Cape Verde Parliament unanimously approves amendment to law granting citizenship to members of the diaspora


Cape Verde, Praia, Czech Republic, Prague, 29.01.2024 – The Parliament of the Republic of Cape Verde has approved a bill that expands the possibilities of acquiring Cape Verdean citizenship. It will now be possible for descendants of Cape Verdeans born abroad to obtain citizenship by descent.

According to the bill, children born abroad whose parents have Cape Verdean civil status will be eligible for Cape Verdean citizenship. In this case, they will not have to apply and citizenship will be granted automatically.

In addition, the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren of Cape Verdeans born abroad are also entitled to citizenship by descent. In this case, it will be necessary to submit an application, but no condition such as permanent residence in Cape Verde will be required.

Joana Rosa – Ministra das Finanças de Cabo Verde
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The bill was adopted unanimously. It will now go to a second reading, where it will be refined, informed Minister of Justice Joana Rosa.


In the context of the change in the law, it is interesting to note that Cape Verde Real Estate s.r.o., a Czech company with Cape Verdean participation, is currently building a residential project on the island of Santiago, in the capital city of Praia.

on the island of Santiago, in the capital city of Praia, a residential project called DuarGema – House of the Diaspora. The project offers building plots with all infrastructure, as well as modern apartment buildings with garages, shops and commercial space.

According to the company’s representatives, this prestigious development is aimed primarily at expatriate Cape Verdeans who wish to invest in property and create a home base in their country of origin. However, the project also offers solid opportunities for foreign investors who wish to invest in property with capital appreciation potential.

The DuarGema – House of Diaspora project is an interesting opportunity for property investment in Cape Verde. Cape Verde Real Estate s.r.o. offers potential investors the opportunity to consult and advise. For more information please visit the website:

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