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Croatia EU / EEA and Swiss National Family Member Visa


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Croatia EU / EEA and Swiss National Family Member Visa £195.00



travel documents for refugees issued by states signatories to the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951 (Official Gazette – International Agreements No. 12/93),

travel documents for stateless persons issued by states signatories to the Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of 28 September 1954 (Official Gazette – International Agreements No. 12/93)

The following applies:

Recognised refugees and stateless persons and other persons who do not hold the nationality of any country and reside in the United Kingdom or in Ireland and are holders of a travel document issued by the United Kingdom or Ireland, do not require a visa to enter the Republic of Croatia and to stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period or to transit through the territory of the Republic of Croatia

Holders of UK Certificate of travel are required to have Croatian visa when traveling to Croatia.

Pursuant to the Government’s Decision, the Republic of Croatia applies the Decision No. 565/2016/EU according to which all visitors holders of valid Schengen documents, do not require an additional (Croatian) visa to enter Croatia.

Visitors who are holders of:

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 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;

do not require a visa for transit or intended stays in the territory of Croatia not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.

The Decision No 565/2014/EU is available at:


The period of validity of the above mentioned Schengen documents must cover the duration of the transit or stay.

Therefore, if a person holds a valid passport and a valid “C 02” or “C Multi” Schengen visa valid for all Schengen states or a Schengen residence permit, he/she can enter Croatia and stay up to 90 days, providing that minimum one day is left unused of the numbers of permitted days in Schengen visa but the days spent in Croatia are not counting to the days in Schengen area. If a person holds a C 01 Schengen visa he/she will not be able to enter Croatia with it.

The passport and the Schengen visa/residence permit must be valid at the moment of entering, during the stay, and at the moment of leaving Croatia (a C02 visa is not considered valid if both of the entries into the Schengen Area are used before entering Croatia). The passport must also be valid for at least 3 months after the planned departure from Croatia.

Information for the holders of the Residence card of a family member of a Union citizen

A family member of a citizen of an EU Member State or the European Economic Area may travel to Croatia without a visa, if (s) he has a valid passport and a valid Residence card of a family member of a Union citizen issued by a member state of the EU (UK is no longer member state of the EU), and is travelling in the company of or is joining the family member who is a citizen of an EU Member State or the EEA. If the family member of a citizen of an EU Member State or the EEA does not have such a card, (s) he needs a Croatian visa that will be issued free of charge.

A short-stay visa (C-visa)

Allows the visitor to transit through, or stay in the territory of the Republic of Croatia for a maximum of 90 days in any period 180 day-period. It is issued for one, two, or multiple entries for the purpose of transit, tourism, business, private or other purposes. Its validity period depends on the circumstances of the visitor’s travel to Croatia and may not exceed five years.

Additional information

eea-eu and Swiss National Family Member Package

Basic Plan, Standard Plan 1, Standard Plan 2, Schengen – Premium Lounge Service, Visa At Your Doorstep (VAYD Service) Plan 1, Visa At Your Doorstep (VAYD Service) Plan 2

Documents Required

It is imperative that all applicants, including children and infants, personally submit their Croatian visa applications on their scheduled appointment date. These appointments must be booked online by the applicant or, in the case of minors, by their parents.

We would like to inform UK nationals residing and working in the UK that they do not possess Treaty Rights. Consequently, if you are a family member of a UK citizen, you are unable to apply under the EU rules. Instead, you must adhere to the normal Croatian rules when submitting your application.

Family members of Croatian or other EEA/EU and Swiss nationals are entitled to apply for a Croatian visa as an EEA/EU Family member. This allows them to submit fewer documents than regular tourists and exempts them from paying the applicable visa fee, provided they are traveling together with their EEA/EU or Swiss family member. These family members include:

– Spouse
– Child(ren)
– Registered partner

However, any applicant who is traveling without their Croatian or other EEA/EU or Swiss family member cannot apply as a Croatian or other EEA/EU Family member. In such cases, they must apply for a Tourist visa, which requires providing all the necessary documents and paying the applicable visa fee.

We hope this information clarifies the eligibility criteria for Croatian visas. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Applicant must at least meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to submit a Croatian visa application:

Valid passport/travel document

Holding a valid UK residence permit. In case applicant holds a short stay visa for the UK, a C type visa, then applicant needs to apply for a Croatian visa from his/her residence country.

Applying for a short stay visa

Croatian or other EEA/EU or Swiss Family members who are holders of the following UK residence permit:

Permanent Residence Card (endorsed in passport)

Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National (endorsed in passport) are required to apply for a Croatian visa when traveling to Croatia together with their EEA/EU or Swiss Family member to Croatia or joining each other in Croatia.

A valid travel document with at least two blank pages, not older than 10 years and valid not less than three months after the planned visit and a copy.

Residence permits or visas or other proof of legal residence in the country were applying for a Croatian visa and a copy.

A color photograph (35 x 45 mm)

Marriage certificate/civil partnership/birth certificate in original and a copy (if your marriage certificate is issued by a non-UK or non-EEA/EU country certified copy by the respected country Embassy and certified translation in English or Croatian language may be required).

Original and a copy of a Passport of EEA family member (or Croatian family member)

Proof that the applicant is traveling together with EEA/EU and Swiss family members or joining each other.

Written declaration from the EU family member stating the applicant is joining them Croatia if not traveling together.

Photo Specification

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.

Application Form

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.

Furthermore, please note that the personal signature on the visa application form serves as confirmation of the applicant’s understanding and agreement to comply with the visa requirements and regulations.

Should you have any questions or require further assistance regarding the visa application process, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated support team. We are here to provide guidance and support throughout the application process, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience for all applicants.

Processing Time

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. Rest assured, our team is committed to ensuring a smooth and efficient visa application process for all applicants.


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: EU Checklist.pdf

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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: sales@globalvisaagent.co.uk


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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