Residence and relocation

Welcome to Croatia!

A country of rich culture, stunning nature, and an ideal climate! If you are interested in staying in Croatia for longer than 90 days, you’re in the right place. Expat in Croatia has many resources and services to help you plan a transition to Croatia.

We can help you:

Check out our recommended resources and services below if you’re planning a move to Croatia.

If you’re interested in citizenship, click here. If you’d like to learn more about us, click here.

Services

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Coaching with Expat in Croatia

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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Personal relocation assistance

If you’re looking for personalized assistance with living in Croatia, our relocation specialists can help you with anything you might need on the ground in Croatia including finding an apartment or the right doctor.

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Application for temporary residence in Croatia

There are many paths to temporary residence in Croatia. We can help you figure out the right path for you. Then, we can connect you with a vetted lawyer who can handle the entire process on your behalf.

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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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Croatian tax liability evaluation

Croatia’s income tax system is residence-based. That means that anyone residing in Croatia for more than 183 days is obligated to report and potentially pay income tax on their worldwide income.

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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.

Blog

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Available visas and residence permits for Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How third-country (non-EU/EEA) citizens can apply for temporary residency in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How EU/EEA citizens can get temporary residence in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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

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

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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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All possible costs of immigration to Croatia and obtaining Croatian citizenship

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All types of available visas for entry into Croatia: Guide for 2024

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

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Croatia’s state health care obvezno insurance – benefits and costs: Guide for 2024

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Croatian Central State Office for Croats Abroad

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Difference between getting a visa and a residence permit in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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Does Croatia have a “golden visa”?

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Frequently asked questions about Croatia’s digital nomad permit: Guide for 2024

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How American citizens can visit and live in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How Australian citizens can visit and live in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How Brits can visit and live in Croatia: Guide for 2024 and post-Brexit

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How Canadian citizens can visit and live in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How EU/EEA permanent residents can get temporary residence in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How non-EU/EEA family members of EU/EEA nationals can get temporary residence in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How to apply for Croatian temporary residence based on language study

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How to apply for Croatian temporary residence based on prepayment of rent: Guide for 2024

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How EU/EEA citizens (and Croats) can sign up for Croatian state health insurance

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How New Zealand citizens can visit and live in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How South African citizens can visit and live in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How non-EU/EEA spouses of Croatians can apply for residence: Guide for 2024

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How to apply for a work permit in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How to apply for temporary Croatian residence based on other purposes (druge svrhe): Guide for 2024

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How to apply for temporary residence in Croatia based on family reunification

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How to apply for the digital nomad residence permit in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How to bring your pet to Croatia and care for them once you arrive

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How to buy a car in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How to cancel your Croatian residence

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How to enroll (or transfer) your child in a Croatian school

How to exchange a foreign driver’s license for a Croatian one: Guide for 2024

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How to find police stations in Croatia (MUP)

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How to get a temporary residence permit based on property: Guide for 2024

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How to get an EU Blue Card in Croatia (EU plava karta)

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How to get residency by opening a Croatian business: Guide for 2024

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How to import your car and belongings to Croatia

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

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How to register or change your address with the Croatian police: Guide for 2024

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How to retire in Croatia

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How to show proof of financial means when applying for residence in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How to sign up for state health insurance in Croatia

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How to study & gain student residence in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How Ukrainian citizens can come and live in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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How to volunteer in Croatia and get residence: Guide for 2024

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International kindergartens, elementary, and primary schools in Croatia

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Restrictions on travel while you have legal residence in Croatia: Guide for 2024

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