Visa requirements overview
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) ceased to apply.
Third country nationals who are holders of visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania are no longer 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).
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.
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/
Nepal - https://visa.vfsglobal.com/npl/en/hrv
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/.
All questions regarding Croatia’s visa regime can be submitted at: email@example.com