New Cameroon Biometric Passport Application Procedure 2024

The new Cameroon biometric passport application procedure explained on June 8, 2021, by the Cameroonian authorities will include the use of digital and mobile payment from July 1, 2021. This process must be followed when applying for a new passport, renewal, or in cases of a lost passport.

Several Cameroonian internet users have expressed their dissatisfaction with the increase in the price of passports. In fact, the cost of making or getting a passport in Cameroon increases from 75,000 FCFA to 110,000 FCFA, according to the General Delegation for National Security (DGSN). 

But the explanations that followed this announcement are just as unprecedented in this country, where obtaining identity documents is an obstacle.

New Cameroon Biometric Passport Application Procedure Requirements (Obtain a Passport in 48 Hours)

During a press briefing on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the DGSN indicated the following requirements and procedures to get a new biometric passport in Cameroon:

  1. From July, passport applications will be made online and payment, in particular by Mobile Money (MTN MoMo or Orange Money).
  2. The website to apply for a Cameroonian passport is either or
  3. By email, applicants will be notified of the issue for collecting or rejecting the request for their part within 48 hours. It will also be possible for them to have them withdrawn by a third party under certain conditions.
  4. Online, the documents traditionally required for the Cameroonian passport application will also remain the same, according to the DGSN.

Download New Cameroon Biometric Passport Procedure PDF

Download the full process to make the Cameroon biometric passport in PDF through this link.

Payment For the Issue of New Passports in Cameroon Goes Cashless (Online or Mobile Money Only)

“There will be no cash payments. Everything will be paid for through online transactions, ”said Labinot Carrieti, CEO of Augentic, a German company that supports countries in providing state-of-the-art identity and digital currency solutions, relayed the Cameroonian media.

He made the statement last year when describing the makeup of the new passport.

Read: Getting an Express Passport in Cameroon 

In partnership with the Cameroonian authorities, he had promised the use of "the most advanced technology in the world" for this national project.

According to him, the new passport will feature an ultra-secure polycarbonate page. This compound is a plastic material with excellent mechanical properties and thermal resistance, allowing its use between −100 ° C and 120 ° C.

How long does it take to process a passport in Cameroon?

Establishing a valid biometric passport in Cameroon takes only forty-eight hours (48 hours) or two days. This in itself can be considered as an express passport.

Read: How to check your ID Card or Passport online in Cameroon.

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