copy of the proof of tax payment provided by the inviting Cameroonian company.
  • In the context of an internship, studies or training (visas for internships, training and studies): a letter of registration, internship or training from the Cameroonian institute requested ;
  • For tourism (tourism visas): attach a letter of invitation or a certificate of accommodation from your host in Cameroon signed by a local Cameroonian authority, or a firm hotel reservation for the duration of the planned stay ;
  • In the case of a trade or profession (work visas): an employment contract in Cameroon and a work permit issued by the Cameroonian authorities;
  • In the case of transit (transit visas): a valid airline ticket to the final destination and an entry visa to the country of destination.

In the case of visa applications for children under 14 years of age, in addition to the above documents, please attach:

  • A photocopy of the parents’ passports with the child’s visa application ;
    Copies of the birth certificates of the children who will be travelling ;
  • A Parental Authorization (available through the link below: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/children/consent-letter). It must be signed by a notary or a commissioner of oaths. If this document is established in Cameroon, it must be legalized by the competent authorities. This authorization must be completed by both parents if they are not traveling with the child; if one parent is traveling with the child, the other parent must provide a legalized authorization ;
  • A copy of the accompanying adult’s passport in case both parents are not traveling with the minor ;
  • A document provided by the airline transporting the minor child, if the latter is traveling alone.

N.B.: Each application for a visa for a minor child must include a visa application form and a declaration on honour completed on behalf of the child, which must be signed by one of the parents or, if applicable, by the child’s guardian.

List of documents to be submitted by nationals of other countries

  • Visa applications must include the following documents :
    A visa application form available on the current page of the website of the High Commission of Cameroon in Canada, duly completed, printed and signed ;
  • A passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of application ;
  • A recent passport size photo on a white background, 7cm X 5cm or 5cm X 4cm (write the name on the back of the photo) ;
  • A copy of the yellow fever vaccination certificate. Other vaccinations and anti-malaria treatment are recommended ;
  • A copy of the airline ticket or a reservation for an airline ticket clearly indicating the name of the passenger(s) and the departure and return dates ;
  • A letter of invitation or certificate of accommodation from your host in Cameroon signed by a locally competent Cameroonian authority. The letter of invitation should serve as a guarantee for the applicant’s accommodation and/or care during his/her stay ;
  • In the event that the letter of invitation or certificate cannot be submitted, proof of means of support in Cameroon must be given: a signed bank statement showing a minimum of 3000 Canadian dollars ;
  • A copy of the marriage certificate, declaration of union or de facto spouse (for those who are married or in legal cohabitation)

If your trip to Cameroon is for family or tourist reasons, the above-mentioned documents should be sufficient.

However, if your trip to Cameroon falls within one of the following frameworks, in addition to the documents mentioned above, please complete your file with the document requested:

    • In the framework of a mission or a business trip (business visas): a letter from the firm, organization or company describing the reason for the trip and the business correspondent in Cameroon, an employment contract if applicable and the address of the partners in Cameroon. Please also include a copy of the proof of tax payment provided by the inviting Cameroonian company ;
    • In the context of an internship, studies or training (visas for internships, training and studies): a letter of registration, internship or training from the Cameroonian institute requested ;
    • For tourism (tourism visas): attach a letter of invitation or a certificate of accommodation from your host in Cameroon signed by a local Cameroonian authority, or a firm hotel reservation for the duration of the planned stay ;
    • In the case of a trade or profession (work visas): an employment contract in Cameroon and a work permit issued by the Cameroonian authorities ;
    • In the case of transit (transit visas): a valid airline ticket to the final destination and an entry visa to the country of destination.

In the case of visa applications for children under 14 years of age, in addition to the above documents, please attach :

  • A photocopy of the parents’ passports with the child’s visa application ;
  • Copies of the birth certificates of the children who will be travelling ;
  • A Parental Authorization (available through the link below: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/children/consent-letter). It must be signed by a notary or a commissioner of oaths. If this document is established in Cameroon, it must be legalized by the competent authorities. This authorization must be completed by both parents if they are not traveling with the child; if one parent is traveling with the child, the other parent must provide a legalized authorization ;
  • A copy of the accompanying adult’s passport in case both parents are not traveling with the minor ;
  • A document provided by the airline transporting the minor child, if the latter is traveling alone.

List of documents to be provided by Canadian Government officials

Within this framework, the visa application files must include the following documents :

    • A Note Verbale from the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs addressed to the High Commission of Cameroon in Canada clearly indicating the reason for the trip and the personalities who will be met in Cameroon as well as the cost of the trip ;
    • A visa application form available on the current page of the website of the High Commission of Cameroon in Canada, duly completed printed and signed ;
    • A passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of application ;
    • One (1) recent passport size photo on a white background, 7cm X 5cm or 5cm X 4cm (write the name on the back of the photo) ;
    • A copy of the yellow fever vaccination certificate. Other vaccinations and anti-malaria treatment are recommended ;
    • An airline ticket or reservation clearly indicating the name of the passenger(s) and the departure and return dates ;
    • A letter of invitation from the institution to which you are traveling ;
    • A copy of the marriage certificate, declaration of union or de facto spouse (for those who are married or in legal cohabitation) ;

If your trip to Cameroon is part of a diplomatic assignment, in addition to the above-mentioned documents, please complete your file with the following documents :

    • Copy of the birth certificate ;
    • Copy of the act of appointment ;
    • Copy of the curriculum vitae ;
    • Description of the main lines of your mission in Cameroon as well as the name, first name and functions of your predecessor.

In the case of applications for visas for children under 14 years of age, in addition to the above documents, please attach :

  • A photocopy of the parents’ passports with the child’s visa application ;
    Copies of the birth certificates of the children who will be travelling ;
  • A Parental Authorization (available through the link below: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/children/consent-letter). It must be signed by a notary or a commissioner of oaths. If this document is established in Cameroon, it must be legalized by the competent authorities. This authorization must be completed by both parents if they are not traveling with the child; if one parent is traveling with the child, the other parent must provide a legalized authorization ;
  • A copy of the accompanying adult’s passport in case both parents are not traveling with the minor ;
  • A document provided by the airline transporting the minor child, if the latter is traveling alone.

Pay Visa Fees

Check the fees for Entry Visas.

Visa Processing Time

  • All visa applications take an average estimated period of twenty-one (21) Business days to process.
  • An Express Visa Service for processing on the same day of the request is also offered.

Visas by Post – Registered Mail Only

Visa applications sent by post will only be accepted and processed if all the required documents are enclosed.

In case a passport will not be retrieved in person, a Pre-Paid self- addressed envelope must be provided by the applicant. It is preferable to use one of the reputable couriers i.e. FEDEX, Purolator, or Priority-Express Mail (Canada Post).

Forms

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