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Non-Immigrant Visas


On July 31, the process for making an appointment for a non-immigrant visa to the United States will change.  Our new visa appointment system will empower you to schedule your visa interview at a date that is convenient for you, provide you with more options to pay your visa application fees, and make more visa interviews available for legitimate travelers by streamlining the visa process.

In preparation for this change to the system, during the last two weeks of the month of July 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde will not process non-immigrant visas. We will not accept visa appointments via the Expedited Visa Appointment system or regular online appointment. Regular appointments and expedited appointments will be available again on which will go live on July 31, 2014.

NOTE: Holders of a valid U.S. visa or a U.S. visa that has expired in the last 24 months are eligible to renew their visa without an appointment every Wednesday beginning at 11:00am, excluding the last Wednesday of each month and official holidays. 

Non-Immigrant Visas

International visitors contribute to the vibrant cultural, educational and economic life of the United States of America, and the American people are proud of their tradition of welcoming visitors with secure borders and open doors.  Nationals of most countries, including Cameroon, must have a visa to travel to the U.S.  The most common types of visa are Business/Tourist Visas and Student Visas. The type of visa needed is defined by immigration law and is determined by your purpose of travel.

A note on passports:

The United States Embassy in Cameroon requires Cameroon citizens applying for immigrant and non-immigrant visas to present machine-readable passports. Older hand-written passports lack security features that protect against counterfeiters. This requirement does not apply to travelers with diplomatic and service passports.  


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