Apply For A Croatian Visa Online
If you reach Croatia through the air, upon arrival at the Croatian airport you will have to present some travel and identification documents to the Croatian border officer. These documents are as follows:
- A valid passport or travel document. Valid for at least three more months beyond the date you plan to leave Croatia (and the Schengen Zone), issued within the last 10 years.*
- A visa – if you are subject to the Croatian visa regime.
You may also be asked for other supporting documents such as an invitation letter from a Croatian host, proof of lodging or a round-trip ticket. For more information in this regard, contact the local consular services of Croatia in your home country.
These documents will be checked by the Croatian border official, who may ask you a few questions about your trip to Croatia like:
- What is your purpose of visiting Croatia?
- How long do you intend to stay in Croatia?
- Where are you going to stay in Croatia? Etc.
Upon checking your documents, the Croatian border officer will give the final decision whether you should be permitted to enter Croatia or not. If everything looks okay, you will be allowed to enter Croatia, and thus the Schengen Area.
Please, make sure that the Croatian border officer gives you an entry stamp in your passport when you enter the Schengen area. Without a stamp, you could be fined or detained from Croatia.
Who Needs a Schengen Visa to Enter Croatia?
Because of the common rules of the Schengen zone in the issuance of visas, you will have to apply for a visa when travelling to Croatia if you are:
- A citizen of a third country that have not reached a visa liberalization agreement with the EU
- A citizen of a third country that has reached a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states, but you were rejected from entering Croatia or any other Schengen country visa-free.