Passport and Citizenship in Cape Verde

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About Cape Verde:

  • Also known as Cape Verde, the former Portuguese colony comprises 10 islands and five islets, all but three of which are mountainous.
  • Cape Verde’s notable economic growth and improvement in living conditions despite a lack of natural resources has garnered international recognition, with other countries and international organizations often providing development aid. Since 2007, the UN has classified it as a developing nation rather than a least developed country.
  • The economy is largely subsistence agriculture however efforts are severely hampered by the lack of water, whilst approximately 80% of the population are employed in agriculture it only accounts for around 12% of GDP.
  • The majority of crops grown is maize and beans. Bananas, sugar cane, sweet potatoes and cassava are also grown. However about 90% of food needs to be imported to the island. The main exported crops are bananas and coffee.


  • Applicant and family may live, work, change jobs, move, within the country, study, and travel in and out of Cape Verde as they wish.
  • After just 5 years of permanent residence, the investor and family may apply for citizenship.
  • Cape Verde has been a stable representative democracy, and remains one of the most developed and democratic countries in Africa.

How to be considered:

  • Hold no criminal record.
  • There is no official citizenship by investment program in Cape Verde but the law allows granting citizenship without any residency requirement to persons who make a sizeable investment in Cape Verde.
  • Applicants have to be at least 18 years old
  • Family members (wife and children) can also get citizenship based on the same investment.

Investment Categories: 

Investment in the Country

There is no real program offered by Cape Verde however 200,000 EUR is normally sufficient to be considered as sizable investment eligible for successful citizenship application.

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