About Expat in Croatia

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At our annual team building event October 2023. From left to right: CAM, Tamara P., Tamara I, Steve, Lorena, Sara, Dani, Marija (Sadly this photo is missing Teri and Danijela, two valuable members of the Expat in Croatia team)

Dobro došli! We are so happy you’re here. 🙂

To help get you started with Expat in Croatia, here is a list of what you can find on this page. Feel free to bounce around.

About Expat in Croatia

Expat in Croatia is the #1 English-language resource in Croatia for immigration, citizenship, business, culture, real estate, language, healthcare and everything else one needs to be a part of the Croatian community.

We serve foreign nationals, Croatian citizens, and diaspora on how to live and work in Croatia through free step-by-step guides and services. Our services include consulting, on-the-ground relocation assistance, and introductions to our vetted network of professionals including accountants, translators, lawyers, and real estate agents.

Expat in Croatia was founded in 2013 by Sara Dyson, an American living in Split. Read her bio here. It all started as a blog where Sara shared her experience with Croatian bureaucracy and the process of applying for residency in hopes that it could help others. In 2018, Expat in Croatia was registered as a company. Today we have a staff of 10 that supports content creation, research, account management, relocation assistance, consulting services and promotion.

Expat in Croatia has been featured on television programs Dobro jutro, Hrvatska, HRT and RTL Danas, on the radio program HRT Glas Hrvatske and in news outlets Slobodna Dalmacija, Večernji list, Dalmacija Danas, Dalmatinski Portal, Index.hr, and Dubrovački Dnevnik. EIC has also received international press in International Living Magazine, CNN, and EuroNews.

View full list of press and speaking engagements here.

Everything that Expat in Croatia does is focused on uplifting Croatia and giving back to its community – through collaboration with non-profit organizations, supporting Croatian small businesses, alleviating the burden on state offices and helping foreigners assimilate through education and inspiring volunteerism.

Our team of foreigner nationals, diaspora and native Croatians are all passionate about Croatia, and do our best to give back to Croatia and its people in a positive way.

Our Team

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Sara Dyson

Founder

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Marija Tkalec

Editor-in-Chief

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Teri Maxey

Operations Manager

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Steve Fierens

Account Manager

Lorena

Lorena Curavić 

Account Manager

carolanne

Carol Anne (CAM) Škorvaga 

Consultant (Book a session here)

Where we get our information

The content on this site comes from a variety of places, depending on the topic. All content related to government procedures comes from reading government web sites and the law as well as lots of calls and in-person visits to government offices personally to confirm. In most cases, posts are complimented and validated by real life experiences from our team, our friends and, most importantly, our readers.

When government information conflicts with real experiences, as happens all too frequently, it is noted in the post. For an extra check and added layer of legitimacy, procedural content is also verified with a professional, usually a lawyer, accountant, tax advisor or real estate agent – and all the locals that’ll speak to us. Each post, regardless of topic, is thoroughly researched.

If there is a grey area, we request an official decision from the government for clarity.

How to follow us

If you want to make sure you don’t miss anything, sign up for the newsletter here. The newsletter is only delivered once per week on Tuesdays and includes all the latest and updated posts, a weekly Croatian language lesson with audio clips, a photo of the week, and actionable content from Croatian news to make your life easier that we have exclusively curated and summarized in English just for our newsletter subscribers.

Plus, just for signing up, we’ll give you our FREE Croatia Starter Kit – a must have for anyone moving to Croatia. Zašto ne?

You can also follow Expat in Croatia on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (not ready to call it X), YouTube, Spotify, LinkedIn and TikTok.

We also suggest checking out Five Question Friday, Sara’s weekly live program where she answers questions from our audience. Catch it live on Instagram every Friday at 5 o’clock Croatian time, or the replay posted to YouTube on Mondays. Learn more about Five Question Friday and submit your own question here.

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