Yes you can.
Below are experiences of two individuals who have had Wills drawn up on Sal Island.
Example 1: Making a Will in CV - Experience of one investor on Sal - by S.B.
As I own a property in CV, I was advised to make a 'Will' in Cape Verde. I have made a Will in the UK, all very simple, a quick visit to a Solicitor, read it, sign it, job done, and at a reasonable cost of around £40. Not so straightforward or cheap in CV. My Will had to be translated into Portuguese and sent to the Notary in Espargos. Then myself and 3 witnesses had to go to the Notary with my passport, where the contents of my will had been handwritten in a Book of Wills, which had to be translated and read back to me, then I and the 3 witnesses had to sign the official book. All for a cost of 400 Euros. Expensive, but worth doing for peace of mind. Hope this info is of help. Regards SB
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 to process your Will (around 130 euros). 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. NOTE: Everyone needs to bring their passport (for those you are naming in your will too). This part can take between 1-2 hours. After that you wait 5 days then come back and pick up your Will.
You no longer have to go to Espargos for much of your paper work, you can do it at the office in Santa Maria.
The use of a 'Translator' may cost extra. You may also want to make inquiries about other services they provide.
Others may still want to use a Lawyer (Advogado) to process a 'Will' which may cost a bit more.