Croatia Visa & Residency

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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. Includes information about the new Digital Nomad Visa and how to apply.

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If you're moving 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. The article is based on information from Croatia's Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, Croatia's Ministry of Interior, the Croatian Embassy in Sweden and the US Embassy in Zagreb. On February 25, 2021, we updated the article to include step-by-step instructions for applying to Croatia's much-anticipated Digital Nomad Visa which recently went into effect and the application process has begun.

Do I Need a Visa for Croatia?

While US Citizens and many others do not need a visa to spend up to 90 days in Croatia (in a 6-month period), travelers and global nomads from some countries do need a visa. The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs's country by country visa requirements will give you that information that you need (look for the small drop-down county list on that page).

How Do I Apply for a Visa for Croatia?

Apply Online for Visa at Croatia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

If you check the country by country visa requirements and need a visa for a short-term stay in Croatia, you will need these documents to accompany your visa application:

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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