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:
 
NOTICE ON FULL APPLICATION OF THE SCHENGEN ACQUIS IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA AS OF 1 JANUARY 2023
 
As of 1 January 2023, the Schengen acquis is in full application in the Republic of Croatia as a Schengen area Member State.
 
The visa regime of the Republic of Croatia is part of the EU acquis.
 
As of 1 January 2023, Schengen visas (visas type A and C) and national long-term visas (visa type D) are issued in Croatian diplomatic missions and consular offices.
 
CALCULATION OF TIME SPENT IN THE SCHENGEN AREA
 
The time spent in the Republic of Croatia is added to the time spent in other Member States of the Schengen area.
 
Third country nationals, regardless of whether they are required a visa or not, may stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-days period.
 
Additional information and a calculator of the period of permitted stay along with instructions for use are available at: https://home-affairs.ec.europa.eu/policies/schengen-borders-and-visa/border-crossing_en  



CROATIAN VISAS FOR SHORT-TERM STAY (VISA TYPE C) ISSUED UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2022
 
Croatian short-stay visas (visa type C) issued until 31 December 2022, if not expired, are still valid for entry into the Republic of Croatia, but do not allow entry into other Member States of the Schengen area.
 
TERMINATION OF APPLICATION OF THE DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA ESTABLISHING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DECISION NO 565/2014/EU
 
On 1 January 2023, the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, of 22 July 2014, establishing the implementation of Decision No 565/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 introducing a simplified regime for the control of persons at the external borders based on the unilateral recognition by Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania of certain documents as equivalent to their national visas for transit through or intended stays on their territories not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period and repealing Decisions No 895/2006/EC and No 582/2008/EC (OJ L 157, 27.05.2014) shall cease to apply.
 
Third country nationals who are holders of visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania will no longer be able to enter the territory of the Republic of Croatia without a valid Schengen visa (visa type C) or Croatian national visa (visa type D).
 
 
SHORT-TERM STAY OF THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS WHO ENTERED THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA BY 31 DECEMBER 2022
Third country nationals who are required a visa when crossing external borders and who will have entered the Republic of Croatia by 31 December 2022 with:
• a valid Croatian visa or
• a valid visa or residence permit of Bulgaria, Cyprus or Romania
can stay in the Republic of Croatia in accordance with the validity period and approved duration of stay of the issued visa.
 
Third country nationals who are required a visa when crossing external borders and who will have entered the Republic of Croatia by 31 December 2022 with:
 • a valid Schengen visa (visa C) for two or more entries
can stay in the Republic of Croatia in accordance with the validity period and approved duration of stay of the issued Schengen visa. However, please note that this duration of stay after 1 January 2023 is added to the number of days previously spent in the Schengen area and the number of days the visa holder plans to spend in the Schengen area after 1 January 2023, including the Republic of Croatia.
Third country nationals who are not required a visa when crossing external borders and who will have entered the Republic of Croatia by 31 December 2022, can stay in the Republic of Croatia without obstacle. However, please note that the time spent in Croatia after 1 January 2023 is added to the time they previously spent in other Member States of the Schengen area within 180-days period.

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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.

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

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

Armenia - https://visa.vfsglobal.com/arm/en/hrv/

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

Kyrgyzstan - https://visa.vfsglobal.com/kgz/en/hrv/

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/

Tajikistan - https://visa.vfsglobal.com/tjk/en/hrv/

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/

Uzbekistan - https://visa.vfsglobal.com/uzb/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