Yes, Indian citizens need a visa to travel to Cape Verde.They may obtain a visa on arrival at Sal, Boa Vista, São Vicente or Santiago international airports, provided they have the valid travel documents. The visa application is done when your flight lands in Cape Verde.
Travellers must meet the following criteria:
Maximum stay for visitors is 30 days only.
Before travelling to Cape Verde you should register with the Cape Verde authorities via an online platform. When arriving by air – in most cases – you have to pay a security fee (Airport Security Fee – TSA). Registration and the security surcharge can be paid via an online platform (preference). This can be also arranged at the border (customs). It is essential to do the registration at least 7 days before your travel date.
Once you have registered, your passport will be stamped when you arrive at passport control in Cape Verde. This stamp is your entry visa. There's no need for you to approach the Visa office at the airport - simply proceed through to baggage reclaim.
Yes. You can extend your stay in Cape Verde. The easiest way is to prolong your visa before it expires. You can have your visa extended at the office of “Direcção de Emigração e Fronteiras” in Sal, Boavista, Praia (Santiago), Mindelo (Sao Vicente) or at a police station. For the renewal of your visa you need: a valid passport with current visa, passport photo and usually also proof of where you are staying. If you are staying for a long time in Cape Verde for example for work, a rental or purchase contract is also needed.
Indians are not liable to face a rejection. However, the above said documents are necessary to enter the country. Failure to produce any of the documents may result into rejection of your visa, thereby barring you from entering the country. The final decision to grant an entry permit is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officials at Cape Verde airport.
Usually, it takes around 20 minutes to get all formalities done and get the visa on arrival. However, the time may vary depending on the peak travel period.
After landing at Cape Verde airport, kindly head to the Immigration counter. The immigration authorities will most likely ask basic questions such as the reason for travel and duration of stay. Overall, it takes about 15-20 minutes to issue a visa. The whole method is hassle-free and easy.
If you get beyond the maximum length of stay you will have to pay a fine. If this is only a few days then customs usually turn a blind eye to it. A fine can be up to a few hundred euros.
Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.
Please feel free to contact us for all your Cape Verde visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.
Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Cape Verde visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Cape Verde visa application requirements. Read moreThroughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.
Here are the steps to apply for an Cape Verde Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Cape Verde visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Cape Verde Visa.
Cape Verde is born from 10 volcanic islands. It is widely spread across 500 Kms off the West African Coast. Most of the Cape Verde islands are million years old. These islands are always under the influence of the Portuguese. You can witness many European style architecture, European musical styles, and cuisine. Islands of Cape Verde (Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista, Maio, Santiago, Fogo, and Brava) provide every flavour to the travellers starting from the dense forests, sand dunes, sea noises and even a flavour of an active volcano. Read more
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