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
STATE OF QATAR (THE)
Establishment of diplomatic relations: 05/12/1992

DM/CO To Croatia or other/neighbouring country

Zagreb

Babonićeva 115
10000 Zagreb


Tel: +385 1 644 66 44, 644 66 45
Fax: +385 1 644 66 46

DM/CO Of The Republic of Croatia

Doha

Wadi Al Humra 807 St.
Saha 96, building no. 3
Al Dafna Area
Doha, Qatar
P.O. Box 23150


Tel: + 974 44 835 188, + 974 44 835 224
Fax: + 974 44 835 175

Visa requirements overview

Citizens of QATAR:

Ordinary Passport Yes
Diplomatic/official passport No

* As of 12 January 2020, Qatari nationals holding special passports do not require a visa for Croatia. Passport has to be valid for at least another 3 months after the planned departure from Croatia.
** Visa applications can also be submitted at the visa application center in Doha. For further details please check the VFS website - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/qatar/
or contact the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Qatar.

Citizens of Croatia:

Ordinary Passport Yes
Diplomatic/official passport No

* As of 12 January 2020, Croatian nationals holding diplomatic passports do not require a visa for Qatar.
** Croatian citizens can obtain a visa for the purpose of a tourist visit upon arrival at the border crossing free of charge. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. All additional information is available at: http://portal.www.gov.qa/wps/portal/topics or you can contact the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Zagreb.

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;
  • family members of citizens of the EEA, the Swiss Confederation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;

NOTE:   persons who are considered family members are set out in Article 4 of the Act on nationals of the European Economic Area and their family members (Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia, Nos. 66/19 and 53/20)

  • 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;
  • seafarers in transit including seafarers who come to Croatia for embarkation/disembarkation;
  • persons traveling for education;
  • 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.

NOTE: in the event of a serious deterioration of the epidemiological situation in a particular third country, a temporary complete suspension of visa applications is possible. In this case, visa applications are accepted only from:

  • family members of Croatian nationals;
  • family members of citizens of the EEA, the Swiss Confederation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;

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