How to Get a Short Term Visa for Croatia

Croatia Short Term Visa

Croatia Short Term Visa

Going to Croatia for a period of less than 90 days? You might need to get a Short Term Visa for Croatia depending on what country you are from.

You can get a short-term visa for one, two or multiple entries into Croatia for tourist, business, personal or other purposes. This kind of visa may be valid for up to five years depending on the circumstances of the planned visit.

Continuous stay or total duration of consecutive stays may not exceed three months in each six months period counting from the date of your first entry into Croatia.

Go to my Croatia visa page for information on other types of visas for Croatia.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Short Term Visa for Croatia.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Croatia: No. You don’t need a visa if you are a U.S. passport holder coming for tourist or business trips of fewer than 90 days within a six-month period. Visit the Embassy of Croatia website for the most current visa information.

U.S. citizens already in Croatia who wish to remain in Croatia for more than 90 days must obtain a temporary residence permit. Please note that the first temporary stay permit must be obtained from the Croatian Embassy or Consulate in the United States.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Croatia: If your country is listed under “Article 2” at this site here, you do not need to get a visa for Croatia.

If your country is listed under “Article 4” at this site here, you are required to get a visa for Croatia.

Find your closest consulate
Gather documentation

The best list of required documents if you are applying within the U.S. is here.

Visa fee

There will most definitely be a visa fee. Check your consulate or embassy’s website for the latest fee and payment method.

If you are applying at the Embassy of Croatia in Washington D.C., your fee information is here.

Submit materials

Send your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to your embassy or consulate.

In most cases, you can apply either by mail or in person. If you apply by mail, be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Receive your visa

Congratulations! The Embassy or Consulate General of Croatia will issue you a Croatia visa!

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