Visa Requirements for Croatia

Now part of the EU, visa requirements for Croatia have fallen into line with the rest of the union. Read on below for the current visa regulations, as well as some relatively recent changes.

Visa Requirements for Croatia

General Visa Requirements for Croatia

Even prior to EU entry, foreign visitors did not normally require visas to enter Croatia. Citizens of the the U.K., EU countries, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand did not (and do not) need visas to visit Croatia. Visitors can visit Croatia for up to 90 days in any 180 day period.

For other countries, please check the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs‘ website for visa requirements for Croatia. If you do need a visa, please contact the Croatian Embassy in your country (also detailed on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website) for more information on how to obtain a visa.

It is possible to start the process of applying for a Croatian visa online at crovisa.mvep.hr; however, the application form needs to be printed off an submitted at an Embassy/Consulate or visa centre.

Visa Requirements for Croatia for Holders of Schengen Visas

On joining the EU, Croatia extended a ruling for holders of Schengen visas that was first introduced in 2012. This regulation allows holders of valid dual or multiple entry Schengen visas to enter, stay and transit in or through Croatia WITHOUT the need for an additional visa (for tourist purposes).

Holders of a residence permit issued by a Schengen Area country can also visit Croatia without requiring an additional visa.

For more details, do see the website of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Please pay special attention to the bold text.

Is Croatia in the Schengen Zone?

Despite being part of the EU, Croatia IS NOT part of the Schengen Zone. The country officially applied to join on 1st July 2015 (the two year anniversary of joining the EU), but it is still not yet part of the Zone.

However, this means that if you are in possession of a Schengen visa, you will not use up any days of the time limit (90 days in a 180 day period) that you are allowed to be in the Schengen zone if you visit Croatia.

This may be useful to those who are travelling Europe and need to be careful with the number of days they use up – if you come to Croatia you’ll still be in Europe, but won’t use up any “Schengen visa” days. And, of course, spending some time travelling in Croatia isn’t exactly a hardship!

Entering Croatia with an ID card

Citizens of EU countries may enter Croatia using their national identity cards (if these exist) instead of a passport. Otherwise, passports are required to enter Croatia.

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  • The U.K. is not part of the Schengen Zone, so a U.K. visa won’t help in visiting Croatia – you would need either a dual/multiple entry Schengen visa or a visa for Croatia. See http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ for more details.

  • sa

    hi, if an Indian National is holding a RESIDENT visa in the UK (living and working in UK), can the person enter Croatia without an advance visa to croatia?

  • Please ask the Croatian Embassy in London (http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/ ) as they can tell you the current processing time. Yes, Indian passport holders need a visa to visit Croatia and a UK work permit won’t assist as the UK is not part of the Schengen zone.

  • Please ask the Croatian Embassy in London (http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/ ) as they can tell you the current processing time. Yes, Indian passport holders need a visa to visit Croatia and a UK work permit won’t assist as the UK is not part of the Schengen zone.

  • In the same way that Bulgarian, Romanian and Cypriot visas can be used to visit Croatia, I would assume that a Croatian visa can be used to visit Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus…but please double-check with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs for those countries.

  • In the same way that Bulgarian, Romanian and Cypriot visas can be used to visit Croatia, I would assume that a Croatian visa can be used to visit Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus…but please double-check with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs for those countries.

  • PL

    what is the processing time for tourist visa? Also does a UK work permit holder on Tier 2 with Indian passport need a tourist visa for Croatia

  • Mazin Muhssin

    Hi,
    I am going to enter Croatia by Croatian visa (not schengen). Is there any other EU country accept Croatia visa to enter? Thanks

  • Please email the Ministry to ask (email address on that link) – they can advise you!

  • I would imagine so as that’s proof of accommodation booking. However, I can’t say for sure as I’m not involved in issuing visas!

  • Omar Oueslati

    Visa type C multiple entries is valid right? but going directly with a Bulgarian visa and I have never go to Bulgaria. It is risky right?

  • Please see http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ to check your Bulgarian visa type to see if it is valid. I would also recommend emailing them to check whether you can go directly to Croatia, although I believe you can.

  • Natasha

    Hello, I’m a Russian citizen applying for a Croatian visa and I’d like to stay in private accommodation, will an email from the apartment owner confirming my reservation be enough?

  • Omar Oueslati

    Hello I am from Tunisia. I have a Bulgarian visa but did not go to Bulgaria. With Bulgarian visa, Can I go to Croatia directly? Or I should go through Bulgaria?

  • Fares Guermazi

    Hi, we are 3 tunisians. We live and study in Germany, and want to visit Croitia in August. Is that possible ?

  • You would need a visa for Croatia as a Zambian passport holder because the UK is not part of the Schengen Zone (so a UK ILTR doesn’t help). See the Croatian Embassy in London website http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/ for info/how to apply; sorry, I wouldn’t know how long it takes, but I suggest you ask them.

  • Croatia is not part of the Schengen zone so any days you spend in the country won’t count towards your Schengen limit. Likewise, you can spend 90 days in any 180 day period in Croatia.

  • Taonga Abell Banda

    Hi guys
    I am a Zambian citizen with a indefinite leave in the uk I want to travel to Croatia, will I need a visa and what type of via will I need, how long does it take to a train the visa as I am trying to book for the next month.

  • You can visit Croatia using a residence permit from a Schengen Member country – which the Netherlands is. Please see http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/.

  • Royce

    Hello, my partner and I are Travelling through Europe on Australian passports. We will exceed the 90 days out of 180 in the schengen zone. Are we able to spend time in Croatia while we wait for our 180 days to restart?

    Thank you for your help

  • Gayatri

    Hello,

    I am an Indian, currently living and working in Netherlands. I have a valid work permit and residence permit in the Netherlands.
    I would like to know if I can enter Croatia for a weekend trip or would need an additional visa.

    Looking forward to your reply.
    With warm regards,
    Gayatri

  • Croatia is not part of Schengen yet so no, you cannot apply for a Schengen visa from the Croatian Embassy. You can, however, use a dual/multiple entry Schengen visa to visit Croatia (see http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ )- but you would need to obtain this from the Spanish Embassy. As noted in these comments, you can use this to visit Croatia first before entering the Schengen zone/Spain.

  • Mazin Muhssin

    Hi I have Iraqi passport and live in UK. I want to visit Croatia for to attend a conference and want to visit Spain after that for couple of days. My question is: Can I apply for Schengen visa from the embassy of republic of Croatia so that I can enter Croatia first and then go Spain?

  • That’s great!

  • Mauro

    I confirm.
    The apt owner told me that she will report us when we will arrive. It is easy and made online.

  • I would suggest you ask the Greek Embassy in Manila! http://www.mfa.gr/missionsabroad/en/philippines-en/about-us/contact.html

  • gene luna

    Hi,
    I am a Filipino passport holder, I am travelling to Croatia for tourism purposes. I applied my country visa to Croatia here in Manila. My flight going back will be transiting in Athens Greece then to Doha Qatar. Do I need to get a Schengen visa when I transit in Athens or not anymore?

  • gene luna

    Hi,
    I am a Filipino passport holder, I am travelling to Croatia for tourism purposes. I applied my country visa to Croatia here in Manila. My flight going back will be transiting in Athens Greece then to Doha Qatar. Do I need to get a Schengen visa when I transit in Athens or not anymore?

  • Mauro

    Thank you… I will contact the apt owner immediately.

  • Your hotel/apartment owner will definitely report your stay on your behalf (they have to by law), you wouldn’t have to do this yourself. (You would only have to if staying with friends, for example…but I’m not sure how many people bother with this!)

  • Mauro

    Hello,
    we are 4 italian people and we will visit Croatia for 3 weeks in August. As you described we can enter with our national id card, but what should we do with it? Is the hotel / apartment owner that has to show it to the police station or we have to go to the police station to show it and inform we’ll stay for 3 weeks?
    We are going by car, so we will find customs on the way.
    Thank you!

  • No, as the UK is not part of the Schengen Zone. You can visit Croatia either on a valid dual/multiple entry Schengen visa, or a Croatian visa. See http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ for more info.

  • Leena Anand

    My family members are Indian citizens and have obtained Visitor’s visa for UK. Can they travel to Croatia for tourism on UK visitor’s visa as an Indian citizen or would they have to apply for Croatian visitor’s visa?

  • Leena Anand

    I am an Indian citizen and have obtained Visitor’s visa for UK. Can I travel to Croatia for tourism on UK visitor’s visa as an Indian citizen or would I have to apply for Croatian visitor’s visa?

  • Leena Anand

    I am an Indian citizen and have obtained Visitor’s visa for UK. Can I travel to Croatia for tourism on UK visitor’s visa as an Indian citizen or would I have to apply for Croatian visitor’s visa?

  • Leena Anand

    I am an Indian citizen and have obtained Visitor’s visa for UK. Can I travel to Croatia for tourism on UK visitor’s visa as an Indian citizen or would I have to apply for Croatian visitor’s visa?

  • You can utilise a multiple entry Schengen visa to visit Croatia (see http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/) and it looks like for Montenegro too (see http://www.mvpei.gov.me/en/sections/consular-affairs/visa-regimes-for-foreign-citizens/ – but contact them as well). I don’t see such information on the Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Affairs site (http://www.mvp.gov.ba/konzularne_informacije/vize/Default.aspx) so I would also contact them to ask.

  • Please email them to ask! vize@mvep.hr

  • RC Grover

    Indians visiting Croatia, Bosnia & Montenegro for tourism require which visa?
    Getting multiple entry Schengen visa from India will be okai for visiting these countries?

  • Madenew

    I have read it, I am confused with the term “National Visa” does this also include short stay visa (multiple)…
    Or it’s only a alternative term to residents permit.

    as it states “national visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Cyprus, listed in Annex III of the Decision No 565/2014/EU; Do not require additional visa”

  • Made me

    Can I travel to Croatia with a double entry Cyprus tourist visa ?

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  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, this article is valid (server issues caused a roll back to a previous version – grrr – updated now). The latest news is that Croatia is not expected, realistically, to join the Schengen Zone before 2018.

  • Yes, South African passport holders do need a visa to visit Croatia – http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/south-africa,118.html#p. You can contact the Embassy/a Consulate in the U.S. to apply – http://us.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/jurisdiction-of-the-office-of-consular-section/.

  • ptmck

    Is this article valid? If so, what is the projected date Croatia will enter into the Shengen agreement? Thank you

  • mjackson

    I am a south african passport holder and currently live in the USA with a permanent resident card. Will I still be required to have a visa if I am entering for 3 days?

  • Sorry – we don’t really deal with visas for staying in Croatia beyond just visiting as a tourist. I suspect it’s not as straightforward as you would imagine (just extending for another three months), however. You might find some useful info on the Croatian Ministry of Interior website – http://www.mup.hr/120027.aspx. Additionally, we also have a ‘Living in Croatia’ forum where you might find useful info (or feel free to post your own question): http://visitcroatia.proboards.com/board/7/living-working-croatia. Good luck.

  • Ai Ra

    my boyfriend is sponsoring visa for me, I am just curious if after 3months i decide to stay more is it possible to extend at least another 3 months? Thanks I’m from Philippines

  • Zohaib Haider

    Hello. I am an India passport holder with a UAE residence visa. I have a multiple 10 year US visit visa, do I still need to apply for a visit visa to Croatia?

  • Ore

    Hello, I was born and live in the UK but I do not yet have a British passport but have a Nigerian passport, do I need a Visa to enter Croatia?

  • Tisa Dobbin

    Hello, I’m an Indonesian living in Italy. I have legal residency permit and Italian ID card. I plan to visit Croatia and stay for 4 nights. From what I understand, I don’t need a visa? Thank you.

  • Sonal Kalani

    Hello, I am an indian citizen visiting croatia in june. I recently got the croatian visa from embassy in india but Unfortunately i am not able to travel on the dates as shown in my visa application , do i need to inform the croatia embassy about the revised itinerary?

    • What does it say on your visa? (Length of visa?) I would go back and ask the Embassy – they’d be the ones to answer best as they issued the visa.

  • Chucho Izquierdo

    Hello, is Croatia joining the Schengen zone this year? I was already there during April and back then it wasn’t part of it, but I remember reading that Croatia was planning to join Schengen at some point in 2016.

    I’m planning on going back to Croatia during August and then go back to Schengen in September.

    • Croatia won’t be joining the Schengen Zone before 2017…assuming there is still a Schengen zone to join by then!

  • s.gehiny

    Hi , im from Egypt and im planing to go on a European cruise that stops in split and dubrovnik will i need to get an extra croatian visa or will i be able to spend those 2 days with a multiple entry shengen via ?

  • Nasir Butt

    My Name is Nasir and I’m doing work in Dubai and I’m Pakistan citizen.I want to get one information about residence for Croatian.I get marry with Croatian girl in Dubai and now we have plan to settle in Croatia how I can get visa for going and resident permit to live Croatia with my wife.

  • Han Cui

    Hi Im a Chinese student currently studying in the UK. I will get my Schengen visa in a few days. Can I go directly to Croatia without entering any Schengen countries? Thanks

    • I have been advised that this is possible, but I would strongly recommend that you contact the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for full clarification (after all, I don’t set the rules!). Their email address is vize@mvep.hr.

  • Larianne

    Hi I am a south African citizen and will be travelling to Croatia via London. I will be spending one night in London first and then ten days after Croatia. Do i need to get a visa for Croatia? Thanks

  • Amr Nader Hafez

    Hi , i am Egyptian Citizen and i have a valid Schengen Visa for 1 year , and i work in a bank in Italy , I have documents with my legal residence but I’m still waiting to get my card. Can i travel to Croatia for 3 days with this passport and these documents or i still have to apply for Visa , and if i have to apply , how long it takes from the date i applied?.
    Thanks

  • Jill

    Hi, I read somewhere that you have to report to a police station and tell them where you are staying when you get to Croatia. I’m staying for 4 nights next month. Is this actually a requirement?

    • All visitors in Croatia are supposed to register their stay with the police. Where are you staying – in a a hotel or apartment? (In which town?) The hotel/apartment staff/owners register you themselves (which is why they ask for your passport when you arrive) so you don’t have to do it. If you’re staying with friends then well, you should do it yourself, but I really doubt anything will happen if you don’t…especially for such a short stay!

      • Jill

        I’m staying in hotels. 2 nights Split, 2 nights Dubrovnik. So I should be fine? The hotel staff do it for me?

        • They’ll definitely do it for you. (As I said, they ask for your passport when you check in for the purpose of registering you.) You’ll be absolutely fine.

  • Patil

    Hi, i am Indian Passport holder with Resident Visa in UAE. I am travelling to Vienna and then to Zagreb by Train and returning to UAE. With multiple entry Schengen Visa, where will be Immigration to Croatia.

    • Immigration will take place when the train is on the Slovenia/Croatian border (as Croatia is not part of Schengen but Slovenia is) – immigration guards board the train to check everyone’s passport. You should get a Schengen exit stamp and a Croatian entry stamp in your passport.

  • Lisa Infantolino

    I am planning to visit Istria in a few weeks. I am living in Italy with a USA passport. I have a legal residence in Italy and a codice fiscale but I’m still working to get my Italian passport. I entered Italy Sept 4th 2104. Will I have a problem entering Croatia. I go to Austria all the time with no problems.

    • I don’t see that there would be any issue – Croatia’s part of the EU (but NOT part of Schengen), and U.S. passport holders can visit the country for a stay of up to three months. Do you have an Italian ID card? You could actually use that to visit Croatia instead of using a passport.

      • Lisa Infantolino

        I have documents with my legal residence but I’m still waiting to get my card. Things are very slow here……

        • Ah, no problem – your U.S. passport is of course fine.

  • Ali

    I am student in eu cyprus and i have a valid temporary residenece permit for one year.so i want to visit crotia.so kindly tell me what is the requirement to come in crotia.thanks

    • I am not sure if a temporary residence permit would let you visit Croatia without a visa – see http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ to check for the visa type you have, and also drop them a line for clarification.

      • Ali

        I think if anyone have a valid visa of cyprus he can vist to Croatia and bulgaria and armania without visa.

    • Zimam Asghar

      Hey Ali, how are you? where are you from?
      Thanks

      • Ali

        I am from cyprus and belong to pakistan

        • Zimam Asghar

          I see! I am looking for sane info. I am in Turkey but originally from Pak. I would like to visit Croatia too. Let me know if you have some update.
          Thanks

          • Ali

            Yes i have so many info about it.but for every country for different requirement.but i cant share on this forum.

          • Zimam Asghar

            If you could share your email, I will get in touch! 🙂

          • Ali
  • Anil Kumar Karumuru

    Hi, I’m an Indian citizen but residing in USA currently. I’m planning to travel to Croatia with my wife and planning to stay and travel around Croatia for about 2 weeks and then travel to Italy. What VISA do you suggest we get and which consulate do we go to here in USA.

  • Sharon Karina

    Hi, I am planning to do a 5 day trip in Croatia and then continue to Greece for 6 days, which I need to apply visa for. If my schengen visa is only valid when I arrive in Greece, can I still enter Croatia with the schengen visa?

    • On the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website – http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ – it states that the Schengen visa must be valid for the duration of your stay in Croatia. You would also need a multiple entry Schengen visa (not sure if you have one or not).

      • Sharon Karina

        Oh what if I have a valid multiple entry visa, but I have not used it to enter any Schengen country. Can I use it to enter Croatia? Or do I have to use the schengen visa first For it to be able to be used to enter Croatia?

        • I have been told that it is fine to first enter Croatia before you enter the Schengen zone, but I would advise that you contact the Ministry of clarification – vize@mvep.hr.

  • Ritho Ones

    am onesmus a tour consultant in kenya
    i would love to get the trave information for clients planning to travel in june this year
    visa , health clothing, electricity currency

  • Derrick De Klerk

    Hi, I am a South African resident with passport, currently living in The Netherlands. I have a residency permit that is valid for 2 years in The Netherlands and allows me to visit Schengen countries also. Is this sufficient for visiting Croatia for 2 weeks? Thank you

  • June Rachataworaphon

    Hello. My name is Nutchar from Thailand. I am currently an exchange student living Paris,France. I have a valid student visa type D schengen visa. I am planning to visit Croatia. Therefore, I would like to know that whether or not I can use the student visa to enter your country.

    Thank you in advance.

  • Tiago Peixoto

    Hello,

    In 2016 with the refugee crisis, can EU citizens enter in Croatia only with ID Card? Without Passaport?

    Thank you in advance,

    • To the best of my knowledge yes they can (enter with just an ID card) – this is what is advised by the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You might like to email them to double-check: vize@mvep.hr.

  • Elaine Eugenio

    Hello! I am a Filipino citizen but a US Permanent Resident. What do I need to do to obtain my Tourist Visa to visit Croatia for approx 10 days? Can I submit my request via email or an online submission? Thanks!

  • Paresh Singla

    Hi

    I am an indian traveller. I have applied for schengen visa. I will be travelling in the month of June to Croatia, Prague and Budapest. My first destination from india will be in zagreb (croatia). Do i also need to apply for croatian visa.?

    • As long as you have a *multiple* or *two* entry Schengen visa, I have previously been informed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that it does not matter if you enter the Schengen Zone before entering Croatia or not. I would suggest that you drop them a line at vize@mvep.hr to have this confirmed to you.

    • Wander L

      Hi Paresh,

      I am in a similar situation. Did you write to the email id below (vize@mvep.hr) and get a reply?

      Wondering if you have an update on this. It would be great if someone has an official response. Thanks

      • paresh

        Hi wander

        I got a standard response, which did not completely clarify the doubt. Accordingly ng to my research you can travel directly to Croatia. I cannot do it because there is a different clause for Indians and Chinese nationals. Give me your emailid, i will forward you the mail.

        • Wander L

          Thanks Paresh. I just posted the official email response above so seems like I should be ok

      • Wander L

        Update: This should be ok and one can enter Croatia before entering Schengen zone. However, Schengen visa must be dual/multiple entry and VALID during the time of transit and stay in Croatia. I got an official email (very fast reply to my question!) as below (see last paragraph):

        REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
        MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS
        Directorate-General for Consular Affairs
        Directorate for Visas and Aliens
        Division for Visas
        OUR REF: 216-03/16-01/
        OUR NO.: 521-VII-02-01/MT-16-2

        Zagreb, 23 May 2016

        Dear Madam/Sir,

        Referring to your email, please be informed that all
        aliens who are holders of valid:
        Schengen uniform visa (C) for two or multiple entries, valid for all Schengen Area Member States;

        do not require a visa for transit through or intended stays in the territory of Croatia not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period (http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ ).

        The period of validity of the above mentioned Schengen visa must cover
        the duration of the transit or stay in Croatia and the passport must be
        valid for at least 3 months after leaving Croatia.

        Therefore, if your hold a Schengen visa that fulfils the above mentioned
        conditions, you do not require a Croatian visa to visit Croatia and
        you may enter Croatia before traveling to the Schengen Area.

        Best regards,

        Division for Visas

        • Thank you for posting this info that will no doubt be very useful to travellers!

        • Thank you for posting this info that will no doubt be very useful to travellers!

  • UU

    Hi,
    I have Single Tourist Schengen Visa and I would like to Visit Coatia. DO they requires Coatia visa ? or If they required two or multi Schengen Visa. Is it possible that I will request another Single Schengen Visa ?
    Thank you

    • Croatia is not part of Schengen but you can use a two/multiple entry Schengen visa to enter the country – see the info at http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/. You cannot use a single entry Schengen visa, and you can also not acquire one for Croatia as it’s not part of Schengen. It sounds like it might be easiest for your to acquire a visa for Croatia – see the info on this same website.

  • Jaime Ness

    Hi!

    I plan to fly into Croatia when I am at day 165 of 180 until my schengan visa restarts. Is this okay? 🙂

    • Croatia is not (yet) part of the Schengen Zone, so any days you spend there don’t count towards your Schengen days. As a U.S. passport holder, you can spend up to 90 days in the country (in any 180 day period).

  • Nerijus

    Good day – I am Lithuanian citizen and my wife is Russian citizen. We both live in Belgium (as I work for the EU Institutions) for 8 years and we both hold Belgian “Special ID cards” which serve as a residence permits in Belgium. We would like to visit Croatia for holidays, but I do not know if my wife needs the Croatian visa as a Russian citizen? Thank you for your reply.

  • Ryan Buchanan

    Hi
    I have a South African passport. I have a UK working Visa up to end July. I am living in UK till then. I went to the French embassy in London but only got a Shengan till end of May due to my Uk visa expiring. Can I get into Croatia on my UK work visa?

  • Barry Harrison

    My wife and I are touring Europe, she travels with a Schengen Visa because she is Moroccan. What is the scenario, regarding Schengen ruling if we enter Croatia (for example) 4 days before her 90 day expiry date and we overstay the 90 days? Is she permitted to overstay because Croatia is not a member state?

  • NING

    Hello, I am a German, can I have a Croatia customer stemp when I use my German passport enter Croatia?Thanks

    • Hmmm, I don’t believe so as of course Germany and Croatia are part of the EU. You can ask the immigration official when you enter Croatia but I don’t know that they would stamp your passport.

  • yassa

    Hi, my nationality is Pakistani with a Pakistani password. I am currently living in England with a spouse visa for me to stay in England. Do i still need a visa for Croatia and if so is there a website where i can apply for a e visa. im thinking of going Croatia for 1 week.

    • yassa

      sorry i meant to say i have a Pakistani Passport

      • NING

        I dont think you need a visa,but you have to go to Croatia with your partner together and take the document which can certify your relationship

    • Is a ‘spouse visa’ the same thing as an EEA family member residence permit for the UK? Check out http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visa-requirements/ and the information under point 2 (scroll down the page). If you have any questions, I would suggest contacting the Embassy in London (email at the bottom of that page). If you do need a visa, you need to apply in person at the Embassy – you cannot apply online. (Although you can fill out the form online at https://crovisa.mvep.hr/default.aspx?langId=en – but it needs to be submitted in person.)

    • Tolu

      You NEED a Visa don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If you dont have an EU / UK passport then you need a visa. I just applied for one even though my wife is British and i have a residence permit.

      Search google for croatia embassy london, they are at Warren Street, really close to the underground station.

      To save time, make photocopies of all your documents ( Your spouse’s passport, marriage certificate, your passport, bank statement, payslip if you have one) before going, submmission of documents is between 11am-2pm Mondays to Thursdays

  • bingu.tabi

    Hi, I’m a Malaysian currently living in Finland. Does the residence permit allow me to enter croatia or do i need a visa?

  • Scott Furley

    I have a boss named jorge who wants to go get killed in istanbul for his holiday. shouldne he instead go to croatia and have fun? he has an american passport and a venezuelen passport and he likes swimming and fine cuisine. thanks!

  • Ish

    Hii i am frm india if we get crotia visa than we easily enter in schegen

    • Croatia is not part of Schengen so no, a visa for Croatia will NOT grant you entry into the Schengen Zone. It is better to get a multiple entry Schengen visa which *would* allow you entry into the zone AND Croatia as well – see details and link above for more info.

  • ProphetessMbawraw

    I am in Zimbabwe, what do I need to get a Visa ,I am Zimbabwean and need to go to Croatia for a holiday

  • Asif Ashrafov

    I am an Azerbaijan passport holder, currently living in serbia. do I need visa for Croatia/? If not how long does it take for travel visa? best regards

  • Lilly

    I am an indian passport holder,living in uk. I am visiting ireland next month and got a visa to enter ireland. Would that visa cover me to go to croatia as ireland is in EU

  • Alexis Lou

    Hello, I am currently an international student in the UK (my nationality is Vietnam and I am also a Vietnam passport holder). I am applying for the multiple-entry Schengen visa and planning to visit Croatia during this trip. Can you tell me if I need a separate tourist visa to enter Croatia or can I just use my multi-entry Schengen visa?

  • Ximenita Argudo

    Hello I am Colombian, but I live in USA and have my USA resident card. I am planning a trip to Europe and Colombians do not need visa to go to the schenge zone. I want to book a cruise from Italy to Greece, Croatia and Turkey. I would like to know if I have to get visa in order to visit in Croacia.

  • Chemu

    Can I travel to Croatia on UK Residence Permit?

  • Claudia Mohite

    Hi, I am EU citizen (Romanian) and planning to pass through Croatia on my way to Italy. The thing is my husband is an Indian national with a EU family member permit issued by Bulgarian authorities (he works in Sofia, BG). Can he tarvel without visa?

  • Mary

    Hi. I’m planning to go to Croatia in the summer. I live in the UK, but I’m a Filipino citizen with UK permanent residence permit. Do I need to apply for a Croatian visa? And do I apply in the Embassy in London?
    Thanks!

  • Aidar

    Hello,
    I am a Kazakhstan international on a student visa in the UK. Is it possible to open a tourist visa for me at the embassy in London without coming back home.
    Thank you

  • Wanderer

    Hello
    I’m nom eu spouse of British national. We wish to go to Croatia for holiday I’m aware I need a visa but I’m struggling to clarify if I need the pre booked holiday too ? The visa application for suggest I don’t need these if my British partner exercise treaty rights. Now because he is British and we are going to travel together, does this qualifies for “exercising his rights” ?
    Also how do I make the application? Post or online. I hope not in person as I don’t think they have any other embassy apart from London and I live far away !

  • Tayeb Hassan

    Hi, I am currently a student in the UK and is travelling to Croatia via coach, therefore passing schengen countries along with others on the way. Will I need to have two visas or would just the Croatian visa be enough?

    • Croatia is not yet part of the Schengen Zone, so a Croatian visa doesn’t allow you entry into the Schengen countries automatically. However, some Schengen visa types – in particular, a multiple-entry Schengen visa – would allow you entry in the zone AND Croatia, meaning you wouldn’t have to get a Croatian visa as well. It might therefore be worth looking into getting a Schengen visa, if you can. You can read more details about using a Schengen visa to visit Croatia here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/.

  • Azmat Ullah

    Thanks

  • Azmat Ullah

    Dear Sir/Madam, I am Pakistani citizen and currently in Cyprus on Student visa. I want to know that having valid student visa, can I visit Croatia ?

    • I don’t believe a student visa from Cyprus would work for visiting Croatia – it would need to be a proper visa/residence permit. I would suggest asking the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (vize@mvep.hr).

  • Adam

    Hello there.

    I have an unusual situation here 🙂 I was born and raised in Bosnia and am still a holder of a Bosnian passport. However, I was given political asylum in the United States and am a permanent resident here (‘Green Card’). Since I have been given asylum, I am not allowed to use my Bosnian passport. For that reason, the US provided me with a Refugee Travel Document – RTD.
    My question is: Does a Bosnian citizen who holds asylum status, a valid RTD and is a permanent resident in the US is required to apply for a tourist visa for this summer?

    Thank you so much.

    Adam

  • Beverley

    I forgot to say we are from South Africa.

  • Beverley

    Hi There
    We are travelling to Italy in June, spending 5 days in Rome, then onto Croatia for 12 days then back to Florence, Milan, Venice for a further 10, do we need a separate visa for Croatia.
    Thank you

  • Jacqueline Kwaning

    hi.
    i want to visit Croatia this summer and i have an indefinite passport. i live in the UK. do i need visa?

  • Jorge Andrés Martínez Valdez

    Hey, i am a student from mexico and i will go to zagreb from august till december, i need to get the visa before going to croatia? or can i ask for it whenever i arrive there? and another question, if i wanna travel in the Schengen Zone, they will ask for my passport in every airport?
    Cheers.

    • Mexican citizens do *not* need a visa to visit Croatia for a stay of up to three months (90 days). (I assume you are visiting as a traveller – or did you mean you are studying?) So you won’t need a visa, but to answer your question – a visa would always need to be obtained before travelling to Croatia; you cannot get one on arrival.

      I believe you would always have to present your passport on arrival at airports within the Schengen zone, although your passport would not be stamped. (Only on arrival and when departing the zone.)

      • Jorge Andrés Martínez Valdez

        yes i will study in zazgreb, i will be there for 5 months, but I´ve heard about a Temporary Stay Permit that i should get in the Ministry of the Interior, is this info right or wrong?

        • Oh, I see – you would need to apply for a visa (at an Embassy/Consulate) ahead of entering Croatia. I’m afraid that I don’t know much about temporary stay permits as we’re a travel website, so basically focus on those sorts of topics. But I would suggest contacting the institution where you’re studying to see if they can help/advise with regards to getting a visa for studying.

  • ahsan asghar

    Hello dear sir i am from pakistan and purchase a property in croatia and i have get orignal document from croatia. I want to know how can apply for visa of croatia.
    Please inform me process

  • Santosh Sampang Rai

    Hi there. Me and my friends are planning to visit Croatia for 4 nights. I have indefinite leave to remain in UK. do I need a visa to visit as I have a Nepalese passport?

  • Marcela

    Hello, I am from Colombia, I would like to know if I need a visa for Croatia?

  • xu veronica

    Hi I am a Chinese student currently studying in the UK. I notice that for Schengen visa it requires 3 months of visa validity after the trip from Schengen but my UK visa will expire within 3 month. Does Croatian tourism visa have this policy too? Can I still apply for the visa if my UK visa expire within 3 months?

  • Afolaranmi Olaiya

    Hello. I am a Nigerian studying in Finland and I have a Finnish Student residence permit. I plan to visit Dubrovnik for few days. Do I need to apply for a Croatian visa or is my Finnish residence permit substantial for the travel?

  • Mary

    We will be in Croatia from 22 May – 7 August 2016, after spending 90 days in Italy. If Croatia is accepted into the Schengen zone during our travels in Croatia, will we still be allowed to stay?

    • I doubt Croatia will be joining during your visit to the country – the ‘decision’on whether they can join is supposed to happen during mid-2016, but that doesn’t mean they’re joining then.

  • Akosua Kyeremeh

    Hello, I’m a Ghanaian medical student’s and has been accepted on an exchange program to Croatia. There is no Croatian embassy here. How do i acquire the visa

  • Naren

    hey i m from india how i m travelling for 3 days in croatia do i need seperate visa or the schengen visa is good enough for me..?

  • Obujh

    Hi i m from bangladesh. i have visa of turkey, if want to visit croatia from turkey do i need visa? and if need visa can i apply in istanbul?

  • Wendy

    hi im traveling from austrailia with a tour group will i need a visa when coming from slovenia and spending two nights

  • john mayer

    i am uk refugee from jamaica with a valid travel document and would like to visit croatia, would i need a visa, if so under what circumstances as i can am disassociated from jamaica.

  • Thomas Xavier

    Hello visit Croatia! Just clarifying that the 90 days within 180 in Croatia, is separate to the Schengen visa days. Is this information up to date?
    Thank you!
    Thomas

    • Hi! Yes, the 90 days (of 180) is separate to the Schengen visa days – as Croatia is still not (yet) part of the Schengen Zone.

  • Atul Gupta

    Hello, I am an Indian having a ‘permit L Schengen visa’ with Swiss as my base location for now. I wanted to go to Croatia just for a weekend may be. Could I just visit with current visa or need an additional visit visa specifically for Croatia ? If you could please help. I checked the below links but no reference about L visa. Thanks a lot.

    • I would advise getting in touch with the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ask them – their email address is vize@mvep.hr.

  • Eric Johnson Lekam

    Dear sir,
    i am a cameroonian on a dubai working visa, but its up now, and i love to work in croatia. please how can i obtain a croatia working visa.
    Thanks?

  • Lauren Goodheart

    Hi there!
    I am an Australian on a UK working visa, but this is up soon and would love to come and work in Crotatia for a year. Do you have any information on how I would obtain a Croatian Working Visa from the UK?

    Thanks!

  • sameer shaw

    hi i am a Indian citizen, presently working in Ukraine , and now i have plan to go Croatia for working, so how to get visa for me ,i can only apply from India or i can apply from Ukraine also ? pls help me

  • Prashant Kumar

    Hi, Can Crotian Passport holder travel to Syria without visa ?

  • Fawzi Issa

    Hi I am a British Citizen and a British passport holder, my daughter also has a British passport, but my wife has an Iraqi passport. We planning to spend a week holiday in Dubrovnik, how my wife could get a VISA as a tourist?

  • Amit Goel

    Hi. I am planning to be in Montenegro as a tourist with a Montenegrin friend. I am a US Green Card but Indian Passport holder. Will I need a Croatian visa? I am planning to enter Croatia from Montenegro by car. Montenegro doesn’t require separate visa for US green card holder.

  • rams

    I am citizen of Pakistan and i wanted to know what of visa do i need if i want to get married in Croatia my gf is from there of course and can u also please tell me about the legal requirements.

  • Umesh Kumar

    Hi, I am citizen of India and holding an Indian passport however I have a valid Work and Residence Permit of Croatia till Feb 2016.

    Can I travel other EU countries (like Italy, Austria, Germany etc) as a tourist on my Work and Residence Permit? Or still i will require Schengen Visa for traveling EU countries?

    • I believe you’d need a Schengen visa because Croatia is not yet part of the Schengen zone – so your work/residence permit wouldn’t suffice. I would suggest contacting the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to check – vize@mvep.hr.

  • Khurram

    i am Pakistani citizen and planning for company registration for food business in Croatia. how and where to apply the work permit or business permit in case there is no croatia embassy or consulate in home country?

  • Nikhil Sawant

    Hello,
    I have been employed on a Cayman islands registered flag vessel in Croatia, The embassy has asked me to get work and residence permit before issuing me the visa. I am an Indian passport holder. How do I get it done.

  • nina

    Do the Indian citizens need a visa to enter in Croatia? How much does that cost? Could the application be online or do I have to be present?

  • MM

    Hello
    One of requirments for the tourist visa is to offer bank statement covering 3 months. I am in the UK from few weeks only and I have bank account but it`s not for 3 months for sure. So, that means I will not be able to apply for Croatia tourist visa except after 3 months from now? or is there another way to show my funds?

    • MM

      Help if anyone know

    • Do you have bank statements from elsewhere? Really, the Embassy in London would be able to advise you best, especially as that’s where (I assume) you’ll be applying for a visa. I would suggest contacting them – see http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/. (Note short telephone opening hours!)

  • Yuyu

    Thanks for the article!!

    I struggle to find if SPANISH and ECUADOR nationalitites need a visa?? Me and my friend want to go and I think Spain, me, I will be fine without one, but I cannot work it out if ECUADOR with British permanent Residence (not citizen) need one. We will be very thankful if someone helps?? (planning to go next week!)

  • Imogen

    I am a Taiwanese citizen, I have a Job Searching Permit of the Netherlands, which will be overdue next month. I am planning to visit Croatia and require Schengen visa after my permit ends. To change my identity from NL job seeker to EU tourist, I need to visit NON Schengen area and then back to Schengen area. Since the Schengen visa only starts from the 1st days of my entering Schengen, is that means I cannot visit Croatia during the gap of my permit end and start of Schengen visa?

    • Hi there, I’m not really sure I understand your question. Croatia is not part of the Schengen zone, so if you visit the country you will indeed be *outside* of the Schengen area. Taiwanese citizens do not need a visa to visit Croatia.

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  • Inthirani Maheswaran

    I am a Canadian citizen and my husband is Canadian permanent resident. We applied for Croatian Visa 3 weeks ago and travel date is Sep 26th. We have traveled to so many places and he has visas from many countries so we did not think it will be a problem so we booked all the hotels and tickets before the visa. But when we called for the visa status, they are saying it is still under process. What should we do in this case? Should we cancel all the booking and forget about visiting Croatia?

    • As we’re an independent website we’re not involved with anything to do with the visa application process so can’t help speed it up or explain why it takes a certain amount of time (this depends on where you applied to, really). I’m afraid you would really have to rely on the information provided to you by the Embassy (?) where you applied and perhaps explain to them that you’re travelling soon – also ask them for the reason for the delay.

    • Mahniti Tapir

      Well, Canadian citizens do not need visa to enter Croatia. Where is you spouse from?

      For Croatia, as for any other country, visa being granted in any country, or holding any other country permanent residence, doesn’t really mean anything. Only thing considered is passport issuing country and some other stuff (being possible threat to country safety and if visa claimant is of good character). That’s about it. Croatia as a country is quite open and basically If your spouse if from country without let’s say “terrorist activities”, he will get visa for sure (after notoriously slow bureaucracy goes trough all the red tape).

      You can check Croatian visa regime overview here:
      http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/

  • Angelo Zgorelec

    Kem. you will still need a Schengen visa, as Croatia is still

    not in the Schengen zone.

    • Kem

      Hello Angelo,
      But if Croatian citizens visit Italy, they do not require any Schengen Visa.. I think only their residence permit cards are checked.
      Is passport of Croatia also mandatory to travel to Schengen zone?

      • Hi Kem, yes Croatian citizens can visit other EU countries with their ID cards, but it states that they are Croatian citizens on the card. As Crostia is not part of Schengen yet, I don’t know if a residence permit would suffice – I would suggest asking the Italian/Austrian embassies as they would be able to advise you best.

        • Kem

          Okay. thank you 🙂
          I ll visit the embassy to confirm

  • Kem

    Hello, I am citizen of India and hold an Indian Passport, but, I have a valid Work and Residence Permit of Croatia.
    Can I visit Italy and Austria with my Work and Residence Permit? Or will I still require Schengen Visa ?

    • Nikhil Sawant

      Hello,
      I have been employed on a foreign flag vessel in Croatia, The embassy has asked me to get work and residence permit. Can you please help via which agency you got it.

  • Hamzeh Alrasheed

    I am Jordanian living in Dubai. Can I access Croatia with a valid UK visa? That is possible for Montenegro for instance.

    • You can see the rules of entry for Croatia on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website at http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/. As a Jordanian passport holder, you DO need a visa to visit Croatia – whether that’s a Croatian visa or a valid Schengen visa (if you happen to have one).

      A UK visa *won’t* help for Croatia because the UK is not part of the Schengen zone. A UK visa may help for Montenegro but that country can make its own visa/entry regulations unlike Croatia, which has to follow EU guidelines (since it is now part of that union).

  • gagan

    I am indian citizen i want to go croatia for wondering

  • harun slemani

    Hello
    my name is ari.
    I am iraqi citizenship & i have iraqi passport holder type A.
    How can i travel to croatia ? excuse me give me some important information.
    hOW CAN i apply for visa .

  • Rust

    Hello.I am Azerbaijani citizen holder of schengen multiple visa but for 45 days (not 90) , can i enter Croatia?

  • Harpreet Singh

    Hello sir , i am indian passport holder i have bulgarian student D visa but i want to visit crotia please tell what requirements i want thxxxx

  • Tatum

    Hi I am South African with a South African passport. I have a 10 year United Kingdom holiday visa. Can I enter Croatia?

    • I believe you will need a Croatian visa to visit Croatia as I don’t think your UK holiday visa would help (as 1. it’s a holiday visa and 2. the UK is not part of the Schengen zone). I would suggest contacting the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on vize@mvep.hr to check.

  • Kannan Thambapillai

    Hi,
    I’m a Sri Lankan citizen, residing in the UK with my wife, who is a Polish citizen. The visa I have for the UK is a long stay visa. Would I require a visa to enter Croatia if I came on holiday with my wife?

  • Athira Dilip

    Hi,
    I am an Indian citizen. I have a Slovenian National Visa. I have not yet received the resident permit. Can I travel to Croatia?

    • Please check your Slovenian visa type (is it e.g. a long stay visa?) against the possible types of visas you can use to visit Croatia listed on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/.

      • Athira Dilip

        Thank you for the response. Yes, it is a long stay visa (Type D). And it is listed in the website. So I hope I could go to Croatia this weekend. Thanks again.!

  • Karen British

    Hello I’m jamaica how I go about getting a Croatia visa were in Jamaica I go to apply for the visa n what are the requirements need

  • Kay

    Hello,

    Im a holder of a Turkish passport. Do I need Shengen Visa to enter Croatia?

    Kind regards,

    • Croatia is not (yet) part of the Schengen Zone, although you can use a valid Schengen visa to visit the country (if you otherwise have a Schengen visa – as the country isn’t part of the zone, you can’t apply for a Schengen visa from a Croatian Embassy).

      You can apply for an ordinary Croatian visa to visit Croatia – more details here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/turkey,280.html#p. Do also scroll up on that page to read about using a Schengen visa to visit the country, if that’s something you’d like to know more about.

  • Rizal

    Hello, I’m an Indonesian and hold a Schengen Visa valid until 2016. I plan to visit Germany next month, and Croatia as well. My question, should I apply for Croatian visa or only using my Schengen visa to enter Croatia?

  • selvina

    Hi im an Indian visiting Germany for educational purpose, I have a multiple entry 7 day stay permit schengen visa( 14th Sept 2015 to 5th October 2015) I am planning to spend more time than just 7 days, for which I will need to exit schengen area. My question is can I enter Croatia for a day and get back in schengen area? also will I need a Croatian visa for that?

    • You can use your multiple-entry Schengen visa (as long it’s during the period it’s valid for) to visit Croatia, and you don’t need to obtain a separate Croatian visa. Croatia is not yet part of the Schengen zone, so you won’t use up any Schengen days when in Croatia. I don’t see why you would have any problems re-entering the Schengen zone after Croatia (I assume you mean you’ll be returning to the zone after at least a day and a night) – you must make sure that your passport is stamped on entry/exit (although it really always would be). I would suggest asking on a Schengen Area forum about this whole leaving/returning issue as someone would be able to advise you better – I don’t know much about the Schengen Zone rules etc (as, again, Croatia is not yet part of the Zone!).

  • Steve Yetter

    We are planning to arrive in Croatia on 3 Sep 2016 on USA Passports. We will already spent 88 days in Schengen area. Our plan is for our time in Croatia to not count against our 90 day Schengen limit. Is there a specific date for Croatia to become part of the Schengen Zone? Is there any phase in exception for the 90 day rule?

    • Croatia started the application process for joining the Schengen Zone on 1st July 2015; there isn’t yet any specific date for them to join – I suppose just as long as the application process takes! However, a vague timeline of ‘a year and half’ (for the application process) has been mentioned, which I suppose means they’d join on 1st January 2017/early 2017. But I suspect – certainly at this stage – no one really knows when they’ll be joining for sure.

      Saying the above, I would find it unlikely that they would have joined by September 2016. The best I can say is that you keep an eye on this to see what happens – I’m afraid I can’t provide any more useful info on this at the moment.

      I am not aware of any exceptions to the 90 day Schengen rule.

  • Macy Malinee

    Hi,
    I am a Thai national residing in the UK, and holder of a residence card of family member of an EEA national as my husband is an Italian citizen. As far as I know, I will not require a visa to travel to Croatia if I am travelling together with my husband (EU national).

    What if I travel without him, which document I need to provide and which process I have to go through?

    Thank you so much in advance

  • Dhia Abedraba

    Hello ,
    I am Tunisian and i have visa to croatia can i visit bosnia for 6 days ?

    Thank you

    • You would need to obtain a separate visa for Bosnia & Hercegovina.

  • Amanda

    Hello,
    I have an American passport which expires in February 2016. I plan on visiting Croatia in October of 2015. Is this enough time or should I renew prior to my trip?
    Thank you

  • Niso

    Hi, I was hoping if you can help me please, I am from Montenegro and I am planning to visit Croatia for two weeks holiday, the only issue is that I am not allowed to enter Schengen the Schengen countries.

    will I have any issues entering Croatia simply for 2 weeks holiday.

    Thank you

    • Seeing as Croatia is not yet part of Schengen, I don’t see why you wouldn’t be allowed into the country. However, I would recommend that you double-check with the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make sure – email: vize@mvep.hr.

    • Mahniti Tapir

      Montenegrins do not need visa to enter Croatia.

      The host of this site doesn’t seem particularly knowledgeable on any of visa-related subjects…

  • GabrielaPaya

    hello Im an American traveling through Europe and my schengen visa will expire in August. Is still possible to go to Croatia?

    • As an American passport holder/citizen, you can visit Croatia visa-free as a tourist for a stay of up to three months – your Schengen visa doesn’t come into play in your situation. (Croatia is not presently part of the Schengen zone.)

  • Mundhir

    hi,
    I have an Omani passport wish to travel to Croatia what are the requirements for visa and how to apply for it?

  • Cat

    Hi,
    I have a British passport which expires at the end of November 2015, but planning a trip to Croatia in early September. Am I ok to use this passport, or do I need to renew it before travelling?
    Many thanks

    • The Foreign Office states that British passport holders only need validity for the duration of their stay in Croatia, with nothing beyond required. (See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia/entry-requirements )

    • Mahniti Tapir

      You don’t need passport at all. You may enter the country just with your personal ID card.

      • There’s no such thing as an ID card in Britain. Brits must always travel abroad using their passport, even to the EU.

        • Mahniti Tapir

          Oh, yes, You’re right. I see now that they repealed the law in 2010.

  • Claire Carson

    Good afternoon, I am a UK resident (with indefinite leave to remain) but a South African passport so I require a Croatian visa for my holiday in August. Please advise whether I need to book an appointment at the Croatian embassy in London before attending to apply for a visa with my documents or whether I just arrive? Also, what is the average visa processing time – I have read that it is 10 days?

    Thanks
    Claire

    • You do not need to book an appointment, but their opening hours for applications is very specific – please see their website at http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/ for details of this. I’m afraid I have no info on processing time – you could give them a call beforehand to see what that is like at the moment. Again, details of the number of call are on the link above – but note the opening hours of the *phone line* are again very specific!

  • Oto Pkhakadze

    Hi There,

    Planning to visit Pula this September with my wife. Please confirm whether we can enter Croatia via Istanbul (not from schengne area), with Georgian (non EU member) passport having multi Schengen visa (fresh-without entries 90 days stay / 365 days validity) issued by German embassy in Tbilisi.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thank you.

    • You can definitely visit Croatia with a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa. As far as I am aware, you can also use this to visit Croatia even if you are not arriving from the Schengen zone/have not used it before to visit the Schengen zone. However, I would please suggest that you contact the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to double-check – their email address is: vize@mvep.hr.

      • Oto Pkhakadze

        Thanks a lot

  • Deon Louw

    Good morning.

    I am a South African national, and holder of a UK Residence Card (EEA2), as my partner is a German citizen. I do not require a visa to enter any one of the Schengen States, granted that my EEA partner accompanies me. Do I require a visa for Croatia?

    Kind regards,

    Deon

    • I’m afraid I don’t know the specifics for travelling as an EEA family member to Croatia, given Croatia is not yet part of the Schengen zone.

      I would suggest contacting the Croatian Embassy in London (if you’re in the UK…?) – see http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/ for their contact details. Alternatively, please contact the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on vize@mvep.hr.

      • Deon Louw

        Good news!!! Was just looking on the Croatian Consulate in the UK’s website, and found out that I am exempt from tourist visa requirements. See Exemptions number 2:

        http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visa-requirements/

        “2. Holders of EEA family member residence cards/permit are exempt from visa requirements when they are travelling together with family members or are joining each other in or out of the country.”

        YAY!

        • Great, thanks for your replies and for finding this info! (And posting it here!) Glad you will be able to visit without needing to get a visa. Enjoy your travels! 🙂

      • Deon Louw

        Thank you for your reply, much appreciated!

  • Narinder Kumar

    hi, i am planning to travel to Croatia, i am Indian national holding a uk residence card of NON EEA family member. can i travel with my residence card or i have to apply for visa for visit to croatia??

  • sanman

    Hi,
    I am planning to visit coratia for two days en route to mumbai. Can i apply for a schengen visa rather than a croatia visa to enter and spend time in zagreb? I have an indian passport.

  • Kushal Virmani

    Hello ,
    I plan to visit croatia and few other european countries in october. If i get my schenegen visa then will i need a seperate tourish visa for croatia ?

  • maddy

    Hi,
    I am india residing in UAE ,have use residence visa. do we need to apply for seperate croatia visa, if so where in uae can we apply. and am planning to do a visit along with cyprus. if we apply for cyprus visa , is it valid to enter croatia? Kindly advice.

    • You have a residence visa for…where? If you need a visa for Croatia, you can only visit Croatia if you have a residence permit of a Schengen Member country (or Cyprus, Romania or Bulgaria); a valid Schengen visa or a specific visa for Croatia. As mentioned on the page above, you can find full details of this here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/.

      See http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/united-arab-emirates-(the),286.html#p for where to apply for a Croatian visa.

      I would assume that if you had a multiple entry Schengen visa, you could use this to visit both Cyprus and Croatia (but please double-check for Cyprus – I don’t know about entry requirements for that country.) But you would need to apply for a Schengen visa from the Embassy of a Schengen member state.

      Regarding using a visa for Cyprus – again, see details on the link above.

  • Alex

    Hi, my name is Alex i m a citizen of bangladesh…Actually my Gf lives in croatia and i wanna make a visit to her Can u please tell how can i get a visa to visit croatia urgently …please inform me..

  • Dev Vora

    Hello I’m an Indian citizen living in UK on a tier 4 student visa and I also have a schengen visa which is valid till 28th of July 2015 but I intend to travel to Croatia on the 26th July till 6th August .. Do I need a to apply for a separate visa for Croatia

    • If you want to use a double/multiple entry Schengen visa to visit Croatia, it must be valid for your entire stay – so you won’t be able to use the one you have. I doubt you can use a student visa for the UK (which is not part of Schengen anyway) to visit Croatia either, so you will need a Croatian visa. I would suggest contact the Croatian Embassy in London who will help to clarify this and where you can (of course) also apply for a visa. You can see their contact details at http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/.

  • gozwald

    Hello! I am a Canadian, currently living in Germany on a residence permit. I would like to visit Croatia in a couple of days. The issue is that I just realized my passport expires September 1st, 2015. Wondering if this will be an issue. Any help would be great!

  • ِAbdullah

    I am Saudi Arabia resident holding a multiple short stay France schengen visa (C). My question, Is it allow to enter Croatia directly (first entry to Europe) or I have to enter France first?
    * I will spend my hole holiday in Croatia (10 days)

    • As far as I am aware, you can enter Croatia directly/first. However, I would recommend that you contact the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (email: vize@mvep.hr ) for final clarification.

  • Danamarie Myers

    I am a U.S. Citizen with a US passport. Do I need a Visa to visit Croatia?

    • No, you do not – U.S. citizens can visit Croatia, visa-free, for a stay of up to three months.

  • Golnaz

    Hi,
    I am an Iranian. Residing in Uk, holder of a residence card of Family Member of an EEA national. Do I need visa to travel there with my husband who is Latvian?
    Thanks

  • Han

    Hi
    I am a Jordanian citizen, I am living in Dubai UAE- I cannot seem to find an embassy for Croatia. Do you have any idea where I can apply from? or apply online?

    Thanks

  • Maria

    Hi I am a Filipino residing in UAE and holds a multiple visa to Cyprus. do I still need a visa to enter Croatia?

  • AG

    Hi, i am a Filipino citizen with a dutch residence permit (verblijfsvergunning), do i need visa to enter Croatia?

  • jinran pan

    HI,Im a chinese citizen who study in Germany,in possession of Europa visa which valids until the end of 2016,and Im planning to go to Croatia for 1 week in this summer, I don’t need any extra visa right? thank you!

  • Badri

    Hello, I am an Indian passport holder residing in London. I have a multiple entry 1 year Schengen Visa, which expires in Nov 2015. I am planning to go to Croatia for a weekend holiday. Just wanted confirmation that I would not need a separate Visa. Many thanks.

  • LexieCor Caragay

    Hello. I am a Filipino citizen residing in UAE with a valid US tourist visa (multiple, 10yrs). Does Croatia also allow entry as a substitute visa?

  • Safa Mohd Hanif

    Hi, can I visit croatia if i am a spouse of a British citizen and i hold a spouse residence permit? Or do I still need to apply for a visa?

  • Sam

    Hi, I have a valid two year multiple entry Schenghen visa and I am planning to visit Croatia next month. Just wanted to confirm that I do not need a separate visa for Croatia. Thanks for your help

  • Dea

    Hi, I’m an Indonesia citizen with a UK Resident Permit (Tier 4 Student Visa). I’m going to visit Croatia from 17-21 July, but I’m going to enter schengen area from Austria at 15 July. I applied from Austria embassy and got double entry for 4 days. Does this mean from Austria I can still visit Croatia without overstaying from my 4 days length of stay in my schengen visa? Thanks.

    • Well, Croatia isn’t part of the Schengen zone (as you know) so any days spent in Croatia don’t count towards your Schengen days. You would also get a Schengen exit visa when you leave the zone (two days after entering – right?).

      However, if I were you I would contact the Croatian Embassy in London (see http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/ – note telephone opening times) to fully confirm the whole 4 days issue.

      • Dea

        Yes, I’m planning to take a train to Zagreb on 17 July, so if it’s like you said, I only spent 3 days in Schengen area. Will I get stamp at the train station when I enter Croatia? This means when I arrived back in UK I won’t be stated as overstayed, right?

        • You will get an Schengen exit stamp when leaving (at Slovenia) and then an entry stamp for Croatia – this happens by train too. (You’ll also get an exit stamp when leaving Croatia as well.)

          I still would contact the Embassy in London just to double-check with them as well.

          • Dea

            Glad to hear that, I’ll call the Croatian Embassy tomorrow to fully confirm this. Thanks a lot for your help. Cheers!

          • You’re welcome – hope all goes well!

  • Ajaya Jain

    I will be travelling to Croatia in Mid July. I intend to take a Schengen Visa from Embassy of Slovenia. With a valid Schengen Visa can my first point of entry be Croatia and exit point in Slovenia. Thanks.

    • Just to confirm, the Schengen visa you apply for needs to be a double or multiple entry one in order to visit Croatia with it. As far as I know, you can visit Croatia first and then enter the Schengen zone – I would suggest that you seek final confirmation from the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (email: vize@mvep.hr).

  • David Huntress

    If a U.S. citizen enters Croatia after the expected Schengen application date, but before the approval, do days spent there count as Schengen area days? And, if approval comes during the stay, do the Schengen days start counting then?

    • Croatia is not (yet) part of the Schengen Zone, so any days you spend in Croatia do *not* count as Schengen days.

      As a U.S. passport holder, you can visit Croatia for a stay of up to three months. In this way, some people use Croatia (although there are obviously other countries in Europe not in Schengen) as a way of spending longer in Europe…3 months in the Schengen zone, 3 months outside the zone. (And possibly back into the Zone afterwards again, but that’s a different story…)

      Hope this makes sense and I haven’t confused matters!

      • David Huntress

        We have done as you describe. So, I will ask this question: Is there any updated information as to when Croatia will file the formal application, and, therefore, any expected date for approval as a member of the Schengen Zone?

        • The latest information in the news is that Croatia is still planning to formally apply for entry into the Schengen Zone on 1st July 2015 – which is two years to the day it entered the EU. (This ‘two years later’ application date was always the plan.)

          As for actually being approved…I understand it might take a year and half for the country to be formally accepted. Having said that, some of the process is out of Croatia’s hands and given current issues with the EU and its borders, this might possibly be delayed. In conclusion, I’m afraid I don’t know and I suspect no one really does!

          • David Huntress

            Thank you. I appreciate your response.

  • Sum1

    Hi, I am Lithuanian citizen and I was wondering can I use my Lithuanian ID card to visit Croatia instead of passport?

  • NR

    Hi,

    I am a Filipino citizen with a Resident Permit (Tier 4 Student Visa) from the UK. Do I need a visa to visit Croatia?

    • As the UK is not part of the Schengen Zone, a UK residence permit cannot be used to visit Croatia. You would therefore need to obtain a Croatian visa.

      Check out the details on the Croatian Embassy in London’s website http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/ for how to obtain one.

      • NR

        Thank you for responding. Do you know approximately how many days it takes for a Croatian visa to be processed?

        Thank you.

        • The Embassy is really the only one that can answer that question as it is the one that processes visas. You can give them a call (see telephone number on previous link…note short opening hours!) to find out current processing times. I don’t think it should take long, however.

  • Diego Alonso Ortiz

    Hi, Im a peruvian National visiting croatia on the 1st of July and have a multiple entry Schengen visa but it only starts from the 5th of July. Would i still need a croatian visa or would just having the schengen one be enough?

    Thanks!

    • If you’re using a Schengen visa to visit Croatia, it must be valid for your entire stay in the country…so in this instance, you *would* need to obtain a Croatian visa if you’re planning on entering the country on 1st July.

  • Aditya Narang

    Hi, I am an Indian citizen living in the UK (I have a residence permit). My friends (2 UK nationals and 1 Norwegian national) and I are planning a visit to Croatia for about 9 days as tourists. I am in the process of filling out my visa application online and I have just realised that I need to fill in details of a guarantor/inviting person even though we will be staying in hotels during our visit there. I don’t personally know anyone who lives in Croatia. Is there any way around this?
    Thanks!

    • Don’t worry, it’s not the case that you can only come to Croatia if you know someone there! 🙂 (Otherwise, tourist numbers would be a bit thin on the ground…)

      If you look at this Visa Application Form (http://www.mvep.hr/files/file/obrasci/VisaApplicationEnglish.pdf ), number 31 asks for either the name of the inviting person, OR “If not applicable, name of
      hotel(s) or temporary accommodation(s) in the Republic of Croatia.”

      So, just put your accommodation details for that particular entry.

      HTH

      • Aditya Narang

        Thanks for your reply! Do I need to make an appointment to submit my application at the Croatian embassy in London? Also, do I need to pay the visa fee in advance or can I do it on that day at the embassy? Thanks.
        Adi

        • Aditya Narang

          Thanks for your reply! Do I need to make an appointment to submit my application at the Croatian embassy in London? Also, do I need to pay the visa fee in advance or can I do it on that day at the embassy? Thanks.

          Adi

          • No problem! I don’t believe you need to make an appointment, and you should be able to pay on the day of submitting your application (by card). You can see more details on opening hours/days etc on the Embassy website here: http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/.

            I would suggest perhaps giving them a call before you go (note – telephone opening hours only 9am to 10am!) so you can clear up any questions and then just head down with all your application/paperwork in order to submit it.

          • No problem! I don’t believe you need to make an appointment, and you should be able to pay on the day of submitting your application (by card). You can see more details on opening hours/days etc on the Embassy website here: http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/.

            I would suggest perhaps giving them a call before you go (note – telephone opening hours only 9am to 10am!) so you can clear up any questions and then just head down with all your application/paperwork in order to submit it.

  • Ashritha Bc

    Hi I’m a Indian Citizen and I have valid student schengen visa and my friend has tourist schengen visa. we were planning to visit Croatia for three days. Is this schengen visa more than enough to enter croatia ?

  • Ben

    Hi I have a question. My girlfriend is applying for her Croatia visa. She is Ukrainian and applying for her visa in Istanbul. I am American. She has all of the proper paperwork, however I have booked us a house to stay in while we are in Croatia, I know that she needs to provide proof of where she is staying. However the booking is in my name not hers. Any suggestions?

    • Have the Embassy given you any suggestions on what she could do – could you provide evidence of the two of you holidaying together? (Flight tickets?)

      I don’t know if this is helpful – this happened once to me in South America. I booked accommodation online, printed off the confirmation for the Embassy of the country in question, and then cancelled it. (I picked accommodation that had no charge to cancel.) This was accommodation only for a few nights’ stay; I explained that I was backpacking and moving around and hadn’t yet decided exactly where I was going so couldn’t book anything beyond that. The Embassy accepted this.

  • Shah

    Hi.. I am a Pakistani citizen and have valid schengen visas and also obtained a Croatia visit visa. I plan on travelling from Split to Dubrovnik by bus but notice that the bus passes through Bosnia on the way to Dubrovnik. Do I need to obtain a visa for Bosnia as well or will I be able to pass through based on my Croatia visa.

    • You can pass through this part of Bosnia & Hercegovina (the “Neum Corridor”) when travelling from Split to Dubrovnik without requiring a visa for B&H as there is a free transit agreement in place. So you will be fine.

      • Shah

        Thanks a million for your help..

  • Naps

    Hello,

    I’m getting married to my girlfriend next week. She is from Croatia and I’m from Egypt.

    The marriage will take place in Egypt and we are planning to move to Croatia after getting married and stay there.

    Kindly provide me with any useful information about how to apply to this kind of visa in Croatian embassy in Egypt and also is these are any reasons this visa could be rejected and how I can avoid any troubles applying to this visa.

    Thanks.

  • Lucas

    Dobar dan! I’m Chinese citizen and I hold a multi-entry visa of the United States valid until 2018. Can I travel to Croatia this year without a Croatian visa? Thank you.

    • I strongly suspect that you would still have to obtain a visa for Croatia – you U.S. visa won’t assist/isn’t relevant and you need a visa as you’re travelling on a Chinese passport. However, I would suggest checking with the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – you can contact them on vize@mvep.hr.

      • Lucas

        Wel… I thought that the visa of the United States can be used as supported document, just like the multi-entry Schengen visa, which would assist me to enter Croatia.

        • Indeed, the multi-entry Schengen visa (or a visa from a Schengen country) can be used in this way…but, of course, Croatia is aiming to be part of the Schengen zone one day. Again, I would recommend emailing the Consular Department (or contacting a Croatian Embassy in the U.S.) to check. You’re welcome, hope you still get to visit Croatia!

          • Lucas

            Thank you! Hvala!

      • Lucas

        Thank you anyway.

  • gelliebee

    Hi! i would want to know the requirements for visa application to go to Croatia for Jordanian passport holder residing at Dubai, UAE. thank you.

  • Kem

    Hello
    I am planning to Travel from India to Croatia. My maximum stay will be in Croatia, but have to visit Italy and Switzerland over weekends. Should I apply Schengen Visa or Croatian Visa? Croatian Visa will not permit me to enter Italy and Switzerland. Will I be allowed to enter Croatia first on Schengen Visa? Will I not have issues in applying passport as Croatia is not in Schengen zone? What to do. Please help.

    • You can visit Croatia using a double or multiple entry Schengen visa and you can use this to enter Croatia first because visiting the Schengen zone. However, you would of course have to apply for a Schengen visa from Italy or Switzerland. You would really have to ask them (Embassy of one of these countries) in terms of the process of applying for a Schengen visa. You can also ask the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on vize@mvep.hr if you have questions.

      (Sorry – I don’t understand the question “Will I not have issues in applying passport as Croatia is not in Schengen zone?”)

      • Kem

        I meant, if i say to italy/switzerland embassy that instead of visiting Italy/switzerland first, my first entry will be Croatia (Because the air tickets will be from India-Croatia-India), and will spend maximum time there, will they give me the Schengen Visa? And will airport authority allow me to enter Croatia first, if Visa issued is for Italy?

        • Yes, you can visit Croatia first if you have a valid Schengen visa. As I said, you’d have to ask the Italian/Swiss Embassy in terms of the process and the over the fact that you’d be spending most time in Croatia – as Croatia is not part of the Schengen Zone, I do not know the specifics of obtaining a Schengen visa.

        • Bensid Yazid

          Hi you can’t go directly to Croatia
          You have to get your passport first stamped in the country that issued the shengen visa
          You can book a ticket from alitalia and get your passport stamped in rome where you will have to stopover before continuing to Croatia

          • May I ask – is this what you’ve found from personal experience, or were you told this? I was told that it did not matter whether the Schengen zone was entered or not before entering Croatia.

            I’m not sure it’s true that your first have to get your passport stamped in the country that issued the Schengen visa. If you’re applying for a multiple entry visa, you of course need to apply for it from the Embassy of the country you’re spending the most time in. But that doesn’t mean that has to be the first country in the Schengen zone you have to visit. (You might land somewhere else and then go to that country, after all.)

  • youssef hamed

    if i overstayed in Croatia for 3 days what is going to happen fiend or band from reentering Croatia again or nothing ?
    Egyptian pasport holder
    thanks .

    • I have no idea, but I wouldn’t like to risk it! (Why do you need to overstay by 3 days?) It might be possible that when you leave the immigration guard may not notice (although I doubt it) – but I certainly wouldn’t like to risk it! I believe you would at least get fined, yes, if not more.

      • youssef hamed

        do u know where i could ask or who cause i will be in pula

        • Well, Google it to see if someone’s tried it and what happened to them?

          Ultimately, the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Office (the government!) are the ones who set the rules and would know. (See web links above.) But then you’d just be flagging up to them that you’re potentially thinking of overstaying…it’s a bit like emailing your local police station to ask ‘what would happen to me if I robbed a bank?’. (A bit of a dramatic example, but you see what I mean.)

          You could also ask the official tourist board (www.croatia.hr) but I’m pretty sure their answer will be “Don’t overstay”. (The same answer of a tourist board of any country around the world.)

          Again, why do you need to overstay by 3 days? 90 days in the country is a pretty long time!

          • youssef hamed

            my visa is 47 days only i think i can extend my visa 3 more days cause the maximum for the visa days i can get is 90 days so i can extend to 3 more days

            because the tickets that i found in this day was fkn expensive about 15000 egp (2000 dollar ) and my ticket now (500 dollar)

          • Yes, I would absolutely ask the place from where your visa was issued! (Embassy in Egypt?)

        • Kmo

          anta fain f pula ya joe
          5aleeny ashofek

  • Armand

    Hi, I am travelling to Croatia and Amaterdam from through the end of June and July however I am going to Croatia first. Could I get a Schengen visa from the Dutch Emabsssy and use this to enter Croatia or would I have to apply for a Croatian visa as well as a Schengen visa? Thanks

  • Talal

    Hi I am Holding Omani nationality & I would like visit Croatia during August, do I have to apply some documents to get Visa ?

  • L Wang

    Hi, my parents hold Chinese passports and multiple-entry Schengen visa. We will be traveling from Italy to Croatia for 1 day, would they need to apply for additional visa for Croatia? Thanks.

  • Elieser Garcia

    Hi I got Perment residence card in uk and my wife is british citizen . Do i need visa to travel to croatia?
    Regards

    • Truthfully, I don’t know! I believe that a family member of a citizen of the EEA citizen (and the UK is part of the EEA), you can travel to the Schengen zone without the need for a visa (although your wife must be travelling with you, of course). However, Croatia is not yet part of the Schengen zone!

      I would strongly suggest that you contact the Croatian Embassy in London for final clarification as they would be able to advise you best. Their contact details are at http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/.

  • Dhaval Mehta

    I am an Indian National(holding Indian passport) and working in UK on Tier 2 Visa. If I get a multiple entry schengen Visa for my trip to Switzerland and France, can I enter croatia on the same visa(Multiple entry schengen visa) ? Do I need to notify any embassy that I have added Croatia in my itinerary as well ?

    • Yes, it is possible to visit Croatia using a multiple-entry Schengen visa – see confirmation of this here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/

      I don’t believe you need to add Croatia to the specified list of countries you will be visiting – Croatia is not part of the Schengen Zone yet (but you can definitely can use a Schengen visa to visit it) and any days you are in Croatia won’t count towards your Schengen Zone time limit.

      You may wish to email the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for final clarification – email: vize@mvep.hr

  • Kem

    Hello.. I am in Croatia on a business trip and holding a Croatian Visa of 90 days validity, but want to travel to Italy and Germany from here, over the weekends. I do not hold Schengen Visa..Can I visit Germany and Italy? Can I get a tourist Visa from the embassy in Croatia? Or any other form of entry Visa to these countries?

  • Alvaro Steveen

    Hi I am a Colombian passport holder with a UK residence permit which allows me to live in the uk. Do I need a visa to visit Croatia for a week?

  • Raguraman

    hi,

    I will be traveling to slovenia on 30 days business Schengen visa , I might have to travel to croatia , Is it possible for me to apply visa from slovenia to croatia . I am a Indian passport holder

    • I assume the Schengen visa is single entry? (If it was multiple entry, you could use it to visit Croatia.)

      I believe it would be far easier to apply for a visa to Croatia in your home country. I know you said you’re travelling on an Indian passport, but are you based there? You can see a list of all the Croatian Embassies (in terms of contacting your closest one currently to apply for a visa) here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/diplomatic-directory/diplomatic-missions-and-consular-offices-of-croatia/.

      • Raguraman

        i have multiple entry visa.i am based in India. But will in slovenia for near 25 days of my visa period of 30days. After that i might have to travel to croatia and may have to stay for 2 to 3 months. Is there any option to apply from Slovenian for croatia business visa?

        • Well, a couple of things – 1) with a multiple entry Schengen visa, you can visit Croatia with this (without the need for a Croatian visa) for tourist purposes. The time you spend in Croatia does not count towards the Schengen visa days.

          2) But you are also coming to Croatia for business? Is it the case the you’re not sure if you will be doing this? (As in, you will only find out once you are in Slovenia – so don’t want to apply for a visa for Croatia now?) I am concerned that applying for a visa at the Croatian Embassy in Ljubljana will take a lot of time.

          I would honestly suggest contacting one of the Embassies/Consulates of Croatia in India (see http://www.mvep.hr/en/diplomatic-directory/diplomatic-missions-and-consular-offices-of-croatia/india-new-delhi,143.html#p) for advice on obtaining a visa and to check what documents you will need.

          I would also have a read through of the information on business permits here: http://www.mup.hr/main.aspx?id=1266#Business permit.

  • Adekunle Adesuyi

    WITH NIGERIAN PASSPORT

    • Okay, you will definitely need a visa if travelling on a Nigerian passport. As I’ve said, contact the Embassy in Ankara and they will be able to tell you how to apply for one.

  • Adekunle Adesuyi

    how can i get the visa in turkey, and how much is going to cost me to get it with my turkish resident permit card

    • You would need to contact the Embassy in Ankara – their website is http://tr.mvep.hr/en. To the best of my knowledge, you won’t be able to visit Croatia using just a Turkish residence permit – what passport are you travelling on?

  • Adekunle Adesuyi

    what do you mean by multiple visa?

    • A multiple-*entry* Schengen visa – so a visa that lets you go in and out of the Schengen zone as many times as you like. (But you can only stay 90 days *in* the Schegnen Zone in any 180 day period.)

  • Putri Sulistyowati

    Hi, do you know if there’s any priority visa service for Croatia (or Schengen) and how much is it? I hold an Indonesian passport and I need the Visa immediately. Thanks!

    • Where are you based at the moment? (Indonesia, or elsewhere?) To the best of my knowledge, there’s only priority service for Russian & Ukranian citizens (to encourage visitors from those countries to still come to Croatia!).

      You can start your application online at https://crovisa.mvep.hr/default.aspx?langId=en, but this must then be submitted in person to an Embassy. In the meantime, I would recommend contacting the Croatian Embassy of the country you are currently in – you can see a list at http://www.mvep.hr/en/diplomatic-directory/diplomatic-missions-and-consular-offices-of-croatia/. They would advise you best in terms of how quickly you can get a visa for Croatia.

      As for Schengen – well, you’d need to apply for this visa at the Embassy of a Schengen country, so you would need to check with them if there’s a priority option.

      • Putri Sulistyowati

        hello, I am based in London at the moment as a student. I just need to go to Croatia on May 18th. I tried calling the embassy but its a bit confusing.

  • sonal

    HI
    im an India holding a valid Single entry SCHENGEN visa. we will be traveling to Schengen countries and we also want t travel to Croatia. Will I be permitted to travel to Croatia on a single entry Schemgen Visa ?

  • jotlotte

    Do UK citizens get passport stamps on entry and exit in Croatia?

    • Since the country joined the EU (on 1st July 2013), UK citizens no longer get entry/exit stamps when visiting Croatia.

  • Jad Kmeid

    Hello,

    I have a multiple entry Shengen Visa issued by the French Embassy. Can I have my first entry directly in Croatia or I need to pass in France first?

    Thx!

    • This is a good question – I would suggest contacting the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for clarification (email: vize@mvep.hr). Sorry, I’m afraid I don’t know!

  • Raisafghan

    Hi I am from afghanistan and I want to go and visit Croatia do I need the visa (if) yes where can I get? Do we have Croatia embassy in afghanistan
    Thanks for your help…

  • ochgerel

    we are mongolians. And we are going to visit croatia group by travel. Can we go there schengen visa? Can we got a visa schengen visa at germany embassy in mongolia. Do we need go to beijing croatia embassy in beijing?

  • celia shiao

    Hi,I am from Taiwan,may I ask I need visa to travel Croatia or not ?

  • Pim Grinter

    Hello. I am from Thailand and am also a British citizen, but without a British passport. Is it still possible to travel to Croatia from England with just my Thai passport and a Croatian visa ?

  • MJalowiecka

    Hi. I am from the Philippines, married with a Polish citizen and living in Norway. I have a Schengen Card residency. Do i still need to apply for a Croatian Visa or i can simply use my current Schengen Visa to visit your country for a short holiday?

  • Mathew Blake

    Hi,

    When travelling into croatia do they stamp your passport? Need to know so that they don’t think were using the 90 days of Schengen days when were not actually in the Schengen area

    • Yes, your passport gets stamped on entry and exit, regardless of how you enter (by road, air, ferry etc). In the very, very unlikely event that they don’t stamp it, you can always ask them to, explaining that you need to show your days outside of the Schengen zone.

  • Catherine

    Hi, I am a Canadian living in the UK with an Indefinite Leave to Remain valid to 2025 and a Canadian Passport valid till July 2014. I am due to travel May 5 return May 8th are these sufficient to travel from London to Dubrovnik?

  • orkhan

    Hello. I am studying in EU but I am non-EU citizen. I have Schengen visa. is it possible to enter with Schengen or I have to apply new visa for Croatia?

  • acmi

    I am from Pakistan and studying in Malaysia . I want to go Croatia for visit ? can I apply for visit visa in Malaysia ? acmi0007

  • rp83

    I am an Indian citizen in the UK (with Indefinite Leave to remain in the UK) and have recently made application to Croatian Embassy in the UK for tourist Visa – I am landing in Zadar for 7 days and was planing to make a day trip to Slovenia – Does Croatian visa allow entry into other EU states? Or in other words, would I be able to enter Slovenia or Vienna (Austria) on my valid Croatian Visa?

    Help is appreciated!

    Rp

  • joaquim

    Im Brazilian and planning to visit croatia, but it’s important to know if Croatia is or not inside de Schengen Area… because my 90 days has almost gone!

    Thanks a lot.

    • Please see the information written on the page above under the heading “Is Croatia in the Schengen Zone?”… 🙂

  • Arpine Nikolyan

    I am from Armenia and I have a Romanian residence card by which I came to Serbia, from Serbia to Bosnia and I want to know if I can go to Croatia for one day. Then from Croatia to Serbia. Please answeer me as soon as possible, because I planning to go tomorrow I can stay here only 2 days. Thank you!

  • micheal

    I am planning to visit croatia this year. How prior to my trip should i apply for croatian visa?

  • muk95

    I am from indian and I am planning to go to croatia in june this year. Can u please tell me what all are the visa requirement and how to apply for croatian visa? How prior to my trip should i apply for visa. Tell me everything.
    Thank you 🙂

  • Donna

    I am a South African travelling to UK first and then Croatia & Venice, I have applied for a General Visa for UK, but how do I apply for a Shengen Visa to allow me to enter Croatia & Venice, I do not want to have to do a Shengen for Italy & Visa for Croatia if I can just do one Visa.

  • Tannia Vera

    Hi I am an Indonesian living in Hongkong.
    I plan to have a summer holiday in Europe, including Croatia (joining Yacht Week there!).
    Is multiple entry Schengen visa enough for me?
    Or do I have to apply separately for Croatia?
    Thanks so much!

  • Abhishek

    Hello, I am an indian citizen living in the United States. I plan to visit Croatia at the end of July after a brief stop in italy. If i have a schengen visa, would i need an additional visa for croatia? Thanks

  • fahim

    Hi we are nine people working and living in sweden with schengen party we rented car in sweden to go to zagreb but we were not allowed to go in because according to them the car is not registered..now we are in budappest making plan b…do you guys know what should you do now..is going through italy means they have less checkpoints

    • No, there would of course also be checkpoints if travelling from Italy – because Croatia is now the Schengen border (i.e where the Schengen zone ends) in southern Europe. (Also, you’d have to travel all the way down to Ancona to get a car ferry to cross the Adriatic over to Croatia!)

      I’m afraid I don’t understand what you mean by “the car is not registered”. Do you have permission from the car rental company (i.e. insurance coverage) to enter Croatia?

  • Sabapathy

    Hi, I am from India but studying in Lithuania. I have Lithuanian TRP. Is it possible to go to Croatia with my Lithuanian TRP without any need of Visa?

    • That’s a temporary residence permit, is that right? I’m afraid I don’t know – a residence permit of a Schengen Area country is allowed, but I don’t know about temporary ones. I would recommend that you email the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Consular Department on vize@mvep.hr with your question.

  • Vostan Azatyan

    Hi all i have one question which is so URGENT for me !!!

    I have single entrance shengen visa from Embassy of Italy!
    I want to travel to Italy but after Italy i want to visit Zagreb is it possible by existing shengen visa ?

    To be clear i am going to leave directly from Zagreb i will not go back to Italy.

  • Asmaa

    i am in Italy studding and i have the permesso di soggiorno for all EU countries which is the permission of stay ” Eu ID” but i’m from Egypt so can i travel to Croatia from bari, Italy ?

  • Sas

    Hi there, I am a Sri Lankan with a Sri Lankan passport, currently residing and studying in Australia. I am planning to visit Croatia for a Research conference and also visit Switzerland and Netherlands subsequently in the same trip. If I apply for a Schengen Visa, do I still need to apply for a Croatian visa separately?

  • Elle1109

    Hey, I’m colombian with colombian passport living and working in Sweden. I’m planning to visit Croatia but to go to Dubrovnik I have to cross Bosnia and Herzegovina. Do I need visa to enter Croatia? Would I have a problem if i just want to cross Bosnia? I don’t want to stay in Bosnia, I just want to cross to Dubrovnik. Thanks for your help.

    • I assume you have some kind of long stay visa for Sweden – if you have such a visa for a Schengen area country (which Sweden is), you can visit Croatia *without* the need for an additional visa. Please check your visa type against the info here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/. (Otherwise, Colombian passport holders do need a visa for Croatia.)

      You can pass through that part of Bosnia & Hercegovina – called the Neum corridor – without the need for a visa. Ordinarily, you would need a visa for B&H, but as long as you are transiting through that bit of the country to get from one bit of Croatia to another (which is what you are doing, to get to Dubrovnik!), then you don’t need a visa.

  • Max

    Hi,
    I am an Indian national (Indian passport) with a UK work permit. Do I need a visa for Croatia?

  • rydaos

    Hello,
    I am a US citizen, traveling around Europe with just my US passport. I know I only can stay in schengen zone for 90 days out of 180. However, I get so confused with Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus. I realize this is the visit-croatia site, but hope you can still clear this up for me. Do all 4 of these countries not count towards my 90 days in schengen zone? I was in Romania and Bulgaria for 14 days, and am wondering if I can stay in schengen zone 14 days longer than I originally planned. Thanks for any info!

    • None of these countries are in the Schengen Zone at present. I’m afraid I don’t know for certain about Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus (in terms of when they will actually join – doesn’t look like it’ll be this year, but I’m not 100% sure!), but Croatia is due to *apply* to join this year, meaning (post evaluation process) it may join perhaps in 2016/2017.

      So no, the days you spend in any of these countries won’t count towards your 90 days in the Schengen zone. This is one way of being able to extend your stay in Europe! I would recommend getting entry & exit stamps (although this would normally happen automatically anyways) when you enter/exit these four countries. (To prove you’ve left the Schengen zone for x number of days.)

  • ibrahim al kattan

    Hello!
    I have an Iraki passport and I have a Romanian residency permit (also a moroccan one, but i think that wouldnt help 🙂 ). I would love to visit croatia for the last week of june to attend the Zegreb’s INMUSIC festival but I do not know if my residency permit is useful or no, and if i need a Croatian visa. Thank you for your reply in advance 🙂

  • Jonas

    Hello, i have a very important question, im chilean, and i just received a new passport here in Germany, its got no stamp, its totally naked, and i want to know if i get stamps to enter Croatia and to exit, i plan to stay there around a week, thanks

    • If you’re travelling on a Chilean passport (as opposed to a German passport – wasn’t sure which passport you had), then yes, you would get entry and exit stamps when visiting Croatia.

  • Fahad

    if i have Croatia visit visa i want to go to Austria can i required additional visa or not. so one help me????

  • cynthia

    Hello!!! I have a visa type D for slovenia, and I do not know if I can travel to Croatia with it but I really want to.So can anybody help me…thanks

  • Rab

    hi. If i fly from prague to split, will the schengen visa be stamped as exit in prague ?

    • You should get an exit stamp, yes. You can always ask for one, explaining that you need to prove that you’ve left the Schengen zone.

  • PabloR_2015

    Hi, my mother in law is coming end of May to Switzerland with a Schengen visa of 90 days multiple entries. She comes from Peru. We plan to take some days of holidays and go by car to Croatia in July 2015. My question is: Is it possible for my mother in law to enter in Croatia just with a Schengen visa? If yes, going by car, can she get her passport stamped with the entry and exit date so that the days spent in Croatia do not count for the 90-day Shengen visa? Thank you for your response. Finally, when is Croatia planning to join Schengen agreement?

    • Yes, if your mother in law has a multiple entry Schengen visa, she can use this to visit Croatia. (Please do just double-check the visa type she has against the info listed here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/peru,210.html#p )

      Your mother in law should receive an entry stamp when first entering the Schengen zone (Switzerland) and also an exit one when leaving. If you’re travelling by car, I assume you would leave the Schengen zone in Slovenia, so that’s where she would get an exit stamp from. If for whatever reason she doesn’t get one, you can always ask for it (giving the reason that your mother in law needs to clearly define the days she’s spent in Schengen so far). She will of course get entry and exit stamps for Croatia too.

      I believe that Croatia can only officially apply to join Schengen two years after it entered the EU (which would mean it can apply on 1st July 2015) and it takes about one and a half years for the process. So, all being well, it might officially join in early 2017. 🙂

  • Dr.Hamza

    hi , me and my wife are on uk resident visa ,can we fly to croatia with out visa .? please reply Thanks

  • Tasha

    My husband is South African and is going to travel to Dubrovnik in May. We live in Japan, and he will travel via the UK. Can he get a Schengen visa for his trip to Croatia (while there he is also planning on going into Montenegro on a day trip)? He will need to get a visitor visa for the UK, and another visa for Croatia. It would be ideal for him to get one visa that allows him to enter Croatia and Montenegro.

    • If you have a valid, multiple entry Schengen visa, you can use this to visit Croatia without the need for an additional visa – see the information at http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/. (I’m sorry – I don’t know the regulations for Montenegro!)

      However, Croatia is not yet part of the Schengen Zone, so your husband would not be able for this type of visa from a Croatian embassy. So this may complicate matters – as one would normally obtain such a visa from the Embassy of the country which will be your ‘main purpose of travel’ – but none of the countries you mention are part of the Schengen zone.

  • Hamed al matroodi

    I am saudi nationality, i have shengen visa from denmark netherland embazy, if it is possible to enter zagreb croatia, for business visit, i have invitation letter from the company from zagreb

  • kamal

    Im Iraqi people can I get the Croatia visa to join the echo course online at 13-15 may 2015 ?

  • AD

    Hi, I have a UK visitor visa valid for 6 months starting June.2015. I would like to visit Croatia in July. Do i need a seperate permit for entry?

  • emely mallari

    hi im filipina,my visa in uk is pr0sessing na then after in uk im g0ing to croatia with my sponsor kailangan ba before me mag go sa uk magaply muna me dito sa pinas ng visa to cratia or no need na or my embassy din sa uk para dun nalng ako makapag aply

    • Sorry – not quite sure what you’re asking?

  • Vivek

    Hi, I’m an Indian passport holder, student and I want to come to Croatia in June, on my friends request. I would like to stay up to 10 months, to learn language, to prepare for mba study that I would try to get next year in Zagreb. Would it be possible to get a temporary stay visa due to Guarantee letter from my friend?
    Thank you so much

  • Danielle

    Hi, I live in the UK with an indefinite leave to remain visa. I have a Jamaican passport. Will I still need a Visa to visit Croatia? If so what type will I need? thanks

    • Hi there, to the best of my knowledge, you would still need a tourist visa to visit Croatia as your visa type for the UK doesn’t help. (As it would if you had the same visa for a Schengen Area country.)

      I would suggest contacting the Croatian Embassy in London with your question – http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/. Do note the short telephone opening hours!

      This would also be where you can apply for a visa.

  • David

    Can I apply the Uk visa in Croatia or in my country?

  • David

    I am student in Croatia with student residence permit. I have a Nigerian Passport, do I need visa to summer study in UK?

    • I believe that yes, you would need an additional visa to study in the UK – the student residence permit you have for Croatia would not help in this case. You can find out details for how to apply for a UK visa here: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration

  • SGF

    I have an Indian passport. I live in the UK on a resident’s permit, and have a 5 year multiple entry Schengen visa. Do I need an additional visa for Croatia?

  • Mostafa

    HI i am Egyptian senior staff who has an residence permit in Qatar in the Gulf, do i need to apply for a visa from here before i travel or i can get it on arrival in croatia ? thx

  • Thanaphum Uthaithummakul

    Hi! I’m holding residence permit is issued by Bosnia and Herzegovina and I have Thailand passport. My residence permit’ type is prevremeni borabak. So, Can I travel to Croatia with these things, or I need to do additional visa? I’m looking forward to hearing you soon. Thank you. HVALA

    • To the best of my knowledge, you would still need to obtain a visa to visit Croatia. I would suggest contacting the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for guidance – their email address is vize@mvep.hr.

  • Omkar

    Hi Im planning to visit Croatia and and other countries of EU in August 2015. Wanted to know if I will need two separate visas ( Schengen and Croatian Visa ) if I need to travel .. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  • Layla

    Hi , I am Syrian , I had a schengen visa from France .however , it is expired three months ago but due to health’ s reason I could not leave Europe .
    Is it possible to come to Croatia by train , then travel from there to my homeland so I can avoid paying the fees or avoid not getting new visa again to visit my wife here .
    Thank you so much for your answer in advance .

  • ali

    Hello we’re holder of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan passports and we have Bosnia and Herzegovina turistic visa. Can we visit Dubrovnik with this visa.

  • khan

    Hi I’m from Pakistan and I’m leaving in south Korea on visa type G 1 and I want to go to visit Croatia. Please give me advise how i will apply for visa.

  • saint

    Hi I live in ukraine I have permanet resident and my passport from nigeria do I need a visa to croatia because my agent say he will apply for me over croatia , my Question will get my visa at the point of entry i mean airport croatia and will i pay visa fee at the aiport this visa

  • saint

    Hi please I want to know I have some who say he will do Visa from me in airport Is it possible I live in ukraine

  • Yaga

    Hi, I am a South African passport holder who lives and works in Ireland, and I have a residence permit. I am planning a 7 day holiday in Croatia in June, would I need to apply for a visa or would the residence permit allow me to travel with out a visa?

    • Holders of a residence permit from a Schengen area country can use this to visit Croatia without the need for an additional visa – see http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/. However…Ireland isn’t part of Schengen.

      I would suggest contacting the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (vize@mvep.hr) with your question but I suspect that you will need to obtain a visa to visit Croatia.

      • antonija pejkovic

        a question. I have a new Zealand boyfriend who would come to Croatia. I would like to know if there is any way he could stay here 1 year. We need a 1 year residence together in order for me to get new Zealand partner based visa.

  • Nipul Pau

    Hi, i am an Indian passport holder planning to visit Croatia in month of June 2015. My question is Do i Need Schengen Visas or Schengen Transit visas to enter Croatia via any Schengen point.

  • Addie

    Hello, I am an American who lives and works in Germany. I have a German work visa and residence permit. Do I need a Visa to travel or work in Croatia? If I read right I can travel without a tourist visa up to 90 days, but if I want to work in Croatia for a month or two do I need a visa?

    • As an American citizen/passport holder, you don’t need a visa to visit Croatia for travel purposes for a stay of up to 90 days, as you say. But absolutely, you would need a visa to work – in fact, despite being part of the EU, nationals of some EU countries (Germany being one of them) need a visa to work in Croatia (and likewise, Croats need a visa to work in Germany).

      Obtaining a work visa for Croatia is difficult. I would suggest taking a look at our forum – http://visitcroatia.proboards.com/ – in the Living & Working in Croatia section, as this has been discussed before. But do also feel free to post your own question, if you would like.

  • Mohammad Alotaibi

    Hi, I am from Kuwait. I applied for Schengen Visa from France Embassy at Kuwait and I got the Visa 2 months ago but I haven’t travelled to France or any other Eu countries yet. Can I come directly to Croatia for one week vacation on February 2015 then go back to Kuwait?. Please note that I am planning to Visit France on July 2015. Thank you

    • Hi there, I’m afraid I don’t know whether it’s possible to visit Croatia before visiting the Schengen Zone first. I would suggest contacting the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Consular Department – email vize@mvep.hr – as they would ultimately know best!

  • sherry

    hi, i am from Pakistan but now i am living in Moscow because i have Russian Work Permit visa, so what the documents required for Applying a Croatia tourist visa ?

  • Mel

    HI, I would love to visit Croatia for a couple weeks in the summer. What are the visa requirements for a Belizean citizen. Thanks so much for your help and information.

  • Monica

    Hello, I’m a student from Costa Rica and I’m going to Switzerland with a visa D for an internship, my question: I’ve look in many websites where they say I’m not needing a visa to enter Croatia but in this website I’m reading I do need? If it turns out I do nee a visa than after mi visa D expires of my internship I’m I still able to enter Croatia or do I need to do a new visa?

  • Sarah

    Hello there. My husband and I are planning a trip to Croatia in June/July. I have a UK passport and he has a South African, we live in SA. Please advise on visa requirements. Many thanks : – ))

  • Rachel

    Hi, I am a US student studying abroad in Italy. I have my Schengen Visa and I want to visit Croatia during my spring break. I know I won’t have any problem getting into Croatia, but do you know if I will have any trouble getting back into Italy afterwards? Thanks!

    • Hi there, there absolutely shouldn’t be any problems with going back into Italy (assuming you have a multiple entry, not single-entry, Schengen visa). As you’ll be outside of the Schengen zone, your time in Croatia will also not use up any of the days (90 in any 180 day period) of your Schengen visa.

  • emilio

    Hi, I am a peruvian student doing a ersmus exchange in Spain. I have a schengen visa (180 days) multiple entry. I am planning to visit croatia next weeks, but i am confused about the visa i need. In most web sites, dont include Croatia with the schengen visa, i hope you could help me. Thanks.

    • Hi Emilio, Croatia is not yet part of the Schengen Zone but it does allow travellers that hold valid Schengen visas to enter the country without the need for an additional visa. You can see which Schengen visas apply here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ – essentially, a “uniform visa (C) for two or multiple entries, valid for all Schengen Area Member States” which it sounds like you have.

      • emilio

        Mine is a visa long-stay visa (D), so i wont have problems to go there. Thank you very much!

  • Jha

    Hi, I have an Indian passport and live in the UK on tier2 work permit for past 7 years. Would I get a Visa on Arrival or would I need to apply for visa at the embassy?

  • Regina

    Hello, I am Peruvian and I am living in the UK. I have a resident permit. I have Schengen Visa (Spain). I have holidays in May to Croatia. Do I need a visa? Can I use the Schengen Visa (Spain)? Thank you very much.

  • Julian

    Hi, I currently have a residence card, I am british. The card does not expire until 2018, do I need to return the residence card? I worked in Croatia for 7 months but no longer work there?

  • abhishek

    Hi, I want to go to visit Croatia for travel purpose along with my wife. We have Indian Passport.
    I have German Resident Permit and my wife has schengen visa (she does not have German Resident permit) . So do we need separate visa.

    • If you have a residence permit of a Schengen Area country (which Germany is), you can visit Croatia without the need for an additional visa.

      If you hold a multiple entry Schengen visa (i.e. not single entry), you can also visit Croatia using this.

      Please double-check your and your wife’s residence permit/visa against the information on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ to see that what you hold can be used to visit Croatia.

  • justice

    hi, i’m from Bangladesh, What the procedure to get long term Croatian visa.

  • Moronicisus

    Hello! I’m a United states citizen who is doing an internship in Croatia for 89 days so that I do not need to get a Visa. Regardless of this, I wanted to extend my visit to more than 90 days to travel around the country and was wondering where and how I would be able to do this? I would try to get the Visa beforehand but I do not know if I have time to apply and get it before I leave for Croatia so I may to do it while in Croatia (is this possible?)

    • Moronicisus

      I also plan on going to other countries (some of which are the Schengen areas) once the 90 days are up. Does this mean that if I apply for the Schengen Visa, I can stay to travel Europe for up to 90 days on top of the 90 days that I have already stayed in Croatia? Or does that mean the 90 days I spend in Croatia go for all the other countries thereby not allowing me to stay longer than 90 days total?

      • Moronicisus

        Oh wait, nevermind, I wouldn’t need a schengen visa, but the question still remains if the 90 days in Croatia will count for the other countries as well.

    • Hi there – first I’ll answer the easy question…Croatia isn’t part of the Schengen Area yet, so any days you spend in the Schengen zone won’t count for the time you can spend in Croatia – and vice versa. So you can spend 90 days in Croatia, and then another 90 days in the Schengen zone.

      As to obtaining a visa to extend your stay beyond 90 days in Croatia…I’m afraid I’m not 100% sure how easy or difficult it is to obtain a visa for a tourist stay of longer than 90 days. I would suggest either contacting the Croatian Embassy in Washington to check (see their website http://us.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/jurisdiction-of-the-office-of-consular-section/ ) or the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (email: vize@mvep.hr). I *think* you’d have to obtain the visa before you travel (as you’d need to enter the country on it), but I really would ask one (or both) of these organisations for further advice.

      Is there any chance you could do some travelling around *within* the 90 days that you’re there for the internship? As in, take some long weekends to do some exploring?

      The other alternative…(although this obviously depends on how much time in total you have for travelling!)… You are allowed to be in Croatia, visa-free, for 90 days in any 180 day period. So, potentially, you could spend 90 days in Croatia, then 90 days in the Schengen Zone, then come back to Croatia after that i.e on day 181. But that’s obviously half a year plus of travelling in Europe!

      Hope this helps a bit!

  • china_108

    I am a Chinese citizen who is studying in Germany. I have a German resident permit. In this case, I guess I can travel to Croatia visa-free? Just want to ask to confirm this. Thank you.

  • acmi007

    I am student in Malaysia now . can I apply from here for visit visa of Croatia .im from Pakistan aswell

    • I would advise contacting the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on how to obtain a visa for Croatia. Their email address is vize@mvep.hr.

  • Ali

    Hello
    Please i am an Iraqi passport holder
    Can i apply for Ceoatian visa from Turkey?
    Or should i apply from Iraq?

  • SeifEldin

    Hi I am Egyptian and I am a student in manchester and we have a team heading to Croatia for a week for hockey and rest as holiday and I have a student visa for uk that expires in august 2016 and we will be heading to Croatia in may 2015 what would I need to be able to go? Thank you.

    • I believe you would need to obtain a regular visa as an Egyptian passport holder, as I don’t believe your UK student visa will help in this case. It would probably be best to call the Croatian Embassy in London to check – their contact details can be found at http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-section/. (Note the short telephone opening hours!)

  • Alvin C

    Hi i´m an Indonesian working in Sweden now, i have a residence permit valid until September 2015, can i travel to Croatia with that?

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  • Raja Asim

    hi, can we visit to croatia on pink slip of cyprus or not ? or we ll have to get visa?

    • I am not 100% sure what a ‘pink slip’ is – it is possible to visit Croatia without the need for a visa if you have an applicable residence permit of a Schengen member state or from ‘Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania’. Please check against the information on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ (under the heading ‘Important Notice’).

  • Traveler

    I am pakistani and I have work visa type D from Germany that expires on 31/1/2015. Can I visit Croatia in December?

  • ali sajjad

    hey i m pakistani citizn and brazilian permanant resident card holder living in brazil how can i visit croatia it can easy on my brazilian card?

  • maryam

    hey am from morocco and am a medical student ;am willing to do a training for one month in croitia through an international federation of medical students ..would it be easy to get the croatian visa ?

  • A rady

    hello
    what is the need for Croatian spousal visa ?
    I am Egyptian and live in Egypt and i married crotian woman and we want go to Croatia ??
    what should I do ? and how many time I should wait for this type of visa ??

  • asghar khan

    I’m from pakistan can I get a visit visa of croatia from Malaysia

  • Paki

    Hello I am from Pakistan.May I have some information about Employment Visa of Croatia.What is the main requirements of getting employment visa.
    One more thing: Embassy if Croatia does exist in Pakistan. then why do we need to get all processing form Iran?

    • I’m afraid that getting an employment visa for Croatia is very difficult. The best idea is to take a look our the Living & Working section of our forum at http://visitcroatia.proboards.com/board/7/living-working-croatia – this issue has been discussed quite a bit in the past, and there is a good deal of helpful information there. (Do feel free to post your own question, if you like.)

      The details that you mentioned are not on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website http://www.mvep.hr/en/diplomatic-directory/ which is where I take my information from for this subject. I do see the address you mentioned listed on other websites but I am not sure they are correct.

  • Vanessa

    Hello Good morning, I am filipino working and living in Tokyo Japan and I wanted to seek tourist visa going to Croatia coz my best is getting married soon. What are the requirements do i have to prepare? thank you so much

  • RAI YOGESH

    hello,

    I’m Nepalese passport holder I have 5 years Romanian residence card and 5 years Belgian residence card too.I already been in spain without visa but my mentioned is like that to visit in croatia.Do I need visa ? Can I travel without visa ? I’m sure croatia is part of EU so,I do not need visa.May I get clear about this mentioned please ?

  • zohan dar

    Hello,
    I am from Pakistan And i want to get a tour visa to visit croatia .Can you tell me about the procedure and Can i get it or not?
    Thank’s’

    • Hi there, you can find out information about obtaining a visa for Croatia on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/pakistan,204.html#p. Do note the email address there if you have any further questions, and also the website for the online application form.

      • zohan dar

        Tahnk’s
        But
        Teheran1 Behestan 25
        Avia Pasdaran
        Tehran
        ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
        Tel: 0098 212 258 9923, 258 7039
        Fax: 0098 212 254 9199
        I think this address is not in Pakistan ?

        • No…the embassy in Iran is given as the ‘best’ place to contact because there is no embassy in Pakistan.

          As I said, I would advise contacting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Consular Department on the email address on that website – it is vize@mvep.hr.

          • zohan dar

            That’s so complicated process coz1st i go to Iran and then croatia .
            But thank’s

          • raja

            so what we’re supposed to do if Pakistan has no embassy of croatia. traveling to iran is very complicated and long process. they didnt reply on my email and i want to visit croatia,

          • They are normally good at replying – give them another go?

            You can fill in the application form online at https://crovisa.mvep.hr/default.aspx?langId=en, but you do still need to apply for a visa at an Embassy/visa centre. Perhaps that website may provide you with some further details.

          • Paki

            Guest: Croatia

            City: Islamabad

            Address: H. No. 70, Margalla Road. F-7/2, Islamabad

            Telepone: 92 41 282 7662, 282 7649

            Fax: 92 51 282 7645

  • Alan

    Hello,
    I am Jordanian but i reside in Spain ( I have a spanish residency card). I am planning to travel from Barcelona to split. do i need a Visa to enter split? or can i use my residence card? Thank you.

  • Julia

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Does the UK Travel Document (Convention of 28 July 1951) holder need to apply for a visa at the Croatian Embassy in UK to visit Croatia for a week? Please let me know.

    Thank you.

  • LILA K. NASREDDINE

    I am Canadian do I need a visa?

  • Sevak

    Dear Sir/Madam:

    We are Armenian citizens and we have entered by land with a valid one entry Shengen visa from Slovenja to Croatia.
    The customs officers have stamped on our passports and said the we have no problem to go back to Slovenja ,as our flight back to Armenia is from Vienna.
    The officer was speaking very bad english, so i was not sure that he understood what i was exactly asking him.
    Please let me know if we can enter Slovenja with no problem.

    Regards,

    Sevak

    • Hi Sevak, I’m afraid I don’t know the answer to your question. I would suggest contacting the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on vize@mvep.hr to see if they can help.

  • Huda

    Hello Sir/Madam ,
    I hold a 5 year Residence Card of a family member of an EEA National and I am planning to visit Croatia . Do I need a visit visa to visit Croatia ? Or I can visit with out any visa like some other EU countries ?

    Many thanks .

    Best regards .

    Huda

    • I’m afraid I don’t specifically know the answer to this – I would suggest contacting the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on vize@mvep.hr.

  • clearheart

    I am Egyptian and I have USA visa for 5 years, do i have to have Croatia visa to attend conference in Split, Croatia?

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  • ahmad rashid

    i am SOMALI BOY have a residence QATAR.

    DO I need visa Croatia ?? also my wife nationality( Kenya) but she have also residence QATAR DO WE need visa coroatia ??

  • mayank

    Hello, I am a british citizen and i am travelling with a friend who has Colombian passport. we will be travelling to Montenegro but we also would like to go Dubrovnik for one day by car. Does my colombian friend need to have a visa for that ?

  • zammo

    Hi I’m traveling with my girlfriend who is from China. We’re in Germany and we want to travel to Croatia for a short period. She has a schengen visa but I read mixed things online about whether she’s able, with a schengen visa, to travel solo to Croatia. Anyone know? Many thanks!

  • Intan Fay

    Hello,I’m Indonesian who is studying in South Korea now.

    I would like to ask about double/multiple Schengen visa. I want to go for travelling to France and Croatia.

    Here is my travel planning:
    1. Depart from Incheon, South Korea to France (4 days travelling)
    2. Take the plane from France to Croatia (5 days travelling)
    3. Take plane from Croatia and return back to South Korea.

    As I know, Croatia is not one of Europe Union countries.

    But I’ve asked the Croatia embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and they said I can travel to Croatia by using the Schengen visa,but with one condition that my visa must to be double/mutiple Schengen visa (not single entry visa).

    Is is right that I can visit Croatia with Schengen visa?

    • Yes, it is correct that you can visit Croatia using a suitable (as you describe) Schengen visa. Croatia *is* in fact part of the EU (it joined July 2013) but not yet part of the Schengen Zone (it is expected to join in 2015) although it allows visitors to use valid Schengen visas to visit.

      You can find out more details about this on this on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/

      • Intan Fay

        Thank you very much for your quick reply.
        If you don’t mind I would have one more inquire about the Schengen visa. So as you could see from my travel planning, I will reach in Paris, France and spend few days there and will go to Croatia from Paris. And will return back to South Korea from Croatia.
        In this case, I have to make the multiple Schengen visa to enter France and Croatia, am I right? In the other mean, I can’t go to France and Croatia just with single entry Schengen visa, am I right?
        Thank you for your attention.
        Looking forward for your reply.

        • That’s right – you wouldn’t be able to visit Croatia (as well as France) with just a single entry Schengen visa.

          • Intan Fay

            Sorry, but I’ve asked the Croatia embassy in Jakarta. They said I need double or multiple entries visa to go France and Croatia as well. It means that I can’t go there by single entry Schengen visa. I’ve checked also in http://www.mpev.hr/en/consular.com. Inside they said the same thing like the consular in Jakarta. Could you help me to recheck it for once more which of visa I should get for travelling to both of countries?
            Thank you very much for your assistance^^

          • Hi Intan, in my previous message, I did say you *wouldn’t* be able to visit Croatia with just a single entry Schengen visa…

          • Intan Fay

            Oh so sorry~~ I didn’t read the message carefully.
            I’ve asked the France embassy today. But they also can’t guarantee that I can get double or multiple visa to go to Croatia because they said Croatia is not one of Schengen territory countries. In this case if how can I issue the Schengen double or multiple visa? Do I have to return back to Seoul, South Korea from France so I can issue the double or multiple Schengen visa? I would be glad if you can give me an advice. Thank you so much for your asssistance^^

          • I’m not 100% sure of the question you’re asking, I’m afraid – are you asking *how* you can get a multiple entry Schengen visa? You would need to apply at the Embassy of the main destination of your trip (i.e. France). Or are you saying that the French Embassy have said they won’t issue you with a multiple entry Schengen visa??

            You can always get a regular Croatian visa (see details on the MVEP page) but I suppose it would be hassle to get two different visas for two different countries!

          • Intan Fay

            Yes, the French Embassy in South Korea said that I can apply Schengen visa because I will go to French but can’t guarantee can give me double or multiple entries visa for Croatia, in case that Croatia is not one of the Schengen territory countries.
            Can I apply the Croatian visa by online in case of there is no Croatia Embassy in Seoul?
            Thank you for your help^^

          • Would you be able to just apply for a multiple entry Schengen visa, without specifying where else (apart from France) you wish to go?

            There is an online visa submission form at https://crovisa.mvep.hr/default.aspx?langId=en, but you would still need to submit the documents in person. I cannot find the information of where to do this is Seoul (because it says the Embassy to contact is the one in Toyko!), but maybe you can at least contact them to find out how to process a visa? Their website is http://jp.mfa.hr/?mv=2806&mh=481.

  • aqilah

    hello,

    me and my friends will be travelling to croatia this september. we plan to rent a car from prague and driving to croatia. is there any specific requirement or document needed for driving to croatia?

    one of my friend is from malaysia..do he need visa to enter croatia?

    thank you

    • There shouldn’t be any issues with hiring a car in the Czech Republic and then driving it through Europe down to Croatia – I would just double-check with your car hire firm that you are allowed to take the car into Croatia, but there honestly shouldn’t be any reason why not. Be aware that you will need to buy vignettes for driving in Austria and Slovenia. Also, you are driving back to Prague, right? You won’t be able to do one-way cross-border car hire without it being extortionate!

      Malaysian passport holders do *not* need a visa to visit Croatia.

  • Jo

    I am an Indian living in UK with UK resident permit. do I need visa to transit to Bosnia. tgey don’t need visa.

  • yusuf

    God day to you tell i am from nigeria is Croatia A visa fee form nigeria let me know
    Thank you

  • Richard

    Hello, I am a Ghanaian citizen and my wife is a Russian citizen. I came to visit her in Russia and would like to visit Croatia for our honneymoon celebration, do I need to pass through all the visa application process in Russia or I can only obtain the visa in Ghana? Thanks

  • Puneet

    Hi i am an Indian Holding Aufenthalsteitel ( residencial permittiert ) for Germany. I plan to Drive down to Croatia. Do i Need a visa if i am entring through roadway ?

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  • Abey

    I want to go to Croatia August 27th, flying from Delhi to Vienna by Emirates flights, but from Vienna some connected flight and need to do baggage claim also, my doubt is with Croatian visa we can get down in Vienna or not, please advice.
    Abey Sunny

    • Hi there, in many (European) airports you can merely transit through from one from flight to another without having to go through immigration (and thereby officially entering the country) – but are you suggesting that you *do* need to enter Austria? The Croatian visa wouldn’t allow for entry into Austria – but I would double-check your situation with the Austrian Embassy in Delhi: http://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/embassy/new-delhi.html

  • Marcin

    Hi. I want to take my wife and 3,5 years old daughter to Croatia for 7 days holidays next week. We’re all Polish and have only Polish ID cards. We are UK residents and want to fly out from UK with easyjet, ryanair, Norwegian airlines (whoever is cheaper). Can we fly out from UK, will we be let through on ID card only since Croatia is not a member of Schengen zone yet?

  • Tony Anderrson

    Hai I am going to spend couple of week in Croatia with Croatian visa on april 2015. And I have my brother in Finland and I want to go there for a week so for that Do I need visa of Finland or I can go directly there with croatian Visa?

  • Jhefferson

    My wife have a USA c1d visa can I ask please if she need also a Croatian visa? She only wants to enter for a short trip cruising by a yacht and she is one of the crew. Please reply many thanks

    • I am not sure if this kind visa would allow her entry into Croatia – what is her nationality? I would suggest either asking the company she works for as to whether this can be used, or contact the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on vize@mvep.hr.

    • Jhefferson

      She is Filipino and as of now the yacht is in Tivat Porto Montenegro . Thanks and kind regards

      • As a Filipino passport holder, she would normally need a visa to visit Croatia. I would definitely ask the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as I mentioned earlier. I hope she gets to visit.

  • maria

    I am a Russian national with a UK residence permit. do Russians have a simplified visa application to be completed?

    • I understand that there are special visa centres in Russia for obtaining a visa for Croatia that help simplify the process…in the absence of going to Russia just for this (!) you can apply for a visa online at https://crovisa.mvep.hr/.

  • rush

    dear sir,

    i have 3 years residence card from Poland and i have Pakistani passport and i would like to visit to Croatia for 1 week holiday .

    pls confirm do i need to apply for a visa or i can go with my polish resedency

    regards

  • Zai

    Hello, I’m a Malaysian student studying in the UK and planning to travel to Croatia in September. I noticed that a visa is not required but a special travel document is needed. May I know what document is required? Thanks.

    • Hi there, I assume you’re referring to the information written here: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/malaysia,300.html#p.

      What that page means is, if you’re travelling on a normal passport, you don’t need a visa for Croatia. If, for whatever reason, you have been unable to obtain a passport and are travelling on another travel document instead, then you *do* need a visa for Croatia.

      So, assuming you’re travelling on a normal Malaysian passport, you are fine to visit Croatia without a visa!

  • Thomas

    Hello there. I am a UK Citizen and I am planning to move to Live and Work in Croatia permanently. Do I need a Visa for this and how would I go about applying for one?

    • Despite Croatia now being in the EU, there is not complete freedom for living and working in the country…likewise, Croats can’t come and freely work in the UK without a visa!

      The best thing I would suggest is to take a look at our Living & Working in Croatia Forum at http://visitcroatia.proboards.com/board/7/living-working-croatia – there are plenty of discussions on this very topic. Do also feel free to post your own question(s), if you like.

      Good luck!

  • John

    Hi I am a UK citizen and I plan to visit croatia for a week 27/8 – 3/9/2014. My UK passport expires on 4/10/2014, so is valid for the duration of my trip. Will there be any problem with this? Do I need to have a certain amount of time remaining on my passport? Thanks!

  • vaibhav kapoor

    hi im a indian citizen. I’m holding a valid schegen visa . i visiting budapest first and planning to drive down to croatia. my exit point is also from croatia i.e. dubrovnik. is it ok to take a flight back from dubrovnik to delhi or do i have to come back to schegen country to take the flight back???

    • Hi there, I wouldn’t think that you would need to go back to a Schengen country *BUT* this is not something I specifically know – I’d suggest either contacting the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at vize@mvep.hr or perhaps where you got your Schengen visa to see.

  • Becky

    Hi
    I’m a Chinese citizen, holding a permanent residency in the UK (currently working full-time in the UK). My husband is a British citizen. We are traveling to Croatia for holiday for 9 days. Do I have to go through the standard tourist visa application? (i.e. providing bank statements, work letter etc) Is the process easier for an EU spouse? (as Schengen spousal visa requires a lot less documents than Schengen tourist visa)
    Many thanks

  • Nick

    Hello Im from NYC and Ive been spending the summer in Berlin. My Schengen visa expires soon and I like’d to visit Croatia to get me an extra week or 2 on my schengen visa here in germany. If I enter Croatia either via plane or boat will Croatian boarder control stamp my passport to document that I have left Schengen. I may also take a boat (not an airplane) from Italy to Croatia, don’t know if that would make a different…

    • Yes, if you’re travelling on an U.S. passport you will get a stamp to indicate that you have entered Croatia – and you should also get one when you leave. It would make no difference how you enter Croatia (plane or boat…or even train or car), your passport will be checked. Indeed, visiting Croatia – which is outside of the Schengen zone – is one way of extending your time in Europe without using up Schengen visa days!

      • Nick

        Is the exit stamp also important? Do I need to ensure I get this stamp somehow…

        • Croatian border guards should always give you an exit stamp no matter which method of travel you use – I can’t imagine that they wouldn’t, but I suppose you can always ask them if they don’t stamp your passport. However, your passport should be stamped again once you re-enter a Schengen country (right?) so I’d guess that this is probably more important to you in terms of showing how many days you’ve been in the Schengen Zone.

          • Nick

            One last question. My Schengen Visa expires on the 15th of August. I plan to go to Croatia for 7 days on the 8th. Does this mean my Schengen Visa will now expire on the 22nd or do I get the days I haven’t used plus the days I was out of Schengen which would mean Id have to leave Schengen on 29th.

          • Do you actually have a proper visa, or have you just entered the Schengen area with your U.S. passport and received an entry stamp? (I believe – as per the info here – http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/schengen-fact-sheet.html – that U.S. passport holders do not need a specific visa for a stay in the Schengen Zone for up to three months in any six month period.)

            If it’s the case that you just have an entry stamp then you should get a Schengen exit stamp when leaving the area. So if you’ve been in Schengen for, say two months two weeks, you can come to Croatia for however long (well, not longer than three months!) and then return to Schengen (getting another entry stamp) where you are allowed to stay for the remaining two weeks of the three month period.

          • Nick

            OK…so im not generating additional Schengen days by being in croatia…

          • Indeed – visiting Croatia won’t give you any *more* days to add to the three months you’re able to visit the Schengen zone. But you won’t use up any Schengen days either when you’re in Croatia.

      • ali sajjad

        hey i m pakistani citizn and brazilian permanant resident card holder living in brazil how can i visit croatia it can easy on my brazilian card?

  • nozoppa

    Hello, I am from Ukraine, is it possible to enter Croatia without visa now? Because i heard that during the summer time a visa is not required.
    tnx

  • Fadi Eleiwi

    Dear Sir,

    I am jordanain, and I have a valid Schengen visa from france as a Tourist, I am visiting Paris in September and willing to visit Dubrovink after, do I need separate new visa to enter Croatia ?

  • luzao smith

    hello sir
    i have cyprus student visa and they issue mee a pink slip i want to visit croatia can i travel on that pink slip?

  • Tamer

    Hey dear,
    I’m Egyptian having a valid Schengen visa from Italy, Is it required to issue an individual visa to enter Croatia ?

  • kal

    Hey,am a Ugandan holding an schengen visa,currently visiting Norway,is it possible to visit croatia& back to Norway before i travel back to Uganda?in other words,will i be able to entre back to Norway if i traveled to Croatia?

    • Hi there, I’m afraid I’m not really sure so would not want to give you advice in case it is wrong. I would advise contacting the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on vize@mvep.hr to see what they say.

  • mari

    Good day. I am a South African citizen, going to Croatia for 6weeks. I have a (transito) schengen visa. Do I require an additional visa for Croatia?!

  • Konrad

    Hi there, im polish citizen , my wife is chinese however she holds EEA family member residence card (not permanent) as we live in UK . Do we need any visa to travel together to Croatia ?

  • Jak

    Hi my family has permeant residency in the Czech Republic. We have Sri Lankan and Kenyan passports. Our kids have the biometric cards from the Czech Republic and we have valid permanent residency status on our passports. Do we need to get a visa from Croatian embassy for holiday purposes?

  • Vikram Singh

    Hi, I am an international student, studying in the UK. I am an Indian citizen otherwise. So to travel to Croatia for the Ultra music festival in Split city, would i need a Visa ?
    Thank you!

  • rachel salameh

    Hello.i am lebanese and i live in lebanon.i have no shengen visa valide and i am making my visa to go and visit Croatia.can i visit medugorje with my visa for only one day or i need something else?

  • CLarissa IskanDar

    Hello. I’m a US permanent resident with Indonesian passport. I do need tourist visa to enter Croatia, but I will also need a temporary stay. I’m planning to marry my boyfriend who is Croatian citizen and continue my stay there. However, I do not have any property in Croatia or a proof of rent purchase or something like that since I will be living with my bf parents once I get there. Since I’m not married to him yet, I do not have any certificate that shows the reason of my temporary stay. What should I do?

    • Hi there, this is a slightly more complicated situation and not one that I know a great deal about, so not really sure that I’m best place to advise you on it. You might like to take a look at our forum on Living & Working in Croatia – http://visitcroatia.proboards.com/board/7/living-working-croatia – as others have discussed this kind of thing before. Do also feel free to post your own question if you like! Best of luck.

  • Acce

    Hi, Me and my son plans for holiday inDubrovnik. I’m a British citizen, but my son is still holding Indonesian passport with Permanent Residence holding in the UK. He is now 15 yrs old. Does he need a visa to Dubrovnik? Thank you

    • Hi there – as the UK is not part of Schengen, as far as I am aware holding UK permanent residency doesn’t allow for visa-free travel to Croatia. (For those that need a visa.)

      However, take a look at this page – http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/indonesia,96.html#p – and see the note at the bottom about Indonesian citizens (does your son still hold Indonesian citizenship?) being allowed to visit Croatia visa-free for up to 14 days.

      I would suggest contacting the Consular Department on vize@mvep.hr as they would ultimately be able to advise you best.

      • Acce

        Thank you very much for your answer.
        Yes my son still Indonesian citizenship, now in process and awaiting for UK citizenship being granted. It takes a while…but kids need holiday for this summer break. 🙂
        I will try to email the above address for further Info. Appreciated.

  • Samantha

    Morning My son will be travelling to Croatia next year on water polo tour. We live in South Africa but he has a British passport,will he need a visa to enter Croatia. Thank you

    • Visitors travelling on a British passport do not need a visa to visit Croatia for a stay of up to three months.

  • Javier

    Hello !! I’m from El Salvador, Central America and been invited to spend 1 week in Croatia, do I need a Visa? I have entered the EU several times before and have not needed one before. Thank you.

  • Mmmm

    Hello.. I want go just for four days for holiday with my husband (Georgian) I am from Czech Republic in the Croatia….he has passport with uk residence card of a family member of EEA national.Can we go with this visa or he need Croatian visa??we will cross by car from Slovenia..

  • Yina Wu

    Hello ,I get the residence card of a family member of GRAND-DUCHE DE LUXEMBOURG. Can I enter in Croatia without visa?

  • Jessica

    Hi there, I was born in New Zealand and have Croatian grandparents. I am trying to apply for a Croatian passport. Do you know where I can do this? The website I previously looked at seems to be closed for business?

  • zainab farah

    hi i holders of refugee travel documents uk do i need a visa rto travel to croatia?

  • Pierre

    Hi there! I am a canadian citizen. I entered Croatia from Italy on a 90 day visa. Nearly getting to then end of it, but I would like to stay longer because I like it too much. If I was to go to Bosnia for a few days, could I get a new 90 days visa upon entering Croatia again?

    • Hi Pierre – it’s great that you’ve liked Croatia so much! However, I believe it’s bad news – you are only able to visit the country visa free for 90-days in any 180 day period, so you wouldn’t be able to enter another country for a few days before then coming back to Croatia. You can see this info, for example, on the British Foreign Office advice for Croatia at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia/entry-requirements.

  • Tanya

    Hi, if i have a Croatian travel visa, can i use that to enter other Schengen states (e.g. Italy) as well? Many thanks!

  • aheyman

    I am a resident in New Zealand (not a citizen yet) and will be travelling on a South African passport to Italy for 2 days and then travel onwards to Croatia for 2 weeks. Do I need a seperate visa for Croatia or can I enter with my Schengen visa for Italy? We have no Croatian embassy in NZ that can help me and have had no luck for days trying to get hold of the embassy in Australia.

  • JC

    hi my passport expires early September, an im travelling to Croatia on the 28th june am I still able to travel?

  • Lina Riaño

    Hello!! I’m from Colombia but I live in France and I have my residence card, so do I need a Visa for Croatia?
    Thanks!

  • May

    Hi!
    We are living and working in Netherlands and we have the Dutch Resident Permit. Do we need to apply visa to travel to Croatia? Thanks

  • curly top

    Hi Please advise me If I have a shengen visa, do I have to visit the shengen country (eg France) first, before I enter Croatia

    • I am not aware whether this is a requirement or not – I would suggest contacting the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Consular Department at vize@mvep.hr for clarification.

  • Tin

    Hello, I am a USA permanent resident with a philippine passport. I will be traveling via cruise ship that has a couple of stop overs in Croatia. I also applied for a multiple Schengen visa. Do I need to apply for a Croatia tourist visa also? Thank you!

  • Maiza

    HI, I have double entry Schengen visa and planning to travel to Italy. May I go to Croatia with this visa and go back to my country from Croatia?

  • Trini_student

    Hi,
    I have a Trinidad and Tobago passport and I currently reside in the UK with a Tier 4 student visa. I may be going to Croatia for a 12 day educational course at a University and I know that I would have to apply for a visa. My question is, would that be a normal tourist visa? Or is there another visa for a short course that I should get? Thanks.

    • Hi there, I would really recommend that you ask the university or the course organisers to check what kind of visa you need. It may be that the ordinary visa would suffice, but they would ultimately know best!

  • student…

    Actually it is a temporary residence not a student visa. Can I stay and travel for a month?

    • You have temporary residency for Croatia? Well, US passport holders can visit the country for up to three months without the need for a visa, but I don’t know if there are particular conditions of your residence permit that would require you to leave the country after it expires. I would check with where the permit was issued, or ask the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – vize@mvep.hr.

  • student…

    Can I travel Croatia for month after my student visa expires? I am a US citizen.

  • SA

    Dear Sir / Madam, i hold current visas for schenghen and uk (both are business multiple entry) and also hold usa visit visa. I am indian. Can i enter croatia for tourism for a week without need for additional visa?

  • curly top

    Hi I am a South African, with a valid general, tourist UK Visa, Do I require a visa for Croatia or can I enter with the UK Visa?

  • Mehran Daud

    thanks you very much visit Croatia 🙂

  • Mehran Daud

    hello . i am a pakistani national i live here in greek cyprus from since 2 years i am studhying hotel management i want to apply to croatia for visit what are the requirements for croatian tourist visa ?? thanks

  • ruddrakishore

    Hello. I am an Indian national who resides in the United Kingdom. I have a UK visa till 2016 and a Schengen tourist Visa (from Austria) valid for 30 days. Can I visit Croatia for 2 days for tourism purpose?

    • Hi there, please do check against the information on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/. I don’t believe that your UK visa will work (as the UK is not a Schengen country), and you would need a multiple entry Schengen visa. But please do see the information on that page, and/or contact the Ministry (email listed there) for guidance. HTH

  • nutellajar

    Hello, I’m a Filipino citizen who has been living in Germany for more than a year now. I have a valid German visa until July 2015. I just want to make sure: Can I enter Croatia without getting an additional visa? Thanks!

  • Hilda

    Hi, I’m holding a long term stay Schengen visa. I’m going for a summer school in Dubrovnik for 1 week. Should I apply a separate visa? Or simply use my Schengen visa? Thank you

    • Hi Hilda – I would say the best idea would be to ask the school where you’re intending to study at, as they would know best. I suspect your Schengen visa would be okay, but honestly – please do ask the school to see what they would advise!

  • Jaiki

    Hi i am planning on visiting Croatia, and i know i need to apply for a visa in UK but my question is whether i can apply for my friend at the same time who will not have the time to travel to the embassy to apply for her visa. In other words, does the person who requires the visa need to be present when applying?

    Thanks in advance.

    • The Croatian Embassy in London states that applications must be made “in person”…but I don’t know if it’s possible for one person to do so (on behalf of another) and by in person they mean as opposed to submitting it online, for example. I would suggest contacting the Embassy – see the details at http://uk.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/consular-department/ and note the (short!) telephone line opening hours. Good luck.

  • Ha Nguyen

    Hello, I am a Vietnamese citizen. I am studying in the UK with the visa expiring in January 2015. I will apply for a Schengen visa soon because I will travel to Italy, Spain and Croatia in June. With both UK visa and Schengen visa, can i enter Croatia without Croatian visa? Many thanks!

  • Amith

    Hello, I am an Indian Citizen who holds a multiple entry Schengen visa valid for max. of 90 days. Can I visit Croatia without a Croatian visa?

    Thank you.

  • Taylor

    So if you are almost out of days In the shengen, staying in Croatia will not count or use any days?
    Please help it is hard to make sense of the ministry of foreign Affairs website and my and me an my girlfriend will be screwed if shengen counts in Croatia

    • That is correct, you will *not* use up any Schengen days when you are in Croatia – the country is *not* currently part of the Schengen Zone (and won’t join for a while).

  • wanderlustttt3

    Hi! I am wanting to travel to Croatia for 4 days in the beginning of July from Belgium on an American passport. The problem is that I do not have a visa, after Croatia I am planning to go to Greece. Will I have any problems going through customs? Or since it’s an EU country and I will be traveling EU to EU will I have to even go through customs??? I have been traveling for 3 months now and have only had to go through customs in England and Ireland, so I am confused since Croatia isn’t considered Schengen area if I will have to go through customs???

    will take any advice, please help!! Thanks 🙂

    • Hi there you’re right – there isn’t really customs as such as you’re travelling within the EU. As you’re travelling from Croatia to Greece you’ll most likely be flying (I assume!), you would just need to go through the customs channel at the airport that says “Arrivals from the EU”.

      Or, as you mention Schengen, did you mean immigration? Well, again, as you’re flying you *will* go through immigration at the airport. Citizens of EU or Schengen countries still have to pass through passport/ID card checks even if it’s technically free movement.

      The one thing I would consider is how long you’ve been in the Schengen zone for by the time you get to Greece. As I’m sure you’re aware, U.S. citizens can travel through the Schengen area for up to three months, visa-free, in any 180-day period (http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/schengen-fact-sheet.html ). Because Croatia *isn’t* part of the Schegen area (yet – and the UK & Ireland aren’t part of it either), any time you spend there won’t count towards those 90 days.

      I’m afraid I don’t know what will happen if you over-stay 90 days in the Schengen Area – I’m sure you can find those kinds of discussions elsewhere online!

      Hope this has helped a bit!

  • Lulu

    Hello there, Im married a non-EU citizen to a Czech and we live in the UK and in possesion of a residence permit expiring in Nov 2015. We are planning a holiday and would like to go to Croatia. Would I need a visa to enter the country even though I can go to other European countries provided I am travelling with my spouse and got original copy of our marriage certificate together with my passport.
    thanks in advance

    • Hi Lulu, if I can be honest, I’m afraid I don’t know what the requirements are for this situation – i.e. you’re travelling with your spouse who doesn’t need a visa to enter Croatia. I would suggest that you contact the Consular Department of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (email: vize@mvep.hr) to see what they say. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

  • Jasmine

    Hello,there.
    I am Chinese with uk spouse visa.
    Do I need visa to go to Croatia ?
    As I am planning to go in the end of September .
    Thank you .

  • patgarrett

    Hello, I have a valid US passport that expires 5months after I depart Croatia. I just read that it is highly recommended that a passport be valid for 6 months after leaving. Do you think this is going to be a problem? Should I get an updated passport before leaving if there’s enough time? I tried calling their consulate but no answer or voice mail. Thanks.

  • Vanderlan

    hello !
    I am a permanent resident of Italy but maintains a Sri Lankan passport ( Sri lankan Citizen) do i need a visa to visit Croatia? thanx

    • Hi there – please see the details on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website at http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/. There is a sentence there that states that holders of a “residence permit issued by one of the Schengen Area member state” do *not* need an additional visa to visit Croatia (for up to 90 days), and it sounds like this applies to you (as you have Italian permanent residency). If you have any queries, please contact the Ministry’s Consular Dept on vize@mvep.hr! HTH

  • tin

    Hello! I am a permanent resident of USA but maintains a Philippine passport/Philippine citizen. I’ve been searching on how to apply for a tourist visa in Croatia, with no luck in finding any application forms. Please help…Thank you!

  • enas

    Hi ,, need help guys..just want to know the requirements get the croatian tourist visa? Philippine passport I have and I’m PR here in canada..thanks

  • Jake Steel

    Hi there,
    I am wanting to make an enquiry weather anyone knows if Croatia is in the Schengen area or not. There is a lot of people saying yes they are and then people saying they are not. What is the correct answer?

    Also I am on a 2 year youth mobility visa for the United Kingdom and are a New Zealand Citizen. I have been working for a United Kingdom registered company in France through my Visa. I do not have French visa but as I am working through a United Kingdom registered company I have been allowed to work here in France Visa free for the past 3 months. My 3 months work is up in a months time and once I have finished here I am returning to London. I am now worried when I return to London and then 2 weeks later fly into Croatia for a holiday I will be accused of over staying in the Schengen area and be denied access to Croatia. I am only in Croatia for 2 weeks and have a flight already booked for Spain after Croatia. Can you please tell me if I will be ok and If I am legally allowed to go to Croatia for a stay of 2 weeks? Once again I am a New Zealand Citizen on a 2 year youth mobility Visa for the United Kingdom. Any advise and answers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ALot

    • Hi Jake, I can tell you that Croatia is definitely NOT in the Schengen Area. Although the country IS part of the EU, becoming part of the Schengen Zone is a separate process and the country is some years off joining the Schengen Zone.

      In that case, visiting the country (which you can do as a tourist, visa-free, with your New Zealand passport for a stay of up to 90 days – I don’t think you youth visa has any bearing/issue with you travel to Croatia) does NOT use up any days of “being” in the Schengen Zone.

      The confusion may lie with the fact that Croatia allows visitors to enter the country with valid Schengen visas without the need for separately obtaining a Croatian visa. (But this is applicable to travellers who need a visa to visit the country.)

      HTH

  • Andrrej

    Maybe I was a bit not specific, in my question I wanted to ask about; – will I be alloud to get Shengen visa to Italy through the Italian Embssy in Croatia?

  • Andrrej

    Hi I am a Russian citizen planing on studing in Croatia for half a year language course. My question: will I be alloud to apply a for Shengen visa to visit Itally with my half a year student corotian visa?

  • mochilera

    Hello,

    I’m a U.S. citizen planning on traveling Europe this summer and will most likely be very close to hitting the 90 day limit (or possibly passing it by a week or two) while in Italy. We’re hoping to enter Croatia as close to that 90 day date as we can but IF we were to have overstayed in the Shengen zone, will the Croatian authorities penalize us? Or since they’re not part of Shengen would they not pay attention? Any help or info. is appreciated!

    • Hi there, I don’t believe the Croatian authorities would particularly care as – you’re right – Croatia is not part of the Schengen zone. However, I would think the border guards when you exit the Schengen zone (so, in Slovenia if you’re travelling by land, or Italy if by sea…or by air, I suppose) may well notice you’ve stayed in the zone longer than 90 days, based on your entry stamp. I don’t specifically know what they would do, how carefully they look for these things, or what the penalties may be if you are ‘caught’…but I wouldn’t really like to chance it! (Based on ‘overstaying Schengen limit’ advice I’ve read online!)

  • Kriya

    Hi I’m an indian with indian passport living in Uk with a valid student visa. I’m plannning to come to croatia for a conference as part of my studies. I would like to know what type of visa should i apply for and how should I proced

  • viola

    hello, I have the Taiwan visa. we don’t need visa for Shengen but we can only stay for 90 days in 180 days. If we enter Croatia, does the days counts in 90 days? I heard that Croatia has enter the Shengen countries on January, 2014? thank you !

    • Hi Viola, Croatia is not part of the Schengen zone (it may enter some time in 2015) and if you visit Croatia, it does not count towards your number of days of being in the Schengen zone. The country does, however, have a ruling that allows holders of Schengen visas to enter Croatia without the need for an additional visa. I am unsure if Taiwainese visitors need a visa for Croatia or not – I would suggest contacting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on vize@mvep.hr, and please do also take a look at their site at http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ .

  • Dzo

    Pozdrav ,
    Koja je cijena hrvatske turisticke vize za turskog drzavljanina ?
    Pozdrav

  • JackPot

    My husband has a South African passport and I have British passport (British National Overseas). I heard that if we are travelling together to Croatia from South Africa for tourist purposes, my husband does not need to get a Schengen Visa. Is this correct?

  • kalpak

    Hello I have Indian passport and I have german residence permit till Dec. 2014. I am planning to visit Croatia in June 2014. Do I need to apply for visa? Thank you.

  • Alex

    Hi. I’m a Swiss national and will be travelling to Croatia with my wife (Chinese citizen; Schengen visa holder) in May. Will anyone from us need a visa for entering Croatia?
    thank you

  • Trevor

    Hi I am a Zimbabwean Citizen with a Residence Card of a family Member of an EEA National, do I need a visa to travel to croatia? I intend travelling to croatia for ten days towards the end of June however my passport is due for renewal in July , will this be an issue? your advise will be greatly appreciated , thank you

  • kavita

    Hello! I am an indian passport holder with my passport expiring on 1st December 2014. I am planning to travel to Croatia end of june 2014 for approx.10 days. Pls do let me know if I need to apply for Croatian visa or a Schengen visa? Also my passport will be valid for a period of 5 months after I leave from Croatia. do I need to have a validity of 6 months for my passport?

    • As an Indian passport holder, you *will* need a visa to visit Croatia – it is probably up to you to decide whether it’s easier to get a Croatian visa or a valid multiple entry/long-stay Schengen visa – please see the advice given on http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/. Do also select India from the drop down to find the contact details of embassies in India to find out how to obtain a Croatian visa.

      I understand that 3-month validity is required for passports (as per general EU requirements) so you will be fine.

  • Zipporah

    Hi,
    How can a Kenyan obtain a visa to Croatia? Purpose of travel is corporate meeting; invitation letter is ready, travel, accommodation and insurance are covered by the company.

  • DOG

    Good Morning, I am a SA Citizen living in Nigeria (all necessary documents) I am travelling to the UK in July,(will have a UK Visa) and then on to Croatia, will I be able to get into Croatia, with my UK Visa, or do I need to get a visa for Croatia as well?
    Thanks in advance

  • NS

    Hi I am Thai student in the UK and I am now granted a multiple schengen visa and I completely understand from the given information that I can travel to Croatia with valid schengen visa. However, I don’t understand this point ‘This means that if you are in possession of a Schengen visa, you will not use up any days of the time limit (90 days in a 180 day period) that you are allowed to be in the Schengen zone.’ Does it mean that entering croatia does not deduct any days from my schengen visa? I honestly got only 15 days multiple entry schengen visa but I have plan to Austria and Belgium which will cover all those days. However, I would love to visit croatia as well. So, do I need to extend my schengen visa or will it be ok?.
    by the way, I would fly from London to Croatia but will fly out to Vienna.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi there, yes, you understood it correctly. You will *not* use up any days of your Schengen visa when you’re in Croatia. (For the reason that Croatia is not part of the Schengen zone, although it allows visitors to use a Schengen visa to visit.)

      Enjoy your trip!

  • Janelle

    Hi,

    I’m a US citizen who has been living in Austria for the past year working as an au pair. My visa will run out soon and I would like to be able to travel around Europe some more. When I visit Croatia, would I get an entry and exit stamp? I’d need this to get the free 90/180 days in the Schengen zone. Also, would I need to show my residence permit, because the last day of validity will probably be on the day of travel? Any information would be greatly helpful! Thank you!

    • Hi Janelle, in my mind you’d just need to travel to Croatia using your American passport as any regular tourist would (i.e. you won’t need to show your residence permit) – American visitors can visit the country for a stay of up to 90 days without the need for a visa. Yes, you will be stamped at both entry and exit, in whatever way you travel (at a land border, or airport). You may like to contact the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs via vize@mvep.hr if you needed any further clarification (only because *they* are the governmental organisation that sets/maintains the rules, not me!), but I don’t think you’ll have any issues coming to Croatia. HTH

    • I forgot to add – if for whatever reason the border guards don’t give you a stamp when you exit Croatia, you can always request one. But they should really provide the exit stamp automatically! 🙂

  • Artem

    Hey good evening,

    I am going to be travelling to Croatia next month. I have a valid multiple entry Schengen Visa( Type C ). I wanted to know if there is requirement to have a separate Croatian Visa for the same.. If you could kindly advise me on the same.
    Thanks and regards

  • Gijo Peter

    Hello,
    I am a Indian Citizen with Type D German VISA(mutiple entry – which is is valid in all other Schegen countries) and My wife is having Schengen VISA(multiple entry). We would like to visit Croatia for tourist purpose and want to know the validity of our VISAs in croatia.

    • Hi there, if you take a look at this page on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website – http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ – (the text in bold above the map), you can see what visas can be used for visiting Croatia. That page does list that a type D visa can be used, as can a Schengen visa. You may like to contact the email address listed there if you need final clarification.

  • Biseh

    Hi, i am palestinian with a lebanese travel document. i have a valid Schengen visa from the greek consulate in Dubai ( place of residence).
    I just want to be sure if i can also enter Croatia without applying for a visa. Thx.

  • Yuli

    Hello ! I’m Belarusian and would like to spend summer vocation (8 days) in 2013 in Croatia. Would it be enough to open just Schengen visa ?

  • broketraveller

    Hi,

    Im an Indian passport holder and will be traveling to Croatia during July 2013 and then will be heading into the Schengen zone.

    My question is this; a) Will I require separate Schengen and Croatian visas for my trip during July 2013? (b) If yes, do I need to apply for my Croatian visa first or my Schengen visa?

    I have emailed the embassies but have not heard back from them as yet. Thanks for your help, appreciate it!

  • Ana

    Can a person holding a Zimbabwean passport enter Croatia without visa? Many thanks.Ana

  • Leban

    Hello there, I am a ethiopian student who live in China for studies. I would like to attend and participate an international academic conference which will be held on 19-21 June 2013 at University of Zadar, Croatia. I want to apply short term visa to attend the conference, so should i apply Croatian short term visa or should i apply Schengen visa?????

    Thank you so much.

  • Krishna

    Hello, I am an Indian living in Germany with a valid resident permit. I am planning to travel in June 2013 for 4 days. How is visa regulation now? Do I need a visa to enter Croatia now? Thank you.

  • Paul

    Hello, I am an Indian citizen with a residence card for UK and I also have a Schengen visa valid till August with Multiple entries allowed. Am I able to use this to visit Croatia for 7-10 days or do I need to get a separate visa?

  • Haris Ghani Khan

    I am Haris from Pakistan. I am planning to visit Croatia around the
    start of June. I will be entering the EU territory
    through Hungary and will be holding a schengen visa. My (Pakistani) passport expires in October which is four months from my point in
    time of entry into Croatia.It is not possible for me to get a new
    passport made due to shortage of time. Will it be possible for me to enter Croatia with this passport?

  • PB1680

    Hello! May wife is Russian citizen and lives and works in Austria (Vienna). For this reason she has a working visa for Austria (Schengen Visa). Is it possible for her to enter Croatia with this visa for holiday purpose?

    thanks a lot in advance

    • Hi there, it depends on when you’re planning to visit Croatia. If it’s prior to the EU entry date (1st July 2013), then a Schengen visa should be sufficient. If it’s after, then your wife will need a visa – but visas for Russian nationals are being fast-tracked. Read the advice given at http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/ – firstly, the text in bold above the map which talks about Schengen visas, then the stuff under “Important Notice” regarding how to obtain a visa if this will be required.

  • Abdulaziz

    Hi,

    I am a Saudi passport holder with a residence care in the UK, and wondering if i need a visa to enter Croatia as i am already having a valid Schengen Visa? I do appreciate your kind response! Thanks

    • Hello there, Croatia is not part of the Schengen area and nor will it be part of the zone when the country joins the EU on 1st July 2013. However, for the moment, holders of Schengen visas can visit the country without the need for an additional visa…but only up until the EU entry date. (When are you visiting?) You can see a little more about this on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (the text in bold above the map) at http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/; you might also like to contact the Croatian Embassy in London for further info: http://uk.mfa.hr/?mh=38&mv=148

      • Abdulaziz

        Thank you so much for your kind reply.
        I will be visiting Dubrovnik on the 26th of May 2013. The is nothing matter me in the 1st link you provided. .. Now, what shall i do?

  • Rene

    Hello, I am a UK citizen travelling to Croatia in 4th June for one week. My passport expires on 1st August and wonder if I require to renew before I travel as it has been suggested somewhere on line that I need three months validity.

  • Marilou

    Hi! I am a Canadian traveler that would like to come to Croatia this summer! I would like to know if travel to Croatia counts toward the 90 day stay limit for travelers in the Schengen area? Or is Croatia separate and therefore my stay in Croatia would not apply to the Schengen area limit? THanks!

    • Hi Marilou, Croatia is *not* part of the Schengen Zone currently, and it also *won’t* become part of the zone after it joins the EU on 1st July 2013. So it’s the second option – your stay in Croatia is separate to the Schengen area limit. Canadian visitors do not need a visa to visit Croatia.

  • Marco

    Hello, I am a Vietnamese citizien with a valid resident card of Poland.
    I would like to visit Croatia with my Polish friends in holiday( 11th July) after Croatia joins EU . They don’t need any Visas, but do I need one?
    Many thanks,

  • Kate

    Hi
    I am travelling on a South African passport and will be going to Croatia on 05 July 2013. With this whole deal with Croatia joining the EU, what Visa will I need to apply for?

    Thanks,
    Kate

    • Hi Kate, I believe that you will need to apply for a regular Croatian visa, as South Africa citizens require this to visit the country. Although it will join the EU, as you say, on 1st July, the country will not yet be part of the Schengen area. I would contact the Croatian Embassy in South Africa (or a Croatian Embassy in the country where you’re based, if it’s not presently there) for details on how to obtain the visa – http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/south-africa,118.html#p.

      • Kate

        Hi. Thanks for getting back to me… I am currently living in London – I have been trying to get of the embassy here for weeks, but no one ever answers the phones. I am sort of at a loss! Thanks anyway.

        • Hi Kate, I’m sorry to hear that! The Embassy in London also have their own website – http://uk.mfa.hr/?mh=42&mv=2236 – where there’s some more contact details as well as opening hours for the telephone line. Perhaps that might help…and hope you are eventually successful!

  • arbnor

    I am a citizen of Kosovo with a Croatian VISS for tourists in Croatia

  • Damien

    Hi,

    I am a South African with permanent residency in the UK, my spouse is a UK citizen. We are traveling to Croatia in June after the changes, would I still need to apply for a visa? I know my wife does not. Many thanks

    • Hi Damien – Croatia enters the EU on 1st July, so that’s the date that when some of the visa regulations would be altered. You’re travelling in June, and presently (which would also still be in effect in June), there is a regulation that allows people with valid Schengen visas – or long stay visas from a Schengen country – to visit Croatia without the need for an additional visa. (See at http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=104#pocdrz – the text in red.) The UK, of course, isn’t a Schengen country…so despite that fact that you have permanent residency I don’t believe would count, and you’d still need a visa to visit Croatia.

      I would suggest contacting the Croatian Embassy in London (http://uk.mfa.hr/?mh=42&mv=2236) for final clarification – there’s also further info about how to obtain a visa. HTH

  • Lena

    Hi, I am a permament resident of USA but hold a Ukrainian Passport and Ukrainian Citizenship. My husband and I are planning to travel to Croatia in late June, 2013. Last summer I would not have needed a visa. I understand that as of July 1st in 2013, Croatia will be in EU but we plan to visit and exit Croatia just before July 1st. Would I still need to get a visa for this June, 2013? Thank you.

    • Hi Lena, as far as I understand it, you will. You are right that Ukrainian citizens didn’t need a visa to visit Croatia last year – this was a measure introduced to encourage Ukranian (and Russian, and a few other nationalities) tourists to visit, and Croatia was allowed to set its own visa requirements. However, because Croatia is joining the EU on 1st July (as you mention), it must now come into line with EU visa regulations. To this effect, it has abolished this previous measure in preparation for EU entry so even if you visit BEFORE 1st July, you’ll still need to obtain a visa.

      Here’s the page for Ukraine on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=189#pocdrz. Alternatively, you might find it better to contact a Croatian Embassy in the U.S. for more details about obtaining a visa.

      I read in the Croatian press that they’re planning to simplify/fast track the visa system for Russian visitors (because that market is so important to them)…perhaps this is also the case for Ukrainian visitors too. 🙂

      • Lena

        Thank you for the response. Croatia is a beautiful place and we look forward to visiting it soon:)

        • You’re very welcome Lena. 🙂 I hope you get to visit and hope you enjoy your time in Croatia!

  • Sahil Fozdar

    Hey, I am an Indian Citizen and planning to come on 18 July 2013 to Croatia on a valid schengen visa. I am planning to come for tourist purpose. I will be coming from Germany. So do I need to get any other document or any other stamp from Croatian embassy or can I directly come on a valid schengen visa ??

    • Hi Sahil, this is indeed a good question! Schengen visa holders are currently able to visit Croatia without the need for an additional visa – a measure in place until Croatia joins the EU on 1st July 2013. I cannot say for certain what will happen then…but can say that Croatia WILL NOT automatically become part of the Schengen Area (that’s expected possibly by 2015) and of course the country must now come into line with the EU’s visa restrictions.

      I have tried to make some enquiries about this with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and hope to have an answer for you soon. You might also like to contact a Croatia Embassy to see what they say. (Here are the details for India http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=92#pocdrz, or you might find one in Germany easier? http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=145#pocdrz)

  • tn

    Hi, we are a family of 4 (South African passport holders) how will be traveling on a cruise ship from venice round-trip during March/April 2013. We have already applied and received our Schengen Visas. The cruise itinerary did not include a stop in Croatia when the booking and visa applications was made. Recently when browsing information about our cruise, I saw only on certain websites that the ‘Day At Sea’ was changed now with a stop in Croatia (8am-2pm). (Some websites still show the itinerary without the stop in Croatia). It is very worrying and confusing! We did not received any notification from the cruise company about any changes regarding the cruise-itinerary. If we received any information regarding the itinerary change – We have decided to stay on-board the cruise ship if it docked in Croatia. Are there any Croatia visa requirements in our case now? Will appreciate any information and feedback urgently please!

    • Hi tn, please take a look at this page (http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=104#pocdrz) on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website – specifically, the text in red. It basically says that holders of Schengen visas (and I believe that in your case, you would hold the short stay visa, type C?) do not require an *additional* visa to enter Croatia.

      It mentions that this policy is in effect until Croatia joins the EU, which is 1st July 2013 – but your cruise is before this date.

      So, you should be fine to disembark your cruise ship and spend and enjoy a few hours in Croatia, wherever your ship may be docking!

      • tn

        Thank you very much for the quick reply. Appreciate your feedback! We are looking forward to our trip and possible visit to Croatia!

  • FG

    Hi I have a Hong Kong Passport, do I require a tourist visa for my 7 day holiday in crotia?

  • Trung.

    Hello, I have Finnish Visa, and I am from Vietnam. Do I need Visa to visit Croatia?

    • Hi there, please take a look at this page http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=193#pocdrz (specifically, the text in red) to see if the visa you hold falls under one of these options. If you need clarification, I would suggest contacting a Croatian Embassy (the one listed for Finland is in Hungary!) for clarification. If the visa is not valid and you are travelling on a Vietnamese passport then yes, you will need a visa to visit Croatia.

  • Mark H

    Hello, I shall be travelling to Croatia from South Africa in September ’13 after it has joined the EU. Although arriving at and leaving Europe from Paris, i shall also be visiting Italy, Germany and Austria via train but spending most time, 7/8 days, of my 15 days in Croatia. Do I need to apply for my Schengen Visa via the Croatian consulate as this is where I’ll be spending most time?

    • Hi Mark, Croatia will not actually be part of the Schengen area after it joins the EU in July – it needs to undertake this as a separate process to EU accession, and Croatia *may* become a Schengen zone country by 2015. As such, you would not be able to obtain a Schengen visa via the Croatian consulate. I would probably seek to obtain a Schengen visa via the French Embassy/Consulate as that will be entry point into Europe. In terms of then travelling on to Croatia with your Schengen visa – at present, holders of such a visa can visit the country without needing to obtain a separate one (as would be the case for you, as a South African citizen). I would check the latest advice (via the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615) closer to the time that Croatia actually joins the EU. HTH

  • Katerina

    Hi,

    I am a Russian national residing in the UK on a UK spouse visa. As far as I know, last year I would not have needed to apply for a visa to go to Croatia in the summer season. Has that changed? If not, will that change when Croatia joins the EU in July this year? i am intending to travel in September.

    I have checked this link http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=156#pocdrz but it is not clear as it says ‘Yes’ next to ordinary passport but has the following text under the asterix: “Tourist travels, both individual and group, do not require a visa, only a voucher.”

    Thanks

    Katerina

    • Hi Katerina – you are correct, last year Russian nationals didn’t need a visa to visit Croatia (to encourage and assist the great numbers of visitors from Russia!). However, Croatia has had to come into line with the rest of the EU and Russian nationals WILL now need a visa to visit the country. Although Croatia joins the EU on 1st July, this measure will actually come into effect on 1st April – so yes, you will need a visa when you visit in September.

      I was just reading this past weekend (in a Croatian paper – http://www.slobodnadalmacija.hr/Novosti/Biznis/tabid/69/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/201870/Rusima-vize-u-roku-od-pet-dana.aspx) that Croatia plans to implement a fast-track process for issuing visas to Russian nationals so that it takes only (up to) five days.

      I would advise contacting the Croatian Embassy in London closer to the time of your travels (i.e. once the visa regulation has come into effect) for details on how to obtain the visa.

  • Karan

    Hello, I am a Indian Passport holder with a long-stay (type D) visa and a “Permit to Stay” for Italy. I am a student studying abroad here and plan to visit Croatia for spring break. Am I good to go to Croatia or do I need anything else?
    Thank You!

  • Faisal

    Hi,

    I am married to British National and we are planning to go on a 9 days cruise to majority of EU nations esp Italy for which I will apply for Schengen visa. The ship will also stop in Coratia and Turkey for about 10 hours each. Can you please tell me If the Italian embassy gives me Schengen Visa would I still need separate visas for Coratia and Turkey ? Can you please confirm this for me I would really appreciate your reply.

    • Hello there, if you take a look at the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615 (scroll down to read the text in read), you’ll see that holders of a valid Schengen visa DO NOT need an additional visa to visit Croatia.

      I’m afraid I don’t know regarding Turkey – probably best asked on a website about Turkey!

  • Kristina

    Hello! My husband is a Russian citizen with a temporary residence permit in Latvian and by the Schengen countries can travel without any problem. He has an ID card. We are planning a trip in August to Croatia (with the travel company) and want to know do he need a visa in Croatia in August 2013???

    • Hi Kristina, I believe that if he is travelling on a Latvian ID card, he should not need a visa – however, I am not 100% sure. I would contact a Croatian Embassy (for Latvia, it suggests contacting the one in Stockholm – http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=119#pocdrz) as they should be able to give you a definitive answer.

  • myka

    Hello, I am a US citizen who will be in Europe for 4 months starting Sept. 2013. Since I am only allowed to stay in the Schengen states for 3 months, I wanted to spend the first month in Croatia. So, if I transfer in Germany on the way to croatia, will the 90-day consecutive counter for the schegen visa start when I get to germany, or when I enter a schengen state after my time in Croatia? Also, does the ruling for holders of schengen effect my time allowed in the schengen states? Lastly, when Croatia does become a part of the EU, will they be included in the schengen visa? Sorry for all of the questions… Thank you so much for the help! It’s easy to get confused with all of this.

    • Hi myka, well…I certainly agree with you on the confusing nature of the Schengen area and what is and isn’t allowed! However, I’ve found some info that may be useful to you. Firstly, I believe that this page from the U.S. Department of State says that the allowed 90-day stay starts from when you first enter a Schengen country: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4361.html (It doesn’t explicitly state that – but if you look at the part of being allowed there for 90 days within a six-month period, that’s certainly how I understand it.)

      However, in what way are you transferring in Germany? If it’s just through an airport, you may not officially be entering the country (unlike in the U.S. when you do have to go through immigration even if you’re transferring to another flight elsewhere) – this page might help: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/05__Legal/02__Directory__Services/01__Visa/__Transit__Visa.html

      No, Croatia will not be part of the Schengen area when it joins the EU – it will probably join in 2015.

  • Cacca

    hey! I’m from Brazil, currently on one year student visa in germany. if I enter Croatia (planing holiday for one week/10 days) and in the meantime my schengen visa expires, am I still allowed to enter EU to fly back home?

    • Hi there, I’m afraid I do not know for certain as I do not know the specifics of Schengen visas – however, I believe that this would not be possible (as you are still re-entering the EU and need a valid visa, even if it is just to fly home). The information provided on the MInistry of Foreign Affairs’ website – http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615 – about holders of Schengen visas being allowed to visit Croatia also, to me, indicates that such a visa must be valid for the *whole* time of your stay in Croatia.

  • tayyab

    Hello i need Croatia visit visa tell me how can i get visit visa ? i have Pakistani Passport

  • Paulus

    Hi, I’m Indonesian passport holder. I’m travelling to UK as tourist. Can I apply for Croatian Visa in UK?

  • Spark

    Hello, I am holding a Filipino Passport with a Schengan visa. I was wondering if I can visit Croatia as part of my itinerary this December break. I know you must have answered this already but just to make sure. Do I need additional visa?

    • Hi there, as I’ve said, please do check the information provided on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615. Providing you have a valid Schengen visa as detailed on that page, I believe that you should be able to visit Croatia this December. (Please note that I cannot given any guarantees as this is an independent website that is not associated with the government or tourist board. You can always contact a Croatian Embassy for the country you are presently in for more information – alternatively, some people like to print out the page from the Ministry’s website – with their logo – to show when they enter Croatia.) I hope this helps.

  • nita

    Hello Im from kosovo im planning to visit Italy and take the schengen visa so can i come to visit the croatia with this visa>?

    • Hi Nita, presently (up until the end of 2012), holders of suitable Schengen visas can visit Croatia without the need for an additional visa – see the details on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615. As for 2013, this is very likely to change as Croatia prepares for EU entry (on 1st July 2013), so you would have to check back later for the rules in the early part of the year and then once the country has actually joined.

  • TravelBugBites

    Hello! I’m a Chinese citizen with long term stay ID card in Hungary. Can I visit Croatia with just my ID card, or do I have to bring my passport as well?

  • stephanie

    I am an Indonesian ordinary passport holder, do I need a visa to enter croatia ? Is it possible to obtain visa on arrival (in croatian airport) ?

  • BECHIR

    I want to visit cards possible help me

  • Anna

    Hi, I am a Filipino with a Philippine passport and living and working in Austria. I have an Austrian legitimation card. Is legitimation card enough to visit Croatia or do I still need to get a visa?

  • amado

    I have a residence card in spain but holding a filipino passport. Do I need a visa to enter duvronik

    • Holders of a Filipino passport DO need a visa to visit Croatia, and I would believe it is this rather than the residence card for Spain that dictates whether or not you would need a visa. I would suggest contacting the Croatian Embassy in Spain for further clarification: http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=174#pocdrz

  • Pumpim

    Hello , I’m Thai lives and working in Slovenia I’m holder of schengen visa do i need visa to entry to Croatia?

    regard,

    Pumpim

  • ALI

    hi my name is ali and i used to live in uk but come back pakistan now i m planning to visit croatia but here in pakistan there is no embassy so please help me out how can i apply for visa

  • Juan

    Hello. I need a quick answer please! I am 18 years old, I have a Costa Rican Passport but I have a German Visum valid until January 2012. I was planning to visit Croatia in October in a classtrip one week… Do I need a visa or not? If I do need one, where can I get it here in Germany? Thank you!

    • Hi Juan – as per the details on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website here http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=115#pocdrz you do NOT need a visa for Croatia. (Look in the table – under “Citizens of Costa Rica” – where it says ordinary passport – NO, meaning no visa is required.)

      It surprises me that you need a visa for Germany…but that’s another story, and perhaps not relevant to the Visit Croatia website! 🙂

  • Aimee King

    hello…. is the new regulation re: holder of schengen visa still applicable next year 2013? thanks

    • Hi Aimee, I’m afraid I’m not presently aware of what the regulations for 2013 will be regarding holders of Schengen visas. As soon as we have any information, we will definitely update this page – please do check back!

  • amylia

    Malaysia need visa?thank you.

  • Sam

    Hello, I have a Saudi passport, and I live and work in The UK (work visa) and I also have a valid mutli-entry Schengen visa, do I need a visa to enter Croatia? And what happen if my Schengen visa runs out, as a resident of UK, would I need a visa? Thank you.

  • Aace

    Hello i Thai citizen with u.k longterm parterner married under budha ‘law.. coming, if poss.. to visit beautiful country my husband’ liked it s beauty as a child and wants me to see .. what are my visa requirements?? Thank you r.s.v.p

  • Ameer

    Hi,
    I’m jordanian and i have traveled with my wife last year to Croatia both of us had a Schengen visa -multiple entry which allows the holder of such visa to enter Croatia as per the regulation. When we arrived the check point at the border the officials did not have a clear instructions or idea whether we can enter Croatia or not and we were left 2hours waiting and almost returning us back until they were convinced that we were allowed to enter Croatia.

    We are planning to visit Croatia again this year for a holiday but i need a clear instruction in Croatian language to show it to the officials at the border in case they don’t have the regulations that Schengen visa holders can enter Croatia.

    Is there any official document in Croatian you can send me regarding this matter? waiting for your early response.

    • Hi Ameer, I’m sorry to hear about your problems entering Croatia last year. The Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website has an explanation about this rule for holders of Schengen visas at http://www.mfa.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615. The corresponding text in Croatian can also be found on their website at http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1161 (the bit in red, including everything above the bit that begins with a star – although you can probably guess that looking at the English-language version!).

      I would suggest printing off the whole page of the website, including the logo/text of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which appears in the top-left hand corner, so they can see where you got the information from.

      I hope this will assist you for a much speedier entry into Croatia this year!

  • Mustafa

    Hi, I had a Bulgarian Identity Card, is it enouph to visit Dubrovnivk?

  • youssouf ben aissa

    hello every bosy there
    am algerian and i have algerian passport and now am student in university.i would like to viist croatia
    wich kind visa i need to enter croatia…..appreciate your response, thanks.

  • Paola

    Hello, I am a Colombian citizen with a valid resident card of Belgium. I am interested in going to Croatia on vacation for a week, do I need a visa???? Thank you!!!!

  • Marie

    Iam a British Citizen but I havent applied for my british passport yet so Im using my Filipino Passport at the moment. Do i need visa still to enter Croatia? Looking forward to your reply. Thank you.

  • Tariq

    I am Afghan passport holder, and wondering if i need a visa to enter Croatia as i am already having a valid Schengen visa? appreciate your response, thanks

  • Masoud

    I am Iranian , but I live in Netherlands and have Dutch residence permit, do I need visa to travel to croatia?

  • Ashley

    Hi, I’m in Indian national living in United states on an H4 visa and my husband is on an H1 work visa . We will be visiting Italy along with Croatia. If we get the schengen visa for Italy then do we need a visa for Croatia as well? Also, does a city of Italy need to be our first stop before heading to Croatia? Thanks.

  • Sanjay

    hi, i am a Indian passport holder working in Nigeria ,Africa, i am scheduled to visit Croatia in the month of September to attend a conference, and was wondering if i need a visa to enter Croatia as i am already having a valid Schengen visa? appreciate your response, thanks.

  • Hi we are visiting Croatia in Sept this year for our honeymoon. My partner is French and has a French Passport but has lived in the UK for the past 26 years – will he need a VIsa?

    • Hi Rita – no, those travelling on a French passport do NOT need a visa to visit Croatia for a stay of up to three months, which is the same for citizens of all EU countries, plus some other countries (U.S., Canada, Australia etc) too. You can see the visa requirements for French nationals at http://www.mfa.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=82#pocdrz.

      I hope you have a happy honeymoon in Croatia!

  • moe

    hi, i am a jordanian passport holder, and was wondering if i need a visa to enter croatia even if i have a 
    Schengen visa? appreciate your response, thanks.

    • If you hold a Schengen visa, then you shouldn’t need an additional visa to visit Croatia – this is a temporary regulation to attract more visitors to the countr that’s in place for the whole of 2012. Do read the info at http://www.mvep.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615&dmid=103#pocdrz carefully, however, to see that it applies to you.