Public Notice


Friday, June 11th, 2022
*** COVID-19 PCR Test Fee ***

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cameroon in the United States of America, H.E. ETOUNDI ESSOMBA, hereby informs all international travelers residing in the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Cameroon in Washington, DC, that within the framework of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government of the Republic of Cameroon has instituted the payment of a 30,000 francs CFA fixed fee (about $48.76 based on the current exchange rate) for the Covid-19 PCR test, as of Monday June 6th, 2022.

It should be noted that this amount in US dollars is subject to change depending on the fluctuation of exchange rates on the international monetary market. The mechanism for the payment of this fee will be communicated later on.

The Ambassador thanks you for your cooperation.

For more information, please visit COVID-19 PCR Test Fee

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Friday, May 27th, 2022
*** USA Memorial Day Holiday ***

The public is hereby notified that, the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon will be closed on the following date:

Monday, May 30th, 2022 (USA Memorial Day Holiday)

Normal duties will resume on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 at 9:30 A.M.

For more information, please visit USA Memorial Day Holiday

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Thursday, May 21st, 2022
*** 50TH EDITION OF THE NATIONAL DAY ON MAY 20TH, 2022 ***

FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY AT THE EMBASSY OF CAMEROON IN WASHINGTON D.C.

For more information, please visit 50TH EDITION OF THE NATIONAL DAY ON MAY 20TH, 2022

Thursday, May 5th, 2022
*** International Cultural Awareness Month ***

The public is hereby informed that the Embassy of Cameroon in Washington D.C. will display the rich and diverse culture of Cameroon, from culinary and other art exhibitions to dance, fashion, and its unique tourist potentials, on May 7th, 2022. Participation free.

For more information, please visit International Cultural Awareness Month - May 2022

Friday, March 11th, 2022
*** DC Francophonie Festival 2022 Edition ***

DC Francophonie Festival will take place from March 1st to March 31st, 2022. The Festival will be held online, in-person, and in a hybrid format.

For more information, please visit DC Francophonie Festival

Friday, March 11th, 2022
*** Recruitment of Flight and Specialized Ground Crew into the Air Force ***

The Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defense hereby informs young Cameroonians of both sexes who are interested in building a career with the Air Force, that the 2022 Air Psychometric Tests for the recruitment of Flight and Specialized Ground Crew into the Air Force shall take place in April 2022.

For more information, please visit Recruitment of Flight and Specialized Ground Crew into the Air Force

Friday, March 11th, 2022
*** LIMBE DEEP SEAPORT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ***

OPEN INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR TENDERS FOR THE UPDATE OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE LIMBE DEEP SEAPORT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

For more information, please visit LIMBE DEEP SEAPORT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Call for tenders


Friday, February 18th, 2022
*** US Presidents' Day Holiday ***

The public is hereby notified that, the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon will be closed on the following date:

Monday, February 21st, 2022 (US Presidents' Day Holiday)

Normal duties will resume on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 at 9:30 A.M.

For more information, please visit US Presidents' Day Holiday

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Thursday, February 10th, 2022
*** Cameroon Youth Day Holiday ***

The public is hereby notified that, the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon will be closed on the following date:

Friday, February 11, 2022 (Cameroon Youth Day)

Normal duties will resume on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 9:30 A.M. For more information, please visit Cameroon Youth Day Holiday

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Friday, January 6th, 2022
*** The President of the Republic of Cameroon, H.E. Paul Biya's New Year Message to the Nation on December 31st, 2021 ***

For more information, please visit Head of State’s New Year Message to the Nation– 31 December 2021

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Monday, December 20th, 2021
*** Christmas and New Year Holiday ***

The public is hereby notified that, the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon will be closed on the following dates:

Friday, December 24th, 2021 (Christmas Day)
Normal duties will resume on Monday December 27th, 2021 at 9:30 AM

Friday, December 31st, 2021 (New Year's Day)
Normal duties will resume on Monday January 3rd, 2022 at 9:30 AM

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Monday, December 20th, 2021
*** Ambassador's meeting in Philadelphia ***

The Ambassador, H.E. Henri Etoundi Essomba, from December 9th - 11th, 2021, led a Cameroonian delegation to Philadelphia; to attend a meeting organized by the US Cameroon Chamber of Commerce (UCCC), in partnership with the African and Caribbean Business Council (ACBC) and the Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on African and Caribbean Immigration Affairs. Discussions centered on a groundbreaking initiative: The AFRICATOWN PROJECT.

The project will offer many investment and partnership opportunities for the African Diaspora in real estate, food processing, agriculture, healthcare, amongst others. The AFRICATOWN PROJECT will also put in place a technical assistance center to help select mentors and sources of finance for startups, in the African Diaspora.



[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021
*** Thanksgiving Day Holiday ***

The public is hereby notified that, the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon will be closed on the following date:

Thursday, November 25th, 2021 (Thanksgiving Day)

Normal duties will resume on Friday November 26th, 2021 at 9:30 AM

For more information, please visit Thanksgiving Day Holiday

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
*** AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS 2021 - Official Travel Guide for Cameroon ***

The Ministry of Tourism and Leisure releases the official travel guide for Cameroon.

Please download TourCMR, Cameroon's National Travel Guide Appp for AFCON 2021 available on both Google Playstore and Apple Appstore!



For more information, please visit AFCON 2021 - Official Travel Guide for Cameroon


Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
*** Veterans Day - Thursday, November 11th, 2021 ***

The public is hereby notified that, the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon will be closed on the following date:

  • Thursday, November 11th, 2021 (Veterans Day)

Normal duties will resume on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 9:30 AM.

For more information, please visit Veterans Day Holiday

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Wednesday, August 15th, 2021
*** FEAST OF ASSUMPTION 2021 ***

In view of this year's commemoration of the Feast of Assumption, the Embassy of Cameroon in Washington DC, USA, will not be open on Monday, August 16th, 2021.

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2021
*** EXPRESS VISAS and TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ***

In response to persistent and frequent requests to improve the quality of its services, the Embassy of Cameroon will start issuing EXPRESS VISAS and TRAVEL DOCUMENTS (LAISSEZ' PASSER) to Cameroon beginning August 09, 2021.

The expedited processing time for a complete visa or travel document (Laissez-Passer) application file is BETWEEN 24 AND 48 HOURS from the date of reception of the complete application file, as required by the Embassy.

For more information, please visit: EXPRESS VISAS and TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Friday, July 9th, 2021
*** Cameroonian Biometric Passport Process ***

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cameroon to the United States of America, H.E. ETOUNDI ESSOMBA, hereby informs Cameroonian nationals residing within the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Cameroon in Washington, DC, that the new Cameroonian biometric passport process effectively went operational on July 1st, 2021.

For more information, please visit: Cameroonian Biometric Passport Process

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Friday, June 11th, 2021
*** Important Update on Passport Renewal Appointments ***

Within the framework of government's efforts to improve on its consular services, especially in addressing the difficulties hampering the smooth issuance of biometric passports in Cameroon, and in all diplomatic missions and consulates,

The Embassy of Cameroon in Washington DC, hereby, informs Cameroonian nationals that, appointments for passport renewals previously scheduled from June 16th to June 30th, 2021, have been cancelled.

This is to enable the service transition from the old to the new biometric production system, which will commence on July 7th, 2021. The previous in-person procedure, will now be replaced by an online system.

The Embassy further informs those concerned to check on the Embassy website www.cameroonembassyusa.org for more updates, or write to the consular service through its email address cs@cameroonembassvusa.org if there be any questions.

The Embassy presents its excuses for the inconveniences this change may have caused, as it strives to better serve you. For more information, please visit: Passport Appointments Announcement - June 11th, 2021

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Monday June 14th, 2021
New Cameroonian passports are available for pickup

Please visit the following link:

List of Available Passports (Updated on June 14th, 2021)

How to Collect Your Passport

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
***National Day - May 20th 2021, 49th Edition ***

The Embassy of Cameroon - USA together with the United Council for Youth Empowerment (UCYE) will organize a virtual meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday, 19th May 2021
  • Time: 9AM (Eastern time)
  • Theme: "Army and the Nation: Together Let's Overcome Health Security Challenges and Preserve the Peace, Stability, and Proseperity of Cameroon"
  • Zoom Meeting Id: 83353081703
  • Passcode: 237

For more information, please visit: National Day - May 20th, 2021

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Friday, April 9th, 2021
***SENSITIZATION on the DEADLY COVID-19***

Within the framework of government's efforts to sensitize its population on the deadly Covid-I9 pandemic, and against the backdrop of a recent surge in cases in Cameroon, The Ambassador of Cameroon to the United States of America, H.E. Henri Etoundi Essomba, together with the Health Committee of the High Council of Cameroonians Abroad, will organize a virtual conference on the Covid-l9 pandemic and accessibility to vaccines.

The conference will take place on Saturday, April 10th, 2021, at 3p.m. (Eastern time).

Please click here for more information on the program.

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
***FESTIVAL DE LA FRANCOPHONIE DE WASHINGTON D.C. 2021***

S.E.M. l’Ambassadeur Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA vous invite au festival de la Francophonie de Washington DC qui se tient de manière virtuelle durant tout le mois de Mars.

H.E. Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA welcomes you to the Francophonie Festival of Washington D.C. The festival which is virtual, will run through the month of march. Learn More...

(Updated) Friday, February 12th, 2021
***CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PCR TEST REQUIREMENT***

CAMEROONIAN VISA AND TRAVEL DOCUMENT APPLICANTS ARE HEREBY INFORMED THAT IT IS NO LONGER REQUIRED TO SUBMIT NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) FOR VISA AND TRAVEL DOCUMENT REQUESTS.

HOWEVER, ALL TRAVELERS ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT TO THE AIRLINE AT CHECK-IN TIME, A NEGATIVE RESULT TO THE PCR TEST FOR COVID-19, PERFORMED WITHIN THREE (3) DAYS OF THEIR SCHEDULED DATE OF ARRIVAL IN CAMEROON.


***EXIGENCE DU TEST PCR POUR LE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)***

LES DEMANDEURS DE VISAS D’ENTREE AU CAMEROUN, AINSI QUE LES DEMANDEURS DE LAISSEZ-PASSER CAMEROUNAIS SONT INFORMES PAR LA PRESENTE, QUE LA SOUMISSION D’UN RESULTAT NEGATIF AU TEST DU CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) N’EST PLUS EXIGEE POUR CES DEMANDES.

TOUS LES VOYAGEURS A DESTINATION DU CAMEROUN DOIVENT CEPENDANT PRESENTER A L’ENREGISTREMENT A L’AGENCE AERIENNE, UN RESULTAT NEGATIF AU TEST PCR POUR LE COVID-19 EFFECTUE DANS LES TROIS (3) JOURS PRECEDANT LA DATE PREVUE D’ARRIVEE AU CAMEROUN.


Wednesday December 30th, 2020
NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR TO CAMEROONIANS IN THE USA

Dear Compatriots,

On behalf of the staff of the Embassy and myself, I have the great pleasure and humility to extend to you and your loved ones, wishes of peace, love, happiness, prosperity and above all good health, for the New Year, 2021.

As you all know, the year 2020 has been a tough and challenging one, marked by the global pandemic; which caused countless loss of lives, socio-economic woes and unprecedented changes in our daily routines and occupations. A moment when our faith was greatly tested, as we stayed connected in hope and prayers. It also gave us the opportunity to re-examine our relationships and see the need for closer ties between peoples and nations in tackling global issues.

Permit me in the same light, to recognize, salute, and encourage the services and sacrifices of those hardworking Cameroonians who have been working in the healthcare sector all across the US, saving lives at the perimeter of theirs. They are our heroes and so deserve our recognition and praise.

Also, as we reflect on 2020 and look forward to 2021, may I express my sincere gratitude to all those who in the course of the year joined the Embassy in contributing to nation building; especially in the last virtual meeting between the Embassy and Cameroonians in the USA, which took place from November 21st - 22nd , 2020. In this respect, I would like to encourage you all to continue in the spirit of unity and patriotism as we seek solutions towards the growth and prosperity of our dear fatherland, under the distinguished leadership and guidance of the Head of State, H.E. Paul Biya.

Happy New Year and Long Live Cameroon!!!

THE AMBASSADOR
HENRI ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Thursday October 8th,2020
Updated Information on Entry into Cameroon

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cameroon to the United States of America, H.E. Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA hereby reminds users residing within the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Cameroon in Washington, DC that Cameroon's borders remain closed until further official notice by the Government.

Please read the following documents for more information on this public notice, including categories of individuals who are exceptionally permmited entry into Cameroon.

Conditions for Entry into Cameroon (English) | (French)

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA
Monday June 22nd, 2020
Resumption of Cameroonian Passport Renewals

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cameroon to the United States of America, H.E. ETOUNDI ESSOMBA, informs Cameroonians in his jurisdiction that the activities pertaining to the Cameroonian passport renewal will resume as of Weednesday July, 1st, 2020.

Within the framework of this resumption and in order to provide a safe and healthy environment, the Embassy has put in place the following measures:
  • The wearing of a mask or facial covering within the Embassy premises is mandatory until further notice. Any person without a mask or facial covering will be denied access to the Embassy;
  • Users must come to their appointments with a complete file;
  • No more than two users at a time will be admitted in the Consular Section's hall at the Embassy;
  • Temperature checks will be carried out at the entrance of the Embassy;
  • The use of hand sanitizers made available to users will be systematic before the capture of biometric parameters.

Users presenting Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms listed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - cough, fever/chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell - are required to contact the Embassy before their appointment at the email address cs@cameroonembassyusa.org, by specifying their name, telephone number and appointment confirmation number, in order to request for the rescheduling of their appointment at a later date.

Moreover, for those users whose appointments were postponed due to the restrictive measures imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, they will be progressively rescheduled on the basis of their previous order of registration on the Embassy appointments' list.

The Ambassador counts on everyone's understanding and scrupulous respect of the terms of this announcement.

For more information, please read the following documents:
[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Thursday June 18th, 2020
Resumption of the Issuance of Entry Visas to Cameroon

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cameroon to the United States of America, H.E. ETOUNDI ESSOMBA, hereby informs the general public that the Embassy will resume the issuance of entry visas to Cameroon as of Monday June, 22nd, 2020.

ln this regard, all visa applications must include a proof of a negative result to the Covid-19 test, obtained within three (03) days. Failure to submit this document will result into the rejection of the file.

Furthermore, walk-ins for visa applications have been suspended until further notice, As a result, all visa applications must be submitted to the Embassy by mail only to the following address: Embassy of Cameroon, 2349 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C., 20008 and must include a self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking of the sender.

For those who were previously issued visas and whose visas expired during the period of the closure of the Cameroonian borders due to the coronavirus pandemic, they can, upon request, be reissued a visa without any further payment of visa fees.


Note should be taken that the visa processing time may be much longer than usual.

The Ambassador counts on your understanding as well as the respect of the aforementioned measures.

For more information, please read the following documents:
  • Resumption of the Issuance of Entry Visas to Cameroon (English) | (French)

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Monday April 20th, 2020
Special National Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 pandemic

The Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon in the United States informs the Cameroonian community and the diaspora of the creation by the Head of State of a Special National Solidarity Fund as part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Fund, with an initial amount of one billion CFA francs, will be used to finance operations identified as part of the response strategy against the spread of this pandemic in Cameroon.

The Ambassador of Cameroon calls on the generosity and solidarity of the Cameroonian diaspora in the United States to support the efforts of the Government and our people in this fight.

Contributions can be sent to the Embassy, by Check or Money Order, at 2349 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008 or sent directly to the Fund's special bank account: IBAN BGFICMCXC 10035 0L220 80005725011 63.

Additional information on the National Solidarity Special Fund can be obtained from the Embassy at the email address: mail@cameroonembassyusa.org

For more information, please read the following documents:
[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Wednesday April 1st, 2020
Corona Virus (COVID-19) Alert: Important Information for Cameroonians who Cannot Return to Cameroon

The Ambassador of the Republic of Cameroon to the United States, His Excellency Henri ETOUNDI E,SSOMBA, invites Cameroonians, on short stay in the United States for various reasons, who cannot unfortunately return to Cameroon due to the closure of borders, to contact the Embassy of Cameroon in Washington DC at mail@cameroonembassyusa.org.

Please read the following documents for more information:
  • Important Information for Cameroonians who Cannot Return to Cameroon (English) | (French)
[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA
Tuesday June 4th, 2019

Appointment/ Passport Renewal

All Cameroonian university full time students, holders of the F1&J1 Visas resident within the jurisdiction of the Cameroonian Embassy in Washington DC, should henceforth contact the Cultural Service through the addresses listed below for the renewal of their passports.
  • mail@cameroonembassyusa.org
  • culturalservice@cameroonembassyusa.org
The passport renewal request must include the following documents:
  • 1-Photocopy of the identification page of their old passport
  • 2-Photocopy of their current F1 or J1 Visa, or any other document deemed necessary.
NB: Requests that do not include the above documents will not be processed.

[Signed]
The Ambassador,
Henri ETOUNDI ESSOMBA

Important Notes:
  1. This process concerns ONLY International Students with F1 or J1 status
  2. Applicants must indicate in their email request a phone number where they can be reached

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