Please verify whether you need a visa to enter Croatia by visiting the following website: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/.
FOR HOLDERS OF UK TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ISSUED TO FOREIGNERS
This notice is specifically for individuals who possess travel documents for refugees issued by states that are signatories to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951 (Official Gazette – International Agreements No. 12/93), as well as travel documents for stateless persons issued by states that are signatories to the Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of 28 September 1954 (Official Gazette – International Agreements No. 12/93).
The following information is applicable to the aforementioned individuals:
Recognized refugees, stateless persons, and other individuals who do not hold the nationality of any country but reside in the United Kingdom or Ireland and possess a travel document issued by either the United Kingdom or Ireland, are not required to obtain a visa to enter the Republic of Croatia. They are permitted to stay for a maximum of 90 days (about 3 months) within any 180-day period or transit through the territory of Croatia.
We kindly advise you to review the provided link to determine your visa requirements for Croatia.
Holders of a UK Certificate of Travel are required to obtain a Croatian visa when traveling to Croatia.
In accordance with the Government’s Decision, the Republic of Croatia adheres to Decision No. 565/2016/EU, which states that visitors holding valid Schengen documents do not need an additional (Croatian) visa to enter Croatia.
Visitors who possess the following documents are exempt from obtaining a Croatian visa:
- 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 recognized by one or more, but not all, of the Schengen Area Member States, and which is valid for the territory of the Member States recognizing the travel document.
- Long-stay visa (D) for stays exceeding three months, issued by one of the Schengen Area Member States.
- Residence permit issued by one of the Schengen Area Member States.
Please note that the above-mentioned exemptions apply to visitors holding valid Schengen documents. Other travelers, including those with a UK Certificate of Travel, must obtain a Croatian visa before their trip to Croatia.
We kindly advise all travelers to review the specific visa requirements and regulations before planning their visit to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey.
Should you have any further inquiries or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate authorities or consult the official government website for the most up-to-date and accurate details.
We appreciate your attention to these visa requirements and wish you a pleasant and enjoyable stay in Croatia.
Visa requirements for transit or intended stays in Croatia, not exceeding 90 days (about 3 months) within a 180-day period, do not apply to certain individuals. The Decision No 565/2014/EU provides detailed information on this matter, and it can be accessed at the following link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32014D0565&from=EN
It is important to note that the validity period of the Schengen documents mentioned above must cover the entire duration of the transit or stay. Therefore, individuals with a valid passport and either a “C 02” or “C Multi” Schengen visa, valid for all Schengen states, or a Schengen residence permit, are eligible to enter Croatia and stay for up to 90 days. However, it is necessary to have at least one unused day remaining on the permitted days of the Schengen visa, as the days spent in Croatia are not counted towards the days spent in the Schengen area. It is important to mention that a C 01 Schengen visa does not grant entry into Croatia.
To enter and stay in Croatia, both the passport and the Schengen visa or residence permit must be valid upon entry, throughout the stay, and at the time of departure. It is worth noting that a C02 visa is not considered valid if both entries into the Schengen Area have been used before entering Croatia. Additionally, the passport must have a validity of at least 3 months beyond the planned departure from Croatia.
Information for Holders of a Residence Card of a Family Member of a Union Citizen
Individuals who are family members of citizens from an EU Member State or the European Economic Area can travel to Croatia without a visa if they possess a valid passport and a valid Residence Card of a Family Member of a Union Citizen issued by an EU member state (excluding the UK, as it is no longer a member state). Additionally, they must be traveling with or joining the family member who is a citizen of an EU Member State or the EEA. In the event that the family member does not possess such a card, they will need to obtain a Croatian visa, which will be issued free of charge.
Short-Stay Visa (C-Visa)
The short-stay visa allows visitors to transit through or stay in the territory of the Republic of Croatia for a maximum of 90 days within any 180-day period. This visa can be issued for one, two, or multiple entries and serves various purposes such as transit, tourism, business, private visits, or other valid reasons. The validity period of the visa depends on the specific circumstances of the visitor’s travel to Croatia and cannot exceed five years.
Applicants are kindly requested to carefully review the essential requirements and adhere to them when submitting their application.
Visa Application Form: The applicant, or a parent or legal guardian on behalf of minors, must complete and sign the visa application form. This form can be filled out online at https://crovisa.mvep.hr/default.aspx?langId=en.
Passport: The passport must have been issued within the last 10 years and its expiry date should exceed the requested visa’s expiry date by at least three months. Additionally, the passport must contain at least two empty pages. Please ensure to include copies of all previous visas, both valid and expired, as well as used pages.
Photograph: Please refer to the Photo Specification page for detailed information on the required photograph.
Travel Health Insurance: It is mandatory to have travel health insurance that covers potential expenses related to repatriation, urgent medical assistance, urgent hospitalization, and health reasons. The minimum coverage required is EUR 30,000. The insurance must be valid for the entire duration of the stay in Croatia. For multiple-entry visas, the applicant must have a travel health insurance policy that covers the period of their first visit to Croatia.
UK Residence Permit: The original and a copy of the UK Residence Permit, either endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometrics card, must be valid for at least one month beyond the return date of the trip to Croatia. Alternatively, a C type visitor visa (see here) is also accepted, with a possibility of exemption for individuals who are visiting Croatia just before returning to their country of origin. In such cases, proof of a valid travel ticket to the country of origin is required, especially for tourists who are traveling through Europe at the end of their studies.
Means of Transportation and Intention to Return: Please provide a reservation for a return travel ticket by airplane, bus, or boat. If traveling by car, include the registration card and driver’s license.
Proof of the Purpose of Stay in Croatia:
In order to provide evidence of the purpose of your stay in Croatia, it is necessary to submit a Letter of Guarantee issued by a Legal Person. This letter can be either in its original form or a copy, provided that the original has been deposited at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Croatia. Along with the Letter of Guarantee, the guarantor is required to enclose a proof of solvency, such as BON 1 or BON 2 Forms, or a confirmation from the Commercial Court stating that it is not in liquidation, among other acceptable documents. The applicant will be provided with a photocopy of the Letter of Guarantee for their records.
For your convenience, the Letter of Guarantee template can be accessed at the following link: http://www.mvep.hr/files/file/obrasci/JamstvenoPismoPravnaOsoba.pdf
It is important to note that the applicant will receive a copy of the Letter of Guarantee to present as proof of the purpose of their stay in Croatia if requested to do so by the border control authority.
Invitation Letter Issued by Croatian State Authority or Organizers of International Events
In order to facilitate your visit to Croatia, we kindly request that you provide the following documents:
- Invitation Letter: This letter should be issued by a Croatian state authority or the organizers of an international meeting or event under the auspices of the Croatian Parliament, the President of the Republic of Croatia, or the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Please provide a copy of this letter.
- Proof of Sufficient Funds: It is essential to demonstrate that you have adequate financial means to support your stay in Croatia and cover your return to your country of residence or onward travel to a third state. The required amount is as follows:
– 70 EUR per day for the estimated duration of your stay in Croatia.
– 30 EUR per day if you are a third-country national and possess a certified Letter of Guarantee from a Legal Person in the Republic of Croatia.
However, if the Letter of Guarantee or Invitation Letter clearly states that the guarantor fully accepts all expenses related to your visit and departure from Croatia, you may be exempt from providing proof of sufficient funds.
- Supporting Documents: Please include the following supporting documents to demonstrate your financial stability:
– Pay slips and/or bank account statements for the past three months, indicating your account balance and transactions.
– Pension slips or proof of scholarship received, if applicable.
- Proof of Professional or Student Status: If you are employed, please provide evidence of your employment. If you are a student, include a certificate of school attendance or proof of enrollment. Retired individuals should provide proof of pension.
Accommodation: This includes hotel bookings, private or alternative accommodations, real estate title deeds or leases, and proof of boat ownership or lease. The guarantor or inviting party may provide accommodation if specified in the Letter of Guarantee or the Letter of Invitation.
Please note that all attached documents must not be older than three months.
During the visa application process, the Croatian Embassy may request additional supporting documents and/or certified translations, as well as international certification (apostille) of the submitted documents.
Please submit one current color portrait of yourself that is no older than six months that satisfies the conditions listed below:
- Captured on a light background (white or off-white) to make features stand out and contrast with the background.
- Face-focused and of high clarity
- Full face: not grinning, no sunglasses, no hats or other head coverings, unless the applicant is wearing them due to his or her ethnicity or religion.
- Printed from a camera print on standard photographic paper.
- The photo that is adhered to the visa application form
The visa application will be deemed incomplete if the submitted photos don’t fulfill these specifications (see examples here), and the applicant will be asked to take fresh pictures in the photo booth at the visa application center.
The VISA APPLICATION FORM must be filled out online and then printed. You can access the form at this link: https://crovisa.mvep.hr/default.aspx?langId=en
Applicants are required to complete the visa application form using the Latin alphabet, using capital letters, and personally sign it. In the case of a minor or a person who has been deprived of their business capacity, their legal representative must submit the visa application on their behalf and sign the form.
We kindly request all applicants to ensure that the visa application form is accurately and completely filled out, as any errors or omissions may result in delays or rejection of the application. It is important to adhere to the specified guidelines regarding the use of the Latin alphabet and capital letters to ensure clarity and legibility.
The standard processing time for visas is typically up to 15 days from the moment the application is received at the Embassy. However, this duration may be shorter depending on the completeness of the documentation provided. On the other hand, if the required documents are not submitted correctly or due to other factors or valid reasons, the processing time may be extended to 30 or even 60 days.
You may access and download all the relevant forms from this location.
Sample Visa Form Word: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.docx
Sample Visa Form PDF: Sample vis -Schengen-WORD.pdf
Online Application form: Online Application Form
Checklist: Transit Checklist.pdf
To proceed with your visa application, please fill out the attached sample form (PDF, Word) completely. If you are unsure about any information, leave it blank. Once you have completed the form, please return it to us along with your passport, BRP card/UK residency, and copies of any previous Schengen visas that you have held.
Please forward the documents through email: email@example.com
A consultation call will be scheduled after we have received this information to further discuss the application.
After sending the documents you can call us at +442035001580.
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