As a Member State of the European Union, Croatia implements the Agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to the citizens of the European Union and the Russian Federation
Nationals of the Russian Federation do not require a visa for travel to Croatia, if they are:
WHERE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?
A visa application should be submitted no earlier than three months before the planned journey at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia or in Visa Application Centres in the following cities:
Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Samara, Krasnoyarsk, Ufa, Vladivostok, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Omsk, Saratov, Perm.
Information regarding Visa Application Centres can be found on the web page: www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/russia/. Only nationals of the Russian Federation and all other nationals with regulated stay in the Russian Federation can apply for a visa at the visa application centre .
No prior appointement for the Visa Application Center is needed. However, all appointements for the Consluar Office of the Embassy should be made through a call centre: +7 499 703 49 85 i +7 499 704 55 82.
For family members of EU/EEA citizens, as well as in cases of an urgent humanitarian reason, no prior appointment is necessary.
A visa application shall be submitted in person. Exceptionally, if there are justified reasons and subject to the prior agreement with the Embassy, an applicant does not have to submit the application in person, but has to collect his/her visa in person at the Embassy. For minors and persons deprived of business capacity visa applications are submitted by their legal representatives
For the purpose of tourism, visa applications may be submitted via agencies accredited by the Embassy. The list of accredited travel agencies
In addition to:
the applicant shall submit the following supporting documents:
The lowest sum insured must be the equivalent in HRK of €30,000.
Applicants for visas for one or two entries are obliged to provide a valid travel medical insurance policy covering the entire period of their stay in Croatia.
Applicants for multiple-entry visas are obliged to provide a valid travel medical insurance policy covering the period of their first planned stay in Croatia.
Applicants are obliged to take out travel medical insurance with an insurance company in the country of residence. If this is not possible, travel medical insurance needs to be obtained in another country.
Natural or legal persons from Croatia inviting the applicant can obtain a travel medical insurance on their behalf with an insurance company from Croatia.
A consular officer may request additional documents from the applicant in order for the applicant to substantiate his/her application.
DOCUMENTS INDICATING THE PURPOSE OF THE JOURNEY
The purpose of stay and accommodation is proven by:
Accredited travel agency
The application shall be submitted by an authorised representative of a travel agency for individual or group travels.
The agency shall submit the following documents related to a specific travel:
and for each traveller:
The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents or interview any person from a group of travellers.
For members of official delegations who, following an official invitation, shall participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programmes, as well as in events held by intergovernmental organisations:
A written request from a host legal person or company, organisation, or an office or their branches, state and local authorities or organisational committees of trade or industrial exhibitions, conferences and symposia, should be provided.
The written request shall contain the following data:
The written request does not have to be submitted in original.
The written request should contain the following data:
http://www.mvep.hr/files/file/obrasci/JamstvenoPismoFizickaOsoba.pdf. The guarantor can be a Croatian national or other nationals with residence in Croatia, who receive income or have financial means in Croatia.The guarantor (the inviting person) should have his signature on the letter of guarantee certified by a public notary and submit the evidence of regular income (salary certificate, pension certificate) for the last three months or relevant bank account statement.
PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN SCIENTIFIC, CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING UNIVERSITY AND OTHER EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
A written request from the host organisation to participate in those activities should be provided.
The written request should contain the following information:
INTERNATIONAL SPORTS EVENTS
A written request from the host organisation, competent authorities, national sport federations or the National Olympic Committee should be provided. In addition to the data about the invited person/s and the purpose and duration of stay, the request should include either the Tax Number of the legal person sending the invitation or the name, surname and function of the person signing the request.
PARTICIPANTS IN OFFICIAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY TWIN CITIES
A written request of the head of administration/mayor of these cities should be provided.
DRIVERS CONDUCTING INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Drivers conducting international cargo and passenger transportation services between the territories of the Russian Federation and the Member States in vehicles registered in the Member States or in the Russian Federation shall submit a written request from the national association (union) of carriers, stating personal data and the purpose, duration and frequency of the trips.
MEMBERS OF TRAIN, REFRIGERATOR AND LOCOMOTIVE CREWS
Members of train, refrigerator and locomotive crews in international trains, travelling between the territories of the Member States and the Russian Federation shall submit a written request from the competent railway company of the Russian Federation or the Member States stating the purpose, duration and frequency of the trips.
A certificate or other document issued by a professional organisation proving that the person concerned is a qualified journalist and a document issued by his/her employer stating the purpose of the journey is to carry out journalistic work.
PUPILS, STUDENTS, POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ACCOMPANYING TEACHERS
Pupils, students, post-graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purposes of study or vocational training in the framework of exchange programmes as well as other school related activities should submit a written request or a certificate of enrolment from the host school/university or student cards or certificates of the courses to be attended.
VISITING MILITARY AND CIVIL BURIAL GROUNDS
An official document confirming the existence and preservation of the burial ground as well as family or other relationship between the applicant and the buried person should be provided.
EVIDENCE OF ACCOMMODATION
MEANS OF SUBSISTENCE DURING STAY IN CROATIA
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION AND INTENTION OF RETURN TO THE COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE
The following documents are required:
For nationals of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION, pursuant to the Agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to the citizens of the European Union and the Russian Federation
Visa fee is charged for processing a visa application at the moment of its submission. It should be paid in roubles in the amount equal to that in EUR.
Visa fee is not refunded if the visa is refused.
Short-term visa *
(for processing visa applications in cases where the application and supporting documents have been submitted by the applicant withing three days before his/her envisaged date of departure)
*pursuant to Art. 6 of the Agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to the citizens of the European Union and the Russian Federation
The following categories of persons are exempt from visa fees upon application:
and, in accordance with the Agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of the issuance of visas:
participants in official exchange programmes organised by twin cities