Enclosed documents

Croatian embassies/consulates issue Schengen visas (A and C)  and national visas (D).
 
Type A visa
An airport-transit visa (A) is an authorisation for transit through the international transit areas of airports of the Member States.
Visa A is required for nationals of third countries listed in Annex IV. of the Visa Code 
 
Type C visa
A short-stay visa (C) is an authorisation for an intended stay on the territory of the Member States not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.
It is issued for one, two or more entries for transit, tourist, business, private or other purposes.
The allowed number of days of stay in the Schegen area can be calculated by means of an online calculator .
Visa application is submitted at the embassy/consulate of the Schengen area Member State that is the main destination of the travel.
If the main destination of the travel is Croatia, the visa application is submitted at the competent Croatian embassy/consulate or at the VFS Global Visa Application Center.
If there is no Croatian embassy/consulate in a country, nor a visa center, the visa application may be submitted at the nearest Croatian embassy/consulate in another country.
Visa application shall be submitted in person.
Visa applications for minors or persons deprived of their business capacity shall be submitted by their legal representative.
Visa application shall be submitted no more than six months before the start of the intended trip, and, as a rule, no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended trip.
Seafarers performing their duties may apply for a visa no earlier than nine months before the start of the intended trip.
When submitting a visa application, it is necessary to submit a completed and signed visa application form, prescribed documentation and provide fingerprints.
 
Visa application form (C)

 
Basic documentation with the C visa application
  • Visa application form, completed and signed by the applicant
  • A passport that meets the following conditions:
- it must contain at least two empty pages for the visa
- it must be issued in the previous 10 years
- the validity period of the travel document must be at least three months longer than the date you intend to leave the Schengen area, or, in the case of multiple trips, from the date you intend to leave it on the occasion of the last trip

List of travel documents recognized by Croatia as valid for crossing the state border and affixing a visa
 
  • A recent identity photograph in accordance with ICAO standards 
  • Your fingerprints are taken when submitting the application. Certain categories of persons are exempt from providing fingerprints.
  • Travel medical insurance covering emergency medical assistance, hospitalisation and repatriation (including in case of death). The insurance must be valid for the entire Schengen area and cover the entire duration of the planned stay. The minimum amount is 30,000 euros.
  • Evidence of paid visa fee.
  • If the application is submitted at the VFS Global Visa Application Center, the so-called service fee is also paid.
  • Documentation related to the purpose of stay, means of support, means of travel and the intention to return to the home country or the possibility of entering a third country.
 
The complete list of documents can be consulted on the website of the embassy/consulate.
During the processing of the application, the applicant may be asked to provide additional information or documents or may be invited for an interview.
 
If the application is lodged in a third country for which there is a harmonized List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants for C visas, that List should be consulted in order to avoid any missing document when filing the application.
 
Refer to the harmonized List of supporting documents to be submitted by applicants for C visas lodging in ceraint third countries or territories:
 
 
Afghanistan Algeria Angola
Argentina Armenia Australia
Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus
Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil
Cameroon Canada Cape Verde
Chile China China – Hong Kong
China – Macao Costa Rica Cuba
Ecuador Egypt Ethiopia
Georgia Ghana India
Indonesia Iran Iraq
Ireland Israel Jordan
Kazakhstan Kenya Kosovo
Mexico Moldova Morocco
Mozambique Nicaragua Nigeria
Pakistan Palestine Phillippines
Russia Saudi Arabia Senegal
Singapore South Africa South Korea
Sri Lanka Tanzania Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Türkiye
Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom
USA Uzbekistan Vietnam
Zambija    

 
Type D visa
A long-stay visa (D) is an authorization for entry if the third-country national has been granted a temporary stay, or a stay and work permit, and if he/she requires a short-stay visa to enter Croatia.
It is issued for one or multiple entries, with a validity period of up to six months and with an approved duration of stay of up to 30 days.
The application for a D visa is submitted before entering Croatia, at the competent embassy/consulate or at the VFS Global Visa Application Center .
If there is no Croatian embassy/consulate in a country, nor a visa center, the visa application may be submitted at the nearest Croatian embassy/consulate in another country.
Visa application shall be submitted in person.
Visa applications for minors or persons deprived of their business capacity shall be submitted by their legal representative.
The application for a D visa shall be submitted no earlier than two months before, and no later than two months after the beginning of validity of the temporary stay or the stay and work permit in Croatia.
A third-country national who has been issued a D visa must, within 30 days from the beginning of validity of the visa, contact the competent police department or police station in order to register their place of residence and create a biometric residence permit.
When submitting a visa application, it is necessary to submit a completed and signed visa application form, prescribed documentation and provide fingerprints.
 
Visa application form (D) 
 
Enclosed documents for a D visa application:
  • Visa application form, completed and signed by the applicant.
  • A passport that meets the following conditions:
- it must contain at least two empty pages for the visa
- it must be issued in the previous 10 years
- the validity period of the travel document must be at least three months longer than the period of validity of the temporary stay or stay and work permit

List of travel documents recognized by Croatia as valid for crossing the state border and affixing a visa 
 
  • A recent identity photograph in accordance with ICAO standards 
  • Your fingerprints are taken when submitting the application. Certain categories of persons are exempt from providing fingerprints.
  • Travel medical insurance for a period of stay of 30 days in Croatia, covering emergency medical assistance, hospitalisation and repatriation (including in case of death). The insurance must be valid for the entire Schengen area. The minimum amount is 30,000 euros.
  • Evidence of granted temporary stay or stay and work permit in Croatia.
  • Evidence of means of travel.
  • Evidence of paid visa fee.
  • If the application is submitted at the VFS Global Visa Application Center, the so-called service fee is also paid.