Step 3. Gather and Complete the Required Documents
You should gather all of the required documents in the accepted format, ensuring you have
the last six months of payslips and recent bank statements that prove regular income.
If you miss any of the required documents it could delay your application for several
weeks, so it is important to have everything ready for your embassy appointment or the
Step 4. Submit Your Application
When you submit your application you will also need to make the application fee payment
and other costs which will depend on the way that you apply (we cover this in detail in
the section - How Much Does the Croatia Digital Nomad Visa Cost - Administrative Fees
of the Whole Procedure.)
Step 5. Wait for the Approval
It can take up to a month for approval of your Croatia digital nomad visa but this will
usually be faster if you apply online. If you apply at the consulate or police station,
the approval period will be determined by their current processing times.
Step 7. Register Address in Croatia
Once you have entered Croatia, you must register your address within three days of arrival.
You can do this by visiting the local police station and completing the form Obrazac 8a
and providing proof of your residency. This can be in the form of a letter from your
landlord, a title deed, or hotel/apartment booking confirmation details.
Step 8. Apply for the Biometric Residence Card
The next step is to apply for a biometric residence card at the police station. You will
need to supply passport-size photos and pay the administrative fees. You will also be
required to have your fingerprints taken and provide your signature. You will be provided
with a white card until your residence card is ready.
Step 9. Collect Your Residence Card
You will be notified when your residence card is ready, which usually takes around three
weeks. You can go and collect it from the police station where you applied for your
biometric residence card.
How to Apply for Croatia's Digital Nomad Residence Permit?
You can apply for Croatia's digital nomad residence permit at your local police
station once your visa has been approved and you have registered your address.
It is also possible for the family member of a digital nomad to obtain a temporary residence
permit. The nomad will need to provide additional proof of funds for each family member
(an extra 10% of the average monthly salary for every family member).
For a spouse, you will require a marriage certificate or proof of common-law marriage.
To apply for children to be included in the visa, their birth certificates will be required.