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Visa Type Visa Cost Processing Fee Number of Entries Processing Time
Pre-Arrival Registration
Visa Cost USD 35.00
Service Fee USD 25.00
Number of Entries Single
Processing Time 6 days
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On January 1st, 2019, the Cape Verdean government announced that citizens of European Union, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco and Andorra must now complete a Pre-Arrival Registration in order to enter Cape Verde. This Pre-Arrival Registration allows travelers to enter the country for tourist purposes and enables them to stay in Cape Verde for up to 30 days Per Entry. The process is very simple and 100% online. Once the application is submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive an official document that must be shown to the immigration officers upon arrival.

The Cape Verde Pre-Arrival Registration is an electronic admission document which travelers can complete in advance of their intended arrival date, and thus avoid wasting time and paper at the airport. Applicants will receive their Pre-Arrival Registration via email. iVisa offers this service to help travelers save time and avoid long lines at the airport and it carries a service fee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Cape Verde Pre-Arrival Registration is an official document that allows entry for 30 days after issued into Cape Verde for nationals of European Union countries, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco and Andorra.

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Valid passport

  • Your confirmed travel dates

The Cape Verde Pre-Arrival Registration cost is USD 35.00.

Additionally, there is a service fee of:

  • Standard Processing: USD 25.00

  • Rush Processing: USD 50.00

  • Super Rush Processing: USD 75.00

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 10 days

  • Rush Processing: 8 days

  • Super Rush Processing: 6 days

The Cape Verde Pre-Arrival Registration is valid for a Single Entry and has a validity of 30 days after issued (Short Term Visa).

Your travel document has to be valid for at least 6 months after your intended date of departure from Cape Verde.

Nationals of all European Union countries, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, and Andorra can apply to the Pre-Arrival Registration.

Yes, children under 2 years old who are nationals of an European Union country, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco or Andorra are exempt from applying for a Cape Verde Pre-Arrival Registration.

The Cape Verde Pre-Arrival Registration allows holders just one Single Entry.

The traveler must apply for the Cape Verde Pre-Arrival Registration at least 6 days before the intended travel date to Cape Verde.

NO. Possession of a Cape Verde Pre-Arrival Registration does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the Country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he is considers that such a person is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in Cape Verde would be contrary to national interests or security.

Upon arrival in Cape Verde, applicants need to present their passport together with the Cape Verde Pre-Arrival Registration document.

The islands of Cape Verde sit beautifully, almost like a jeweled necklace, smack bang in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa. They sparkle beautifully. When these islands were first discovered by European sailors, they referred to them as "the Islands of the Blessed" and sometimes as the "Fortunate Isles". The island chain is composed of ten islands and an additional eight islets. It is located approximately 450 kilometers west of Senegal and 2600 kilometers East of Natal, in Brazil. The country has a combined land area of about four thousand square kilometers. Cape Verde has around 500,000 inhabitants and the island of Santiago has the largest population concentration, with almost 60% residing there. The city of Praia, the capital, is the most populated city with just under 30% of the population calling it home. The second largest city is Mindelo, on Sao Vicente island, and it is also the country’s most important port. Most visitors will be landing on Sal or Boavista as these are the most touristic islands and several airlines go there. However, both Santiago and Sao Vincente also have international airports. Cape Verdeans throw themselves into their Saint's Day festivals. Each island has its own traditions which include parades, dancing and specific local delicacies. On Sao Vicente and Sao Nicolau Ash Wednesday is the most spectacular carnival. On Fogo, the biggest party is in April for the Bandeira de Sao Felipe. On Santiago, Maio and Brava, the Tabanka feast in May and June is the incredible event held in anticipation of the festival of Saint John and Saint Anthony. The Baia das Gatas music festival, which is held in August, is an unmissable attraction that allures locals and visitors to Sao Vicente for two days of non-stop music, dancing and feasting on traditional local food. For centuries, the locals would move around each island on foot, creating an extensive network of paths that now serve for visitors to hike along. Hikers will have a chance to take in the breathtaking the scenery. The islands are home to a wide variety of landscapes, from dramatic volcanic landscapes to lush, tropical vegetation. It forms part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, along with the Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles. The views on Cape Verde include rocky coastlines, verdant valleys and gulley, terraced agricultural land and all sorts of other landscapes that lead up to the islands' volcanic peaks. Cape Verde is geographically located in what is known as the Sahel Zone, so the islands are considered as almost an extension of the Sahara Desert. This explains their unique climate, which has a dry, temperate climate throughout the year. There is no predetermined wet season, meaning that rain is unpredictable and can fall at any time of the year. However, it tends to gather between August and October in most years. Until recently, Cape Verde's beauty was kept a secret. It has long beaches with endless white sand, an impossible blue turquoise ocean, historical charm in its towns like Ribeira Grande which is officially considered the first European city to be settled in the tropical regions of the globe.

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