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About the US embassy and its location in Praia, Cape Verde.

About Cape Verde

Cape Verde is located off the west coast Africa. The main languages spoken in Cape Verde are Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. The current population (as of 2016) is 539,560. Cape Verde has a human development index (HDI) of 0.654 and therefore can be considered as country with medium human development (according to UNDP – United Nations Development Programme). There are a lot of different embassies and consulates located in Cape Verde. Among these, there are also representations of the United States of America.

About Praia

Praia is located in the province of Praia and is the capital of Cape Verde. 159,050 people are living in Port Louis (as of 2017). The city is very important and represents Cape Verde internationally which is why the U.S.A. choose it as location for one of their embassies.

About the US embassy in Praia, Cape Verde

Offices located within the US embassy located in Praia include:

  • Management Office
  • Commercial Section
  • Public Diplomacy Section
  • Security Assistance Office
  • US Cooperation Office

Visa services offered by the US embassy in Praia, Cape Verde

Visa services for USA immigration/non-immigration visas are handled by the department for travel permits.  You can schedule an interview for a visa here:

You can contact them via phone (238)-260-89-00 or via email at 

American citizen services offered by the US embassy in Praia, Cape Verde

American citizen services are handled by a number of departments depending on your issue. Please visit for more information on how to proceed with your issue/query.

Notary services offered by the US embassy in Praia, Cape Verde

This embassy offers notary services to all US passport holders and foreign nationals (on the provision they are using the documents within the United States). This price is $50 paid in cash or US issued credit card, per page.