Nonimmigrant Visas

Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:

As of February 25, 2021, the United States Embassy in Cameroon is providing immigrant visa services for all categories of immigrant visas as well as certain nonimmigrant visas, including F1, M1, and J1 visa classes not subject to Presidential Proclamation 10052, and E, I, O, P, and K1 fiancé visas. Interviews for all other nonimmigrant visa categories, including B1/B2, remain suspended. The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa service for urgent humanitarian, medical, and business travel.

While the Embassy aims to schedule visa interviews as quickly as practicable, capacity is limited, and applicants should expect significant wait times for immigrant and nonimmigrant visa interview appointments.

For nonimmigrant visa applicants, the Department of State will extend the validity of your MRV payment until September 30, 2023. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/, email fae_contactus+cm+info+en@visaops.net, or call +237 657 103 111 (from Cameroon) or +1 (703) 543 9351 (from the United States) to request an emergency appointment​.

Note that the CDC requires proof of a negative COVID-19 no more than 3 days before travel to the United States. U.S. visa holders should be aware of potential restrictions for travelers who transit the Schengen area (including Belgium and France) within 14 days prior to their arrival in the United States. These restrictions do not apply to when travelling directly from Cameroon or through other common transit points outside of the Schengen area. These restrictions also do not apply to U.S. citizens or green card holders, or diplomatic or official travelers.  Please refer to the Department of Homeland Security for all of the latest travel restrictions that may affect you.

Diversity Visa Applicants: DV 2020 applicants who hold a valid immigrant visa have been granted a national interest exception (NIE) to the geographic COVID-19 Presidential Proclamations and may seek entry to the United States, despite the visa annotation “Entry Subject to PP 10014.”

Individuals whose DV 2020 visas have expired may not be issued replacement visas. In addition, DV 2020 applicants who were refused will not be interviewed, scheduled, or reconsidered for visas, as those applicants were only eligible for issuance of a visa through the end of the 2020 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2020.  

The embassy will notify DV 2021 applicants once their interview has been scheduled according to local conditions.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:

Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within the following list of countries within 14 days preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, and the subsequent proclamation issued March 14, 2020:

  • The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe;
  • The Republic of Ireland;
  • The 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland)
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran;
  • The People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau

There are certain exceptions to the suspension of entry, including exceptions for U.S. lawful permanent residents and certain family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, among other exceptions listed in the proclamations. If you reside in, have traveled recently to, or intend to transit or travel through any of the above listed countries prior to your planned trip to the United States, we recommend you postpone your visa interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from the subject country(ries). Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days. There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid. For questions about rescheduling a pending consular appointment, please contact us at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-cm/niv for specific guidance.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

    • Telephone: Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:
      • Callers in Cameroon: Call +237-657-103-111
      • Callers in the United States: Call 1 703 543 9351
    • Email: fae_contactus+cm+info+en@visaops.net