Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova RH

Enclosed Documents

Visa is an approval for:

  • transit through or intended stay in the territory of Croatia for a duration of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period;
  • transit through the international transit area of Croatian airports.

It is issued for one, two or more entries for transit, tourist, business, private or other purposes.

The validity period of a visa depends on the circumstances of traveling and cannot exceed five years.

The possession of a visa is not a guarantee of entry into Croatia. Other legal requirements must also be met. Aliens may not work in the territory of Croatia based on a visa alone.

Visa application shall be submitted prior to the entry into Croatia, at the competent Embassy/Consulate (link na ). If there is no Croatian Embassy/Consulate in the applicant's country, the application may be submitted at the nearest Croatian Embassy/Consulate.

Visa application (link na ) shall be submitted in person. Exceptionally and in justified cases, a visa applicant does not need to file the application personally, but he/she shall present himself/herself when called upon by the Embassy/Consulate.

Visa applications for minors or persons deprived of their business capacity shall be submitted by their legal representative.

Visa application shall be submitted no more than six months, and for seafarers in the performance of their duties no more than nine months, before the start of the intended trip, and, as a rule, no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended trip.

Each visa applicant shall enclose following documents with the application:

  • valid travel document
    • the validity period of the travel document should exceed that of the visa by three months
    • travel document must be issued in the previous 10 years
    • travel document must contain at least two empty pages for the visa
  • a 35x45 mm colour photo
  • evidence of travel health insurance
  • evidence of paid visa fee
  • documents that prove:
    • the purpose of the stay in Croatia
    • ensured accommodation
    • means of subsistence to cover the stay in Croatia and the return to the country of origin or to a third country
    • means of transport and the intention to return to the applicant's country of origin or to a third country