Family members of citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland, who are nationals of third countries

Family members of citizens of European Union, European Economic Area or Switzerland, who are nationals of third countries, are entitled to free movement in accordance with Directive 2004/38/EC of 29 April 2004, which the Republic of Croatia transferred into her national legislation.

A family member of a citizen of EU/EEA/Switzerland can travel without a visa to Croatia if he/she has a valid passport and a valid identification card called "Residence card of a family member of a Union citizen", and if he/she travels with or joins the family member who is citizen of EU/EEA/Switzerland.

If a family member of a citizen of EU/EEA/Switzerland does not have such card, he/she needs a Croatian visa.

Family members of citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland who require a visa are given a priority appointment for submission of visa applications directly to the Embassy.

Applications are processed in an expedited procedure and without charging visa fees, with presentation of the minimum documentation: a visa application form, valid passport, photo and proof of family relationship with a citizen of EU/EEA/Switzerland.

The text of Directive 2004/38/EC is available here:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:02004L0038-20110616&qid=1460703510422&from=EN

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