1. Alex Wajda,

    You do not need visas for a stay up to 90 days.
    You must carry your passports together with your permanent residence permits.

  2. Dear All,

    I am an Indian citizen, living in Hungary on a work permit and also have a valid B1 US visa. Do I need to apply for a visa to visit Croatia as a tourist?



  3. DV,

    You require a visa unless you are coming to Croatia as a tourist in an organised group and arriving from a Schengen Member State and having a travel health insurance.

  4. hi, I am Indian national living in Budapest on Schengen visa. Do I need visa to visit croatia?? If required, pls can you let me know how much time does it take to get tourist visa ???

    Thanks and Regards

  5. good morning

    we are travelling to Croatia in July 2011 on SA Passports and we have a valid Croatian visa.
    We are flying into split and will visit Hvar – I am unable to find out if it is possible to take a ferry/catamaran from Hvar to Dubrovnik – we are wanting to do this on a Thursday – no ferry that day – does this mean it will be impossible or are there other ferry lines that do this route. I know one can take a bus from Split to Dubrovnic, but am aware that the bus goes through a portion of Bosnia.Herz – do we need a visa for Bosnia/Herz in order to do the bus trip?

    Thanks so much

  6. do i need visa if i want intry and out in same day ?
    what should i do if i do not have time to get visa ?

  7. Hello,

    I have a valid Schengen residence permit till 2012 & I am an Indian citizen.

    I am required to visit Croatia in the month of August for Business purposes.

    Do I need to apply for a Croatia visa or am I covered under the exceptions?

    Thanks for your reply,

    • Sreemanth,
      You require a visa unless you are coming to Croatia as a tourist in an organised group and arriving from a Schengen Member State and having a travel health insurance. It takes approximately 1-2 weeks to be issued a visa, if eligible.

      You did not mention your citizenship. For more information visit: https://www.mfa.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615
      If you are a citizen of country which nationals require a visa, you require a visa no matter if you enter and leave the country the same day.

      You require a visa unless you are coming to Croatia as a tourist in an organised group and arriving from a Schengen Member State and having a travel health insurance.

  8. hello Morten and Jack (both of you doing a good job respect)

    I’m a moroccan citizen holiding a netherlands residency and i wanted to travel to zadar or split via flight or driving witha car from amsterdam.

    do i need a visa?

    thanks a lots for your help

    kind regards


  9. Rachid,
    If you have a valid Residence Permit issued by the Netherlands, you do not require a visa.

    National Morocco (MA)/Residence Netherlands (NL)
    Destination Croatia (HR)

    Passport required.
    – Passport or passport replacing documents must be valid for
    the period of intended stay.

    Visa required, except for A max stay of 90 days:
    – for (effective untill 2011-10-31) holders of a residence
    permit issued by Netherlands.

    As a citizen of Kuwait you do not require a Croatian visa IF you have a visa issued by a Schengen member state and valid travel health insurance.
    National Kuwait (KW)/Destination Croatia (HR)
    Passport required.
    – Passport or passport replacing documents must be valid for
    the period of intended stay.

    Visa required, except for A max stay of 90 days:
    – for nationals of Kuwait, holding normal passports together
    with a visa issued by a Schengen Member State TIRGL/SCHN
    and a travel health insurance.

  10. sorry JackD but i mean if i do not have any visa but i want enter and leave the country the same day .. because kuwait citizen no need to get visa for bosnia

  11. Hi there,can someone help please ????

    We planing to drive to Kosovo this August for a holiday (3weeks), I have a British passport but my husband has a Kosovan passport with a UK visa on It (Indefinite Leave to Remain in UK ),does he need a transit visa to Croatia or not?.Have tried the Croation Embassy in London 2 days and they just keep you on hold and when you chose the options they tell you to wait and then cut you’r line,not very happy 🙁 .

  12. Khaled,

    If you do not have a valid Schengen visa, you require a Croatian visa if you wish to visit Croatia, no matter if you will enter and leave the country the same day. Every country has a different Visa Policy.

  13. Yllka,

    Since the UK is not a Schengen member country, your husband (Kosovan citizen) requires a visa for entry into Croatia.

  14. I am coming to Croatia on 1st July , i got schengen Visa from french embassy but they gave me a schengen visa based on my interest to visit france on 14 th july,,,, so the schengen visa is Valid from 14 july to 14 august 2011……..i am a medical student coming for bilateral exchange program in Zagreb and i got valid travel insurance from 1 -31 july 2011& i have invitation letter from univ and they provide me hostel & food for one month !!!!!!!!!!!!!! now i am in trouble !!!!! as in website no need for croatia visa for Omani Citizens !!!!!but unfortunately the schengen visa IS NOT VALID FOR MY ENTRY !!!!!! only one week remaining to my travel !!!!!!! what solutiion????????? or if i show invitaion letter they will facilitate my entry >>????? please help ASAP



  15. Hamood,

    National Oman (OM)/Destination Croatia (HR)
    Passport required.
    – Passport or passport replacing documents must be valid for
    the period of intended stay.
    Visa required, except for A max stay of 90 days:
    – for nationals of Oman, holding normal passports together
    with a visa issued by a Schengen Member State TIRGL/SCHN
    and a travel health insurance.

    You can contact the Croatian Embassy in Oman located at
    P.O.Box 3650
    Post Code 112
    Phone 00968 24475555
    Fax 00968 24484828

  16. Hi Morten

    I’m visiting from the US with a 3mth tourist visa. I have some interviews lined up in London. And am hitting the end of my tourist visa. I booked a flt to Croatia and staying for 5 days thinking if I get my passport stamped before my 3 mth is up it will reinstate another 3 month visit.

    Is this incorrect? If yes, how long would i have to stay in croatia to prolong my stay in EU?

    thank you,

  17. Good day sir!
    I am a filipino citizen holding a philippine passport with an expired schengen visa, but i Am married to my german wife for 5yrs, we are here now in germany and filed an application for a resident visa but the magistrad told us that I need to get out of the schengen territory first to obtain my visa in the austrian embassy to where i will be stayin (non-scngen country). I would like to know if its possible for me to apply for a croatian tourist visa so i could stay there for a period of 1month or 2 to wait there for the release of my germany resident visa? Please response… Your answer will be highly appreciated. Big thanks!

  18. Hello,

    I’m a german citizen and I together with my wife I would like to travel to croatia for vacation.

    I already tried to inform about the whole visa procedure by writing an E-Mail to the embassy of croatia. Unfortunately – after meanwhile 4 weeks – they still didn’t text back.

    Today I checked the internet again and found the following note, written on the homepage of the embassy:
    Government of the Republic of Croatia, at its session on 10 March 2011, adopted the decision to temporarily facilitate the entry of aliens on tourist visits to the Republic of Croatia on the basis of valid Schengen residence permits and visas. Consequently, the following categories of aliens temporarily, from 1 April to 31 October 2011, do not require a visa:

    1) Holders of valid Schengen residence permits ( covering entry and transit);
    2) Nationals of the Republic of India and of the People’s Republic of China, holders of valid Schengen visas, who collectively and in an organised manner visit the Republic of Croatia as tourists, if in possession of a valid travel health insurance and arriving from the Schengen Area, and
    3) Nationals of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the State of Qatar, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates who visit the Republic of Croatia as tourists, holders of valid Schengen visas, if in possession of a valid travel health insurance.
    Aliens who are holders of valid Schengen residence permits or valid Schengen visas for short-term stay temporarily do not require a visa for the Republic of Croatia if they are arriving to the Republic of Croatia on cruise ships with the purpose of tourist visit.
    According to the decision by the Government of the Republic of Croatia, facilitated entry of the foreign nationals meeting specified requirements applies from 5 November 2010 until 31 December 2011.

    We will go there by car and will take the ferry from Split to Supetar.

    Does this note also include my wife?
    Or does she still have to apply for a visa?

    She’s got the residence permit (+working permit) for germany and is also allowed to travel within the Schengen area.

    We wanna stay there from August 20 to September 3.

    In case we still have to apply:
    I would like to know if me and my wife can just go to any embassy of croatia (munich, berlin, …) without having an appointment, or if you need to have one – and how long we will have to wait for the issuing.

    Thank you in advance for helping me.

    Regards from germany


  19. Hi There !!

    I am planning to visit Croatia for a week.

    I am an Indian living in Bahrain for past 4 years for employement.

    Could you please let me know how would I be able to obtain a Croatian visit visa in Bahrain.

    Many thanks

  20. Hello iam from kuwait and iam planning for a vist to zagreb in july and I have a valid shenngen visa, do I need to get a croatian visa ?

  21. I am visiting Italy in August and have a Schengen Visa, issued in South Africa. Can we use this to visit Croatia from there?

  22. Hi,

    I hold a Indian passport with indefinate leave to remain in the uk.
    I also have a valid schengen visa valid for 6 months.
    I am due to travel to Croatia in the 1st week of October, but not as part of an organised group.

    do i need to apply for a visa?

    Many thanks


  23. To Julia
    You don’t have to have visa.
    i also had same question, after writing to Croatia embassy received following answer :

    Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

    Zur Reise nach Kroatien bis 31. Oktober 2011 brauchen Sie kein Visum.

  24. Hello!

    I am a citizen of Kazakhstan but I live in Germany since 1996. I have a permanent residence permit in Germany. Do I need a visa for holiday in Croatia? When yes how long does it take? We travel by car.
    Thank you!

  25. Hello, I’m a Turkish citizen, and I want to set up a business in Croatia.
    Is getting a working and/or resident visa easy for a person who starts a business in Croatia? Many countries claim to have easy and facilitated procedures of getting work/resident permit, but in reality you see the real face of the evil:) Is Croatia different?

    Thanks in advance.

  26. Hello,

    I’m looking for a way to get a visa for business (accommodation) which hostel or guesthouse something like that and travel agency also. Is it possible to stay? If you do this let me know. I’m comming within next week. Thanks a lot.

  27. hi
    i hope u r fine ..
    i need information about the citizenship of Republic of Croatia ho can i get?????

  28. Hi!

    I am a Lebanese student in Switzerland, therefore I have a Swiss – shengen residence B permit, therefore do you know if I still need to apply for a visa to Croatia. I will be going on a cruise and will be there for about 6 hours.

    Many thanks!

  29. Hello Jack D,

    Needing your expertise as this schengen visa/Croatian visa is confusing stuff.
    I am on a south african passport currently a resident of Dubai UAE. In Dec I will be flying into B&H and travelling by car from Sarajevo to Zagreb and then to Austria, Hungary and flying out of Prague. I need a schengen visa for other places i know but do i need a seperate visa for Croatia?Not sure about this. We will be staying only 1 night in Zagreb and driving to Ljubljana next day. Thanks so much for your assistance, Bridget

  30. Hallo!
    Following question:
    one kenyan runner from austrian team wants to take part in Zagreb Marathon. He is living in Kenya but visiting Austria frequently with Schengen Visa. As far as I know he will need Visa for Croatia, but is it possible for him to apply for Touristvisa at Croatian embassy in Vienna and how long does it take to get it?
    Thanks for help.
    Bye Tom

  31. hello, im a indonesian citizen. im holding my service passport which i was worked for indonesian embassy in budapest, hungary. Though my contract with the embassy were over but the passport still valid until Jan, 22 2012. Can i still use it for my trip to croatia?
    Im going to have 2 weeks vacation to croatia with my boy friend, he is a citizen of spain. We will meet there actually. I already download the visa form online and before im going through all for the visa requirements, what do you think i need more to be filled? all the expenses while im doing my vacation will be paid by my boy friend such a hotel reservation, plane tickets, etc. Will it be tough for me to get croatia visa? Thank you in advance.


  32. Hi Jack,

    I am an Indian national residing in India. I need a travel tourist visa to enter croatia. Do i need an invitation letter from a croatian national for the same? I do not know any croatians. Please help.


  33. I am a Pakistani citizen, i.e. have a Pakistani passport, but I also have permanent residency in the Czech Republic. Am planning to visit Zagreb at end of October 2011. Do I need Visa to enter Croatia? I will most probably be coming by either rail or road from Prague.


  34. I am Ecuadorian citizen holding a Dutch permit residency, do I need visa to visit Croatia?

    Best Regards,


  35. Hi,
    I am an indian national having a valid dutch residence permit. Do i need any additional papers or visa to enter into croatia?


  36. Request you to kindly guide. I am an Indian girl getting married to a Croatian guy soon. Can you please tell me how can I apply for the passport of Croatia once we are married. (Procedure with all details).

    Please let me know at the earliest.
    Thank you!

  37. Hi, I kindly request you to reply to me please, We have a wedding in Hvar Crotia to attend & M a single Indian girl who will be accompanied by 4 more Indian staff, residing in Oman.. Please let me know the process, Documentations required & other useful information… Thanks & regards.. Tanya

  38. Hi,

    My friend is an India citizen on Singapore work permit but in US on a Business trip for a month on B1 visa. We are planning to go to Croatia in October 2013. Can he apply for a visa here in US?

    Appreciate a prompt response.


  39. Hi we are South Africans visiting Europe. We land in Munich and we have applied for Schengen visas. Will we be able to enter Croatia on our Schengen visas as South African citizens. Our Schengen visa is valid for two weeks for Munich and Italy

  40. Hi,

    I am a Ph.D. Lebanese student (studying at University of Venice in Italy) that has a student residence permit (permesso di soggiorno) in Italy. I would like to attend a conference in Opatija, Croatia on 6,7,and 8 July 2014.
    I will be taking a bus from Trieste, Italy to Opatija. Do I need a visa to enter Croatia?
    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    Best Regards
    Toufic Haidamous

  41. Hi I’am filipina who have Permesso Soggiorno who live in Italy do I need a visa to visit croatia for vacation?

  42. Dear Sir/madam,
    I’m a Turkish citizen but been living here in UK For 6 years and I currently have my business residence permit in UK. I’m going to travel this summer by car to Turkey and as I’m going to go through Croatia I just wanted to double check with my Schengen B type multiple transit visa will I be allowed to enter Crotia or do I need a Schengen C type short-stay visa to be able to enter Croatia.If I have schengen type B multiple transit visa Bulgaria and Serbia allows me to go through their country but I want to make sure how does it work with Croatia?
    I will appreciate your help with my request.
    Kind Regards


  43. Hi

    I am a South African and hope to travel to Croatia this year and thereafter do some site seeing in Greece and Hungary.

    The trip is starting in Croatia for 7 (7th August to 13th August) days and thereafter Greece for 6 (13th August to 18th August) days and Hungary for 4 Days (18th August to 22nd August).

    Will it be possible to get a multiple entry Greek Schengen Visa to valid between 7th August to 22nd August? Or will I need a separate visa for Croatia?


  44. I have a valid Schengen visa (C), Travelling to Prague via Istanbul on Turkish Airline and entering croatia by self drive vehicle. Can i fly out of Dubrovnik to india or i have to fly via some Schengen country only.

    Please advice



  45. Hello. I carry an Armenian Passport as well as a Jordanian Passport. I study in Hungary and carry a Hungarian residency. I wish to visit Croatia for 9 days. Do i need a Schengen?

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