Everything you need to know about a Croatia visa
you own a valid British Citizen passport, you will not need a visa to travel to
Croatia, provided your planned stay period does not exceed 90 days.
that exceed three months, you might have to lodge an application for a
you arrive at a Croatian port of entry, you will be asked to present your UK
passport. Although the immigration officers usually want the passport to be
valid for only the proposed visit duration, we strongly advise you to maintain
a six-month validity on your passport at all times.
you might also be asked to showcase the evidence that you have sufficient funds
available to support your travel to Croatia. Frequently, you may also be
requested to present a return or onward ticket.
Visa requirements for foreigners residing in the UK
If you are a foreigner staying in the UK on a British visa or residence permit, you might fall under the Croatian visa-exemption policy, provided you belong to any of the categories outlined in the following list:
- Holders of valid Schengen documents such as a double- or multiple-entry uniform (C) visa, a long-stay visa (D), or a residence permit. You should note that these visas are valid for the duration of stay in the Republic of Croatia
- EEA family member residence CARD or permit holders, provided they travel with their family members
- Holders of a valid double- or multiple-entry limited territorial validity (LTV visa), issued by any of the Schengen Area Member States
- Holders of double- or multiple-entry national visas or residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, or Romania
As for all other travel document holders, you will need to lodge an application for a Croatian visa, prior to your travel dates. You should apply in person at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the UK. All applications must be submitted at a maximum of three months from your intended travel dates to Croatia.
The documents required for this purpose are:
- A completed visa application form. If you wish, you can also fill an online visa application form, download and take a printout
- A valid travel document, for instance, a passport that is valid for at least six months from your date of entry into Croatia. It should have a minimum of two empty pages and should be issued within the last 10 years
- A UK residence permit or UK visa, which proves that you are a legal resident in the United Kingdom
- A recent, colored, passport-size photo
- Proof of accommodation in the form of hotel booking or reservation confirmation
- The financial proof presented as a bank statement for the last three months
- A student letter or letter of employment
- Return or onward air travel ticket
- International Travel Health Insurance policy with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros
- Applicable visa fee: 55 GBP for all nationals other than citizens of Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine, who need to pay a visa fee of 30 GBP
- A notarized letter of guarantee, in original, from the sponsoring company/guarantor in Croatia
- The guarantor should also submit a document that proves its liquidity or a certificate from a commercial court stating that there have been no liquidation proceedings
- The letter of guarantee must also contain the signature of the authorized person from the sponsoring company
- You have to submit the original letter of guarantee to the embassy. You will get a copy, which you should carry with you when you travel to Croatia
Once your documents are ready, you can lodge an application, in person, at the Croatian Embassy in London.
If approved, you should receive your stamped passport within 15 days.
Note: If your visit to Croatia requires you to stay in the nation for more than three months, you should make an application for a residence permit.