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Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Cape Verde

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Cape Verde

You can realize your planned trip to Cape Verde by obtaining Cape Verde visa if you are not a visa-exempted national. 

All nationals from all over the world who are required to obtain a visa to travel to Cape Verde are eligible to get a Visa on Arrival to Cape Verde (except Morocco nationals).  Reasons to apply for this visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business trips, and many other non-permanent nuances. You can apply for the same visa types via embassy/consulate if you don’t want to waste a time for getting a visa on arrival in queues.

Visa-exempted nationals also should register themselves at EASE website before they travel and pay Airport Security Tax (about 41 USD) if arriving by air.

Cape Verde Visa on Arrival

Cape Verde Visa on Arrival

All nationals are eligible to obtain Cape Verde Visa on Arrival except Morocco nationals. On Arrival Visa’s validity will be 30 days or 90 days in some cases.

Foreigners can obtain a visa on arrival at one of the following international airports of Cape Verde:

  • Sal (SID)
  • Santiago/Praia (RAI)
  • Boa Vista (BVC)
  • Sao Vicente/Mindelo (VXE)
 
Required Documents for Cape Verde Visa on Arrival

 

1. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Cape Verde.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

2. Any Supporting Documents Proving Your Purpose of Travel

  • Flight ticket (return) and hotel booking/apartment reservation/invitation letter for tourism purposes
  • Invitation letter for business or private visit purposes
  • Any additional supporting documents

 

Cape Verde Visa on Arrival Fee

Cape Verde Visa on Arrival fee is 25 EUR per applicant for a 30-days single entry visa.

 

Where to Apply for Cape Verde Visa on Arrival?

You will get your visa on arrival at the above-mentioned airports of Cape Verde.

Cape Verde Short-term Visa via Embassy

Cape Verde Short-term Visa via Embassy

If you want to apply for a Cape Verde visa with a longer period of validity or you don’t want to lose time for getting visa on arrival at the airport, you can also apply for Cape Verde visa via embassy/consulate beforehand.

Visa types will be the followings mainly:

  • Tourist visa (valid for up to one month)
  • Transit visa (valid for up to 4 days)
  • Temporary visa (valid for up to 3 months or 6 months)

 

Required Documents for Cape Verde Short-term Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Duly filled, completed, and signed by the applicant.

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond your arrival date to Cape Verde
  • Signed by holder
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Photo

  • One passport size photo in the white background

4. Travel Itinerary

  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)
  • Flight reservations

5. Invitation Letter (if any)

  • Included the details of your inviting person/company (contact person) in Namibia, the reason for your trip

6. Supporting Documents Related to Your Purpose of Travel

     For tourism:

  • Confirmation of the accommodation (hotel confirmation, apartment rental contract, etc.)

     For business/congress/sports travel:

  • Original invitation letter by the company/organization
  • Confirmation of the accommodation (hotel confirmation, apartment rental contract, etc.)

     For private visit:

  • Original invitation letter by inviting person
  • The original document that confirms the ownership of estate (home) of your inviting person, if you are going to stay there
  • Copies of passport, ID card/residence permit of your inviting person

      For study:

  • Original invitation letter by the educational establishment in Cape Verde
  • Acceptance letter to education establishment in Cape Verde
  • Confirmation of the accommodation (apartment rental contract, dormitory contract, etc.)

      For employment:

  • Original invitation letter by a company in Cape Verde
  • Confirmation of the accommodation (apartment rental contract, hotel confirmation, etc.)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Cape Verde Short-term Visa

The average processing time for Cape Verde Short-term Visa is 1-5 working days.

 

Cape Verde Short-term Visa Fee

Cape Verde Short-term Visa fee is 45 EUR for a Tourist visa (up to 90-days) and 86 EUR for a Temporary visa (up to six months). The fee may vary depending on your nationality and country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Cape Verde Short-term Visa Application?

You will apply for the Cape Verde Short-term visa at Cape Verde embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.   

Cape Verde Long-term Visa

Cape Verde Long-term Visa

If you intend to stay in Cape Verde for a long period, you can extend your visa or apply for a residence permit in Cape Verde in most cases. However, it is advisable to contact the nearest Cape Verde embassies/consulates for the exact information for Cape Verde long-term visas. In some cases, they can issue long-term visas for you or they can issue a short-term visa for you, so you can enter Cape Verde with that visa and apply for a residence permit in Cape Verde.

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FAQ

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Are all nationals eligible for Cape Verde Visa on Arrival?

All nationals from all the countries except Morocco are eligible to apply for Cape Verde Visa on Arrival.

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How long my passport will be valid for applying for Cape Verde visa?

Your passport must be valid for at least your departure date from Cape Verde, but advisable validity is minimum of 6 months beyond your arrival date in Cape Verde.

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Where can I get Visa on Arrival to Cape Verde?

Foreigners can obtain visa on arrival at one of the following international airports of Cape Verde: Sal (SID), Santiago/Praia (RAI), Boa Vista (BVC), Sao Vicente/Mindelo (VXE).

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Can I stay longer than 30 days in Cape Verde?

If you want to stay in Cape Verde longer than 30 days, you can apply for visa at Cape Verde embassies/consulates. It is advisable to check the information and details with the nearest Cape Verde embassy/consulate.

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