Cape Verde

Frequently Asked Questions for U.S. and Canadian Residents


Passport Book

Your passport book cannot expire within 6 months of your release date. If it will, you must renew your passport before applying for any visas. Please pay the extra fees to expedite the renewal of the passport. Expediting times can take from 4–8 weeks to process. 

Passport Pages

If your passport will be valid for the term of your mission, your passport book must also have a minimum of 6 blank visa pages (not including the final 4 pages of the passport). If it does not have these required blank pages, you must renew your passport book.

Please send your passport book to the Travel Office. The consulate puts the visa in your passport.

If a photocopy of the passport ID page is also requested, please send both the passport book and the photocopy.

What if missionaries don't sign their middle name on their passport?

Missionaries should leave their signature as is.

Can I travel internationally before going to the MTC?

Please do not schedule any international travel within 45 days of your MTC date. This includes travel to Canada or Mexico and any cruises that are outside of the United States.

There is an error on my visa application(s) What do I do?

You may make needed corrections on your visa application(s) using white-out tape (not liquid) and correcting the responses in BLACK ink. Please write legibly in CAPITAL LETTERS.

If missionaries lose their visa packet, can they get a new one?

Yes. Please call 1-800-537-3537 and ask for the visa packet to be mailed to the missionary.

If missionaries have some of their visa documents, can they mail some now and mail the rest later?

Missionaries should send everything in the provided return envelope before the deadline date.

Do missionaries need to “type” on the application?

No. Missionaries should legibly hand-write the requested information in black ink that is not already completed on the application.

When will I receive my passport and visa to travel to Cape Verde?

Your passport and visa will be given to you at the Provo MTC on your departure day to Cape Verde.

Baggage Limits

After your arrival in Cape Verde, only one suitcase (check-on) of 44 pounds will be permitted for all inter-island flights. Check your mission call booklet about other luggage restrictions.

Yellow Fever Immunization/Other Immunizations/Medical Concerns

A yellow fever immunization and completed Yellow Fever Card is required to process your residency card after you arrive in Cape Verde. Turn in your Yellow Fever Card with your signed visa application, visa photo, and passport book before the deadline date.

Please refer all immunization questions to your personal doctor, or you may call the Missionary Department Nurse at (801)-240-6454 for further clarification.


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