ATTENTION 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 you:
If you are a recognized refugee, stateless person, or an individual without any national citizenship residing in the United Kingdom or Ireland, and you possess a travel document issued by either the United Kingdom or Ireland, you do not require a visa to enter the Republic of Croatia. Furthermore, you are permitted to stay in Croatia for a maximum of 90 days within any 180-day period, or transit through the territory of Croatia.
Travelers holding a UK Certificate of Travel are required to obtain a Croatian visa when visiting Croatia. However, 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 the country.
This exemption applies to visitors who possess the following:
- A uniform visa (C) for two or multiple entries, which is valid for all Schengen Area Member States.
- A visa with limited territorial validity (LTV visa) for two or multiple entries. This visa is issued to individuals holding a travel document that is not recognized by one or more, but not all, Schengen Area Member States. It is valid only for the territories of the Member States recognizing the travel document.
- A long-stay visa (D) issued by one of the Schengen Area Member States for stays exceeding three months.
- A residence permit issued by one of the Schengen Area Member States.
Please note that these provisions are in line with the European Union regulations and aim to facilitate travel for eligible visitors to Croatia.
Visa requirements for transit or intended stays in Croatia, not exceeding 90 days 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 align with the duration of the transit or stay. Consequently, individuals possessing a valid passport, along with a valid “C 02” or “C Multi” Schengen visa that covers all Schengen states, or a Schengen residence permit, are eligible to enter Croatia and stay for up to 90 days. However, it is essential to have at least one unused day remaining from the permitted days in the Schengen visa. It is worth mentioning that the days spent in Croatia are not counted towards the days spent in the Schengen area. On the other hand, individuals holding a C 01 Schengen visa will not be granted entry into Croatia.
Please ensure compliance with the aforementioned regulations to avoid any inconveniences during your travel to Croatia.
In order to ensure a smooth entry and stay in Croatia, it is imperative that both the passport and the Schengen visa/residence permit remain valid throughout the entire duration of the visit. It is important to note that a C02 visa will not be considered valid if both entries into the Schengen Area have been utilized prior to entering Croatia. Additionally, the passport must have a validity of at least three months beyond the planned departure from Croatia.
For individuals holding a Residence card of a family member of a Union citizen, traveling to Croatia without a visa is possible under certain conditions. A valid passport and a Residence card issued by a member state of the EU (excluding the UK) are required. Furthermore, the individual must be accompanied by or joining a family member who is a citizen of an EU Member State or the EEA. In the event that the family member does not possess the aforementioned card, a Croatian visa can be obtained free of charge.
Regarding short-stay visas (C-visa), they grant visitors the ability to transit through or stay in Croatia for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period. These visas can be issued for one, two, or multiple entries and serve 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, with a maximum duration of five years.
It is crucial to adhere to these guidelines and requirements to ensure a hassle-free and enjoyable visit to Croatia.
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Visa Application Form: The applicant, or a parent or legal guardian on behalf of minors, must complete and sign the visa application form. This can be done 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 a minimum of three months. Additionally, the passport must contain at least two empty pages. Please 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 policy 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 the 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 towards the country of origin is required, particularly for tourists who are traveling through Europe at the end of their studies.
Means of Transportation and Intention to Return: Please provide a reservation of a return travel ticket for airplane, bus, or boat. If traveling by car, include the registration card and driver’s license. If the person
Proof of Purpose of Stay in Croatia:
To ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience during your stay in Croatia, it is essential to provide the necessary documentation. The following documents serve as proof of your purpose of stay:
- Certificate of a Paid Tourist Package:
If you have availed a paid tourist package, please provide the certificate as evidence of your arrangement.
- Booking of a Hotel or Other Accommodation:
A confirmed booking of a hotel or any other accommodation facility will validate your stay in Croatia.
- Private Accommodation Booking:
If you have opted for private accommodation, kindly submit a copy of the decision issued by the competent office in Croatia, approving the renting arrangement.
- Day-to-Day Itinerary:
For a comprehensive understanding of your stay, please provide a detailed day-to-day itinerary that includes ensured accommodation for the entire duration of your visit.
- Proof of Ownership or Lease of a Boat/Yacht, etc.:
If you plan to enjoy the Croatian waters on your own boat or yacht, furnish the necessary documents to establish ownership or lease.
Documents Proving Sufficient Funds:
To ensure that you have the financial means to support your stay in Croatia and return to your country of residence or travel to a third state, the following requirements must be met:
- 70 EUR per day of the estimated stay in Croatia:
Demonstrate that you possess funds amounting to 70 EUR per day for the duration of your stay.
- 30 EUR per day of the estimated stay in Croatia (if applicable):
If you are a third-country national and can provide proof of a paid tourist package or a similar document, the required funds reduce to 30 EUR per day.
To substantiate your financial capability, you may include the following supporting documents:
– Pay slips and/or bank account statements reflecting your balance and transactions over the past three months.
– Pension slips or any proof of scholarship received.
– Any other relevant documentation that showcases your financial stability.
Proof of professional or student status is required for visa application. This can be demonstrated through evidence of employment, a certificate of school attendance, or proof of studying, among other acceptable forms of documentation. Retired individuals must provide proof of pension as evidence of their status.
For minors and individuals who are legally incapacitated, the visa application must be submitted by a parent or legal representative. The following documents should be included:
– Birth certificate of the minor (if the parents are legal guardians)
– Decision from the competent body designating the legal guardian
If a minor is traveling without a parent or legal guardian, it is advisable to carry a notarized consent letter from the legal guardian. This letter should include personal information of the parent or legal guardian, as well as details regarding the purpose, duration, and length of stay in Croatia. The consent letter should also specify the period for which the consent is issued and be signed by the parent or legal guardian.
All attached documents must not be older than three months.
Please note that the Croatian Embassy may request additional supporting documents and/or certified translations, as well as international certification (apostille) of the documents, during the visa application process.
The VISA APPLICATION FORM must be filled out online and then printed. You can access the form at the following link: Application form
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 form on their behalf and sign it accordingly.
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 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: Tourist- Documents requirements..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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