Procedures to acquire a research permit from the
Estimated cost to obtain a research permit from MINRESI
When to apply for research permits
Researchers should begin the process of applying for research permits approximately six weeks before they plan to travel to Cameroon. This can be done directly through MINRESI (by a contact in Cameroon) or through a partner in Cameroon at a university or research institution. Doing this in advance will make it possible to begin your research project when you arrive in the country.
Requirements regarding institutional affiliations with local partners
Researchers must establish affiliations with partners in local academic or research institutions in Cameroon to obtain research permits. Permit applications require the names and academic titles of individuals and/or institutions that will serve as local partners. Since there are so many foreign research projects conducted in Cameroon, the Ministry of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation requires that researchers work with a Cameroonian researcher or scholar. The permit application must be submitted to the office of the Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation by your in-country research partner.
The IRTC can assist researchers in recruiting local partners and obtaining permits. If you need assistance, email Kevin Njabo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Researchers will need to provide their timeline, research topic and planned research site, as well as the paperwork described above.