Visa requirements overview


Country:

People's Republic of China

Establishment of diplomatic relations: 13.05.1992.

Visa requirements overview

Citizen of the Republic of Croatia:

  • Ordinary passport: Yes
  • Diplomatic/official passport: No
  • The Government of the People's Republic of China has decided, from March 28, 2020, to suspend the entry of foreign nationals holding a valid Chinese visa or residence permit. This also applies to persons holding an APEC business travel card Likewise, the entry ban also applies to all areas that Croatian citizens could otherwise have entered without a visa. The ban does not apply to holders of diplomatic, official or C visas. Foreign nationals coming to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities, or for urgent humanitarian reasons, may apply for a visa at the competent Chinese embassy or consulate. Visa applicants after March 28, 2020 will be able to enter the People's Republic of China.
    Starting 10 August 2020., Croatian nationals who hold valid Chinese residence permits, including work pemit, permit for family reunion and personal matters, can apply for visas for free of charge. For the additional information please contact the Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Zagreb.


    * Starting 1 July 2018, request for visa shall be filled out online, i.e. using electronic application form (https://cova.cs.mfa.gov.cn). Appointment for lodging the visa application with the required documents shall also be scheduled online. The Embassy shall not accept hand filled out applications or applications without previously scheduled appointment. All applicants shall submit printed out confirmation and signed e-application form. Visa applicants shall apply in person and submit confirmation page, e-application form, passport, and other necessary documentation to the Embassy.

    ** Croatian nationals, holders of valid passport, entering the People’s Republic of China at the Peking, Chengdu and Guangzhou airports, can stay in transit in the PRC for up to 72 hours without visa.

    *** Croatian nationals, holders of valid passport and with onward flight tickets, if travelling over the Hangzhou (HGH), Nanjing Lukou (NKG), Shangai Hongsqiao (SHA) and Shangai Pudong (PVG) airports, can stay in transit in the PRC for up to 144 hours. All passengers are subject to immigration control. Leaving the transit area of airport is allowed.

    **** Croatian citizens, holders of valid Croatian passports, can enter and stay up to 90 days in the Special Administrative Region Macao, People’s Republic of China and Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China

    ***** Starting 1 May, 2018 Croatian citizens holders of ordinary passport can enjoy visa-free entry to Hainan Province through its ports and are entitled to stay in the administrative regions of Hainan Province for 30 days, on condition that they book their tour through Hainan travel agencies. For the additional information please contact the Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Zagreb.

Citizen of China:

  • Ordinary passport: Yes
  • Diplomatic/official passport: No
  • * Citizens of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region and Macao Special Administration Region, both part of the People’s Republic of China, holders of a ‘Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’ passport and a ‘Região Administrativa Especial de Macau’ passport, do not require a visa to enter Croatia and to stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period or to transit through the territory of Croatia.>
    * Visa applications can also be submitted at the VFS visa application centers  - http://www.vfsglobal.cn/croatia/china/English/index.html.

DM/CO in the Republic of Croatia or a neighboring/Other country

Zagreb

  • Address:

    Mlinovi 132
    10 000 Zagreb
    HRVATSKA

  • Phone: +385 1 46 37 011
  • Fax: +385 1 46 37 012

Zagreb

  • Address:

    Mlinovi 133A
    10 000 Zagreb
    HRVATSKA

  • Phone: +385 1 46 93 636
  • Fax: +385 1 24 21 686

DM/CO Republic of Croatia

Peking

  • Address:

    Villa 5-2
    Qijiayuan Diplomatic Compound
    No. 9 Jianguomenwai Street
    Chaoyang District
    100600 Beijing
    P.R. of CHINA

  • Phone: +86 10 6532 6242

Hong Kong

  • Address:

    64th Floor, Hopewell Centre
    183 Queen's road East, Wanchai
    Hong Kong SAR
    P.R. of CHINA

  • Phone: (00852)2528-4975
  • Fax: (00852)2865-6276

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Pursuant to the Government’s Decision, starting with 22 July 2014, the Republic of Croatia applies the Decision No 565/2014/EU. All third-country nationals who are holders of valid Schengen documents, as well as national visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania do not require an additional (Croatian) visa for Croatia.

Third-country nationals who are holders of:

  • uniform visa (C) for two or multiple entries, valid for all Schengen Area Member States;
  • visa with limited territorial validity (LTV visa), for two or multiple entries, issued to the holder of a travel document that is not recognised by one or more, but not all of the Schengen Area Member States, and which is valid for the territory of the Member States recognising the travel document;
  • long-stay visa (D) for stays exceeding three months, issued by one of the Schengen Area Member State;
  • residence permit issued by one of the Schengen Area Member State;
  • national visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Bulgaria, listed in Annex I of the Decision No 565/2014/EU;
  • national visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Cyprus, listed in Annex III of the Decision No 565/2014/EU;
  • national visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Romania, listed in Annex IV of the Decision No 565/2014/EU;

do not require a visa for transit or intended stays in the territory of Croatia not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.

The Decision No 565/2014/EU is available at:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32014D0565&from=EN

Nationals of Kosovo, who are holders of Schengen visas with limited territorial validity (LTV visas), valid for all Schengen countries except for Spain (-ES), do not require additional Croatian visa for transit through or intended stays in the territory of the Republic of Croatia not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.

The period of validity of the above mentioned Schengen, Bulgarian, Cypriot, and Romanian documents must cover the duration of the transit or stay.

Passport has to be valid for at least another three months after the planned departure from Croatia and issued within the previous 10 years.

This facilitated entry of third-country nationals is in force until Croatia fully applies the provisions of the Schengen acquis.

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Third-country nationals who require a visa for Croatia can fill out the visa application form on-line at crovisa.mvep.hr (available in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Albanian, and Turkish language). Printed and filled out application form, along with other required documents, should be submitted to the competent Croatian Embassy/Consulate or visa centre or through an accredited tourist agency.

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Visa applications can also be submitted at VFS Visa Application Centres in:

Algeria - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/algeria/

Armenia - http://vfsglobal.com/croatia/armenia/

Azerbaijan - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/azerbaijan/English/

Bahrein - https://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/Bahrain/index.html

Belarus - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/belarus/

China - https://visa.vfsglobal.com/chn/en/hrv

Egypt - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/Egypt/

India - http://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/India/

Indonesia - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/indonesia/

Iran -  https://visa.vfsglobal.com/irn/en/hrv/

Jordan - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/jordan/index.html

Kazakhstan - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/kazakhstan/

Kosovo - http://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/Kosovo/

Kuwait - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/kuwait/index.html

Lebanon - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/Lebanon/index.html

Mongoliji - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/mongolia/

Morocco - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/morocco/

Nigeria - http://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/Nigeria/

Oman - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/oman/

Philippines -  http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/philippines/

Qatar - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/qatar/

Russia - http://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/russia/English/index.html

Saudi Arabia -  http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/SaudiArabia/index.html

South Africa - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/southAfrica/

Thailand - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/thailand/

Turkey - https://visa.vfsglobal.com/tur/en/hrv/

Ukraine - http://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/Ukraine/english/index.html

United Arab Emirates - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/uae/

United Kingdom: https://visa.vfsglobal.com/gbr/en/hrv/

Vietnam -  http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/vietnam/.

 

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All questions regarding Croatia’s visa regime can be submitted at: vize@mvep.hr