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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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    Ambassador O'Neal at the "Back to Roots" Fair

    U.S. Ambassador Adrienne O'Neal was in the New England area visiting the Cape-verdean diaspora community. She also visited the "Back to the Roots" Fair in New Bedford were she meet several entrepreneurs and artist that still have strong ties with Cape Verde.

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    Vice President Visits Favela Santa Marta

    In Rio de Janeiro Vice President Joe Biden tours favela Santa Marta. This community has made major strides since 2008 to curb violence and drug trafficking, and now is a model for the community.

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  • Update on the Delayed Visas Worldwide

    We have made significant progress and issued most of the delayed visas worldwide. We are working to bring our systems back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases with very few delays. We are aware of a small number of visa cases still in process because of system performance issues. We are working diligently to clear those cases. Visa applicants are advised to expect delays of up to one week in addition to normal processing times. Please take this into consideration when making travel plans. Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information.  Please see our FAQs for further information. »

  • July 4th Voting Message

    Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections! 

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Silent March to Protest Kidnapping of Nigerian Girls

    The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that a silent march is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1700 hours, in protest of the more than 200 Nigerian female students kidnapped by Boko Haram.   Full Message »

  • Embassy Website Update Pertaining to Government Shutdown

    Due to the October 1, 2013 U.S. Government shutdown, portions of this website are not being updated. Please visit http://www.travel.state.gov for international travel updates. Please visit http://praia.usembassy.gov when the shutdown is over.  For international travel updates »

  • New Nonimmigrant Visa Appointment System debuts July 3, 2013

    As previously announced, the U.S. Embassy in Cape Verde will transition to a new nonimmigrant visa appointment system effective July 3, 2013. All prospective visa applicants who need to travel before this date, and who have paid the U.S. visa application fee through BCA, must schedule such an appointment for no later than July 2, 2013 using the current online appointment system. There will be no change in visa application fees. 

  • USCIS Immigrant Fee

    Effective February 1, 2013, most recipients of immigrant visas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States, with the following exceptions... 

  • 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!