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  • Group stands posing behind 'Lowell' flag. (State Dept.)

    Lowell High School in CV

    U.S. Ambassador Donald L. Heflin had the opportunity to meet with a group of students from Lowell High School and highlighted the importance of U.S. Diplomatic Missions to foster partnerships and mutual understanding between the United States and the rest of the world.

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  • Two men standing and smiling for photo. (State Dept)

    US Ambassador Donald L. Heflin

    United States Ambassador Donald L. Heflin presents his credential letters to the President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca.

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    Ebola Fact Sheet for Travelers

    Due to an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the west African nations of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, the Centers for Disease Control has issued Health Travel Warnings for those three countries advising against nonessential travel and has provided guidance to reduce the potential for spread of EVD.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama holds a sign in support of the kidnapped girls

    U.S. to Help Nigeria in the Search for Kidnapped Girls

    On April 14, a group of militants kidnapped more than 200 teenage girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. President Obama called it a “terrible situation,” and explained that the U.S. will send military and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to support its efforts to find and free the girls.

  • President Obama meets PM Jose M. Neves

    President Obama meets PM Jose M. Neves

    President Obama meets Prime-Minister Jose Maria Neves. A historic moment for Cape Verde and United State's relations.

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  • U.S. Consular Officer to hold office hours for U.S. Citizens in Sal and Boa Vista

    A Consular Officer from the U.S. Embassy in Praia will visit Boa Vista on Tuesday, March 10th and Sal on Wednesday, March 11th 2015 to provide U.S. Citizens Services and to provide forms and accept applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and to provide notarial services for documents in English used in the US. Visa cases will not be discussed.... 

  • Statement by U.S. Ambassador Donald Heflin regarding the Isa Pereira matter:

    “The U.S. Department of State strives to facilitate legitimate travel for all visa applicants to the United States. On behalf of the Embassy, I express regret that this unfortunate incident occurred. We are unable to discuss the details of individual visa cases due to our privacy laws since visa records are confidential under Section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). For questions regarding Ms. Pereira’s detention we refer you to the Department of Homeland Security. “To assist artists and performers, the U.S. Embassy in Praia is open to organizing a symposium for artists and performers to explain our visa rules, regulations and prohibitions.” 

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Fogo Volcano Eruption

    November 23, 2014: The U.S. Embassy in Cabo Verde advises U.S. citizens living or traveling in Cabo Verde that the volcano located on the island of Fogo erupted last night and there have been reports of smoke and slow moving lava. The island remains in a state of heightened alert due to the possibility of further eruptions. 

  • 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Program

    DV 2016 Program - The online registration period for the 2016 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2016) will begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Monday, November 3, 2014, at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).  Learn more about the DV 2016 Registration Lottery »

  • Embassy Priorities

    Cape Verde is one of Africa's success stories and is an important partner of the United States. In addition to the overriding goal of protecting and safeguarding the welfare of American Citizens, the U.S. Embassy has an action plan built around primary interests in strengthening security, economic development, and democracy. Learn more here!