Original and valid passport
Proof of residence status in the United States
Proof of address in the United States
Draft hotel reservations
Draft flight reservations
Copies of any previous Schengen visas
Proof of employment
The Croatia Schengen visa application has to be filled online and takes about approximately 45 minutes to finish.
The application is split into six sections:
Passport, Residence Permit, and Employment Details
Details About Visa
Travel details and Plans
On the first section of the Croatia Visa application form, you will have to provide all your personal information, like name, date of birth, address, etc. In order to submit the information you will have to enter a captcha code and click the Save and Continue button to move forward with the application. As soon as the second page appears, a dialog box will pop up showing the serial number and pin number. You need to save this information.
In this section, you will have to fill in all the information about your travel document, i.e., passport. Along with this, you need to fill in the information about your residence permit. In most cases, this is your US visa or Green Card.
For those employed, information about your employer is required. For students, provide the name of your educational institution, address, and telephone number.
You will have to fill in all the details about the visa in this section, such as arrival and departure dates, and duration of stay.
For those traveling to another country from Croatia, provide necessary documentation. For instance, if you're coming back to the United States - provide proof of your US residence permit. permission and entry details.
In this section, you will have to provide the information regarding the guarantor, the residence of the guarantor, and lastly, the information about your traveling expenses. In other words, this section collects data on your accommodation in Croatia.
In this section, you can upload all the necessary documents like photocopies of your passport or travel document, residential proof, identity card, hotel reservation documents, airline tickets, etc. Apart from the documents, you can even upload a photo. Uploading these items can lessen the processing time of your visa application; therefore, it is recommended. However, you may choose not to also. Ensure the file size is less than 2.0MB - you can use this tool to compress the size of your images.
This is the sixth and last section of the Croatia Visa application, where you have to provide information about a family member who is a citizen of either Switzerland or the European Union, European Economic Area. If your family member is a citizen of EU, EEA, or CH, then fill in the details in this section, otherwise in the ‘Citizenship,’ mention the country you are from and press either 'Save' it to submit later or conclude the request. For those filling this section, you will require verified letter verifying this from your reference in European Union.
Verify all information is correct, and save the application. We suggest saving the application ID.
The photo requirements for a Croatia Schengen visa follow ICAO standards.
Children require a visa to travel to Croatia. In addition to all the standard documents, you’ve to provide the following:
The visa photos requirements for children vary slightly. Children aged 5 and under do not need to have a neutral expression or look directly at the camera, and their heads do not have to be centred in the photo. Babies under one year do not have to have their eyes open.
Travel insurance is required to obtain a Croatia Schengen visa. The insurance should explicitly meet these requirements:
Check if your employer provides mandatory travel insurance coverage. Often that works if you present a letter/insurance card along with coverage details highlighting the coverage amount.
Due to the presence of COVID-19, Croatia requires all travelers to submit a pre-departure health form. This helps to keep you and those around you safe, and lets authorities track an outbreak.
The Croatia Travel Announcement Form is available online. All non-EU countries citizens will have to fill the Croatia Travel Announcement Form and, along with that, provide a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure flight to Croatia. If you don’t have the test result, then either self-isolate for 14 days or take a test locally and reduce the self-isolation period to seven days. This form is valid for 90 days from the date of its issue with a single entry.
Do not assume that Croatia is part of Schengen, and you can enter Schengen countries with a Croatian visa. The other way is true - a Schengen visa lets you enter Crotia.
You can stay for 90 days in the period of 180 days in Croatia with your visa. The duration of stay is always written on the visa sticker so take a look at it once you get the visa.
In rare cases, Croatia might allow you to mail-in your application and then submit biometrics in-person during collection. This is especially helpful for those who do not live in the same city as a consulate so they can schedule their pick-up and flight to Croatia from the city of the Croatian consulate serving their jurisdiction.
Many qualify however showing a bank statement is the most straightforward. You can also use one of these:
invoices of prepaid travels and accommodations
attested documents showing spouse’s consent in covering the expenses, etc.
Other types of visas and document requirements
Short-term work visa: Reference letter of the U.S. employer mentioning profile, salary, date of hiring, dates of vacation, and itinerary.
Self-employed: Your business existence proof and the client’s details you intend to meet in France. The proof of income from the business.
Foreign students on F-1 visa: A valid I-20, reference letter from an educational institution, education details, and expected date of the end of graduation course.
The visa sticker contains information on the visa’s validity period and the duration of the authorized stay. A visa can be issued for one entry or multiple entries. The maximum duration of stay is shown on the visa sticker, and it varies according to the reasons for your stay. What you must remember
No, Croatia does not provide a visa-on-arrival.
Only legal resident aliens in the US can apply for a visa in the United States. If you are only visiting you need to apply at the Croatian Embassy or Consulate in your home country.
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