KNOW YOUR VISA TYPE
To apply for a visa to Croatia, the applicant must determine the visa category. Visa category should be fully consistent with the purpose of the trip. The VFS Global staff can provide you with information and application forms for your application, but they are not permitted to advise you regarding the visa category you should choose.
You can find the list below of the existing categories of visas. For detailed information on the required documents for the visa category you have selected, please click on the type of visa:
Tourist: This visa category is for applicants who plan to visit Croatia for tourism.
Business visit: This type of visa caters to people who intend to visit Croatia for business with a commercial purpose of stay.
Family or friends visit: This visa is eligible to those applicants who wish to visit relatives or friends who legally reside in Croatia. The applicant must provide evidence that he / she belongs to this category.
Cultural/Sports events/Study: This visa applies to those who wish to travel to Croatia in order to attend cultural/sports events/education.
Transit/Airport transit: This type of visa caters to people who transit through the territory of Croatia to a final country of destination.
Official visit: This type of visa caters to people who tend to visit Croatia for an official delegation visit. These applicants are the members of official delegations who plan to participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programs. The applicant will have to provide evidence that he/she falls under this category.
Medical treatment: This visa is for those who travel to Croatia for medical treatment.
Please pay your attention that according to temporary facilitation of entrance on the territory of the Republic of Croatia for foreign nationals you are not required to have Croatian visa if:
- You have a valid residence permit issued by one of the Schengen member states, Bulgaria, Cyprus or Romania.
- You are a holder of a valid short term visa with double or multiple entries issued by one of the Schengen member states, Bulgaria, Cyprus or Romania (type C).
- You are a holder of a valid long term visa issued by one of the Schengen member states, Bulgaria, Cyprus or Romania (type D).
Mentioned above Schengen permits/visas should be valid at least until the date of leaving the territory of Croatia.
Please note: Our work is primarily administrative and non-judgmental in nature. The final assessment on the status of your visa, and the duration of visa processing, is entirely at the prerogative of the Embassy of Croatia in Qatar.