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Why carry an IDP while driving in Cape Verde?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Cape Verde highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Cape Verde

Go island-hopping in Cape Verde. Explore this beautiful African island and see the famous shipwreck of Santa Maria. Drive your own car to go from your hotel to exciting new destinations. Check some traffic rules this country has to maximize your driving experience.   

Important Reminders:

  • You drive on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old. 
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Child-restraint is a must. Children should sit at the back of the car.
  • The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas and 80 km/h on highways. 
  • Third-party insurance is mandatory.
  • Always give way to pedestrians.
  • Be sure to rent a 4×4 vehicle.
  • Only pay fines at police stations. Do not bribe police officers.

Driving in the Winter

Cape Verde is a tropical island, so there is no winter. Avoid travelling and driving during rainy season. Roads are extremely slippery. Plan your trip carefully.

Ahoy to travelling, matey!

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

IDA Application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License Get the IDP.​​

Upload Photo

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

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3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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