Supporting the Implementation of an e-Residence Platform in Cabo Verde

Supporting the Implementation of an e-Residence Platform in Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde
Immigration and Borders

From 2000 to 2013, the number of foreigners living in Cabo Verde tripled, representing 2.9 per cent of the country’s inhabitants. Studies indicate that the development of the tourism sector and political stability are the main reasons for this foreign demographic growth. Migrants continue to choose Cabo Verde as their final destination, for work, business implementation and education.

Data from the Directorate of Foreigners and Border (DEF) confirms this exponential growth. However, it is important to note the large discrepancy between the numbers registered by the General Census of Population and Housing (RGPH) as foreign residents and the number of residence permits issued annually by the DEF.

In view of these discrepancies, this project intends to contribute to the Government of Cabo Verde’s commitment to introduce an upgraded, reliable e-residence platform, and in turn, enable them to more efficiently process legitimate applications for residence permits and renewal.

Specifically, to achieve this objective, the project will:

• Provide a technical step by step review and analysis of the operational, administrative, information and technology needs; and relevant recommendations;

• Propose solutions based on international standards towards the development of an e-resident platform;

• Digitize the migration-related physical archive;

• Support the development of a campaign to raise awareness on the new resident permit card and corresponding requirements.