Cameroon work visas and permits
The Skilled Professionals Work Permit is issued most often in Cameroon.
This permit is valid for up to 2 years and can be renewed indefinitely. It is best to apply for a 6-month visa to allow plenty of time to make an application for the permit.
Who needs a visa or permit?
Whether or not you’ll need a visa or permit will depend on:
- Your qualifications;
- If your employer has an entity in Cameroon; and
- The nature of your work.
What constitutes ‘work’ in Cameroon?
The following activities, whether paid or unpaid, generally constitute work under Cameroon’s laws:
– Hands-on technical work.
– Repairs and maintenance.
– Project planning and implementation.
– Installation and testing of software.
– Management consultancy.
This is not comprehensive list though. Many other professional activities are considered work in Cameroon, even if conducted for a short duration.
Getting started with Cameroon work visas and permits
If you would like to know more about work visas and permit for Cameroon, please contact us:
- Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
- Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275
One of our African immigration specialists will be available to answer all your questions. You could also send us an enquiry and we will contact you instead.
Either way, we will set up a consultation as a first step to determine the scope of your needs. This will enable us to start applying for the correct permits as quickly as possible. Rest assured that our consultants have the necessary experience and knowledge to assist with whatever your business needs may be.
*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep this information up to date, the visa regulations and requirements for Cameroon are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.