Info sheet to visa holders

You have been issued a visa for the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

As soon as you receive your short-stay visa, make sure that all the information it contains is correct.

Check the following:

  • your passport has a passport number. This number is also indicated on the visa sticker. Make sure that these numbers are the same
  • you applied for your visa for a specific period or periods. Check that your air ticket corresponds with the entry and exit dates indicated on the visa sticker
  • check that the numbers of entries you applied (one, two or multiple) corresponds with the number of entries indicated on your visa sticker
  • check that your name is spelled correctly

Do this yourself in order to avoid any problems or extra costs arising when using your visa. If you think that the information on the visa sticker is incorrect, tell the consulate or embassy immediately, so that any errors can be corrected.


How to read the visa sticker

TRAJANJE BORAVKA (DURATION OF STAY)… DANA (DAYS) indicates the number of days you may stay in Croatia. The days should be counted from the date you enter Croatia (the entry stamp) to the date you exit Croatia

The period of time between „OD (FROM)... DO (UNTIL)“ is usually longer than the number of days printed in the TRAJANJE BORAVKA (DURATION OF STAY) field. The difference in period is meant to give you flexibility to plan your entry into and exit from Croatia, but your stay in Croatia must never exceed the exact number of days in the TRAJANJE BORAVKA (DURATION OF STAY) … DANA (DAYS)“ field. No matter how many days you have stayed in Croatia, you must leave no later than the date printed in the DO (UNTIL) field.


Controls at the border

Your short-stay visa allows you to travel ONLY to the Republic of Croatia, but in case you have Croatian visa valid for two or multiple entries, you will be able to enter Romania, Bulgaria or Cyprus. However, prior to visiting mentioned countries, please check possibilities with their respective embassies.

Holding a Croatian visa does not automatically entitle you to enter Croatia. So you may have to provide certain information at border or other controls. You may, for instance, have to provide information on your means of support, how long you intend to stay […] and why are you visiting […]. In some cases, such checks may result in a refusal for the visa holder to enter Croatia.

It is therefore recommended that you carry with you copies of the documents which you presented when you applied for the visa (e.g. copies of letter of guarantee, travel confirmations, means of subsistence and other documents proving the purpose of your stay). This will help to make the border control procedure easier and avoid delays at the border.

After arriving to Croatia you have two days to register with the police authorities according to your place of residence. Also, in case you change your residence during your stay, you have to register again within two days. A legal and natural person providing the accommodation to an alien (accommodation provider) shall register the accommodation of the alien on short-term stay within one day of the arrival of the alien for accommodation.


  1.  You must keep to the period of stay allowed by your visa. Misuse and overstay may result in you being expelled and banned from entry or obtaining a new visa for a certain period of time.
  2. Any subsequent change in travel plans, cancellation of accommodation etc. - after the visa is issued – might lead to the revocation of your visa.