Please note that you may be required to come for a personal interview with the visa officer at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia prior to a decision being made on your application.

Submitting a visa application, including all the required documents, does not automatically mean that the visa will be issued.

An issued visa is not a guarantee that a foreign citizen will be permitted to enter the Republic of Croatia. On every crossing of the border, the police may require the foreign citizen to present all relevant documents, including copies of the Letters of Guarantee for both private and business visits.

The decision to refuse a visa, indicating reasons for such a decision, shall be delivered to the applicant in a visa refusal/annulment/revocation form.

A foreign citizen may file a complaint against the decision to refuse a visa through the competent Embassy/Consulate of the Republic of Croatia, within 15 days from the date of receipt of the decision on visa refusal/annulment/revocation. The complaint shall be filed in Croatian. The fee for non-European countries is EUR 26 or US$ 35, according to Section 78b of the Law on Administrative Fees.

The visa application fee is non-refundable once the application has been accepted at the Embassy.

Any falsification of the documents and the use of such documents may be subject to criminal prosecution.

Citizens of the Phillipines who plan to visit Croatia are required to have a visa. If you reside in the Phillipines please check whether you require a visa for Croatia:


Pursuant to the Government’s Decision the Republic of Croatia applies the Decision No 565/2014/EU. All 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.

Visitors who are holders of:

  • uniform visa (C) for two or multiple entries, valid for all Schengen Area Member States;
  • visa with limited territorial validity (LTV visa), for two or multiple entries, issued to the holder of a travel document that is not recognised by one or more, but not all of the Schengen Area Member States, and which is valid for the territory of the Member States recognising the travel document;
  • long-stay visa (D) for stays exceeding three months, issued by one of the Schengen Area Member State;
  • residence permit issued by one of the Schengen Area Member State;
  • national visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Bulgaria, listed in Annex I of the Decision No 565/2014/EU;
  • national visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Cyprus, listed in Annex III of the Decision No 565/2014/EU;
  • national visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Romania, listed in Annex IV of the Decision No 565/2014/EU;

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:

The period of validity of the above mentioned Schengen, Bulgarian, Cypriot, and Romanian documents must cover the duration of the transit or stay.

Information for the holders of the Residence card of a family member of a Union citizen

A family member of a citizen of an EU Member State or the European Economic Area may travel to Croatia without a visa, if (s) he has a valid passport and a valid Residence card of a family member of a Union citizen, and is travelling in the company of or is joining the family member who is a citizen of an EU Member State or the EEA. If the family member of a citizen of an EU Member State or the EEA does not have such a card, (s) he needs a Croatian visa that will be issued on the basis of an accelerated procedure, free of charge.

A short-stay visa (C-visa) allows the visitor to transit through, or stay in the territory of the Republic of Croatia for a maximum of 90 days in any period 180 day-period. It is issued for one, two, or multiple entries for the purpose of transit, tourism, business, private or other purposes. Its validity period depends on the circumstances of the visitor’s travel to Croatia and may not exceed five years.

The visa shall not entitle a visitor to enter the Republic of Croatia.

A foreigner cannot work in Croatia on the basis of a short-term visa.

Visa Fees

Visa Category Visa Fee VFS Logistics Fee Two-way Shipment fee (Manila-Jakarta v.v.) Total Payable at VFS (Cash)
Tourist 3120 1520 2020 6660
Tourist ( 6-12 years) 0 1520 2020 3540
Tourist for Russian Nationals 1800 1520 2020 5340

The following are exempt from visa fees upon application:

  • Family members of a Croatian citizen (spouse and children),
  • Family members of citizens of EEA Member States,
  • Children up to the age of 12,
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports travelling in their official capacity
  • Pupils, students, postgraduate students and teachers accompanying them when they come to attend school, study and professional training,
  • Researchers coming to conduct research, as provided for by the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research,
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations up to the age of 25, who are to attend seminars, conferences, sport, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.

Please Note :

  • The applicable fee is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • The visa application fee should be settled and paid in cash at the submission counter inside the Visa Application Centre.
  • Aside from the visa fee, you will also need to pay the service fee and shipment fee as stated above.
  • At the Visa Application Centre you can find the following  additional services

Documents Required

The applicants are requested to read the basic requirements carefully and conform to the same while submitting the application.

  1. Visa application form: to be filled out and signed by the applicant, or a parent or legal guardian on behalf of minors:

    The application form can also be filled out online at

  2. Passport: issued within the last 10 years, with expiry date exceeding the expiry date of the requested visa by a minimum of three months, and containing at least two empty pages.

    Please copy all previous (valid and expired) visas and used pages.

  3. One photograph: please see the information on the Photo Specification page.

  4. Travel health insurance to cover the possible expenses related to repatriation, for health reasons, urgent medical assistance and/or urgent hospitalization, with the minimum coverage of EUR 30 000. The insurance must be valid for the territory of the Republic of Croatia during the entire stay in Croatia.

    The applicant for a multiple-entry visa must have travel health-insurance policy that covers the period of the first visit to Croatia.

  5. Proof of residence for nationals other than Philippines: a photocopy of the stay permit;

  6. Means of transportation and intention to return to the country of residence: reservation of return travel ticket for airplane, bus, or boat; registration card and driver's license if travelling by car; if the person is travelling to a third country, then proof of itinerary (travel ticket, etc.).
  7. Proof of the purpose of stay in Croatia:

    • certificate of a paid tourist package;
    • booking of a hotel or other accommodation;
    • private accommodation booking (copy of the decision of the competent office in Croatia approving the renting)
    • day to day itinerary with ensured accommodation for the entire stay
    • proof of ownership or lease of a boat/yacht etc.;
  8. Documents proving sufficient funds to support the stay in Croatia and to return to the state of residence or to travel to a third state:

    • 70 EUR per day of the estimated stay in Croatia
    • 30 EUR per day of the estimated stay in Croatia if a third-country national is in possession proof of paid tourist package, or similar document

    The supporting documents may include: pay slip and/or bank account statements about the balance and transactions on your bank account in the last three months, a pension slip, proof of scholarship received etc.

  9. Proof of professional or student status: evidence of employment, certificate of school attendance or proof of studying etc; for retired persons – proof of pension;

  10. For minors and persons deprived of legal capacity: visa application shall be submitted by a parent/legal representative, including:
    • birth certificate of the minor (if parents are legal guardians)
    • decision of the competent body designating the legal guardian

    If a minor is traveling without a parent/legal guardian, (s)he must carry a notarized consent of a legal guardian that shall contain personal information of the parent/legal guardian and the purpose, the period and length of stay in Croatia, the period for which the consent is issued, and the signature of the parent/legal guardian.

    The documents attached shall not be older than three months.

Croatian Embassy may require you to submit additional supporting documents and/or certified translation as well as the international certification (appostille) of the documents during the visa application process.

Photo Specifications

Photographs must follow the below guidelines

  • in colour
  • 35x45 mm
  • printed on normal photographic paper
  • taken against a light background
  • full face taken straight forward 30-36 mm from point of the chin to the head of hair
  • the person is to be captured with neutral facial expression, with his/her eyes open and mouth closed
  • The photograph of a person, who for religious or medical reasons is wearing a head cover, must show the person's cheeks, chin and forehead
  • children in photographs must be alone, and their faces fully visible and eyes open

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If the presented photos do not follow these requirements your application will be considered incomplete!

Processing Time

A visa application cannot be submitted earlier than 3 months prior to the beginning of the planned journey and can be submitted by:

  • Applicant himself
  • Accredited Travel Agency (Tourist Visa only)
  • For minors by a parent or legal guardian

Standard visa processing time is 15 calendar days from the day of receipt of the application at the Embassy. In case the documents are not submitted as per requirements or due to other factors or justified reasons, the processing time may be extended to 30 or 60 days.

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