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Visa Details

Official Website and Apply Online:

  • 📆 Duration: Six months, with the option to renew.
  • 💵 Visa Fee:
    • Processing fee: USD 31
    • Airport tax: USD 34
  • ⏱️ Application processing: 2 weeks
  • 💰 Income requirements: Minimum bank balance of USD 1,600 for individuals or USD 2,900 per family over the past six months.
  • 🛂 Eligibility: Only applicable to foreign visitors from:
    • Europe
    • North America
    • Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP)
    • Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO)
  • 🏦 Taxes: Tax exempt.
  • 🧾 Background checks: Must provide evidence of a clean criminal record.
  • 🏥 Health insurance: Travel health insurance is required—we recommend Safety Wing.
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Cabo Verde Remote Working Visa Program

a palm tree next to the ocean on a sunny day
Sal, Cape Verde Photo by Victor Svistunov

The Cabo Verde Remote Working Program is a six-month temporary permit, with an option to renew. The archipelago in the Central Atlantic Ocean, has become a sought-after destination for digital nomads for its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and welcoming people.

three woman carrying basket over their heads on a cobbled street with brightly painted buildings
Boa Vista, Cabo Verde Photo by Belinda Fewings

Cabo Verde's ten volcanic islands, including popular spots like Sal and Boa Vista, offer diverse experiences, from white sand beaches and water sports to hiking trails near active volcanoes.

people walking on brown sand beach during daytime
São Vicente, Cape Verde Photo by Datingjungle

Another appeal for digital nomads is Cabo Verde's low/mid cost of living where you can live comfortably on €760 per month or €1800 for a little more luxury.

The local currency is the Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE), but euros are also widely accepted. While credit card usage is limited, ATMs are readily available for cash withdrawals.

Digital nomads can find accommodation through Airbnb or local hotels, and enjoy meals at local eateries at reasonable prices. The internet infrastructure in Cabo Verde varies, with many places offering free Wi-Fi, although mobile internet with providers like CVMovel offers better reliability and coverage.

palm tree on beach shore during daytime
Sal, Cape Verde Photo by Victor Svistunov

The digital nomad visa for Cabo Verde is open to individuals and families from Europe, North America, the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), and the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO).

Applicants need a valid passport, proof of income (€1500 average bank balance for individuals, €2700 for families), and health insurance with evacuation coverage. The application process is straightforward, usually taking around two weeks.

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