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Important Services Information

Payment Methods & Details

Fees: For services requiring a fee, payment may be made in US dollars or the equivalent in FCFA at the Consular Cashier booth. We only accept U.S. currency printed within the last 10 years.

Appointments & Locations

This section provides information on specific consular services available to U.S. citizens in Cameroon: https://cm.usembassy.gov/services/.

Routine services are available by appointment only: https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=YDE&appcode=1.

Please, note that the Embassy is closed on Cameroonian and U.S. holidays. If you have an emergency need to travel and cannot find a timely appointment, please contact us at YaoundeACS@state.gov

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Other Information

For a child born to a U.S. citizen abroad, the following requirements need to be met in order to ensure eligibility for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad:

There must be a blood relationship between the child and the parent transmitting citizenship.

The parent transmitting citizenship must have accrued at least five years of physical presence in the U.S. or its outlying possessions. The parent will need to demonstrate this at the interview.

Reasonable Accomodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.