Consulate information


2349 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Consular hours: by appointment ONLY.

Phone: (202) 265-8790 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). Travelers must have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated or a negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. For up to date information, click on this link
  • VISA APPLICATION. All application are accepted only by Mail with return prepaid envelope.
  • APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME. The visa application processing time is subject to the Embassy discretion. Please contact the GC Visa office at least a month prior to travel date.
  • Passport must have at least six (6) months validity remaining beyond stay and at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Central Africa Rep., Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mali and Nigeria for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form (2 copies)
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - two (2) photos
White background and should be free of shadows, photo is clear and in color, glasses not allowed. Applicant is directly facing camera w/ a neutral expression, eyes are clearly visible.
*Invitation letter
Recent bank statement
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Be ready to show the original when applying in person.
Yellow fever certificate
Enclose a pre-paid return envelope
the GC Visa office will provide.

* Passport photo must be without glasses.

* Invitation letter must be legalized by the Police in Cameroon.

Forms and Links

Checklist and Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
7 to 10 business daysRegular
48 hoursExpress Service

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
Regular Visa181.82Single/Multiple6 months
Express Visa272.73Single/Multiple6 months
Regular Visa272.73Multiple1 year
Express Visa363.64Multiple1 year

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: February 9, 2023