Embassy of Switzerland in Cameroon

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As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.

The tasks of the embassy


A greeting from the Ambassador


Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc..


Local and international news

Switzerland and Cameroon

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees


List of partners supporting our projects.

Beware of visa scams

Please be aware that visa scams exist. Fraudulent companies offer websites that claim to offer assistance in obtaining a visa and charge a fee for providing information. 

Only the Embassy's website is authoritative, and only the Embassy has the authority to decide whether to issue a visa. The Embassy provides you with free visa application forms and informs on procedures without any charges.

The fees for a Swiss visa are paid in cash only at the counter of the Embassy and the visa applicant must appear in person.

For more information: Swiss Crime Prevention


Warning against phishing scams for Swiss study grants

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation is warning of a fake call for applications for scholarships from the Swiss Confederation distributed by e-mail or on social networks. Scammers are trying to trick their victims into transferring money (for example, under the pretext of visa fees or social insurance costs).

The Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCFS) advises the public not to respond to such offers and, above all, not to pay any money. Applying for a Swiss federal grant is free of charge.

Offers of scholarships from the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students are managed exclusively by Switzerland's official diplomatic representations in the applicants' country of origin. Do not hesitate to pass on this warning to your friends and family.

Information on study grants

Measures for entering Switzerland

Since 2 May 2022, the normal entry requirements for Switzerland will apply again and currently there are no pandemic-related entry restrictions.

All infomation about entering Switzerland is available on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration. To find out which measures apply to your particular situation, you can use the Travelcheck tool (the result of the consultation does not guarantee a visa).

Making an appointment and filling in the visa application form are free of charge. Please expect long waiting times.

Swiss nationals in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and the Central African Republic

For Swiss nationals, visits to the Embassy are possible without appointment from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 11:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00.

If you have not already done so, please register on TravelAdmin / Itineris. This will enable those registered to be kept informed and to be contacted in the event of an emergency.  

For further information, you can also consult the FDFA website

In case of any emergencies, please contact the Swiss Embassy in Yaounde.


Swiss identity documents

Requests for identity documents are made by registering online. Once you have registered, our service will arrange an appointment for you.