Passport Services - Provided in Yaounde and Douala
U.S. citizens can renew their passport with American Citizen Services, or obtain a new one, should the old one be lost while traveling in Cameroon.
Messaging – Elimination of Visa Page Inserts
- The Department of State has proposed to discontinue the consular service of adding additional visa pages to U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016.
- A notice of proposed rulemaking for the elimination of this service was published in the Federal Register as the Department prepares to convert to a newly designed U.S. passport. The notice solicited public comments on the proposal. The proposal will go to OMB for final review.
- Visa page inserts pose vulnerabilities to both the security of the ePassport and the internal controls of the issuance process. The ePassport integrates the latest concepts in electronic document protection. One of these measures preventing unauthorized reading of ePassports is adding RF blocking material to the ePassport cover. Adding visa page inserts diminishes the effect of this blocking material.
- The determination to eliminate the visa page insert service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards.
- The Next Generation Passport will be produced in two book sizes, 26 pages and 50 pages, in order to meet the travel needs of our customers.
- As of October 2014, 52-page passport books are being issued to all applicants applying at overseas posts at no extra cost. This policy aims to lessen the burden that may be placed on frequent travelers who need more pages and those customers who may need to update residence permits or foreign entry/exit visas to comply with foreign country immigration practices.
Very Important Notice
- The consular section is closed to the public each last Wednesday of each month. Therefore, applications for visa renewals as well as immigrant visas comebacks will not be accepted. We apologize for any inconvenience this change might cause, and appreciate your usual understanding.
- Please be informed that on September 6, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the revised Form DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport, which includes the requirement for customers to submit a photocopy of their primary citizenship evidence along with a certified copy. The electronic Form DS-11 is available on: http://travel.state.gov. Primary citizenship evidence for this initiative consists of U.S. birth certificates, naturalization certificates, citizenship certificates, and consular reports of birth abroad (CRBAs). Form DS-11 is used when renewing passport for minor under age 16, when applying for 1st 10-year passport or when replacing a lost passport. Customers must submit a photocopy of their primary citizenship evidence along with a certified copy or present the original to the consular officer.