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London 13:09, 15 Nov 2010
Pretoria 15:09, 15 Nov 2010
Last updated at 12:22 (UK time) 9 Nov 2010

How to apply from Cameroon

We no longer issue passports in Cameroon. 

Passport Renewals.  If you can pay by credit card you now need to send your completed application and documents direct to our Regional Passport Processing Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.  The British High Commission in Yaounde can continue to accept applications where applicants cannot pay by credit card and will forward them to Pretoria on your behalf charging you a forwarding fee.

First Time Applications and Lost and Stolen Applications must all continue to be submitted via the British High Commission in Cameroon and not sent direct to Pretoria.

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  • Where to send
  • How to send
  • How much
  • How to pay
  • Timing
  • Delivery back to you
  • Specific requirements
  • Need more information
  • Urgent travel
  • Contact us

Where to send (Renewals only)

British Passport Section, British Consulate, 256 Glyn Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0083, South Africa

How to send (Renewals only)

We recommend that you send applications to Pretoria by secure means such as a courier.  If using a courier to submit your application you should not pay for a return service as this covered by a separate fee charged by us - see below.  Please make sure that you do note/highlight on the outside envelope that it contains a passport application.

How much

Click here for Passport fees in South Africa: 

In addition you need to include:

  • Return delivery –  677 SA Rand
  • Bankers draft fee – 155 SA Rand

If you are paying in cash at the British High Commission in Yaounde click here for fees in CFA.

How to pay

In Pretoria, we accept credit cards and bank drafts in South African Rand only.

You should pay by credit card using the credit card form or you need to pay in cash at the British High Commission in Cameroon.



If you are renewing your passport you should allow 4 weeks for us to return your new passport to you.  If it is your first British passport application then you should allow at least 6 weeks. If replacing a lost or stolen passport you should also allow at least 6 weeks. Please do not call to check on the progress of your application before this time. 

Delivery back to you

We will return your passport by courier to the British High Commission in Yaounde which you have paid for your collection .

Specific requirements from Cameroon

If your application is not straightforward e.g. documentation is not complete and forms not completed properly we will return it to you and you will need to pay the courier fees again. If you are required to attend an interview we will contact you.  This will take place at the British High Commission in Cameroon.


All foreign legal documents submitted with a passport application (such as birth/death/marriage certificates, divorce papers, change of name documents, affidavits, etc) should be translated into English. You cannot get a friend or relative to do this for you.

Need more information

If you need detailed information about what type of passport you need, what documents you need to supply for different types of application please go to What passport do I need? page.

Urgent Travel:

If you need to travel urgently and your normal passport is not available you should contact the British High Commission in Cameroon.  They may be able to provide you with emergency travel documentation.  Please note they will not be able to answer general passport questions or give information on passport applications in progress (as they are no longer involved in this process).  You should only contact them if you have a need to travel urgently and you will be asked to supply evidence of your need.

Contact details for British High Commission Yaounde:

Phone: +237 22 22 05 45
Fax: +237 22 22  01 48
Email:  or

Contact Us:

If we can't answer your question on the website please call 0027 12 421 7800 (and press 3 to avoid recorded messages tell the operator you are calling from outside South Africa) . Please be aware that you may be charged for this call so try the website first.

Please do not contact us before the expected delivery time as detailed above.  We will not be able to give further information and you may be charged for this call. 

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