Croatia Visa

All U.S. citizens traveling to Croatia must have a valid passport. A Croatia visa is not required for business or tourist visits of less than 90 days within a six month period. If you are staying for more than 90 days or you are visiting Croatia for a reason other than business or tourism, you must secure the appropriate visa before arriving. You must register with the local police within 24 hours of arriving in Croatia, and if you don’t register, you could be fined.


You must provide the following items when applying for a visa to travel to Croatia:

  • Completed application form. It is very important that you complete this form accurately and in its entirety. Incomplete or inaccurate Croatia visa applications will not be processed. This will delay the issuance of your visa and could cause a delay in your travel plans.
  • A valid, U.S. passport with at least two blank visa pages. The passport must be valid for at least three months after the expiration date of the requested visa.
  • Passport photo
  • A copy of your itinerary
  • A return ticket or proof of travel to another destination
  • A copy of your hotel reservation or evidence of other accommodations
  • Proof of sufficient funds for your stay in Croatia (e.g. bank statement)
  • Travel health insurance that shows you have coverage for the entire time you will be in Croatia
  • A letter of guarantee is required for private or business visits
  • This list is not all-inclusive. Additional documents may be required depending on the purpose of your trip. For the most up to date Croatia visa requirements, visit the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia.

    Submitting Your Application

    If you need a visa for your trip, you must apply in person at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia or at one of the three Consulates General in the United States before departing for Croatia. Applications are not accepted by mail, and you should apply no more than three months in advance of your trip. If you are unable to appear in person to submit your application, you can authorize a third party to submit it for you.


    The cost of a transit or travel visa is $49. If you are applying for your visa less than four days before your scheduled departure date, the cost of the visa will be $98. However, there are no guarantees that your Croatia visa will be issued in time for you to leave as scheduled.

    Visa Service

    If you are required to obtain a visa for your trip to Croatia, but you are unable to submit your application in person at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia or one of the three Consulates General, you can have a third party submit your application for you. One of the easiest ways to submit your application is to authorize a professional visa service like “company name” to do it for you. Visa services are authorized by foreign embassies and consulates to submit applications on behalf of their clients. These companies are experts in the visa requirements of nearly every country around the world. They make applying for a visa fast and easy.

    When you work with a professional visa service, they will guide you through the process of preparing your Croatia visa application, so you can be sure it is complete and accurate before it is submitted to the Embassy or Consulate for processing. When your application is complete, a representative from the visa service will deliver it to the Embassy or Consulate on your behalf.

    After your visa is issued, it will be picked up and mailed directly to you, so you can be on your way. Working with a visa service will help you ensure you have all of the travel documents you need for your trip.

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