Highly Skilled Visa

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Highly Skilled Visa

Highly-qualified third-country nationals have to submit their application for work and residence permit at the diplomatic mission/consular post of Croatia or at the police administration/station in their intended place of residence.

Residence and work permit (the EU Blue Card) simultaneously grants temporary residence and work in Croatia.

Residence and work permit can be granted to third-country nationals who meet the criteria stated in Article 54 of the Foreigners Act (a valid passport, health insurance, proof they have means of support) and enclose:

  • work contract or some other corresponding contract for performing highly-qualified labor, lasting for at least a year.


12 months



96 Month(s)





P. Residency

60 Month(s)


Processing time

4 - 6 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Highly Skilled Visa?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must have an job offer letter from Croatian employer.
  • Applicant must pay visa fee.
  • Applicant must have valid travel documents.
  • Applicant must have valid travel health insurance.
  • Applicant must have sufficient means of subsistence to stay in Croatia.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Highly Skilled Visa?

7 Document Required

  • Valid travel document: The validity period of the travel document should exceed that of the visa by three months and must be issued in the previous 10 years.
  • A 35x45mm colour photo.
  • Medical insurance valid for the EU member states for the whole period of the trip, covering all costs for repatriation and for urgent medical care and emergency hospital treatment for the period of the stay indicated in the visa. The insurance amount cannot be less than 30 thousand euro.
  • Document of evidence of paid visa fee.
  • Document to prove the purpose of the stay in Croatia.
  • Document of ensured accommodation.
  • Documents of means of subsistence to cover the stay in Croatia and the return to the country of origin or to a third country.

Talent Migration data for Croatia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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