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HOW TO GET A RESIDENCE PERMIT IN CAMEROON

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A resident permit in Cameroon shall be an identification document issued to aliens aged 18 and above and duly authorized to stay in Cameroon.
It shall be valid for 2 years renewable and shall have the following details of the aliens
• Full names
• Date and place of birth
• Filiation
• Occupation
• Address
• Sex
• Residence permit number
• Nationality
• Date of issue and date of expiry etc.

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WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUING AND RENEWING OF RESIDENCE PERMIT IN CAMEROON?
The issuance of a resident permit in Cameroon shall be subject to the following conditions.

  1. A certified true copy of a valid passport, not more than 3 months old bearing a long-stay visa.
  2. A certificate of residence, issued by the administrative authority or police in charge with territorial jurisdiction bearing the prior and compulsory signature of the quarter head or village head.
  3. A unique certificate of non-conviction
  4. Tax certificate or receipt to testify payments of the discharged tax or certified copy of business license valid for the current budgetary year.
  5. Evidence of payments of stamp duty required for residence permits.
  6. Justification of stay in Cameroon e.g. employment contract, school admission letter.

In conclusion, residence permit renewal shall be subject to the presentation of the former residence permit at least 1 (one) month before expiry and any justification (purpose) of stay in Cameroon. The submission of documents for obtaining or renewing a residence permit shall lead to the issuance of a receipt duly signed by the head of the EMI immigration, valid until processing the file is completed.
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This Article was written by ‘JUNIOR ANGABUA CHUO ANGABUA ESQ. LL.B, Dip Computer, BL, & AAIADR.
A Legal Practitioner and expert in Maritime law, Insurance, International Trade, and Ship Brokerage and Founder and Lead counsel of Prime Time Law offices.
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