Cameroon Immigration Services

​The immigration laws of Cameroon provide many options for employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility, and benefits for accompanying family members vary by visa classification.
 
• All foreign nationals traveling on business to Cameroon require either a Temporary Visa, valid for three months, or a Long-Stay Visa, valid for six months, both with single or multiple entries. Business visitors who want to extend their stay are advised to exit Cameroon and apply for a new visa at the Cameroonian consular post with jurisdiction over their country of residence.
 
• Foreign nationals who require a Work Permit for their activities in Cameroon are required to secure a Long-Stay Visa for up to six months before they enter the country.
 
• ​Those who are employed by a Cameroonian entity are also required to apply for a work permit once they enter Cameroon on their Long-Stay Visa. Work permits are granted for a period of two years, renewable once.
 
• Foreign nationals are required to obtain a work permit (i.e., have their employment contracts endorsed by the minister in charge of employment) before the commencement of any work.
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.