📅 Published at 09 December, 2022 & Last updated at 20 December, 2022

Move to Croatia: A Basic Guide for Digital Nomads

Authored by Andrea Villegas

Move to Croatia: A Basic Guide for Digital Nomads

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Croatia is joining the Schengen Area on December 31st, 2022. Therefore, now the 90-Schengen days will count for you if you stay in Croatia, but fortunately, the country has a Digital Nomad Visa which can help you extend your stay in the beautiful land of the Republika Hrvatska. 

Ivan, a verified Croatian lawyer, and Danish, visadb.io’s founder, discussed all the basic information about the visa permit in the video session titled “Move to Croatia: A Basic Guide for Digital Nomads”. Here you can read all the relevant information about Croatia Digital Nomad Visa requirements, duration, application process and more.

Why are digital nomads loving Croatia?

Croatia has everything that one needs. It has a Mediterranean climate, great prices compared to some other countries, for example France, Spain or Italy. Moreover, the majority of people speak English very well, and this helps people around the world to adapt more quickly to Croatia.

Do I need a visa to visit Croatia as a tourist?

Since Croacia is joining the Schengen Area on December 31st, 2022, you will now need to have a Schengen visa in case your country requires one. Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, etc. can enter the Schengen Area only with passport and stay for a maximum of 90 days every 180 days.

What are the requirements to get a Croatia Digital Nomad Visa?

  1. Be able to do your business prime primarily via telecommunication technology, so that your work or tasks are not connected to the office
  2. Prove the purpose of your stay with an employment contract with a company abroad or your own
  3. Have a valid passport 
  4. Provide health insurance proof which lasts for one year and is valid in Croatia
  5. Have sufficient funds to finance your living in Croatia which is around $2500 USD
  6. Provide a certificate that you do not have any kind of criminal charges or that you are not a threat to Croatian society
  7. Pay an administrative fee or approximately $130 USD
  8. All foreign documents must be translated and certified


How long does it take to get the Croatian Digital Nomad Visa?

The visa application administrative process is run by the Ministry of Inner Affairs and could be finished within 45 days; however, it usually takes 8 to 30 days.

Can I apply for the Croatian Digital Nomad Visa outside of the country?

You have to apply at the nearest embassy to your residency address.

What is the maximum length of stay in Croatia without a Digital Nomad Visa?

You can stay 90 days on a tourist visa.

When can I apply for a Permanent Residency in Croatia?

You can apply for Permanent Residency in Croatia after being five years on a Temporary Residency. 

We hope this was useful for you! Fun fact: Did you know that Dubrovnik is one of Game of Thrones’ real-life sets? We also invite you to watch the video session and subscribe to our Youtube Channel below: 

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