The Yaounde Conference Centre

Opened May 12, 1982, after seven years of work, as part of what was known as the China-Cameroon project, the building will become the Palace of Congress in favour of a Presidential Decree of December 6, 1982, just one month after the accession of HE Paul Biya at the Supreme Judicial Cameroon. Since then, the convention center has become a mecca of contemporary history of Cameroon.

The originality of its architecture, green spaces that surround and prime location make it an ideal place for organizing national and international events.

Delegates have complete communications tools: simultaneous translation in several languages, individual micro devices, playback equipment and recording discussions and concerts, film screenings, video projection, quality sound system, wifi zone with broadband connection.

BP. 5459 Yaounde - Cameroun
+222 21 27 40 / 222 20 12 18

Your arrival in Yaoundé:

Airport transfers

As a participant airport pick up on arrival and drop off on your return journey is included in your delegate package. However in order for us to do this, please can you inform us of your arrival / departure time and flight numbers.

Please also inform us of where you are staying so that we can take you to your hotel directly. If we do not receive this information then we cannot guarantee your collection at the airport.

Visa Information

Please note that the organizers of the event will provide you with a visa invitation letter to assist you with your application.

If you are from Mali, Chad, Nigeria or Central African Republic, you do not need a visa for Cameroon.

Please note that a full list of embassies and consulates can be found on the website:

Please read the following notes carefully as they provide up to date information which may not be present on the visa application form.

(A) Documents to be submitted:

  1. A passport valid for at least 6 months.
  2. Two completed application forms.

  3. Two clear passport-size photographs taken frontally.

  4. A stamped self-addressed envelope if you require the visa to be posted back to you.

  5. A legalized letter of invitation with the Cameroon Police from either the host/contact/partner in Cameroon (accompanied by a legalized copy of the Cameroonian National Identity Card or Residence Permit).

  6. Return or continuation ticket.

  7. Bank statement (at least £1, 000), except where a tour operator/travel agency is organizing a trip.
  8. Visa application fee.

  9. Travel Insurance.

  10. Marriage Certificate for mixed couple and a letter from the Cameroonian partner.

  11. Child’s Birth Certificate and a letter from one or both parents allowing the child to travel.

(B) Official/Diplomatic/Courtesy visas:

  1. Items 1, 2, & 3 (in section A) and a note verbal are required

  2. Conditions of reciprocity apply

(C) Tourist/Business and Transit Visas:

Requirements are listed in section (A) 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Sanitary Requirements

Compulsory vaccines:

  • Yellow Fever

  • Cholera (If coming from affected area) Proof required at port of entry.

Recommended Vaccines

  • Typhoid

  • Meningitis

  • Malaria protection


The importation of firearms is subjected to prior authorization by competent Cameroonian authorities. Applications can be made through the High Commission.

Journalist and Cinematographers:

  • Require accreditation to operate in Cameroon.

  • Forms are available at the High Commission or downloaded from the Ministry of Communication website.

  • All accreditation formalities are completed by the competent Department of the Ministry of Communication in Yaoundé.

  • The above conditions do not apply to amateur/tourist photography. Airports, military personnel in uniform and strategic sites may not be photographed.

Click here to download the Visa Application form