Wanna know how Cameroonians can renew expired Passport in Dubai??? i.e. the 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 Consulate in Dubai or you travel home to renew it at the Cameroon Immigration office.
Cameroon passport renewal application can easily be processed at the Cameroon consulate office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. So you no longer need to fly back to Cameroon or travel out of UAE to nearby countries such as Saudi Arabia, Oman etc, 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.
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 Dubai.
Without any further delay, let’s get down to business.
Requirements for the renewal of Expired Cameroon Passport in Dubai, UAE
6) 975 Emirati Dirham (AED) ( The aforementioned amount also include fee for the establishment of a consular card i.e. to renew your Cameroonian passport in Dubai, you will be expected to pay 900 AED as Passport renewal fee and 75 AED for the establishment of a Consular Card. However if you already have a consular card, you will be expected to pay 900AED.
If your Cameroon national ID identity card has expired, you will be expected to pay an extra 100 AED in addition to the 975 AED. So the total amount it will cost you, will be 1075 AED (for those whose ID cards have expired).
It should be noted that the consular card is optional. So 900 AED is the actual Cameroon passport renewal fee in UAE.
Make sure you go with the exact amount (975). Rumor has it that, the Cameroonian consulate office in Dubai doesn’t give change, so Make sure u change ur money first before going, if not the will steal your 25drh.
Visit the Cameroon consulate for the submission of Documents for the renewal of Cameroon Passport in UAE (Dubai)
After you have compiled all the aforementioned documents (not forgetting the fee), you can then go to the Cameroonian consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the submission of the documents and payment of the DHS fees.
The Cameroonian Consulate office in Dubai is located located at Al Satwa, About 5 minutes walk from Financial Centre Metro Station, Exit 2. You can also use google maps to easily locate the Cameroonian consulate office in Dubai.
The Consulate is open from Sunday to Thursday at 9am to 3pm (except public holidays).
For passports renewal, you have to be present before 1pm .
At the Cameroonian consulate office in Dubai, you will be required to fill an application form and then submit the required documents (including the fee 900 AED) and if you wish to get the consular card, you will be expected to pay 75.00 Emirati Dirham (AED).
Somebody may likely want to ask, What is the use of Consular card to Cameroonians in Dubai???
The officials at the Cameroonian consulate office in Dubai, often advice residents of Dubai to get the consulate card because (according to them) in the nearest future, residents of Dubai will be expected to present their consulate card (at the Cameroon airport) before their passports can be stamped for them to come to Dubai.
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 UAE after renewal?
It takes a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 1 year to receive your new passport (for your new passport to be ready).
Kindly note that the Consulate General does not issue express passports. The minimum waiting time is 6months.
Note: there is no express mode for the renewal of Cameroon passport with the Cameroonian consulate office in Dubai. You just need to wait for a minimum of 6 month for your passport to be ready.
It should be noted that the Cameroonian Consulate in Dubai doesn’t issue renewed Cameroonian international passport, but only help to facilitate the process of renewing and collection of passport.
The Cameroon embassy in Dubai 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 the Cameroon consulate in Dubai for the renewal of passport, are sent back to Cameroon; where the applications are processed and new passport issued.
After the passports have been established, they are mailed to the Cameroon consulate office in Dubai, where the UAE inhabitants can collect it.
Note: Given the fact that it may take up to 6 months to get a new passport, its advisable to renew your Cameroonian passport when its remaining about 7 to 6 months for it to expire in order to avoid any inconveniences.
Simply put don’t wait until its 1 to 3 month left before applying for the renewal of your Cameroon passport in UAE.
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.
When should i apply for the renewal for my Cameroon passport???
Applicants may begin the passport renewal process one year before their current passport expires, or any time after their passport has expired.
Given the fact that it often takes more than 3 months for a new passport to be issued, applicants are advised to request a renewal of their passports six (06) months before its expiry date.
Can i apply for the expiry date of my Cameroon passport to be extended ???
The validity of Cameroon Passports cannot be extended.
Simply put, the Dubai consulate doesn’t extend passport. They only renew passport.
Can somebody apply for the renewal of my passport on my behalf???
All requests to renew, replace or apply for a first Cameroon Passport must be made in person at the High Commission. This is in part because the process involves capturing biometric elements of each applicant including fingerprints and height.
My company don’t want to give me the original of my passport, What should i do???
Most company can’t deny to give your passport if it’s for renewal.
However, if they do, insist oooo cuz without you showing the original passport you cant renew your passport at the Cameroon consulate in Dubai.
How much does it cost to renew a Cameroonian passport (passport renewal fee in Dubai for Cameroonians)???
The actual Cameroon passport renewal fee in UAE is 900 AED. If you also wish to get the consulate card, it will cost you an extra 75.00 Emirati Dirham (AED) in total. So the total will be 975 AED.
My Cameroon National ID is missing, what should i do???
To renew your Cameroon passport at the Cameroon consulate in Dubai, you should have at least one ORIGINAL of your birth certificate or Cameroon National ID. 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 Dubai (UAE)???
What is the opening hours of the Cameroonian consulate in Dubai???
The Cameroonian Consulate in Dubai is open from Sunday to Thursday at 9am to 3pm (except public holidays).
If you are going there for passports renewal, you have to be present before 1pm .
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 (+971) 4 349 1606 or via the Cameroon consulate Dubai email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: (+971) 4 236 7267
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 Dubai 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 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 Dubai 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.
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.
You can also watch video below to get more information from Dubai based Cameroonian Youtuber; Hansette237