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  • Ambassador Heflin in Fogo

    Ambassador Heflin in Fogo

    US Ambassador Donald Heflin accompanied by the Mayor of São Filipe, Luis Pires, conducted his first official visit to the island of Fogo where he meet with victims of the volcanic eruption of November 2014.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Passports and Visa Systems

    The Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Passport applications accepted overseas or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay 

  • 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!