Please check in the drop-down menu if you require a visa for Croatia:
WHERE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION?
A visa application shall be submitted no sooner than three months before the planned journey at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Moscow 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 following web page : www.vfsglobal.com/croatia/russia/
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.
Visa applications 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 the purpose of tourism, applications can be submitted via agencies accredited with the Embassy. The list of accredited travel agencies
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 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 SUPPORTING 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.
A letter of guarantee by a legal person shall be submitted in original or copy if the original is deposited in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Zagreb
The letter of guarantee form is filled out by the guarantor – legal person from Croatia.
The guarantor shall enclose with the letter of guarantee a document proving solvency ("Bon 1" or "Bon 2", or certificate of the commercial court that no liquidation proceedings have been initiated etc.).
The letter of guarantee shall be signed by the person authorised to represent the guarantor and certified by an official stamp.
The Embassy/Consulate keeps the original letter of guarantee.
The applicant is given a copy of the letter of guarantee to present as a proof of the purpose of stay in Croatia if so requested by the competent border control authority.
PRIVATE VISIT (visiting family and friends)
A Letter of guarantee by natural person shall be submitted in original or copy if the original is deposited in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Zagreb
For spouses, children, and parents of Croatian nationals: marriage certificate or birth certificate shall be submitted.
Applicants coming to Croatia following an invitation of a Croatian state authority, to participate in international meetings of public interest or events held under the auspices of the Croatian Parliament, President of the Republic of Croatia or Government of the Republic of Croatia, shall submit a letter of invitation issued by a competent authority of the Republic of Croatia, or the host organisation of the international meeting or event.
The letter of invitation has to include:
The letter of invitation does not have to be in original.
A letter of guarantee by a legal person issued by the host organisation of the cultural event shall be provided.
Applicants coming to Croatia following an invitation of a Croatian state authority, to participate in international meetings of public interest or events held under the auspices of the Croatian Parliament, President of the Republic of Croatia or Government of the Republic of Croatia, shall submit a letter of invitation issued by a competent authority of the Republic of Croatia or the host organisation of the international meeting or event.
Participants of international competitions shall provide a letter of invitation from the host organisation in Croatia; in other cases, a letter of guarantee by a legal person, i.e. of a sports club or federation from Croatia.
The healthcare institution’s certificate confirming the admission of the patient and treatment in that institution, proof of treatment payment, or evidence of possession of sufficient means for medical treatment shall 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 employed persons shall submit:
The following documents are required:
Visa fee is charged for processing a visa application at the moment of its submission.
Visa fee is not refunded if the visa is refused.
The following persons are exempt from visa fees upon application:
Family members of citizens of EEA Member States (EU + Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Switzerland)