All about Cameroon Visa. How to get Cameroon visa? How much is the Cameroon visa fee?
How to Get Cameroon Visa?
Does Cameroon Require a Visa?
Turkish citizens who want to travel to Cameroon and have one of the General (Claret Red), Service (Grey), Special (Green) and Diplomatic (Black) passports are required to obtain a visa. However, Turkish citizens who are members of the official delegation and have Service (Gray), Special (Green) and Diplomatic (Black) passports have the right to go to Cameroon without a visa, provided that it does not exceed 90 days within 180 days.
Cameroon Visa Types
Cameroon Commercial/Business Visa
Cameroon Tourist Visa
Cameroon Family/Friend Visiting Visa
How to Apply for a Cameroon Visa?
Applications are forwarded to the Cameroon Consulate. When the appointment time comes, the procedures are completed by going to the Cameroon Consulate.
Required Documents for Cameroon Visa
If you have an old passport, its photocopies and originals
Photograph: 2 biometric photographs. The biometric photograph should be 35×45 mm in size, the background should be white and your face shape should be fully visible.
Republic of Turkey Identity Card Photocopy
International Vaccination Certificate:
Hotel and Flight Reservations
Bank account information and movements (Last 3 months account statement must be stamped and signed.)
**For clear information about the documents to be prepared for visa application, the Consulate/Embassy of the relevant country or visa consultancy centers should be consulted.
How Many Days Does Cameroon Visa Issue?
It takes an average of 7-10 business days. It is necessary to start these processes approximately 20-30 days before your travel plan.
Cameroon Visa Fee
Visa fees to be paid by citizens who want to travel to the Republic of Cameroon differ in terms of travel quality and duration. The visa fee paid for the visa application is not refundable in any other case.
Countries That Cameroon Requires/Doesn't Want a Visa
Countries where Cameroon applies visa exemption for 90 days;
Central African Republic
Republic of the Congo
**The Republic of Cameroon is denying entry to citizens of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria due to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa.
Cameroon, or officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country located in the midwestern part of the African continent. The country's borders (clockwise from the north) are Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean with its 402 km coastline. The capital of the country is Yaoundé.
Country Name change source]
Portuguese sailors, who were the first Europeans to come to the region, named a river where they saw plenty of crustaceans, Camarões, which means crustacean in their own language. In later periods, this name was used as the name of the entire country's borders, first by giving its name to the mountainous areas in the region, then to the area that includes Douala today, and finally to the whole region.
Geography change source]
Cameroon is a medium-sized country in the continent with an area of 475,442 km². Of the country's total land border of 4,591 km, 797 km is with the Central African Republic, 1,094 km with Chad, 523 km with the Republic of the Congo, 189 km with Equatorial Guinea, 298 km with Gabon, 1,690 km with Nigeria. The country also has a 402 km coastline to the Atlantic Ocean.
The low plateaus, which are widely observed in the interior of the country, rise with the influence of the Adamaua Plateau and the Mandara Mountain Range as they move towards the north of the country. These elevations decrease and decrease due to the fact that Lake Chad, of which Cameroon also has a small part, is located in the extreme north. In the western and northwestern parts of the country, there are volcanic mountain ranges on the region where the fault line called the Cameroon line is also located. In addition to the volcanic mountains that are active especially in the coastal part, Cameroon Mountain, which is the highest mountain in western Africa with 4,095 m, is also located in this region. Nyos Lake and Manoun Lake are located within the Oku volcanic mountainous areas where the elevation reaches 3.011 m. Among the Oku volcanic fields on the Bamenda Plateau, the highest mountainous rainforest areas in the western part of the African continent can also be observed. Among the other important elevations of the country, there are mountains such as Bakossi, Manengouba and Kupe, which are also considered sacred. Bakossi and Manengouba mountains are among the regions where endemic plant and animal species are found but their nature is under threat. Tropical rainforests are located in the plateaus in the southern part of the country, and these areas leave their place to wide plains as they approach the coast.
Climate change source]
The country is generally under the influence of the tropical climate. With this effect, rainy seasons are experienced in Cameroon with high temperatures and heavy rains. Temperatures towards high regions throughout the country are measured in temperate values. An arid climate is observed in the northern parts of the country, including Lake Chad. Due to the tropical climate under the influence of the country, Cameroon can be divided into three regional climatic zones. According to this, seasonal humidity is observed in the north of the country, and the dry season is experienced in the October-April period. The average annual precipitation in the northern regions of Cameroon is 700 mm. During the July-September period, the rainfall is the least, and the annual average temperature is 32.2 °C. Due to the high temperature values measured in this region and the low precipitation throughout the year, a drought problem may occur every 2 to 5 years.
In the plateaus, which start towards the regions where the savannas in the northern part of the country transition to the rainforests in the southern parts and whose altitude is between 1,000 m and 1,500 m, the annual average temperature values are measured at 22 °C, while the annual average precipitation is at the level of 1,500 mm-1,600 mm. In the mountainous areas in the western part of the country, the annual average precipitation is between 2,000 mm and 11,000 mm. Especially the precipitation values of 11,000 mm measured at the southern tip of Cameroon Mountain make the region one of the most rainy regions in the world. Although the December-February period is expressed as the dry period in both the southern and western parts, rains are observed from place to place in this period. In the coastal areas of the Atlantic Ocean, where rainforests are also common, the annual average temperature is 25 °C and the average precipitation is 1,500 mm – 2,000 mm, and the December-January period passes as a dry period.
Vegetation and wildlife change source]
Cameroon is defined as Little Africa in terms of natural areas. In the south and central part of the country, it has a soil called Ferralsol, which is an equatorial clay of brown, dark red color that is always moist. Terra Rossa soil, which is called red soil, is observed in the northern parts of the country with thorny and arid plains.
According to a study conducted in 2001, 542 different fish species were identified throughout the country, 96 of which are endemic only in this country. In addition, according to the same research, it was determined that there are 15,000 butterfly species, 280 mammal species (small and large mammals total), 165 of 275 reptile species, 3 crocodile species and 190-200 frog species in Africa. In addition to these, 900 bird species have been identified, 750 of which are resident in Cameroon and 150 are migratory birds.
Thanks to the Takamanda National Park, which was created in 2008 close to the Nigerian border, it was aimed to protect the Cross-River Gorilla, which is a member of the gorilla family, which is under threat. The gorilla species, whose number is currently around 300, has come to the point of extinction due to poaching and destruction of forest areas. In Banyang-Mbo-Nature, it is aimed to protect the small number of forest elephant populations in the country.
Dja National Park, created in 1987, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Apart from this national park in Cameroon, there are other national parks that are candidates for UNESCO's list of world heritage sites:
Boumba-Bek-National Park from 2006
Campo-Ma'an-Nationalpark since 2006
Korup-National Park since 2006
Lobe Waterfalls near Kribi from 2006
Lobéké-National Park from 2006
Nki-National Park from 2006
The part of Lake Chad remaining in Cameroon since 2006
Waza-National Park from 2006
Natural resources change source]
In terms of natural underground riches, Cameroon has bauxite, iron ore, coffee, banana, rubber, wood, gold and diamonds as well as petroleum.
Population change source]
According to the official census results of Cameroon in 2005, a population of 17,463,836 was determined. No official census was conducted after 2005, and a population of 25,640,965 was determined according to the 2018 estimated census results. The population density in the country is 35.7 people/km². A large part of the country's population lives in the northern and western parts of the green grassy areas, the port city of Douala and the capital, Yaoundé, together with the coastal part. Population density is low in the central and southeastern parts of the country.
Cameroon has a young population, with 61.75% of them aged 0-24, according to 2018 estimates. Only 3.23% of the country is 65 years or older.
0-14 years: 42.15% (male 5,445,142/female 5,362,166)
15-24 years: 19.6% (male 2,524,031/female 2,502,072)
25-54 years: 31.03% (male 4,001,963/female 3,954,258)
55-64 years: 3.99% (male 499,101/female 524,288)
Age 65 and over: 3.23% (male 384,845/female 443,099)
In the country, where the rate of people living in the city is 57% according to 2019 data, the annual population increase rate is 2.54% according to 2018 estimated data.