A visa is the approval for transit through the territory of the Republic of Croatia or for entering the Republic of Croatia and staying up to three months in each six-month period counting from the date of the first entry. It is issued for one, two or more entries for transit, tourist, business, private or other purposes. Aliens may not work on the territory of the Republic of Croatia based on a visa alone.
The expiry date depends on the circumstances and cannot exceed five years.
Visa overview of the Republic of Croatia as well as a detailed procedure for issuing visas can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on http://www.mvep.hr or http://www.mvep.hr/hr/konzularne-informacije/vize/pregled-viznog -sustava0 / and in English on http://www.mvep.hr/en/ or http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/.
Note: Citizens of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg do not need a visa to enter the Republic of Croatia and can cross the border with a valid passport or a valid identity card.
- IMPORTANT NOTICE –
Pursuant to the Government’s Decision, starting with 22 July 2014, the Republic of Croatia applies the Decision No 565/2014/EU. All aliens who are holders of valid Schengen documents, as well as national visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania do not require an additional (Croatian) visa for Croatia.
Aliens who are holders of:
do not require a visa for transit or intended stays in the territory of Croatia not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.
The Decision No 565/2014/EU is available at:
Nationals of Kosovo, who are holders of Schengen visas with limited territorial validity (LTV visas), valid for all Schengen countries except for Greece and Spain, do not require additional Croatian visa for transit through or intended stays in the territory of the Republic of Croatia not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.
The period of validity of the above mentioned Schengen, Bulgarian, Cypriot, and Romanian documents must cover the duration of the transit or stay.
This facilitated entry of aliens is in force until Croatia fully applies the provisions of the Schengen acquis.
THE PROCEDURE FOR ISSUING VISAS:
Aliens must apply for a visa prior to their entry into the Republic of Croatia, at the competent diplomatic mission/consular post. If there is no Croatian diplomatic mission/consular post in the applicant's country, application may be submitted to the nearest Croatian diplomatic mission/consular post. An alien shall apply for the visa personally. Exceptionally, an alien need not to file the application personally, but they shall present themselves when called upon by the diplomatic mission/consular post.
A visa application for an alien minor or an alien deprived of their business capacity shall be submitted by their legal representative.
Visa application forms shall be submitted no sooner than three months prior to the date of the intended trip.
Aliens shall enclose the following documents with the application:
Depending on the situation, an alien might add to the present request a permission to stay in the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or the Schengen visa (C) or long-term visa (D).
Visa application forms can be retrieved in the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Brussels (Avenue Louise 437, 1050 Brussels), available in Croatian, English, French and Albanian.
Visa application forms can be downloaded from the website of the Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs http://www.mvep.hr/hr/konzularne-informacije/vize/obrasci/zahtjev-za-vizu/ ,available in Croatian, English, German, French Spanish, Albanian, Turkish, Moldovan, Russian, Ukrainian and Arabic.
Visa application can be required only in the Consular Section of the Embassy of Croatia in Brussels at Avenue Louise 437, 1050 Brussels.
Consular fee for a visa: 60.00 EUR
Exempt from fees:
The deadline for deciding on a visa application is 15 days from the date of application.
A visa does not guarantee entry of the alien into the Republic of Croatia!
The visa will be canceled or an alien shall be prohibited entry into the Croatia if it is subsequently established that the conditions for its issuance were not met, or if there are serious reasons to doubt that it was obtained by fraud.
The visa will be revoked if it is found that it no longer meets the requirements for its issuance.
The diplomatic mission/consular department or police department or police station will repeal or annul the visa.
A visa may also be cancelled at the request of an alien whose visa has been issued, and in this case may not be appealed.
An alien shall be informed in writing about the refusal of the visa application and delivery of the decision by registered postal delivery note or in person at the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Brussels. Exceptionally, if an alien asks, the refusal of the visa application shall be communicated to the alien electronically.
Against the decision the alien is entitled to appeal through the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Brussels within 15 days of receipt of the decision. The appeal shall be filed in writing in the Croatian language. An appeal committee will decide at the ministry responsible for foreign affairs. The appeal shall not prevent the execution of this decision.
Consular fee for appeal against refusal, cancellation or revocation of a visa or the decision to refuse the extension and / or the duration of stay authorized under a visa issued is 34 EUR.
For the citizens of countries where it is not possible to issue a visa without prior approval of the ministry responsible for foreign affairs, visa can be issued after the approval. The authorized officer shall, on the basis of the approval of the submitted documentation and collected notifications, decide on issuing visas.
All information about visa can be obtained by sending a request by e-mail
or by calling one of the phone numbers
+32 2 627 02 10;
+32 2 627 02 11;
+32 2 639 20 36;
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