How To Get an Express Passport In Cameroon 2023 (Cost)


A Cameroonian passport is a travel document issued by the General Delegate for National Security to any citizen who requests it. It is indispensable in the common era as people need it to travel out of Cameroon.

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What Documents are Required to Apply for a Cameroonian Passport

The regulations in force in Cameroon classify passport applicants into four categories according to age group. The composition of the file is specific to the class of the applicant.

First category: minors from 0 to 13 years old:


  1. 01 certified photocopy of the child's birth certificate;
  2. 01 non-certified photocopy of the child's birth certificate;
  3. 01 certified photocopy of the national identity card of one of the child's parents or legal guardian requesting the child's Passport;
  4. A non-certified photocopy of the national identity card of one of the child's parents or legal guardian;
  5. 01 parental authorization from the requesting parent or legal guardian; 
  6. 01 power of attorney from one of the child's parents to the legal guardian;
  7. A photocopy of proof of the child's profession, if applicable.

The second category, minors from 14 to 20 years old:


  1. 01 certified photocopy of the child's birth certificate;
  2. 01 non-certified photocopy of the child's birth certificate;
  3. 01 accredited photocopy of the child's national identity card;
  4. 01 non-certified photocopy of the child's national identity card;
  5. 01 certified photocopy of the national identity card of one of the child's parents or legal guardian requesting the child's Passport;
  6. A non-certified photocopy of the national identity card of one of the child's parents or legal guardian;
  7. 01 parental authorization from the requesting parent or legal guardian; 
  8. 01 power of attorney from one of the child's parents to the legal guardian;
  9. 01 photocopy of proof of the child's profession, if applicable

The third category, adults aged 21 to 49:


  1. 01 certified photocopy of the birth certificate;
  2. 01 non-certified photocopy of the birth certificate;
  3. 01 accredited photocopy of the national identity card;
  4. A single non-certified copy of the national identity card;
  5. 01 certified photocopy of the marriage certificate for married women;
  6. 01 photocopy of proof of the profession, if applicable

The fourth category, the elderly, from the age of 50:


  1. 01 certified photocopy of the birth certificate if there is one because it is optional;
  2. 01 non-certified photocopy of the birth certificate, if there is one, because it is optional;
  3. 01 certified photocopy of the national identity card;
  4. 01 non-certified photocopy of the national identity card;
  5. 01 certified photocopy of the marriage certificate for married women;
  6. 01 photocopy of proof of the profession, if applicable

How Much does a Cameroonian Passport Cost?

The previous price of a passport issued in Cameroon is now 110000 XAF. This is an increment from the initial price of 75,000 FCFA. This price change is effective July 1, 2021, and is valid for passport applications and renewals/extensions.

The price of a Cameroonian Passport is 110,000 Francs CFA in total. This amount is distributed as follows:

  1. Its delivery gives rise to the payment of stamp duties fixed by the finance law (113,000 FCFA).
  2. The applicant must provide the sum of 2000 frs for the photos.
  3. 1000 frs CFA is charged for the stamp on the passport application form.

How can Cameroonians Apply for a Passport from Abroad or Overseas?

For Cameroonians residing abroad, the request is lodged with the Heads of Diplomatic Missions or Consular Posts of Cameroon.


 Where to certify the Documents required for the issue of the Passport?

To complete the application, you should certify the required documents in the places recommended by the State of Cameroon.

Photocopies of birth or marriage certificates are certified in the following administrations:


  1. The town hall;
  2. The Sub-prefecture:
  3. DO Office (Office of the Divisional Officer)
  4. The services of the Governor.


On the other hand, the photocopy of the national identity card is certified in:


  1. The Police Services and Units. 

Regarding power of attorney from a parent to a guardian,

  1. It is legalized in Cameroon by the police. 
  2. Parents residing abroad must go and have it certified by the competent services of their host country. 
  3. As for parental authorization, it is only certified by the police.
Also, Check how to make a Cameroonian National Identity Card.


How to Apply and Get a Cameroonian Service Passport

The service passport is issued to any Cameroonian national: who:


  1. Does not have the right to obtain a diplomatic passport, 
  2. Is responsible for a permanent mission abroad, or 
  3. His functions call him to frequently carry out tasks in a foreign country on behalf of Cameroon.
It is issued by the General Delegate for National Security at the competent authority's request.


What Documents are Required to Apply for a Cameroonian Service Passport


The request is accompanied by the following documents:


  1. a valid certified photocopy of the birth certificate; 
  2. a certified and valid photocopy of the national identity card;
  3. a photocopy of the mission order; 
  4. a photocopy of the act of appointment or assignment; 
  5. a valid accredited photocopy of the marriage certificate for the married woman. 

How much does it cost?


Its delivery is free.

Who can own a Cameroonian Service Passport?


The service passport is granted, for their trips abroad, to the following designated personalities:


  1. Civil and military officials or state agents attached to Cameroonian Diplomatic Missions and Consular Posts, as well as their spouses and children;  
  2. The Secretaries-General of ministerial departments; 
  3. holders of a government mission abroad, conferred by the President of the Republic;
  4. Defence Attachés and Deputy Defense Attachés;
  5. Military Advisers and Specialized Land, Air, Sea, and Gendarmerie Attachés;
  6. Economic, Cultural, and Financial Advisers to Diplomatic Missions and their Assistants, as well as their spouses and unemancipated minor children;
  7. Officials from the framework of Foreign Affairs Attachés;
  8. Diplomatic Couriers;
  9. any other personality approved by the President of the Republic.  

  The Following people are also entitled to a service passport for their trips abroad: 


  • Civil and military officials, as well as agents of the State traveling for reasons of service; 
  • Parliamentarians, except for members of the offices of the Senate and the National Assembly, who can be granted diplomatic passports; 
  • Managers of public establishments and companies, as well as their collaborators, up to the rank of Head of Service; 
  • Cameroonians working in international organizations of a universal and regional character, the functions of Deputy Directors up to the rank of Head of Service, as well as their spouses and unemancipated minor children; 
  • Lastly, Cameroonians working in sub-regional organizations as part of the government organigram are also eligible.

How To Get An Express Passport in Cameroon?

Getting an express passport in Cameroon is a myth. This is because no particular service exists for the procurement of an express passport. 

Express passports are usually gotten in Cameroon through the backdoor or via corruption as follows:

  1. A person in need of a passport urgently contacts an official or someone who works in the passport production service,
  2. If a financial deal is made, the individual who needs the Passport is asked to go to the police station, where snapshots and other details are obtained.
  3. Information is then forwarded for production of the express Passport.
  4. The person then receives his or her Passport in 2 to 3 business days.

What is the Cost of An 'Express Passport' in Cameroon?

Since so-called 'express passports' are gotten in dubious ways, the prices vary. Most Cameroonians report paying 200000 FCFA to 350000 FCFA instead of the regular 75000 FCFA fee.

Cameroon's delegate for National security has always condemned this practice. Temo Group strongly condemns this dubious practice as individuals have lost vast sums of monies in shady passport deals.
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