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
RUSSIAN FEDERATION (THE)
Establishment of diplomatic relations: 25/05/1992

DM/CO To Croatia or other/neighbouring country

Zagreb

Bosanska 44
10 000 Zagreb
CROATIA


Tel: +385 1 37 55 038, 37 55 039, Cons. 37 55 904
Fax: +385 1 37 55 040, Cons. 37 05 982
Zagreb

Bosanska 44
10000 Zagreb
CROATIA


Tel: +385 1 37 55 038, 37 55 039
Fax: +385 1 37 77 251
Pula
Kandlerova 46
52100 Pula
CROATIA
Tel: +385 52 215 758
Fax: +385 52 215 758
Split

Starčevićeva 24A
21000 Split
HRVATSKA


Tel: +385 21 484 445, 098/954 86 70
Fax: +385 21 484 445
Dubrovnik

Ulica Šipčine 2,
20000 Dubrovnik
Croatia

                          


Tel: 098/868-590

DM/CO Of The Republic of Croatia

Moscow

Korobejnikov pereulok 16/10
119034 Moscow
RUSSIAN FEDERATION


Tel: 0074 95 7854 070 - Embassy reception, 7854 075
Consular Department 0074 95 785 39 49
Fax: 0074 95 637 4624
Kaliningrad

Pl. Pobedy 10 A
ured 616-618
236040 Kalinjingrad
RUSSIA


Tel: +7 4012 59 33 95
Fax: +7 4012 59 33 97
Novosibirsk

Nizhegorodskaya Str. 4; Office 600
630102 Novosibirsk
RUSSIA


Tel: +7 383 2644 611
Fax: +7 383 2181 588
Sochi

ulica Pigorova 10 zgrada 12
354008 Sochi
RUSSIA


Tel: +7 862 253 52 73
Fax: +7 862 253 09 26

Visa requirements overview

Citizens of RUSSIAN FEDERATION (THE):

Ordinary Passport Yes
Diplomatic/official passport No

*EU and Russian Federation concluded the Agreement on the facilitation of the issuance of visas http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:22007A0517(01)&qid=1437132345248&from=EN

* Visa applications can also be submitted at the visa applications centers. For further details please check the VFS website - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/russia/
or contact the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Moscow.

Citizens of Croatia:

Ordinary Passport Yes
Diplomatic/official passport No

*EU and Russian Federation concluded the Agreement on the facilitation of the issuance of visas http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:22007A0517(01)&qid=1437132345248&from=EN

* Exit visa is required in case a person stays in Russia after their Russian visa has expired.
In case of lost passport, a person should:
1. report it to the police
2. fill out the M8 form
3. request an emergency travel document at the Croatian Embassy in Moscow

* All Russian visa applications are submitted at the Russian Visa Centre in Zagreb, which in addition to consular fees charges 200 kunas for expenses.
Address: 10 Andrije Hebranga Street
Phone: 01 775 72 06
www.vhs-croatia.com
Applications are received 8-15 hours for natural persons, 8-14 hours tourist agencies. 

* Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months after the expiry date of your visa.

* Croatian nationals, as well as nationals of any other country, are subject to immigration control when entering the Russian Federation. For all additional questions regarding the conditions of entering the Russian Federation, please contact the Embassy of the Russian Federation or check the official website  http://www.fms.gov.ru.

*Croatian nationals, as well as nationals of any other country or stateless persons, can check at the website www.mvd.ru whether the Russian Federation imposed an entry ban against them, as well as reasons of such a ban.

* For visiting Kaliningrad Region (business, humanitarian, turistic purposes), Croatian nationals can obtain single-entry electronic visa via Russain MFA website (http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/). Visa is issued free of charge on the basis of filled out electronic application form on the website, at least four days  prior to the intended arrival. Digital photo is mandatory. This visa is valid only for staying in Kaliningrad Region, and entering other parts of the Russian Federation, as well as transfer to Kaliningrad Region is not possible. To check if the passenger has a valid electronic visa, go to Russian MFA website (http://evisacheck.kdmid.ru/).

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 162 of the Aliens Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia, Nos. 130/11, 74/13, 69/17 and 46/18)

  • 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