Croatia Visit Visa Requirements

Croatia, a country located in the northwestern part of the Balkan Peninsula. It is a small yet highly geographically diverse crescent-shaped country. Its capital is Zagreb, located in the north.The present-day republic is composed of the historically Croatian regions of Croatia-Slavonia (located in the upper arm of the country), Istria (centred on the Istrian Peninsula on the northern Adriatic coast), and Dalmatia (corresponding to the coastal strip). Although these regions were ruled for centuries by various foreign powers, they remained firmly Western-oriented in culture, acquiring a legacy of Roman law, the Latin alphabet, and western European political and economic traditions and institutions. A part of Yugoslavia for much of the 20th century, Croatia suffered considerably from the disintegration of that federation in the early 1990s. The European trajectory of Croatia was finally realized in 2013 when it joined the European Union. As the Croatian Canadian scholar Tony Fabijančić writes, Croatia’s tumultuous first years as an independent country also have obscured its centuries-long history.

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Visa Requirements

To apply for a visa to Croatia you must compile a document file that must contain the following documents:

  •  A completed and signed Croatia Visa Application Form. For minors, their parents or legal guardians have to sign.
  • Your passport or travel document. It must have at least three blank pages and be valid for at least three months from the time you intend to depart Croatia.

  • A photocopy of your passport/travel document. Include all used pages as well as all visas, present or expired.

  • Two passport-size pictures, with the following specifications:

    • Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm

    • Professionally taken in a white background

    • You must be centered in the picture, staring ahead with a neutral facial expression

    • Glasses are not recommended. If you have to wear them, they cannot cover your eyes or face. Tinted glasses are not allowed.

    • Headgear is only allowed if it’s for religious purposes. Even so, it cannot cover your face.

  • Proof of travel health insurance for the entire time you will be in Croatia. It must cover the duration of your stay and at least €30,000 for sudden illness, accidents, and repatriation.

  • Proof of accommodation in Croatia, such as a hotel reservation.

  • Copy of the return flight ticket or proof of ticket booking.

    • Alternatively, other proof you intend to leave Croatia after the duration of your stay, such as a bus/train ticket to your country or a third country.

  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the duration of your stay in Croatia.

    • Bank statements for the past three months

    • Letter from employer, stating your salary and position

  • Any additional documents which support the purpose of your trip.

    Additional Requirements for Croatia Tourist Visa

    When applying for a Croatia tourist visa, you must submit the following documents:

    • Letter of Guarantee (if you are visiting friends/family in Croatia). The letter must be certified by a Public Notary in Croatia. Your host also has to include proof of funds (pay slips, pension, savings) via bank statements from the past three months. They must also include a copy of their Croatian passport or residence permit, whichever is applicable.

      • If you are traveling simply for tourism purposes, the Letter of Guarantee is not required.

    • Proof of employment status.

      • If employed: Letter from your employer stating your position in the company, your salary, and the intended time you will be absent from work.

      • If self-employed: Company’s registration papers and a visa request letter which is written on a paper with the company’s official letterhead.

      • For students: Proof of enrollment in an educational institution.

    • For minors:

      • Birth certificate

      • A letter of consent from the parent/s or legal guardian/s allowing the minor to travel

      • Copies of the parent/s’ or legal guardian/s’ passports

    • Depending on the country, the following documents may also be required:

    Additional Requirements for Business Visa

    The requirements for a Croatia business visa are:

    • Letter of Guarantee Form, filled in and signed from the Croatian legal person/legal entity inviting you to Croatia. The letter has to be authenticated with the official seal and the signature of the company’s authorized representative. Your Guarantor must also submit proof of sufficient financial funds.

    • Letter of Invitation from the company inviting you in Croatia, which states the purpose and duration of your trip.

    • Letter from your employer stating your position in the company, your salary, and the intended time you will be absent from work and that you are taking this trip for business (if applicable)

    • Cover letter, written by you which explains the purpose and duration of your trip.

    • If self-employed: Your company’s registration papers and a business visa request letter which is written on a paper with the company’s official letterhead.

    • Proof of financial funds. Either in the form of your own personal bank statements or an alternate method if someone else is funding your trip (such as your employer/the inviting company).

     

    Additional Requirements for Croatia Work Visa

    The requirements for a Croatia work visa change depending on the specific type of work, but include:

    • Proof of health insurance, such as:

      • A European Health Insurance Card

      • A certificate of health insurance issued by the Croatian Health Insurance Fund

      • A certificate of health insurance from a health insurance provider in your country, which states that you have access to healthcare in accordance to EU regulations

      • Other private/travel health insurance if your country does not have a social security contract with Croatia.

    • Copy of an existing work contract.

    • Copy of your employer’s company registration.

    • Proof that a Croatian/EU citizen could not have been better suited for the job.

    • Proof you have the required financial means to sustain yourself for the duration of your stay.

    • Proof of your educational background, qualifications, and skills.

    Additional Requirements for Croatia Student Visa

    The requirements for a Croatia student visa are:

    • Proof of enrollment in a Croatian educational institution.

    • Proof of accommodation in Croatia.

    • Proof of sufficient financial means to sustain yourself while in Croatia. You must have private funds or a scholarship.

    • Proof of health insurance, such as:

      • A European Health Insurance Card

      • A certificate of health insurance issued by the Croatian Health Insurance Fund

      • A certificate of health insurance from a health insurance provider in your country, which states that you have access to healthcare in accordance to EU regulations

      • Private/travel health insurance if your country does not have a social security contract with Croatia.

    • Cover letter stating why you are applying for a Croatian student visa.

    • If the student is a minor:

      • Birth certificate

      • A letter of consent from the parent/s or legal guardian/s allowing the minor to live in Croatia for the purpose of studying

      • Copies of the parent/s’ or legal guardian/s’ passports

    Foreign students who want to pursue studies in a Croatian educational institution have to apply for a Croatia student visa as well as a temporary residence permit. You can apply for both at a Croatian embassy/consulate before you travel or apply for the student visa in your country and then get the residence permit at a local police department or police station after you enter Croatia.

    Additional Requirements for Croatia Family Reunification Visa

    To get a Croatia family visa, you must submit the following documents:

    • Proof of health insurance in Croatia.

    • Cover letter stating the reason behind your application.

    • Proof of family relationship with the Croatian citizen/residence permit holder.

    Only the following family members of Croatian citizens or legal residents can apply for family reunification:

    • Spouse

    • Common-law partner

    • Minor children (including adopted children)

    • Parents (including adoptive parents) of minors

    Additional Requirements for Croatia Transit Visa

    The documents needed for a Croatia transit visa application are:

    • Proof of onward travel, such as a visa for the next destination, a valid travel ticket etc.

    • For minors:

      • Birth certificate

      • A letter of consent from the parent/s or legal guardian/s allowing the minor to travel.

    A Croatia transit visa can be issued for a single- or double-entry into Croatian territory, and in some cases, even for multiple entries. It can be issued for a maximum validity of six months.

    Keep in mind

    The documents you submit have to be either in English or Croatian. If they are not they must be translated by an official translator.

    Several of your documents may have to be certified (apostilled) or otherwise legalized for use in Croatia.

    The Croatian authorities may ask you to submit additional documents as they see fit at any point during the application process.

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Important sections of Self Service Document to be Uploaded before Biometrics appointment Day

  1. Find all documents under each category.
  2. Scan all documents under each category.
  3. Email all documents under each category to us.

Needed document types

Residency: This is country residency document, if you are not applying in your country of nationality

Employment evidence: this might include a work certificate, letter or contract, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation.

Financial evidence: this might include a bank statement, savings certificate or payslips, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Sponsor evidence: this might include your sponsor’s passport and residency or an invitation letter, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Studies evidence: this might include your offer letter, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Family evidence: this might include birth and marriage certificates, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Accommodation: temporary or permanent this might include a rental or house, mortgage statement or house deed, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Travel and residency documents: we always recommend that you do not book and pay for travel and accommodation until the outcome of your visa is known

Other evidence: Any other valuable information.

It should end with a Link to download the visa application form. A sub section should contain the requirements for minors.

Application fees to Croatia embassy:

 

 

Visa fee (Paid into Croatia Embassy account)

91 USD

VFS Service fee (Paid online while booking appointment at VFS)

13570 NGN

Courier fee (Paid online while booking appointment at VFS)

61100 NGN

Processing time

Standard visa processing time is 15 calendar days from the day of receipt of the application at the Embassy. In case the documents are not submitted as per requirements or due to other factors or justified reasons, the processing time may be extended to 30 or 60 days.

 

 

 

How to apply

Step 1: Fill all forms Online or Offline. 

Step 2: Pay application fees. 

Step 3: Select Biometrics Appointment Date. 

Step 4: Upload All Support Documents

Step 5: Print out all submission documents. 

Step 6: Visit TLS Centre for Submission.

Download your Visa application form here - fill it and scan it to our email for consultation purposes.

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