Chinese Embassy in Cape Verde

Ambassador: Mr. Du Xiaocong
Address: Achada Do Santo Antonio, Praia, Cape Verde (P. O. Box 8)
Tel: +238-2623027
Fax: +238-2623047 

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Cape Verde

Tel: +238-2623028, 08:00 - 12:00, 15:00 - 17:30
Office hours: 09:00 - 12:00 on Tuesday and Friday

Visa Application

Citizens of Cape Verde holding ordinary passports should all apply for a China visa in advance before entering China. All the visa applications should be submitted to the consular office of the Embassy. Diplomatic and official passport holders  are exempted from visa application if their duration of stay is no more than 30 days.

Citizens of Cape Verde can stay in Hong Kong for 30 days and in Macau for 90 days visa-free.

To apply for a China visa, applicants are requested to fill in the application form online first. The basic requirements are as follows:
1. Completed and printed Visa Application Form;
2. Original passport valid for more than 6 months with blank visa page and copy of personal data page;
3. One recent passport photo (size 48mmx33mm) with light background.
4.Cape Verde Residence Permit or Visa (applicable to citizens of third countries in Cape Verde);
5. Photocopy of previous Chinese passports or previous Chinese visas (applicable to citizens of Cape Verde those who were Chinese citizens and have obtained Cape Verde citizenship).

Visa Application Fees (in Escudo)

Types Citizens of Cape Verde Citizens of Other Countries
Single Entry 3,750 1,875
Double Entries 5,625 2,850
Multiple Entries within 6 Months 7,500 3,750
Multiple Entries within 12 Months 11,250 5,625
 Effective from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Expedited Service Fees

Types Fees
Experss Service (2-3 processing days) 2,500
Double Entries (1-2 processing days) 3,700

Brief Intro

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde consists of eighteen islands which are all formed by volcanoes. It is about 500 kilometers off the westernmost coast of Denegal. With a tropical dry climate, the country has an annual average temperature of 24℃ (about 75℉), and the rainfall is 100-200 millimeters (about 3.9-7.9 inches), no more than 400 millimeters (about 15.7 inches) of a year at most. August to October is the rainy season basically without any rains at the rest time.
Land Area: about 4,033 square kilometers (1,557 square miles) with an over 2,000-kilometer (1,243-mile) long coastline
Capital: Praia   
Time: It is 1 hour later than GMT and 9 hours later than Beijing Time. 
Official Language:Portuguese (Creole is widely spoken by the locals.)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic
Currency: centavos, Cape Verde escudo, conto

 Major Holidays:
New Year's Day (January 1); National Heroes' Day (January 20); Labor Day (May 1); Independence Day (July 5); Assumption (August 15); All Saints' Day (November 1); Christmas (December 25)

 Notices for Going to Cape Verde
1. Visa types, entry and other relative policies are in line with common international practices. There are not special regulations on custom, exit and entry control, and no on-site visa too.
2. Vegetable and fruit are especially expensive in the country. Cars are the main means of transportation on islands. Taxis and buses also can be found among streets and lanes. There are airplanes and small motor ships among islands.  
3. Take good care of your valuables while in the crowds.

 Please contact Embassy of Cape Verde in China if nationals of Cape Verde are in troubles there. 

 Related China Embassies in Africa: Central Africa, Chad, Comoros

- Last updated on Mar. 06, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Cape Verde
Asked by Gil from BRAZIL | Jun. 22, 2016 03:27Reply
brazilian applying chinese visa in cabo verde
Dear Sir,

My name is Gil, from Brazil, these days I have one trip in cabo verde, and after that I would like to flight to China, may I know that for the rush application, expect my passport and application form written, anything else I need to prepare?

since for urgency, your quick feedback would be very appreciated.

Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jill from CANADA | Jun. 22, 2016 21:26

Gil, if you want to apply for the tourist L visa, aside from the passport and application form, you also need to provide a recently-taken passport-style photo, hotel reservation, round trip air tickets and valid visa for Cape Verde.
Asked by Lucas van Merwijk from THE NETHERLANDS | Aug. 04, 2015 01:25Reply
Visa aplication, can I apply in another country?
Dear Sir, Madam,

My name is Lucas van Merwijk from The Netherlands. Today I tried to apply for a Visa at the Chinese Embassy here in The Netherlands regarding my trip to China next week. Unfortunately i couldn’t continue the application because my passport would not be returned in time to me, as I need it for my flight to Cape Verdian Islands this coming Wednesday.

The Chinese Embassy in The Netherlands now advised me to now apply at your Embassy. I will arrive in Cape Verdian Island this Wednesday evening and fly back Sunday evening.

Hope to hear what would be a possible solution.
Thanks in advance and kindest regards,
Lucas van Merwijk
Answers (3)
Answered by Gordon from BELARUS | Aug. 05, 2015 02:09

Hi, Lucas! As long as you have a valid entry permit to Cape Verde, it's possible to apply from there. However, the embassy opens from Monday to Friday, so you have only two days to deal with the application. If you can use the rush service, then you might get your passport back within two days. However, I recommend you to apply when you are back to your country.
Answered by Lucas van Merwijk from THE NETHERLANDS | Aug. 05, 2015 05:38

I called yesterday to ask for emergency treatment of application. I was told that the urgency treatment only applies to inhabitants of Cape Verdian Islands. I could bring tomorrow (thursday) and pick up friday. Would that work?
Answered by Gordon | Aug. 06, 2015 02:36

Lucas, if the officer of the embassy says you can submit the application on Thursday and then pick up on Friday, then of course you can do so.
Asked by Roosje den Hertog from THE NETHERLANDS | Aug. 03, 2015 05:54Reply
Dear, How long does it take to apply for a Visa for China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Debbie from GERMANY | Aug. 03, 2015 20:47

In normal cases, it takes four working days for the processing.
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