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Cape Verde Visa

Type of Cape Verde Visas

Tourist Visa on Arrival
  • Stay Period: 30 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: EUR25
  • Ideal for: Indian citizens wishing to visit Cape Verde for the purposes of tourism& sightseeing
Business Visa on Arrival
  • Stay Period: 30 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: EUR25
  • Ideal for: Indian citizens wishing to visit Cape Verde for business purpose

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Documents required for Cape Verde Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Cape Verde Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Accommodation proof (hotel reservation or invitation letter if visiting someone in Cape Verde)
    • Invitation letter from host company (for business visa)
    • Sufficient financial funds to support your trip
    • Visa fee payment in cash
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:

    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Cape Verde Visa FAQs

  • add Do Indian citizens require a Visa to travel to Cape Verde?

    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.

  • add What is the eligibility criterion for Cape Verde visa on arrival?

    Travellers must meet the following criteria:

    • Passport valid for a least 6 months from your date of entry and with two blank pages within
    • Return ticket to your country
    • Confirmation of accommodation for duration of your visit
    • Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Cape Verde
    • Detailed itinerary of your trip
    • Documents relating to business trip

  • add How long is the Cape Verde visa valid for?

    Maximum stay for visitors is 30 days only.

  • add Are there any pre-arrival formalities to be fulfilled before travelling to Cape Verde?

    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.

  • add Can I extend my stay in Cape Verde?

    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.

  • add Is there any fear of Cape Verde visa rejection?

    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.

  • add How long does it take to get the visa on arrival?

    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.

  • add What is the process of getting a Cape Verde visa?

    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.

  • add What happens if I overstay my visa?

    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.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    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.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Cape Verde visa process?

    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.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Cape Verde Embassy or Consulate near you.


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Simple steps to get a Cape Verde Visa:

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 more

Throughout 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.

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Basic Requirements to visit Cape Verde

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Cape Verde Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Cape Verde Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Cape Verde ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Cape Verde
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Cape Verde travel guide

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

  • People staying over here of mixed race. People speak Portuguese as well as you may find people speaking Creole.
  • The average temperature in Cape Verde is around 25 degrees C throughout the winters. Summers here could be little hot and from July to October; it is a rainy season over there.
  • To travel in Cape Verde, the easiest way to travel by the local airlines. You need to book the airline in advance otherwise , you might miss a chance to get the seat on the plane because of the overbooking of flights. On the other hand, ferries are the next possible option to travel. These are far cheaper and you get a chance to enjoy the natural beauty closely. However, the crossings can be rough sometimes in ferries. Over the islands, car hire option is also available. Minibus service is one the cheapest service and they will provide the pickup and drop service at the point where you want.
  • When it comes to food, locally caught fish and a variety of seafood are available. One of the traditional dishes is stew, which can be served with fish or meat.
  • What to see in Cape Verde?

  • Sal and Boa Vista:

    These islands attract most of the tourists because of their beautiful beaches. In addition, these islands have more to offer to the tourists, which is windsurfing. The conditions for windsurfing are perfect here than other islands.
  • Santiago:

    Santiago is a place for travellers who want to enjoy shopping. The lively market in the Praia is the main attraction for most of the tourists. It offers fish, fresh produce and many other things. In addition, a museum, which used to be a prison, is one of the items on the list to be visited.
  • Fogo:

  • If you want to witness a live volcano or lava coming out of the volcano then this is the place.
  • Sao Vicente:

  • Mindelo is located on this island. This city is one of the most happening and sophisticated cities of Cape Verde. In case you are visiting in August, then you may witness a three-day festival over here filled with the sounds of local music. It also offers a flavour of nightlife to the tourists.

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Cape Verde Facts and Figures

West Africa
Major cities:
Praia, Mindelo, Cidade Velha
Time in Cape Verde :
IST (-) 6.30 hours Read more
Portuguese (official), Cape Verdean Creole
4,030 sq km
Independence Day:
July 1975
Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Main Airlines:
Cabo Verde Airlines, TACV
International Airports :
Amílcar Cabral International Airport, Esperadinha Airport, Francisco Mendes Airport, Mosteiros Airport, Rabil Airport
Best time to visit:
November to June
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