Message for U.S. Citizens – Current Status of Passport Applications for Overseas Posts

Location:  Yaounde, Cameroon

Event:  Current Status of Passport Applications for Overseas Posts

Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 20, 2020, the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective April 2, we have further limited our ability to offer routine passport and citizenship services overseas. 

For American Citizen Services in your country, please contact the nearest embassy or consulate.

In an emergency, our embassies/consulates can assist with an emergency passport for an adult or a minor.  If you have not received your Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), an emergency passport may be issued by your nearest embassy/consulate.

We encourage you to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest updates in your country, as well as the days and hours of American Citizen Services and possible evacuation plans.

If you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, you should expect significant delays receiving your passport and your citizenship evidence documents. Contact your nearest embassy or consulate to check on the status of your passport or citizenship document such as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  Please consider waiting to apply until we resume normal operations.

For emergency passport services for U.S. citizens abroad, please contact the U.S. Embassy or consulate closest to your current location.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Cameroon.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile.
  • Monitor local news stations.

Assistance:

  • U.S Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon

Avenue Rosa Parks

(in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club)

P.O. Box 817

Yaounde, Cameroon

+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023

yaoundeacs@state.gov

https://cm.usembassy.gov/

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444