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    10 September 2020

    Book a COVID - 19 diagnostic test at VFS Global Find Out More -

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    18 August 2020

    Please note that the Croatia Visa Application Centre in Dubai will be closed on Sunday, 23 August 2020 on the occasion of Hijri New Year.

    The visa processing and normal operations will commence Monday, 24 August 2020. Applicants must plan their travel accordingly, and are requested to make a note of the holiday period in order to submit their applications.

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    28 July 2020

    On the occasion of Eid Al Adha, the Croatia Visa Application Centre will remain closed on 30 July 2020, Thursday to 02 August 2020, Sunday. The next working day will be on 03 August 2020, Monday.

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    22 July 2020

    Croatia Visa Application Centre in Dubai re-opens partially

    Effective Tuesday 28 July 2020, customers can submit visa applications at the Croatia Visa Application Centre in Dubai.

    Your safety is our priority. As part of precautionary measures, customers visiting our Visa Application Centres may be subjected to body temperature checks to assess their health conditions and required to wear face mask and gloves. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 38 degrees Celsius), cough and difficulty breathing will be allowed/ asked to submit their application on another day and will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of their choice.

    • Business hours for Dubai:

    09:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs Sunday to Thursday

    09:00 hrs – 15:00 hrs Application submission

    • Strict social distancing measures will be followed
    • Limited number of customers will be allowed inside the Visa Application Center at a time.

    For more updates, we request our customers to check our Hyperlink -

    • Visa process for the following categories will be accepted:

      • Immediate family members;
      • Persons travelling for business (with work permit) and
      • Persons travelling for schooling.

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    20 March 2020

    For the kind attention of our Croatia visa customers in the UAE

    Owing to the ongoing global COVID-19 developments, starting from 16 March 2020, our Croatia Visa Application Centres in the UAE will not be accepting visa applications nor shipping passport from /to Embassy of Croatia until further notice. 

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    15 June 2017

    Important Note: Due to the current situation, we advise all visa applicants to apply for Croatian visas at least one week earlier than previously planned to allow for the prolonged shipment of documents to and from the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Doha, Qatar. The processing time for the visa applications at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatian in Doha, Qatar remains the same (up to 15 days), while at least another ten days should be added to that in order to allow shipment and return of documents.

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    19 December 2016

    Important Notice to Visa Applicants – Please click here

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    28 September 2016

    Important Visa Application Update

    Dear Applicants,

    Kindly note that it has been noticed that hotel reservations were modified or cancelled after submitting the application at VFS center which can lead to visa refusal. It is essential to arrange the correct data in order to be verified and approved by the Croatian Embassy in Qatar.