Cape Verde

Remote Working Visa Cabo Verde

Capital: Praia
Population: 555,988 (2020)
Official languages: Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole
Local currency: Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE)

Cape Verde decided in December 2020 to launch a telework visa named Remote working Cabo Verde. The government aims to attract 4,000 digital nomads by 2024. This decision allows to boost the economy of the archipelago. This residence permit gives the opportunity to stay from 6 months to 1 year and to combine work and discovery of the islands.

Composed of an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands, Cape Verde is located not far from Senegal. Santiago, the largest island of the archipelago, gathers more than half of the Cape Verdean population. The local currency is the Cape Verdean escudo (CVE) and is equal to 0.0100 US Dollar.

The climate is hot and dry. The rainy season extends from August to October, but it rains on average only about ten days a year.

What to do in Cape Verde?

The Ministry of Tourism website is full of ideas for activities. In 6 months, you won't have time to get bored. Take the opportunity to surf on the waves of Ponta Preta beach (Sal Island). Take a hike along the Ribeira do Paúl trail in Santo Antão. Go to the Mindelo Carnival on São Vicente Island to experience the Cape Verdean frenzy. Explore the seabed of Ilha do Sal for a chance to see turtles, rays and fish. Swim in a pink salt lake. Attend the Baía das Gatas festival.

The food is varied in Cape Verde. The dishes are based on fish, meat, vegetables, but also tropical fruits. The ingredients needed to prepare these dishes are served in the same dish.Try the coffee, reputed to be the best in the world.

Cost of living in Cape Verde

The cost of living is low on this island. Indeed, the average monthly net salary (after taxes) is currently $316.04. Rent and food prices are much lower than in Europe. For information, the rent of a 3 bedroom apartment, located in the city center costs about 393$ per month.

Health and safety in the Cape Verde Islands

It is advisable not to wear jewelry or valuables to avoid attempted theft, as thieves look for anything that can be easily resold. Caution should be exercised, especially at night and on the islands:

  • Santiago: Praia and Tarrafal
  • São Vicente : Mindelo
  • Fogo : São Filipe
  • São Nicolau : Tarrafal

This visa is accessible because of its price. The Cape Verde archipelago has 10 volcanic islands. This allows workers from all over the world to regularly change the landscape and explore the richness of the country. Everyone can find themselves in this island, whether you are a hiker or a stroller.

How to work in Cape Verde ?

Working in Cape Verde can be complicated if you have children. This is why there are coworking spaces that allow you to separate your personal life from your professional life. Currently, 4 coworking spaces have been set up on the island of Sao Vicente and Santiago. We advise you to rent your accommodation close to one of these spaces so that you don't waste time in local transportation and enjoy your free time. You can locate the coworking spaces on the islands on the map below.

Depending on your use, you will find the internet subscription that suits you. Prices vary between 52 € and 64 €/month. The main provider in the Cape Verde Islands is CV Telecom (Cabo Verde Telecom). There are also wireless wifi boxes for digital nomads, allowing you to benefit from a good wifi connection in a hundred countries.

What is the time difference?

The time zone is UTC-1. Do not neglect the time difference depending on the work you do and your country of origin.The time zone is an important element: there is a psychological risk if the employee connects during the night outside the hours of his colleagues. In some cases, depending on the employee's area of expertise or personality, the time zone difference will not be a key factor in the decision. To ensure your integration, the Cape Verde Tourism Board has set up an internal online community where you can connect with all other participants in the program at telework.

To qualify for this visa, you must be able to teleworking abroad. The nationalities concerned by this program are people from Europe, North America, the Community of Portuguese-speaking Portuguese-speaking countries (CPLP) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). You must have a minimum average bank balance of of €1,500 over the last 6 months. If you are traveling with your family, your average bank balance must be at least €2,700 over the last 6 months.

What are the deadlines?

Thanks to our services, you can obtain this visa in only 2 weeks. Unfortunately, this period varies according to the degree of occupation of the archipelago. That's why we advise you to make your request a few weeks in advance.

Can I come with my family?

If you want to develop your children's cultural awareness, what better way than to go abroad as a family. The learning environment for school is different, but you can teach them a new way of life and develop their knowledge of the world. The telework program in Cape Verde is open to families.

Can I renew my visa at telework ?

You can stay up to 1 year on the islands of Cabo Verde if you wish by renewing your existing visa. Indeed, 6 months are often not enough to discover the beauty of the islands. Moreover, if you decide to leave with your family, in order not to disturb your children, it is preferable not to change destination twice a year but to stay longer on the spot. This allows them to fully acclimatize to this new way of life. 

Remote Working Cabo Verde: consular fees according to status

Status of the applicantConsular fees
Principal Applicant20 €
Accompanying person (Spouse or dependent child)20 €

Remote Working Cabo Verde : documents to provide

  • Passport size photo of the candidate(s)
  • Proof of income and means of subsistence (Individuals with a minimum average bank bank balance of at least 1,500 € over the last 6 months; Family with a minimum average bank balance of 2,700 € over the last 6 months last 6 months) by means of bank statements for the last 6 months or copy of of the last 3 monthly salary receipts
  • Travel and health insurance with coverage for evacuation and transportation of the body in the event of death
  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • Copy of the accommodation reservation
  • Brief description of the type of work/nature of the business in which the the candidate will be involved

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Why use Nomamundi for my Remote Working Cabo Verde ?

Single price : 90€.

The price of our assistance in obtaining your visa (excluding consular fees)

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