Q) Why do I need a visa?
A) Cape Verde government rules.
Q) Where can I find the visa application forms?
A) The application form and application notes are available from our visa section on this site.
Q) What type of visas do you offer?
A) We offer Single, Family or Multiple entry visas. A Single Entry visa is valid for six months from the date of issue and lasts for 30 days, however, an extended stay of 90 days can be arranged.
A Family Visa can be Single Entry, or Multiple Entry and is for children who are still on a parents passport.
A Multiple Entry visa is valid for one year from the date of issue and you may travel in and out of Cape Verde as many times as necessary, each stay can only be up to 90 days. If you wish to stay more than 90 days, you must contact the immigration service two weeks before the 90 days are up.
Q) Can I apply for my visa on arrival?
A) This depends upon the country of departure. If you have a direct flight from the UK to Cape Verde it may be possible to apply on arrival, this can cause you lengthy delays of around 2 hours and it is advisable to apply before you travel. If you have a flight change, for example, in Portugal, you will need to apply for a visa before you travel. You will be denied boarding unless you have a visa.
Q) What type of documents do I need to send to you?
A) Your passport, one passport sized photograph, copy of flight details, copy of hotel accommodation, a completed visa application form and page 3 of the visa application notes.
Q) How long does the Standard visa application process take?
A) Up to 21 working days from the day you post your application to us.
Q) Can I travel to Liverpool and wait for my visa?
A) No, this is because the visa has to be processed in Liverpool and The Netherlands.
Q) I'm not British or Irish, but I live in London, do I also need a visa to visit Cape Verde?
A) Yes, you can apply for your visa here also.
Q) Can I send one cheque or postal order to cover all visas?
A) Yes, if the applications in question are sent together.