Why African passports are more expensive, but less powerful?

Published: 16/Jul/2021
Source: The Africa Report

By Marie Toulemonde

Across Africa, passports are often more expensive than elsewhere, open fewer doors and are manufactured by foreign companies. Here’s our detailed look at passports across the continent.

No less than 110,000 CFA francs (about $194). This is how much Cameroonians have to pay for their passport as of 1 July. This is a 46% increase from the previous rate and makes it the most expensive identity document in Africa.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2021