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Life In Cape Verde With A Digital Nomad Visa

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Life In Cape Verde With A Digital Nomad Visa

Digital nomads have recently become increasingly interested in Cape Verde as a vacation spot. Thanks to its location on the Atlantic Ocean, it is the dream location for anyone seeking a tropical temperature and just a tranquil setting. Many fun activities are available on the island. Due to its vibrant culture, breathtaking scenery, and friendly people, it quickly became a popular location for remote workers. 

One of the ten stunning islands comprising Cape Verde, located off the west coast of Africa, would be the perfect place to spend the winter. These islands are rapidly becoming the new temporary home of digital nomads due to the pleasant climate, beautiful sandy beaches, excellent seafood, and music - plenty of music.


View of Monte Verde from Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde Islands

View of Monte Verde from Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde Islands


The digital nomad visa for Cape Verde, also called Cabo Verde, went into effect in December 2020. The program, which is known as the Remote Working Cabo Verde, enables remote employees to stay for up to six months with the option of renewal for an additional six months. The program is meant for self-employed and anyone doing remote work. It is accessible to people who conduct their business using the internet and other electronic and communication technologies without requiring a fixed office.

The visa fee is very affordable, and it costs only $20.47 USD to apply, plus another $34.81 to depart the airport. If you are interested in relocating to these breathtaking islands, you are welcome to apply for the Cabo Verde Digital nomad visa with the opportunity to bring your family members along. The visa allows you to experience the serenity Cabo Verde has to offer. Also, you will be warmly welcomed and treated exceptionally well by the people, and you will be able to become fully immersed in the history and culture of these islands while fostering a sense of community and taking pleasure in the pleasant climate.


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Assomada, Cape Verde

Assomada, Cape Verde

How to apply for Cape Verde Digital Nomad Visa

If you are from Europe, North America, the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), and the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO), then you are eligible to apply for the Cabo Verde Digital nomad visa

To enrol for the six months program, you must have a current passport. You'll also need to provide evidence of your financial situation. You must have an average bank balance of €1500 ($1,615 USD) over the previous six months if you apply as an individual, while an average bank balance of €2700 ($2,908 USD) over the previous six months if you apply as a family. Furthermore, you must possess health insurance covering your time in Cape Verde.

You can apply online by following the link to the application form. Here you fill out the application form with the required documents and information.


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Buracona in sal island, Cape Verde

Buracona in Sal Island, Cape Verde

Documents required to apply for the Cabo Verde digital nomad visa

  • You need a valid passport for at least six months.
  • You must work as a freelance or be employed by a firm outside of Cabo Verde.
  • You must demonstrate that you had an average of €1500 ($1,615 USD) in your bank account during the previous six months.
  • Proof of being a citizen of one of the following four countries: the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), the Economic Community of West African States, or Europe (CEDEAO).
  • Criminal history check


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Chaves beach in Boavista, Cape Verde

Chaves beach in Boavista, Cape Verde

Advantages of Working as a Digital Nomad in Cape Verde

Comparatively speaking to other countries that offer digital nomad visas, the cost is relatively affordable, and obtaining one is quite easy. You only have to prepare the required documents and submit an online application, which takes just two weeks to process.

You are granted temporary residency but not tax residency with the Cape Verde digital nomad visa, and you are not subject to income tax or any other taxes.

It is easy to work even in remote areas of the country, thanks to the country’s excellent mobile network coverage, which makes this country appealing to those who need a dependable and fast internet connection with an average speed of 36.66 Mbps.

Local communities are often relatively small, and residents frequently meet one another on the street and share their emotions via dancing and music. Furthermore, because the locals take great pride in their language, they will happily teach you a few words or phrases. But let's not forget about the cuisine of Cape Verde! While in this stunning country, you may anticipate enjoying some of your life's greatest seafood and fish meals.


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Aerial view of Santa Maria beach in Sal, Cape Verde

Santa Maria beach in Sal, Cape Verde


Cape Verde provides an irrefutable combination of locations, people, and tastes that will enhance your professional career and personal life as a digital nomad desiring to gather new experiences and be inspired by countless adventures worldwide. While visiting and residing on the island of Cape Verde, you can count on an excellent mobile and WiFi network.

The pleasant weather is comforting, especially if you like walking. You can also go surfing, engage in sporting activities, or simply unwind on the white sand beaches while you're not working.



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Mikkel Thorup

Written by Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup is the world’s most sought-after expat consultant. He focuses on helping high-net-worth private clients to legally mitigate tax liabilities, obtain a second residency and citizenship, and assemble a portfolio of foreign investments including international real estate, timber plantations, agricultural land and other hard-money tangible assets. Mikkel is the Founder and CEO at Expat Money®, a private consulting firm started in 2017. He hosts the popular weekly podcast, the Expat Money Show, and wrote the definitive #1-Best Selling book Expat Secrets - How To Pay Zero Taxes, Live Overseas And Make Giant Piles Of Money, and his second book: Expats Guide On Moving To Mexico.

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