How to Get a Tourist Visa for Cape Verde

Cape Verde Tourist Visa

Cape Verde Tourist Visa

You won’t find it really hard to get a tourist visa for Cape Verde.  Despite the lack of quick to access visa information on the web for this beautiful island country, the steps are pretty easy.

A Cape Verde tourist visa can be obtained at the different Cape Verdean Embassies and Consulates around the world.  Note that, if you do not have a diplomatic representation in your country of residence (either an embassy or a consulate), you can apply for a visa at the airport upon your arrival in Cape Verde.  You will normally be granted a stay of 30 days with the option to extend for 90 days (a pretty easy process) once in Cape Verde.

I’ll explain below the simple steps on how to get the Cape Verde Tourist Visa.

If you are looking for another type of visa for Cape Verde, go to my Cape Verde visa page.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Cape Verde:  Yes, a U.S. passport and a Cape Verdean visa are required. Two types of visas are available: a single-entry visa valid for up to 90 days or a multiple-entry visa valid for five years.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens:  All foreign nationals except citizens of ECOWAS countries, Angola, and South Africa must obtain a visa to enter Cape Verde.

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S., you have two places to choose from:

Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde
3415 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20007

Consulate General in Boston

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

Gather documentation

The best list of required documents if you are applying within the U.S. is here.

Visa fee
  • The appropriate processing fee can be found here.
Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.

Receive your visa

Congratulations! The Embassy or Consulate General of Cape Verde will give to you your brand new Cape Verde visa.

Vaccination information

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