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Cape Verde Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes No


A passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Cape Verde is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Nationals of the following countries can visit Cape Verde without a visa for up to 30 days: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the Vatican City.

Nationals of Russia can visit Cape Verde without a visa for up to 60 days.

Nationals of the following countries can visit Cape Verde without a visa for up to 90 days: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hong Kong, Liberia, Macau, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Important note: A paid online registration with the Policia National de Cabo Verde is mandatory for all travelers up to 5 days before the trip, even for visa-free stays. If arriving by air, you must also pay the airport security tax (TSA). This does not apply to children aged one and under or those who are residents in Cape Verde. If you are travelling with a tour operator, check whether they have arrangements in place to complete the form on your behalf.

Types and Cost




Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde in the USA

Telephone: (202) 965 6820.
Address: NW, 3415 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC, 20007,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

Summer hours (August only) 0900-1500.

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