Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova RH

Visa requirements overview

Here you can find basic information about the visa regime between the Republic of Croatia and all other countries/entities.

Information on this web site is liable to change, therefore we advise seeking additional information before travelling:

  • for Croatian nationals travelling to other country/entity - at the diplomatic mission/consular post/Office of that country in the Republic of Croatia or in other country
  • for third-country nationals travelling to the Republic of Croatia - at the competent Croatian diplomatic mission/consular post
REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA (THE)
Establishment of diplomatic relations: 25/08/1992

DM/CO To Croatia or other/neighbouring country

Zagreb

VMD Tower, floor 10,
Strojarska cesta 20
10 000 Zagreb
CROATIA


Tel: +385 1 48 10 679
Fax: +385 1 48 10 682
Osijek

Ulica Stjepana Radića 31/I, 31000 Osijek


Tel: +385 31 200 847
Dubrovnik

Gabra Rajčevića 1
20 000 Dubrovnik
CROATIA


Tel: +385 20 432 623
Fax: +385 20 432 623
Varaždin

Preradovićeva 17/1
42 000 Varaždin
CROATIA


Tel: +385 1 6379 500
Fax: +385 1 6379 550
Zagreb

VMD toranj
Strojarska cesta 20/10
10000 Zagreb


Tel: 63-96-621
Fax: 48-10-682

DM/CO Of The Republic of Croatia

Tirana

Rruga Gjeneral Nikols, Nd. 10, H.1, Kati 7
1010 Tirana, Albania


Tel: 00 355 4 2256 948, 2311 110, 00 355 68 202 5826
Fax: 00 355 4 2311 120

Visa requirements overview

Citizens of ALBANIA:

Ordinary Passport No
Diplomatic/official passport No

* Passport has to be valid for at least another three months after the planned departure from Croatia and issued within the previous 10 years.

Citizens of Croatia:

Ordinary Passport No
Diplomatic/official passport No

* Croatian citizens may enter Albania with a valid identity card. ** Passport of identity card must be valid for at least three months from the date of entry into Albania.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Measures to suppress and prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19):

Until further notice, the lodging of a visa application at the Croatian Embassies/Consulates is temporarily suspended.

Suspension of receipt of the visa application does not apply to the following categories of persons:

  • family members of Croatian nationals (spouse and child);
  • persons who have been granted temporary residence for the purposes referred to in Article 47 of the Aliens Act (Official Gazette, Nos. 130/11, 74/13, 69/17 and 46/2018), or have been issued a residence and work permit in the Republic Croatia;
  • healthcare professionals, healthcare researchers and collaborators, experts in care for the elderly and persons requiring urgent medical treatment,
  • goods carriers and other transport personnel, to the extent necessary;
  • diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, international organizations staff and international military personnel in carrying out their functions;
  • passengers in transit, provided that they prove the possibility to enter the country of destination;

This category of persons also includes seafarers in transit, and seafarers who come to Croatia for embarkation/disembarkation

  • persons traveling for urgent personal reasons, such as:
  • death of a family member - attendance to funeral,
  • serious and urgent health reasons provided that medical documentation and a hospital invitation is presented,
  • ownership of a real estate,
  • ownership of a vessel including lease.

Until further notice, all communications related to obtaining the necessary information regarding the Croatian visa requirements shall be made by electronic mail (vize@mvep.hr).

Until further notice, the delivery and storage of guarantee letters is only possible by mail (address: Služba za vize, Petretićev trg 2 10000 Zagreb).

 

Pursuant to the Government’s Decision, starting with 22 July 2014, the Republic of Croatia applies the Decision No 565/2014/EU. All third-country nationals who are holders of valid Schengen documents, as well as national visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania do not require an additional (Croatian) visa for Croatia.

Third-country nationals who are holders of:

  • uniform visa (C) for two or multiple entries, valid for all Schengen Area Member States;
  • visa with limited territorial validity (LTV visa), for two or multiple entries, issued to the holder of a travel document that is not recognised by one or more, but not all of the Schengen Area Member States, and which is valid for the territory of the Member States recognising the travel document;
  • long-stay visa (D) for stays exceeding three months, issued by one of the Schengen Area Member State;
  • residence permit issued by one of the Schengen Area Member State;
  • national visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Bulgaria, listed in Annex I of the Decision No 565/2014/EU;
  • national visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Cyprus, listed in Annex III of the Decision No 565/2014/EU;
  • national visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Romania, listed in Annex IV of the Decision No 565/2014/EU;

do not require a visa for transit or intended stays in the territory of Croatia not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.

The Decision No 565/2014/EU is available at:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32014D0565&from=EN

Nationals of Kosovo, who are holders of Schengen visas with limited territorial validity (LTV visas), valid for all Schengen countries except for Spain (-ES), do not require additional Croatian visa for transit through or intended stays in the territory of the Republic of Croatia not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.

The period of validity of the above mentioned Schengen, Bulgarian, Cypriot, and Romanian documents must cover the duration of the transit or stay.

Passport has to be valid for at least another three months after the planned departure from Croatia and issued within the previous 10 years.

This facilitated entry of third-country nationals is in force until Croatia fully applies the provisions of the Schengen acquis.

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Third-country nationals who require a visa for Croatia can fill out the visa application form on-line at crovisa.mvep.hr (available in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Albanian, and Turkish language). Printed and filled out application form, along with other required documents, should be submitted to the competent Croatian Embassy/Consulate or visa centre or through an accredited tourist agency.

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Visa applications can also be submitted at VFS Visa Application Centres in:

Algeria - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/algeria/

Armenia - http://vfsglobal.com/croatia/armenia/

Azerbaijan - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/azerbaijan/English/

Bahrein - https://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/Bahrain/index.html

Belarus - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/belarus/

China - http://www.vfsglobal.cn/croatia/china/English/

Egypt - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/Egypt/

India - http://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/India/

Indonesia - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/indonesia/

Jordan - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/jordan/index.html

Kazakhstan - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/kazakhstan/

Kosovo - http://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/Kosovo/

Kuwait - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/kuwait/index.html

Lebanon - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/Lebanon/index.html

Mongoliji - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/mongolia/

Morocco - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/morocco/

Nigeria - http://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/Nigeria/

Oman - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/oman/

Philippines -  http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/philippines/

Qatar - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/qatar/

Russia - http://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/russia/English/index.html

Saudi Arabia -  http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/SaudiArabia/index.html

South Africa - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/southAfrica/

Thailand - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/thailand/

Turkey - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/Turkey/english/index.html

Ukraine - http://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/Ukraine/english/index.html

United Arab Emirates - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/uae/

Vietnam -  http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/vietnam/.

 

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All questions regarding Croatia’s visa regime can be submitted at: vize@mvep.hr