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Croatia has recently joined the Schengen agreement as of January 2023. This means that the visa process for travelers to Croatia is now streamlined and follows the same process as the other 26 Schengen member states. Any previously approved Schengen visas that have not expired now permit entrance into Croatia.
You can get started on your visa to Croatia by clicking ‘Start Application’ above and we’ll guide you through the entire process.
Entry into Croatia
EU citizens entering Croatia are no longer required to present vaccination documentation, proof of recovery, or a negative PCR or Antigen test. In the Republic of Croatia, epidemiological measures or limitations are no longer in effect. Crossing the border into the Republic of Croatia no longer requires the presentation of an EU digital COVID certificate or any other certificate linked to COVID-19 illness.
Eligibility to apply for a Croatia visa
There are certain requirements in order to obtain your Croatia visa. Your reason for travel will determine what sort of visa you require. The criteria is straight forward, and you should ensure you have followed it strictly before travelling. The list of the criteria is below.
A completed and signed Application for a Croatian Visa.
Your passport or travel document.
A copy of your passport or other travel document.
Two photographs of passport size with the following specifications:
Proof of travel health insurance coverage for the duration of your stay in Croatia.
Processing time for Croatia visas
The minimum processing time for a visa could be between 4 to 6 weeks. This will depend on your individual circumstances, so it is recommended for you to apply for your visa around 8 to 10 weeks before travelling.
Appointment waiting times
The appointment waiting time will differ depending on what sort of visa it is you are applying for. A student visa appointment could take around 155 days. This is from the day you apply for your appointment. Student visas and all other non immigrant visas are processed a lot quicker. The appointment waiting time for the above two visas is around 2 days.
Who can visit Croatia without a visa?
All third-country nationals in possession of valid Schengen documents, as well as national visas and residency permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania, do not need a separate (Croatian) visa for entry into Croatia. Travellers from anywhere else in the world will require a visa upon arrival.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control|
|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
|Do I need more than one visa?|
|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
Croatia visa types
There are two types of visas available to travellers. These are short stay and long stay. The short stay visa is valid for up to 30 days, where as the long stay visa is valid for around 90 days. Both are designed for different lengths of stay.
What to do if your Croatia visa is denied?
You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Croatia visa and the reasons for the rejection. People frequently ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please reach out with us if your visa application has been refused.
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If you hold a valid Schengen uniform visa (C) for two or multiple entries, valid for all Schengen Area member states, whose period of validity covers your stay in Croatia, and if you have not used all of the days in the Schengen Area (i.e., you must have at least one day remaining of the approved number of days; and at least one entry in the case of a double-entry visa), you do not need a (additional) Croatian visa for transit.
As a member state of the European Union, Croatia’s visa policy is comparable to that of other EU nations. Multiple nations have negotiated a visa exemption deal with Croatia, allowing its citizens to visit the country visa-free for up to 90 days.
To apply for permanent residence, you must visit the administration police office closest to your place of abode, just as you did for other applications for temporary residence.