Hrvatska Pošta – Croatian Postal Office

Hrvatska Posta
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The Croatian postal system is known as Pošta (pronounced “po-sh-ta”), and you can find them everywhere. Luckily, their big yellow sign is pretty hard to miss. Just in case, here is the full list of post offices, which is searchable by city.

If you are curious about how much it will be to mail something, they have a great postage calculator on their web site.

Examples of postage costs:

  • Letter within Croatia – 3,10 kuna
  • Priority letter within Croatia – 6,50 kuna
  • Postcard going to the US – 8,60 kuna

The Croatian post office also offers the following services:

  • Western Union money transfers
  • Bill Payment
  • Phone Cards
  • Banking Services
  • Insurance (home, life, health, auto)
  • Money exchange

I’ve sent mail, retrieved a Western Union money transfer and used their banking services all with ease. Usually at least one of the agents speak English, or at a minimum, understand it enough to accomplish communication. Of course, if you live in Croatia, you should be speaking Croatian.

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2 thoughts on “Hrvatska Pošta – Croatian Postal Office

  1. Roy
    October 20, 2016 @ 8:29 pm

    This is a re-posted comment from your health insurance tab.

    Sara, thanks for your blog; it's very informative. However, I had questions regarding banking issues relating to U.S. IRS requirements, FBAR, etc. I'm an American permanent resident here, and my wife is Croatian. I have my U.S. retirement checks direct deposited into a U.S. bank account and use my ATM card freely here in Croatia. But I'm hesitant to have an official association with my wife's Croatian bank account: ATM card, signature authority, etc due to IRS foreign bank reporting requirements. My intent is not to avoid any proper legal requirement – I only want to limit my U.S.tax liability any proper way that I can. Can you shed some light on this or direct me to a site that can? Thanks, and keep up the good work. I haven't lived in the States in going on 20 years now, and it's been an adventure at every turn, but I love it with no regrets.

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    • Sara Expat in Croatia
      November 7, 2016 @ 11:55 am

      Hi Roy,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      If you are not on the bank account, then you are not required to report it to the US. That being said, there may be additional requirements if you are a taxpayer filing jointly with your spouse. It is best to speak to a CPA in the United States to confirm your legal reporting requirements.

      Cheers,

      Sara

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