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U.S. Embassy Yaounde Switching to an Online Application Form For Non-Immigrant Visas

Yaoundé, April 15, 2010

Persons applying for non-immigrant visas at the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde can now use a new online application form.  This online form, also known as the DS-160, is a fully integrated online application form that collects necessary information from persons seeking to travel temporarily to the United States.  Consular officers will use the information entered on the online application form and the results of a personal interview to determine an applicant’s eligibility for a nonimmigrant visa.  The online visa application form can be found at

We invite all persons applying for non-immigrant visas at U.S. Embassy Yaounde to begin using the online visa application form now.  Beginning May 1, 2010, applicants renewing their U.S. visas must use the online visa application form.  All applicants for non-immigrant visas must use the online application form beginning May 15, 2010.

After the application is completed online, applicants will print out a single confirmation page that they must bring to the Embassy. Applicants who cannot upload their photos online can bring them to their interviews.  Applicants should also bring the application fee of 131 U.S. dollars, payable in Central African francs or U.S. dollars, and any supporting documentation for their travel.

Applicants should pay close attention to the type of visa they select when filling out the application form.  Applicants hoping to study in the United States should be sure to chose the option entitled “student,” business travelers should chose either “business” or “business/pleasure” and travelers visiting friends or relatives should choose “tourist/personal travel visitor.”  All applicants should enter their names exactly as they appear on their passports.


Applicants with questions or difficulties using the Online Application Form may contact the Embassy at Tel. 22-20-15-00, x4023 or email