25.11.15: As reported in last weeks newsletter (copied below) there is now an office in Santa Maria where you can process legal documents. This is great for those who live in Santa Maria as time spent traveling to Espargos is avoided. I visited the office yesterday with the help of someone who could translate. There were a number of people waiting. The lady in the office was very helpful and stated that if you wanted to write a 'Will' then you should also supply a copy of the passport of the person you were leaving your property too on your death. If you have a number of properties and want to transfer them to different people on your death, passport copies must be provided for each person named in your 'Will'. If any of those persons reside in Cape Verde, they must also provide their NIF number…….. Cheryl
Contact : Telma Silva
EMAIL: email@example.com ( note: after the @ the letters are: r n i )
Tel: (00238) 516 3406
Copied from last weeks newsletter (18.11.15):
Some information has been provided by one expat about a new registry office that opened some months ago in Santa Maria.
Sheena wrote: Go to the Registry beside Hotel Pontao. It cost 13,500 escudos (around 135 Euros) to process your Will. You need a copy of your passport, Residency if you have one and your NIF number. You need 2 witness and a photocopy of their passport and their NIF number. If you do not speak Portuguese, you need a translator, he/she must not be one of your witnesses, with a photocopy of their passport and their NIF number. You then write up your will in Portuguese and give them all of this and pay. They re-write it and then call you in to go over it and to sign. Everyone needs to bring their passport. This part can take between 1-2 hours. After that you wait 5 days then come back and pick up your Will......... Sheena
Thank you Sheena for this info :)