Visa policy of Cape Verde

Visitors to Cape Verde must obtain a visa to enter, unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries, which are mostly in Africa, Europe and the Americas. Visas may be obtained in advance from a Cape Verde embassy or consulate, or in person upon arrival at any of the international airports.[1]

Cape Verde entry stamp

Visa policy mapEdit

Visa policy of Cape Verde
  Cape Verde
  Visa exemption
  Visa issued on arrival
  Visa required

Visa policyEdit

Citizens of the following 61 countries and territories can visit Cape Verde without a visa. [2] (but must register online, preferably five days prior to arrival[3] and also pay the airport security fee of CVE 3400 either online or on arrival[4][5]):

90 days
60 days
30 days

A visa is not required for holders of diplomatic or service passports.

A visa is not required for former citizens of Cape Verde and their spouses and children.

Visa on arrivalEdit

Visitors from all other non-visa-exempt countries except   Morocco[14] may obtain a visa on arrival at Sal, Boa Vista, São Vicente or Santiago international airports.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Cape Verde: Entry requirements / VISA". Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Perguntas Frequentes".
  3. ^ EASE
  4. ^ "Visa".
  5. ^ "Visa and health information". Timatic. International Air Transport Association through Gulf Air. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Treaty Establishing the Economic Community of West African States - Protocol A/P1/5/79 on Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Establishment". Archived from the original on 14 June 2018 – via United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  7. ^ "Cabo Verde approves waiver agreement for ordinary visas with Timor-Leste – Macauhub".
  8. ^ "Timor-Leste signs Agreements with Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe « Government of Timor-Leste".
  9. ^ Citizens of 32 European countries exempted from visas for Cape Verde from January 1
  10. ^ Cidadãos de 32 países europeus isentos de vistos para Cabo Verde a partir de 1 de janeiro
  11. ^ Governo aprova lista de países com isenção de visto a partir de 1 de Janeiro
  12. ^ Cabo Verde alarga isenção de vistos aos cidadãos do Brasil, Canadá e Estados Unidos
  13. ^ О вступлении в силу Соглашения между Правительством Российской Федерации и Правительством Республики Кабо-Верде о взаимной отмене визовых требований. (in Russian). Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Visa and Passport | Before You Fly | Emirates".