The Republic of Cape Verde is an archipelagic state in the Central Atlantic Ocean. Cape Verde is a parliamentary republic, with the president as head of state. Local currency is the Cape Verdean Escudo (CVE). Portuguese is the official language of the country, however virtually all Cape Verdeans colloquially speak Cape Verdean Creole aswell. Cape Verde is a member of the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations.
Cape Verde has undergone a multitude of economic reforms since 1990. As of 1997, Cape Verde develops as an offshore-jurisdiction. The service sector accounts for roughly 70% of the GDP, although 50% of the population work in agriculture. Foreign personnel and contributions are of major importance to the country's market. A currently thriving economic branch is fishery. In total, there are 3600 companies registered in Cape Verde.
Cape Verde is counted among the romanic-germanic legal family (based on portuguese law).
Corporate practice is regulated in the Trade Code of 1999, the law concerning corporations of 2014 and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses in Cape Verde:
- Sociedade em nome colectivo - Business partnership
- Sociedade por quotas – Limited liability company
- Sociedade anónima – Public limited company
- Sociedade em comandita simples ou sociedade em comandita por acções – Private limited partnership
- Sociedade cooperativa – Cooperative society
Additionally, one-man businesses may operate in Cape Verde.
The Administrative Center for Commercial Affairs (Direcção Geral de Comércio) is responsible for registration in the commercial register. In practice, the registration is conducted by a specific branch called "Casa do Cidadão" ("Citizen House") and usually takes about one day.
Contents of the register:
- Full legal name
- Director and proprietors
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Type of business
- Full address
- Additional data
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-14 days after request submission, they do however require us to send an advanced inquiry ahead of time.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
Legalization of extracts from Cape Verde
Cape Verde did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all Cape verdean documents are subject to legalization.
An extract from the business register of Cape Verde can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
You can order an extract without mandatory registration or subscription. Just complete our form and our employees will investigate for missing information, provide you with the extract, translate it to English and deliver the original, the translation as well as the bill for our services to you via mail.
There is no risk involved for you as we provide you with the documents in question on a fixed price. If requested, we will have the extract verified and apostilled. The documents are sent to you by mail. Special fees for the apostille apply.
- Quick and reliable inquiry processing
- Convenient order via online form
- Required document is sent as a PDF-file via e-mail
- Notarised translation
- No charge if required information is unavailable
- Apostille for extracts from commercial registers
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We verify whether a commercial register contains information about the company you are interested in, free of charge. Order a preliminary extract and you will receive the following information:
- Availability of an entry in a commercial register
- Cost of extract from a commercial register
- Other available documents
- Deadline for discharge
- Cost of apostille
- Commercial register extract sample (if available)
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Cape Verde||from 178,05 €||from 150,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Cape Verde||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 714,00 €||from 600,00 €|