Croatia is a member country of the European Union. To visit Croatia, citizens of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Central Asia and the Caucasus need a visa. Citizens of the EU, USA, Canada, Israel and some other countries of the world have the right to visa-free entry.
Since June 2017, citizens of Ukraine have the right to visa-free entry to EU countries, including Croatia, with a biometric passport.
Since June 2014, holders of national visas of Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus have the right to visa-free entry to the territory of Croatia as well.
Holders of a valid “С” category double-entry or multiple-entry Schengen visa, “D” category long-term visa, and holders of a residence permit issued by one of the Schengen countries can enter and stay in Croatia on the basis of these visas.
Visas must be valid at the time of entry into the country and at the time of departure from it.
It is important to know that a Croatian visa does not entitle you to enter the Schengen countries. To enter the territory of the Schengen countries, a Schengen visa is required.
- How to apply
- A Croatian tourist visa is issued by a consular department of the Embassy of Croatia, specialized visa centers or accredited travel agencies.
Website of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Moscow (http://ru.mvep.hr/ru)
Embassies, consulates and visa centers of Croatia in the territory of the Russian Federation (http://guide.travel.ru/croatia/info/embassy/)
- Step 1
- Prepare all documents (see checklist below)
- Step 2
- Make an appointment at the visa center or at the Consular Section of the Embassy through the website or by phone
- Step 3
- Submit the documents and pay the necessary fees. The consular fee is 35 EUR and 70 EUR when applying 3 days before the proposed trip. (children under 6 years old - free of charge) When applying through the Croatia Visa Application Centers, a service charge of 26 EUR is additionally charged.
- Step 4
- Get a passport with a visa. You need to collect documents personally in a Consular department; in a visa center you can get a passport both personally and by courier.
Application items (for Russians, your requirements may vary)
You can see the full list of consulates and embassies near you at (http://www.mvep.hr/en/diplomatic-directory/diplomatic-missions-and-consular-offices-of-croatia/)
• a completed and signed visa application form (in Russian) https://www.vfsglobal.com/Croatia/russia/pdf/VisaApplicationRussian.pdf
Can also fill out this online application form (In English filled in with Latin characters) https://crovisa.mvep.hr/default.aspx?langId=en
• International passport and a copy of the page with the main data
• 1 color photograph measuring 35 mm by 45 mm
• a certificate of insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros
• Internal passport and a copy of the page with the main data
- the passport must be valid for 3 months from the end of the trip
• documents confirming the reservation of a hotel. In the case of renting an apartment -- confirmation of renting an apartment; in the case of a trip on a yacht -- an extract from the ship register)
• documents confirming the booking of round-trip tickets
• if traveling by car: destination information, travel plan and a Green Card
• documents confirming financial viability (at the rate of 50 euros for 1 day or 100 euros for 1 day, if the hotel is only booked or partially paid):
- letter of employment confirmation with salary data
- bank statement with data for the last 3 months
- employee earnings certificates in Form 2-personal income tax and 3-personal income tax (https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/106010/what-is-a-car-insurance-green-card-and-will-you-need-one-post-brexit)
The deadline for issuing a visa is from 5 to 14 business days from the date of application.