Citizenship

Connect to Croatia on a deeper level

Croatian citizenship is special privilege reserved predominantly for those with Croatian heritage, those who married into a heritage, and those who have invested a substantial amount of time living in Croatia.

We can help you:

Check out our recommended resources and services below if you’re planning to apply for Croatian citizenship.

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Services

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Application for Croatian Citizenship (based on descent)

If you have a Croatian ancestor, then you may qualify to apply for Croatian citizenship based on Article 11 of the Citizenship Act. We can help validate your claim as well as connect you to a vetted expert who can prepare your application from beginning to end.

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Get personalized expert assistance on all things Croatia during a 1-on-1 session to save you researching time, help you avoid road blocks and assist you in spotting red flags to make your transition to Croatia as seamless as possible.

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Vetted legal assistance

When you use any of our lawyers, you also get a dedicated Expat in Croatia caseworker who will be there with you along the way to make sure you’re getting everything you need. We are proud to be the first to offer this type of service in Croatia.

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Obtain Croatian birth certificates

If you plan to apply for citizenship based on descent, you’ll need the birth certificate of your ancestor. Older records are not digitized and can be much harder to find.

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Research anything you wish

Research is our forte. If you need to find something out, we can find it out for you – quickly with as much detail as humanly possible.

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Register Croatian Citizenship (for minors with Croatian parents)

If your child was board abroad and one parent held Croatian citizenship at the time of your child’s birth, then you may qualify to register your child for Croatian citizenship. We can help validate your claim as well as connect you to a vetted expert who can prepare your application.

Blog

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How to apply for Croatian citizenship based on descent (prirođenje): Guide for 2024

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How to apply for Croatian citizenship (hrvatsko državljanstvo): Guide for 2024

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How Croatian diaspora and descendants can apply for temporary residence in Croatia (if you don’t have citizenship yet)

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Repatriation: What Croatian diaspora need to know before returning to Croatia

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How members of the Croatian people can apply for Croatian citizenship (Article 16): Guide for 2024

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How to get a copy of a Croatian birth certificate: Guide for 2024

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10 things to know before applying for Croatian citizenship: Guide for 2024

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All possible costs of immigration to Croatia and obtaining Croatian citizenship

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How can spouses and life partners of Croatian descendants apply for Croatian citizenship: Guide for 2024

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How children of Croatians can register their citizenship: Guide for 2024

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How to apply for Croatian citizenship based on naturalization if you are an EU/EEA citizen: Guide for 2024

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Next steps after being granted Croatian citizenship

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How to apply for Croatian citizenship based on special interest (including the outline for my personal application): Guide for 2024

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How to apply for a national ID card (osobna iskaznica): Guide for 2024

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How to get domovnica – Croatian proof of citizenship: Guide for 2024

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How to call family members in Croatian around the country

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Background checks and fingerprints for third-country (non-EU/EEA) citizens: Guide for 2024

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How to prepare your foreign documents for use in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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Apostille versus full legalization of government documents

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How to apply for a Croatian passport: Guide for 2024

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How to register a new child in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How to register a person in the Croatian book of births (Matica rođenih): Guide for 2024

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Croatian Central State Office for Croats Abroad

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How to relinquish Croatian citizenship: Guide for 2024

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