The Expats Cape Verde website was launched in June 09. It’s a sister site to the popular ‘Cape Verde Tips‘ website, which was launched 3 years earlier.
Introduction to the Expats CV website
The Expats CV website was aimed firstly at providing more information relevant to expats, in English. Secondly, it was to provide helpful information to those looking to move or set up a business in Cape Verde. The problem being, the information provided in Cape Verde was in Portuguese.
Portuguese is the official language in Cape Verde, therefor all official documents in Cape Verde are written in Portuguese. Document translations may be available in other languages, but not often. Moreover, using an online translation service may be helpful, but not 100% accurate. Portuguese sentences are NOT being translated correctly online, resulting in the meaning becoming ‘lost in translation’. Alternatively, documents can be officially translated, but can work out to be quite costly.
There are a few websites on which you may be able to find some information, translated to English from Portuguese.
Re-launch of Expats Cape Verde website
In December 2019, work started on a new design and review of pages and posts for the Expats CV website. The new site will now be responsive so that it can be viewed on tablets and phones as well as laptops.
The Expats Cape Verde website operates from our base on the island of Sal. Therefore, the information on Expats Cape Verde is in the main, obtained from sources on Sal Island. However, information is also obtained online or from sources in Cape Verde or on other islands.
Some of the information we’d held on our pages over the last 10 years or more will be archived. The Expats Cape Verde website is not funded, therefor we are currently looking at ways to monetize it. For instance, we will be setting some advertising options.
Sal and Boa Vista Islands
There are more British nationals and Europeans visiting the island of Sal or investing here. Direct flights are available from the UK to and from the islands of Sal and Boa Vista.
British Embassy and Ambassador
The Expats Cape Verde website has in the past, been a source to provide information about the British Embassy and Ambassador visits to Cape Verde. We include information that British Nationals, expats, investors and tourists may find useful.
We aim to continue to provide some useful information in English where possible and, contacts for people and businesses here in Cape Verde.
Thank you for visiting us.