Expat Guide to Living in Croatia
Whether you're already living in Croatia or preparing to move to Croatia, our Expat Guide to Living in Croatia offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Croatia. For answers to specific questions, visit our Croatia Forum to talk with expats in Croatia.
If you're heading to Croatia, you'll need to know if you need a visa, what type of visa, how to apply for that visa, COVID-19 related entry requirements for Croatia, the health insurance requirement and more. Digital Nomad Visa information will be added when available. Sources: Croatia's Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, Croatia's Ministry of Interior, the Croatian Embassy in Sweden and the US Embassy in Zagreb.
If you are planning to stay in Croatia for more than 90 days, the Temporary-Stay Visa is what you'll be applying for. If granted, you may stay in Croatia up to 1 year. If you are working, the visa is called a Stay and Work Permit. This article contains detailed information about applying for the Temporary-Stay Visa, the Stay and Work Permit and the Biometric Residence Permit. Sources: Croatia's Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, Croatia's Ministry of Interior, the Croatian Embassy in Sweden and the US Embassy in Zagreb.
If you're a global nomad heading to Croatia or an expat living there, understanding the quality and cost of healthcare and medical services in Croatia is important. Additionally, information about COVID-19 testing requirements for entry into Croatia and local testing sites.
There are so many amazing places to live in Croatia. Here are 6 great places from cities and towns on the Adriatic to Hvar island to the inland capital city of Zagreb. We invite you to add your favorite place to live in Croatia!
A retiree in Split, Croatia shares how he chose Split for retirement. Split is bustling with mostly German vacationers from May through September. It's much quieter during the winter months when it's only locals. He offers great advice about the process of buying property and obtaining a local residency Card.
Culture Shock Report
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Croatia handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Croatia by filling out our Culture Shock Report.
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Croatia - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Croatia by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
Submit a Living Overseas Report
Moving Overseas Report
What should you take with you when you move to Croatia? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Croatia? Help others moving to Croatia by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
International School Report
Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Croatia with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Croatia, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.
Submit an International School Review
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Croatia. If you are already living in Croatia, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Retiring in Croatia Reports
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Croatia, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Croatia:
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Croatia? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Croatia? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report
10 Tips for Living in Croatia
Croatia is an astoundingly beautiful country that lies along the Adriatic Sea. Expats discuss why they love living in Croatia, the challenges of expat life there, buying property in Croatia and much more.