The European Commission has revealed its plan to digitalize the Schengen visa. This will replace the mostly paper-based application system to obtain a visa for EU and Schengen countries currently in place. This means the Schengen visa will soon be available through a simplified online application process, similar to the European Travel Information and Authorization
Visa Policy for Croatia
Croatian visa policy outlines the rules and regulations which determine who may enter Croatia without a visa and which foreign citizens need a visa to visit the country.
As Croatia is a member of the European Union (EU), it largely shares the same visa policy of other EU member states, and all EU nationals are granted visa-free access to the country.
Croatia also has visa-exempt agreements in place with a number of other countries. The visa-free stay permitted in Croatia depends on the traveler’s nationality.
To gain entry, via-exempt citizens are simply required to present a passport valid for at least 3 months upon arrival at Croatian border checkpoints.
All other foreign citizens are required to obtain a visa to travel to Croatia, regardless of the length of intended stay and the purpose of the visit.
As an eVisa or a visa on arrival for Croatia is not currently available, visa-required citizens must apply for a visa from the nearest Croatian Embassy or Consulate in person.
It is necessary to supply a variety of supporting documentation before the travel document can be approved, which differ depending on whether the applicant requires a Croatian visa for tourism, business, transit,to work, or study, or for another purpose.
Applicants are advised to make an embassy visa appointment well in advance of their intended arrival date, to allow for sufficient processing time.
Find further information about visa requirements for Croatia for your nationality below.