Tourist visa to Cape Verde
Under Cape Verde's visa regulations, travellers planning to visit the country for tourism purposes are required to obtain a visa at a consulate or to pre-register online to obtain an electronic entry permit.
Citizens of more than 200 countries are allowed to stay in Cape Verde without a visa for a period of 30 to 90 days, depending on their nationality. However, online registration through the EASE system is required prior to departure.
Foreign travellers must pre-register for EASE authorisation to visit Cape Verde at least 5 working days before their scheduled arrival date. The simple online form takes only a few minutes to complete.
It is important to note that pre-registration in the EASE system does not guarantee automatic entry into Cape Verde. Upon arrival with an approved EASE permit, immigration authorities may require travellers to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover expenses for the entire stay, as well as proof of accommodation booking.
For those who do need to apply for a tourist visa, the application procedure is extremely simple. There are two ways to apply:
- at the embassy or consulate of Cape Verde in your country.
- on arrival at one of Cape Verde's international airports (such as the airports on the islands of Sal, Boavista, Santiago or Sao Vicente).
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.
You will need to fulfil the following conditions to successfully obtain a visa:
- Your passport must be valid for at least another 6 months from the date of entry into Cape Verde. It is important to apply for a passport renewal well in advance of your trip to the Cape Verde Islands.
- The details provided when applying for a visa must match exactly the details in your passport.
- If you are applying for a visa through an embassy or consulate, you will need to provide the following documents: proof of return ticket, proof of accommodation booking, and provide a certificate and photograph for the visa application.
Embassy or consular visa
Current visa restrictions for Cape Verde define citizens of 45 countries who require an approved visa from an embassy or consulate to visit the island nation. This requirement is mandatory for persons from these countries regardless of the length of stay or purpose of travel.
A Cape Verde embassy visa can be issued as a tourist visa, business visa, transit visa, work visa, student visa, resident visa or other visa option. The period of stay and duration of validity , and whether a visa is issued for single entry or multiple entries, depends on the type of visa a person requires.
To apply for a Cape Verde visa at an embassy, you must first make an appointment at the nearest consular office of the Republic of Cape Verde.
You will then need to download, print and complete the embassy visa application form to bring to your confirmed appointment along with various supporting documents depending on the visa option required.
You should start your embassy application well in advance of your travel date. This is because it may take several weeks for the visa document to be processed and approved.
Embassy or consular visa required: list of countries
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