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Wondering how to renew Cameroon passport in Saudi Arabia??? i.e. passport renewal Requirements & Fee??? if yes then this article was specifically written for you.

When your Cameroonian international passport is about to expire, you are faced with two options:

Is either you go to the Cameroon embassy in the kingdom of Saudi to renew your Cameroon passport or you travel home to renew it at the Cameroon Immigration office.

Cameroon passport renewal application can be processed at the Cameroon embassy in Saudi Arabia…located in Riyadh. So you no don’t necessarily need to fly back to Cameroon or travel out of Saudi Arabia to Dubai, just to renew your Cameroon passports.

Renewal of Cameroon Passport in Dubai is the best option as this will save you from stress and extra cost.

The Cameroon embassy in Saudi Arabia (located in Riyadh) can effectively processed passport renewal application for Cameroon nationals residing in most of the Gulf countries namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Emirates Arab and Saudi Arabia.

In addition to the passport renewal service, the Cameroon embassy in Saudi Arabia also issues visa to travel to Cameroon and consular cards.

If your passport has expire or its remaining less than 6 months for your passport to expire, the Cameroon embassy in Saudi Arabia won’t issue you visa to travel to Cameroon hence you have no choice but to apply for the renewal of your Cameroon passport in Saudi Arabia.

If you are searching for a job and your passport is less than 6 months, it is better you renew in UAE and save yourself the headache.

This post is to simplify the process and tell you what to do to renew your Cameroonian international passport from the Cameroonian Consulate office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Without any further delay, let’s get down to business.

Requirements for the renewal of Cameroon Passport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Required documents for renewal of Cameroon passport for residents of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Emirate and Saudi Arabia.

  • Written application submitted to the Embassy (you can download the application form here)
  • Original passport and copies of relevant pages (clear photocopies)
  • The former consular card (a complete and signed consular card application form for those who don’t have consular card)
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate + Original
  • Photocopy of Cameroon national identity card + Original
  • A copy of the residence permit
  • Four passport – sized photographs (the 4 passport size photos must have been taken within the past six months and in color with a white background)
  • Consular fees

NB: The transport charges of the documents to and from the embassy are to borne by the applicants.

Visit the Cameroon embassy in Saudi Arabia for the submission of Documents for the renewal of Cameroon Passport.

After you have compiled all the documents listed above (not forgetting the fee), you can then go to the Cameroon embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the submission of those documents and payment of the consular fees.

The Cameroonian Consulate office in Saudi Arabia is located at Riyadh 11 693. You can use google maps to easily locate the Cameroonian consulate office in Saudi Arabia.

The Consulate is open from Saturday to Wednesday from 9.00 am to 4.00pm (except public holidays).

At the Cameroonian consulate office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, you will be required to fill an application form and then submit the required documents for passport renewal (including the consular fees) and if you wish to get the consular card, you will be expected to pay extra fee.

Somebody may likely want to ask, What is the use of Consular card to Cameroon nationals in the gulf countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Emirates Arab and Saudi Arabia)???

The officials at the Cameroonian consulate office in the gulf countries, often advice Cameroon nationals to get the consulate card because (according to them) in the nearest future, Cameroon nationals will be expected to present their consulate card (at the Cameroon airport) before their passports can be stamped for them to return to Saudi Arabia and most gulf countries.

So if possible get it now before it becomes mandatory as it will become very hard to get.

Ok after you have fulfilled the passport renewal requirements you just need to wait for the new passport to be available.

What is the COLLECTION TIME of Cameroon Passport in Saudi Arabia after renewal?

It takes a minimum of 3 month and a maximum of 6 months for your passport to be ready.

Kindly note that the Consulate General does not issue express passports. The waiting time is a maximum of 6months.

Note: there is no express mode for the renewal of Cameroon passport with the Cameroonian consulate office in Saudi Arabia. You just need to wait for a maximum of 6 month for your passport to be available.

It should be noted that the Cameroon embassy in Saudi Arabia doesn’t issue renewed Cameroonian international passport, but only help to facilitate the process of renewing and collection of passport.

The Cameroon embassy in Saudi Arabia (as I have mentioned) will not issue a passport but you can make payment and schedule the date and time to visit Cameroon Consulate for collection.

We learnt that passport renewal applications and documents submitted to Cameroon embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the renewal of passport, are sent back to Cameroon; where the applications are processed.

After the passports have been established, they are mailed to the Cameroon consulate office in Dubai, where the Cameroon nationals in the gulf countries can collect their renewed passports.

Note: Given the fact that it may take up to 3 months to get a new passport, its advisable to renew your Cameroonian passport 6 months before it expires to avoid any inconveniences.

Simply put don’t wait until its 1 month left before applying for the renewal of your Cameroon passport in Saudi Arabia.

Frequently Asked Questions about Renewal of  Cameroonian Passport in Dubai

How long does it take to get the passport in Cameroon???

Even if you go to Cameroon to renew the passport, you will also be expected to wait for 3 to 6 months and the cost will be greater as you will have to pay flight to and fro.

How much does it cost to renew a Cameroonian passport (passport renewal fee in Dubai for Cameroonians)???
Contact the Cameroon embassy in Saudi Arabiaq to get the consular fees OR how much it will cost you.

My Cameroon National ID is missing, what should i do???

To renew your Cameroon passport at the Cameroon consulate in Saudi Arabia, a proof of Cameroonian nationality such as I.D or birth certificate is required for issuance. So if the original copy of your  Cameroon national ID is missing, you will be expected to provide the original copy of your birth certificate.

Requirements for Renewal of Expired Passport in Saudi Arabia (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Emirates Arab )???

  • Written application submitted to the Embassy (you can download the application form here)
  • Original passport and copies of relevant pages (clear photocopies)
  • The former consular card (a complete and signed consular card application form for those who don’t have consular card)
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate + Original
  • Photocopy of Cameroon national identity card + Original
  • A copy of the residence permit
  • Four passport – sized photographs (the 4 passport size photos must have been taken within the past six months and in color with a white background)
  • Consular fees

What is the opening hours of the Cameroonian consulate in Dubai???

Like i mentioned earlier, the Cameroon embassy in Saudi Arabia is open from Saturday to Wednesday from 9.00 am to 4.00pm (except public holidays).

How to contact the Cameroonian consulate office in Dubai???

To book an appointment or make inquiries, you can contact the Cameroonian consulate in Dubai by telephone : 966 1 488 0022/ 966 1 488 0203 or via the Cameroon consulate Saudi Arabia email address: ambacamriyad@yahoo.fr. Fax: 966 1 488 1463

Booking an appointment for the submission of the documents is sometimes necessary because Consulate opening hours can vary hence its advisable to always contact the Consulate before a visit.

The Cameroonian consulate may have designated a particular day (s) of the week for handling any passport related issues hence booking an appointment before visit is necessary.

OTHER SERVICES IN Cameroon Consulate office in Saudi Arabia include;

There are other services that are available at the Cameroonian consulate in the United Arab Emirates and it is the same in other countries.

These are the following:

  • Stolen/lost International Passport
  • Passports Renewals
  • Notarial Services
  • Certification of documents
  • Make Birth Certificate
  • Signing of Marriages
  • To issue documents and aiding to convey the body to Cameroon for burials.
  • Issue of documents (visa) for foreigners to travel to Cameroon
  • Issuance of temporal travel document (OUT PASS) to Cameroonians who wish to travel to Cameroon without a passport i.e. After applying for a the renewal of your expired passport, if you can wait for a new one to be issued before travelling to Cameroon (probably due to an emergency back home) the Cameroonian consulate in Saudi Arabia can issue you an OUT PASS, which you can use to travel to Cameroon. However, for them to issue you an OUT PASS, you must show proof that you intend to travel by showing them your flight ticket.

Like i mentioned earlier, the Cameroon embassy in Saudi Arabia is in charge of the renewal of passport, visa and issuance of consular cards for most of the gulf countries without a consulate namely; Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

Cameroonians in UAE can renew their Cameroon passport at the Cameroon consulate office in Dubai.

Ok we have come to the end of this article, if you haven’t understood anything, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact me via WhatsApp for fast reply to your queries.

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