Visa requirements overview
Establishment of diplomatic relations: 13.02.1992.
Visa requirements overview
Citizen of the Republic of Croatia:
- Ordinary passport: Yes
- Diplomatic/official passport: Yes
- * Croatian citizens can apply for the eVisitor (subclass 651) visa online on the website of the Australian Government – Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Holders of the eVisitor (subclass 651) visa can enter Australia for tourist or shorter business purposes, e.g. attending conferences or examining business possibilities. No fee is charged for this visa. Applicants for the eVisitor visa must hold a valid passport. The visa allows a maximum stay of up to three months and multiple entries within a 12 month period. For more details on visas (transit visas) contact the Australian Embassy in Zagreb.
* Nationals of Croatia are permitted to transit Australia without applying for a visa if they:
• enter Australia by aircraft;
• hold a confirmed onward booking to leave Australia to travel to a third country on the same or another aircraft within 8 hours of arrival in Australia;
• hold documentation necessary to enter the country of destination;
• do not need to leave the airport transit lounge except to continue their journey.
* For more details on visas please check https://croatia.embassy.gov.au/zgrb/Visas_and_Migration.html or https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ or call Australian Home Affairs' Global Service Centre (GSC) in Canberra from 9 am to 5 pm (Croatian Time) on +61 2 6196 0196.
Citizen of Australia:
- Ordinary passport: No
- Diplomatic/official passport: No
- * Passport has to be valid for at least another three months after the planned departure from Croatia and issued within the previous 10 years.
DM/CO in the Republic of Croatia or a neighboring/Other country
Grand Centar, Hektorovićeva 2 / 5. kat
- Phone: 01 48 91 200
- Fax: 01 48 91 216
DM/CO Republic of Croatia
14 Jindalee Crescent
O'Malley Act 2606
- Phone: 0061 2 6286 6988
- Fax: 0061 2 6286 3544
9/24 Albert Road
South Melbourne 3205
- Phone: 0061 3 9699 2633
- Fax: 0061 3 9696 8271
4/379 Kent Street, P.O. Box Q104
Sydney, NSW 2000
- Phone: 0061 2 9299 8899
- Fax: 0061 2 9299 8855
Unit 21, 68 Saint George’s Terrace
Perth WA 6831
- Phone: 00 61 8 93 21 6044
- Fax: 00 61 8 93 21 6240
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:
Armenia - https://visa.vfsglobal.com/arm/en/hrv/
Azerbaijan - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/azerbaijan/English/
Indonesia - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/indonesia/
Kazakhstan - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/kazakhstan/
Kuwait - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/kuwait/index.html
Kyrgyzstan - https://visa.vfsglobal.com/kgz/en/hrv/
Mongoliji - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/mongolia/
Philippines - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/philippines/
Saudi Arabia - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/SaudiArabia/index.html
Thailand - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/thailand/
United Arab Emirates - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/uae/
Vietnam - http://www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/vietnam/.
All questions regarding Croatia’s visa regime can be submitted at: email@example.com