Private visa to Cape Verde
A private (visitor) visa to Cape Verde allows family members, friends of foreign nationals living outside Cape Verde to visit this country and meet relatives, children, spouses or friends.
Visa invitations for Cape Verde
A visa invitation for a Cape Verdean resident is a document that must be presented when applying for a visitor visa at a Cape Verdean embassy or consulate. This invitation must be sent either to the applicant or to a consular officer, and it must confirm the willingness of the representative of the host country to host the applicant in his/her home during his/her stay in the country where he/she is legally residing.
The visa invitation must include the following information about the receiving party:
- Full Name
- Date of birth
- Phone number
- Type of accommodation (own/rented accommodation/apartment/room)
- Host country residence status
The invitation letter from the other side should also contain the following information about the guest:
- Full name as it appears on the international passport.
- Date of birth
- Address and telephone number of the guest
- Relationship between the host and the guest
- Purpose of the trip (friendly visit, holiday, wedding, birthday)
- Exact dates of entry and exit
Who can provide a visa invitation?
The person providing the visa invitation must meet the following requirements for the invitation letter to be valid:
- Must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of Cape Verde.
- Must have a family or friendly relationship with the applicant.
- Must have a registered residence (flat or house) in Cape Verde.
- Must have sufficient space to accommodate the applicant or his/her family if the applicant is travelling with his/her family.
- Although in some cases the Cape Verdean Embassy does not require a letter of invitation, it is strongly recommended that you provide one even if one is not required.
When writing a letter of invitation to a guest, try to make it less formal and more personal so that consular officials can better understand the relationship between the host and the guest.
To obtain a visa to Cape Verde, you must submit the following documents (to the nearest Cape Verdean embassy or consulate in your country):
A passport valid for at least six months after the date of return
Completed and signed Cape Verde visa application form
Receipt for payment of the fee
Two passport-sized colour photographs
Confirmed airline tickets/round trip tickets
Proof of accommodation, such as a hotel reservation, rental agreement or letter of invitation
A bank statement proving that you are financially stable and can financially support yourself in Cape Verde
Civil status document, e.g. birth certificate and marriage certificate (if applicable)
Note: depending on the type of visa requested, other additional documents may be required at the Cape Verdean Embassy.
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