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Short Term Visa (C - Visa)

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Important notice:

Please pay attention that pursuant to the Government’ Decision, the Republic of Croatia decided to apply Decision No. 565/2016/EU according to which all visitors who are holders of valid Schengen documents, as well as of the national visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania do not require an additional (Croatian) visa to enter Croatia.

Therefore, visitors who are holders of:

  • Uniform (C) visa 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 a 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 Decision No. 565/2014/EU
  • National visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Cyprus, listed in Annex III of Decision No. 565/2014/EU
  • National visas for two or multiple entries and residence permits of Romania, listed in Annex IV of Decision No. 565/2014/EU

do not require a visa for transit or intended stay in the territory of the Republic of Croatia that does not exceed 90 days in any period of 180 day-period.

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.

Important notes and warnings:

  • 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 in Nur-Sultan prior to a decision being made on your application.
  • Embassy also reserves the right to ask for additional supporting documents during the visa application process.
  • 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 a photocopy of the Letter of Guarantee in case of both private and business visits, and it is therefore recommendable to carry the Letter of Guarantee, as well as the proof of having sufficient funds, in hand baggage.
  • The decision to refuse a visa, indicating reasons for such a decision, shall be delivered to the customer 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 HRK 260 or EUR 34 or US$ 38, 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.
  • An Embassy/Consular Post may invite the customer to an interview; require him/her to submit further documents and/or certified translation as well as the international certification (apostille) of the documents.
  • Any falsification of the documents and the use of such documents may be subject to criminal prosecution.
    • 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.
    • The expiry date depends on the circumstances and cannot exceed five years.
    • The possession of a visa does not grant the entry into the Republic of Croatia. Other legal requirements must also be met. Aliens may not work on the territory of the Republic of Croatia based on a visa alone.
    • Aliens must apply for a visa prior to their entry into the Republic of Croatia, at the Visa Application Centre or the competent diplomatic mission/consular post.
    • An alien shall apply for the visa personally. Exceptionally, an alien need not 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.