Hrvatska Pošta – Croatian Postal Office

Hrvatska Posta
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The Croatian post office is known as Hrvatska 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

Additional Hrvatska Pošta services

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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6 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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  2. Laura
    November 10, 2019 @ 12:42 pm

    Hi Sara,
    Thank you for your informative post. I was wondering if you could comment on the reliability of their international service. Have you shipped anything to the states through Hrvatska Pošta? Or is it safer to use something like DHL, UPS, or the like?

    Any extra information you could offer about this would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Laura

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    • Expat in Croatia
      November 11, 2019 @ 2:25 pm

      Hi Laura,

      Thanks for the question!

      Everything I have mailed to the US through Hrvatska Pošta has arrived safely. That being said, there have been times when what I’ve mailed has taken 10 days to arrive, and some occasions when it took 6 weeks. Generally, I find it to be reliable and quick all things considered.

      If you have something you want expedited, like 2 or 3 days, I would use DHL. DHL has offices all over Croatia.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  3. Melina Alvez
    March 1, 2021 @ 12:33 pm

    I am American and moved to Croatia June 2020. Coming from the States it’s incredibly difficult to deal with the fact that the Croatian Post does NOT work. My first terrible experience was with a business package I sent to NYC with approximately $750 worth of merchandise inside, it was one of 2 identical packages. One arrived (months later) and the other never did. I was told for months that the delays were due to COVID19. I was given phone numbers to call, emails to write to, I put in an “official complaint” and NOTHING, no one was able to help and to date I have yet to receive the $500 of insurance I claimed for the package. Months have gone by and my mother decides to send me something not so big for which she paid $110 just to ship it to me. I checked USPS.com and tracking says it left Zagreb over 2 wks ago en route to me. When I went to my local post office earlier they don’t even have this information on their end, (only that it left the US)! I wonder if people are stealing packages?? It’s shameful how awful the postal service is, and it’s one of the things I dislike about living here 🙁

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    • Expat in Croatia
      March 11, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

      Hi Melina,

      I’m very saddened to hear that you have had these experiences, but appreciate that you’ve shared them so others can see. I don’t know if someone is stealing the packages, but anything is possible.

      I hope you are able to get the insurance back soon!

      Regards,

      Sara

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