Letter of Guarantee

1. Visa applicants on private visit, invited by a natural person, must enclose along with the visa application a letter of guarantee by natural person as proof of the purpose of their visit, filled out by the guarantor – a natural person from Croatia.

The guarantor can be a Croatian national or the citizen of the EEA/Switzerland or third-country national, with granted residence in Croatia, who receives income or has financial means in Croatia.

Along with the letter of guarantee, the guarantor-natural person must enclose proof of a permanent source of income in the Republic of Croatia (certificate of salary, certificate of pension) in the preceding three months or the relevant proof of possession of funds in the bank.

The guarantor's signature on the letter of guarantee shall be certified by a public notary.

If the guarantor is present when submitting the visa application, the signature on the letter of guarantee may also be notarised (certified):
-  by the Croatian Embassy/Consulate if the guarantor is a Croatian national, or
- by the competent authority of the receiving state, if the guarantor is the citizen of the EEA/Switzerland or third-country national.

The Embassy/Consulate keeps the original letter of guarantee.

The applicant receives a copy of the letter of guarantee, so that he/she may present it as evidence of the purpose of stay in Croatia if requested to do so by the border control authorities.

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend to use the forms available on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.


2. Visa applicants on business visit, invited by a legal person, shall enclose with the visa application a letter of guarantee by legal person as proof of the purpose of their visit, filled out by the guarantor – a legal person from Croatia.

The guarantor shall enclose with the letter of guarantee a document proving its liquidity ("Bon 1" or "Bon 2", or certificate of the commercial court that no liquidation proceedings have been initiated etc.).

The letter of guarantee shall be signed by the person authorised to represent the guarantor.

If the person authorised to represent the legal person is a citizen the  EEA/Switzerland or a third-country national, he/she must have approved temporary or permanent stay in Croatia. The validity period of temporary stay of the citizen of the EEA/Switzerland or the third-country national must cover the period to which the applicant is invited.

The Embassy/Consulate keeps the original letter of guarantee.

The applicant receives a copy of the letter of guarantee, so that he/she may present evidence of the purpose of stay in Croatia if requested to do so by a border control authority.

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend to use the forms available on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.