Reviews

Browse 216 reviews from our happy clients

Damien N.

Damien N.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

My experience with Lorena and Josip was fantastic- they made a complicated process very easy, from start to finish. Very professional and great communication. I wasn’t too sure how I was going to be able to find my great grandfather’s birth certificate from 1886! They knew exactly what to do, where to go and how to get everything I needed for my dual citizenship application. Without their help this would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible to accomplish. I would highly recommend working with Josip and Lorena at EIC- they really are the best!

Carol W.

Carol W.

Canada

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Consulting

My husband and I are looking to obtain our Croatian citizenship through heritage. CAM was exceptional and was extremely informative about the process required, timelines, contact people, both in Croatia and at home, lawyers and services offered by Expat in Croatia. She was able to easy our anxiety and we felt that we will have solid support and direction going forward. She was professional and friendly. Thank you CAM for your support.

Shawn H.

Shawn H.

South Africa

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

We needed to know the ins and outs about moving to Croatia. Our first contact we made was with CAM, then had the consult with Sara, then had Steven be our case manager. We had superb service from all three individuals, they really know the meaning of customer service, with great continued follow up after our first consult, prior planning to our meeting and immediately providing us with follow up docs after our consult based on our relevant questions, and connection made with external professionals who form part of the EIC team to further support us on our journey. Great team, can definitely recommend them.

MaryAnn V.

MaryAnn V.

South Africa

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

After months of Dr Googling we were left with some ideas but had no confidence in which process to citizenship to follow and if any of it was right. Actually at the time of our consultation the laws had changed and CAM was already on top of them. We left the consultation with a clear path to citizenship and in-depth explanation of everything we needed to do in SA before leaving. On top of this when moving to a new country you don’t know how people may react or approach you. I was apprehensive about this and CAM melted all of that away. On the facts she was professional and serious but when welcoming us, making jokes and telling us about Croatia she was so warm, kind and lifted all my fears of moving. My heart now completely lies in Croatia and we have within 2 weeks a complete plan and working on all the documents we need to gather. Every country needs an expat Croatia with such high integrity.

Joely R.

Joely R.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

Thanks to Teri's help, the Croatian law firm I worked with helped me to successfully submit a citizenship application for myself and my spouse which is now pending approval. Last week we booked a trip to Croatia for this April focused on the Istrian peninsula to explore the area and look for temporary/long-term residence possibilities. I have also started studying Croatian and love your weekly Croatian language prompts.

Madolline G.

Madolline G.

Australia

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Introduced to a Professional

Thank you so much to the Expat in Croatia team for introducing me to immigration specialist Ana. Ana was incredibly helpful, and prompt in responding to any questions and concerns I had. I got some conflicting advice from the consulate (in Australia), but I trusted Ana's advice and was successful in obtaining citizenship by descent. There's no way I would've been able to submit this application without Ana!

Joan C.

Joan C.

United States

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Research Assistance

I worked with Carol Anne Skorvaga and Tamara Ilic regarding some questions involving purchasing agricultural land/real estate. Carol was very clear about what EIC could do to provide assistance and what would require further research. She was very prompt in seeking out the information and providing it to me in written form. The information was very helpful to me and helped me better understand the real estate process in Croatia. I would highly recommend Carol and EIC. A pleasure with which to work. Thank you!

C N.

C N.

Canada

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Introduced to a Professional

Lorena was able to connect me to Ana who guided me through everything required for a citizenship application. I had to collect documents from several countries since I am already an expat and do not reside in the country of my nationality. I found this stressful so decided to seek legal assistance to make the process easier. I recently handed in my application to the local consulate who were impressed with the thorough organisation of documents and mentioned this to me! Thanks to Ana for the assistance.

Mary L.

Mary L.

United States

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Consulting

For my consulting session with Sara, I had questions about establishing residency, and also some questions about Healthcare. I sent in questions to her ahead of time so that my session was customized for my needs. Sara had all of those questions noted and was very prepared to elaborate on each one of them and more. I felt confident on the information that was provided and when I had a follow-up questions she was able to easily answer those for me as well. Sara is very personable and approachable in her demeanor which made the meeting enjoyable. I have been following EIC for a few years now and I am always so impressed by the wealth of information that is out there for all of us "seekers". In addition, the pre-session communication by CAM was very efficient and much appreciated. I have already recommended Expat in Croatia to friends and family members in need of information. Thank you!

Melita H.

Melita H.

Croatia

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Introduced to a Professional

I wish to thank you for law firm in Zadar you provided to us. Lovre provided us with comprehensive knowledge and experience in acquiring of documentation for my husband's “boraviste". Thank you and Lovre for support and assistance.

Vlasta N.

Vlasta N.

Canada

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Thank you so much to these wonderful ladies for the fantastic service. I needed help with some Croatian business issues, terms & processes. They connected me with an appropriate professional - another lovely lady who I immediately connected with and felt she really understood my issue, & she was able to answer all my queries in English - bonus! I would highly recommend these fabulous, friendly ladies and service to anyone who needs some assistance. Again, many thanks.

Brett B.

Brett B.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional, Professional Assistance

On short notice I accepted a work trip to Europe and decided to stop in Zagreb prior to my job in Paris. Having obtained citizenship approval the purpose of this trip was to file birth records and my marriage record as well as obtaining domovnicas for my family and to apply for my passport. Filip coordinated everything on very short notice, including vetting our documents and coordinating a new translation due to a copy and pasting error within 3 hours. Ines met me and obtained the domovnicas for my family on my behalf. The registrar wished to have another document to complete registering my marriage and my wife and my birth certificates but Filip has told me exactly what to get. Finally Filip accompanied me to the MUP to file for my first passport. He guided me through the process and, unbelievably, I had my first Croatian Passport in my hands three hours later (not exaggerating)! These are the second group of professionals Expat in Croatia has referred me to, and again my expectations were exceeded. Thank you so much Filip and Ines for your attention to detail, guidance, timeliness, and professionalism all on short notice. The remainder of my family will be using your services once they receive their decisions as well. Thank you!

Tom C.

Tom C.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

Expat in Croatia linked me up to Filip in Zagreb, who helped me from beginning to end of my applications for Croatian citizenship by descent. (My wife also applied by marriage.) Filip gave very helpful guidance on the process speaking broadly, as well as concrete revisions to our application documents for filing, review of my family history documents, and arrangement of translation and apostilling. All that, quickly and efficiently. Filip was generally available for questions on the go, including as we left our citizenship interview. I am also a lawyer, so speaking personally, it was a good experience to see such professionalism from another lawyer in a jurisdiction where I would be completely on my own otherwise.

Natalie N.

Natalie N.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

My husband and I met consulted with Expat in Croatia in order to learn about obtaining Croatian citizenship. We met with Sara Dyson initially and she was able to answer all of our general questions with regard to citizenship. She also put us in contact with our attorney, Ines, in order to begin the application process. I was very pleased with Sara's expertise on the matter. Our attorney, Ines, was very thorough and professional. She clearly explained the process step by step and answered all of our questions and concerns throughout the entire process. Our appointment with the Chicago consulate went very smoothly and it was all thanks to Ines' hard work! We couldn't be more pleased with the experience and I would recommend Expat in Croatia and their professionals to anyone looking into Croatian citizenship.

Brice R.

Brice R.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I really did not know where to start but Expat Croatia (Sara) introduced me to Antonela (Immigration lawyer) and she is the best. The citizenship process can be a bit daunting but having someone in Croatia to help is so necessary. I also feel that Antonela and Mia provide a service that is great value for what they charge. My advice to anyone who is applying for citizenship is to be diligent and patient. We were able to find all the necessary paperwork and I did secure Croatian citizenship for myself, my wife and our three children. (My grandmother was born in Croatia). The citizenship process took just over 2 years. We are now working on getting our Croatian passports which of course while a straightforward process, does take several months.

Ivan C.

Ivan C.

Germany

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Consulting

Sara answered all my questions, happy with the call. May actually engage the fixer in the future too.

Paola P.

Paola P.

United States

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Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

We reached out to Expat in Croatia for assistance in finding a lawyer to help us with our application for citizenship by descent, and their recommendation of Antonela S. was a perfect match! We were dealing with gathering documents from three different countries and submitting our applications in a fourth, so we needed all the expertise (and hand-holding) we could get. Antonela and her staff, particularly Mia, were very responsive considering all of our correspondence was via email and across several time zones. We recently submitted our applications and the consular officer who reviewed our documents remarked that everything was well-organized and complete. Aside from our satisfaction with EIC's professional recommendation, we have found this site to be a wonderful resource for so many aspects of Croatian life and culture!

Rebecca G.

Rebecca G.

New Zealand

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Introduced to a Professional

I needed support with an application for Croatian citizenship by descent and found Expat in Croatia through their comprehensive article on the subject. They answered my questions and introduced me to Ivan R. Let me be clear that Ivan exceeded all my expectations on knowledge, conscientiousness, patience, and support during this process. From the very first meeting it was clear that he is very familiar and thorough with these applications. Unexpectedly, finding evidence documents for my application was much more complicated than either of us had anticipated, but Ivan was there every step of the way until we finally pieced the puzzle together. I submitted my application yesterday and they said it was perfect. I am immensely grateful for Ivan's help and I highly recommend Ivan and Expat in Croatia to others hoping to navigate this process with minimal delays. Thank you.

Tara H.

Tara H.

New Zealand

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

My journey with Expat in Croatia started with a consulting session with Sara, From here I decided to work with a vetted lawyer to help me with my Temporary Residence application and dealing with the infamous Croatian bureaucracy. I was paired with the lovely Andrea and her team, who were amazing. It was awesome to know everything was taken care of, and that everything was explained to me clearly and carefully. I was given updates of my application status, accompanied when having to get things done such as ID photos, dealing with MUP etc., and all the forms filled out for me. This experience was definitely worth the money as it saved me a lot of stress; I enjoyed it so much I'm using another Expat in Croatia lawyer to help me with my Citizenship application!

Nicole C.

Nicole C.

United States

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Consulting

Sara was extremely knowledgeable and helpful answering all of our questions and walking us through what to expect in the process of applying for a temporary residence. She provided multiple resources promptly after the call. I can definitely see us booking another session with her as we start the process just to have a second pair of eyes help along the way. Absolutely worth every penny!

Jelena P.

Jelena P.

Australia

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Introduced to a Professional

Amazing service. Very friendly and helpful. I needed some advice on residency options. Their vetted partners were prompt, kind and easy to communicate with.

Barbara (Richard) H.

Barbara (Richard) H.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

The Expat in Croatia newsletter has been an indispensable guide for us while waiting to acquire Croatian citizenship. Since receiving citizenship this month, we decided to book a consultation to address more specific questions as we move closer to actually moving to Croatia. We chose CAM (Carol Anne) to be our consultant and found her to be the perfect "fit" for us. She has experienced everything that we will be dealing with as she moved from Canada to Croatia. Whether it is information about shipping items, registering a car, health insurance, or getting a tax consultant to navigate important financial details, she provided everything and more. We found her to be thorough, professional, personable, and smart. She is also funny and charming. We love CAM! We will continue to use this resource, consulting with CAM as needed or as more questions arise.

Megan G.

Megan G.

United States

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Consulting

I learned more in an hour that my month of online searching. Everything was prompt, organized, and correct. Best money I have spent in this process thus far.

Jenn K.

Jenn K.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

EIC has a Wonderful team of professionals to help guide us through our process of obtaining Croatian citizenship by descent. We had initial consultation with Sara, and then one of the attorneys, Andrea. Although we are gathering our documents on our own, we will be hiring them to oversee the process and help us with requirements we are unable to complete on our own during and after our applications are submitted . We would highly recommend Expat in Croatia !

Craig W.

Craig W.

United Kingdom

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Consulting

Would highly recommend the services of 'Expat in Croatia' to friends. Sara took the time to familiarise herself with our specific situation before we chatted which meant we were able to talk through the options available and conclude with a clear idea of the avenues we should pursue.

Ninka S.

Ninka S.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I had first consultation with Carol Anne (CAM). She did a great job, very informative and willing to help . I would recommend Expat to my friends. Steve was very responsive to my emails and he connected me to Filip who we hired to help my son and his girlfriend. So far great experience but I know it is a process. We needed help with temp residence for my son’s girlfriend who was looking for looking to stay longer the 90 day . My son has USA /Croatian Citizenship.

Lori P.

Lori P.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

We needed assistance with purchasing property and moving forward with applying for Croatian citizenship. We had a great conversation with Sara and CAM, they explained both processes clearly and provides us with numerous resources. They have also facilitated contact with a Croatian lawyer to work with us on both processes. It has been helpful to understand timelines and requirements, and they have provided contact with professionals that can be responsible for the aspects that we cannot do on our own.

Helen M.

Helen M.

United Kingdom

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Consulting

So far I have only had a consulting session with Sara but it was excellent and all of my questions were answered and I feel totally confident with the information provided. I was also given additional website links after the session so that I could find extra information. I felt totally at ease with Sara who came across as not only a very professional person but very personable. I would most certainly recommend Expat in Croatia to anybody else for whatever assistance they needed, and intend to use the services of a vetted professional in due course.

Megan B.

Megan B.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

My sister and I are working on our Croatian citizenship via our heritage and cannot be more thankful for Expat in Croatia. Lorena was able to connect us with the immigration attorney who helped guide us through the process. I highly recommend connecting with this website as they offer a variety of helpful services.

Nick C.

Nick C.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

There was a 6 month wait at the consulate to get an appointment to submit my application, in addition to the time it takes to actually process the application, so this can be a lengthy process. 

With that in mind, I feel confident my application is without error - thanks to Expat In Croatia and their legal network. 
They really took the uncertainty out of the process, and demonstrated the highest level of professionalism from start to finish, which included locating a 19th century birth certificate. 

In addition to this, their website is probably the most comprehensive resource on the internet. Expat In Croatia will make a genuine effort to help you, and they know what they’re doing.

Tania M.

Tania M.

Croatia

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Introduced to a Professional

We needed help with temporary residency, yes we got the help needed and we now have temporary residency. There was some struggles but Ivan was professional and helpful and took us through the process of what was needed. The information and letter from the Office of Croats abroad was helpful to our case and Ana at Korcula police station had not seen one before and said it would help others of her clients if they had this.

Natalie P.

Natalie P.

United States

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Consulting

My husband and I consulted with Sara to find out more about living in Croatia with a digital nomad permit. We asked about options to bring our nanny with us as well as which locations and neighborhoods would best suit our family. We're so grateful to have a local help us in this venture which gave us so much reassurance and piece of mind before we move across the world!

Monique A.

Monique A.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

Lorena guided us to the legal support of Andrea, who has been crucial in helping us with our application for Croatian Citizenship by Descent. Without Andrea's help, we would be lost! Thank you Lorena for getting us to the right person for our family's application process. We really appreciate it!

Robert P.

Robert P.

Australia

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Consulting

Useful information was given such as bank accounts, residency and buying properties

Lindsey F.

Lindsey F.

United States

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Consulting

My husband and I met with Sara to discuss our options regarding moving to Croatia. My husband is of Croatian descent but we were unsure of what we would need to present and to who, once we arrived in Croatia. Sara, through her expansive knowledge, was able to direct us to the correct experts and offer alternatives. She made navigating the Croatian immigration process much easier. Sara and her team are exceptional. I cannot recommend them enough; I look forward to continued correspondence with her as we continue through the process.

Michael C.

Michael C.

Australia

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Consulting

Very good service. If you are thinking of immigrating to Croatia a chat with Sara is mandatory. There are so many things one must consider. e.g. Immigration procedures and mandatory health care payments etc.

Bernadette B.

Bernadette B.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

My experience to date with Expat in Croatia has been terrific. The website contains a wealth of information which is vetted and updated regularly. After reviewing the website, I scheduled a consultation with Sara Dyson to discuss the process of obtaining citizenship by descent for myself and my siblings. In less than an hour Sara provided a comprehensive, detailed explanation of the process. She answered all my questions about housing, healthcare, and life in Croatia; and the references provided in a follow-up email were extremely helpful. I am especially impressed with the service they offer matching people applying for citizenship with Croatian lawyers who can assist them. It’s not a simple handoff; an Expat in Croatia representative remains engaged through the entire process and acts as a liaison between the client and the attorney. We will definitely be taking advantage of that service as we pursue our dream of obtaining Croatian citizenship. I look forward to working with Sara, Carol Anne and the entire Expat in Croatia team.

Anna G.

Anna G.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

My brothers and I reached out to Expat in Croatia, knowing nothing about the process or if we were even eligible to apply for citizenship. We worked with Steve, who determined that were eligible and connected us with Ines, our Croatian attorney. Ines was incredibly helpful throughout the process, answering all of our questions and helping to guide all 7 of us to get the paperwork needed to submit. The process took some time, but that mostly was on the end of the United States documentation needed, as we had to jump through a lot of hoops with various states to get the paperwork needed (especially in the State of NY, where we had to effectively sue to release our ancestral records). Once we had everything assembled (a Herculean effort as we dealt with records from 6 different states, including NY, which was tough!), we made our appointment with the consulate in Chicago and the consulate employee was also very helpful. Our meeting lasted about an hour, as she went through all of our documents and made sure we had everything we needed. We had everything we needed and even some additional documentation that was recommended and drafted by Ines. The Consulate even mentioned that it was a VERY good idea to work with an attorney for this, as it will help the process go even smoother. I cannot say enough good things about Expat in Croatia and Ines. Without them, we never would have been able to get this done! And now we wait for a few years for our approvals 🙂

Anna O.

Anna O.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I am very grateful for Sara and the EIC team! I stumbled across Sara & EIC a few years ago and have acquired so much useful and interesting information through them. Sara and team are so friendly, professional and passionate with everything Croatia! I had a consulting session with Sara a few weeks ago, and it was very helpful. I’m so excited to hear where the team and services are heading. They offer so many invaluable services. I am also trying to achieve dual citizenship through lineage (both grandparents born in Croatia) and worked with one of their vetted professional lawyers, Ines, through the process. Ines is also wonderful. It’s so reassuring to know that if I am able to get to Croatia, there are people to help support me and show me the ropes. Thank you Sara & Team!

Bruce P.

Bruce P.

South Africa

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

The consultation was very informative and presented professionally with all important points covered. The follow up email was prompt covering all that was relevant with an introduction to the vetted professional.

Marina P.

Marina P.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

I am so pleased with Expat in Croatia's services!! Finally, a place to find trusted, competent, fair and helpful professionals in Croatia! Ivica has given me great guidance with up to date information on tax laws between USA and Croatia. He was kind in his approach and he was competent in his work. All for a reasonable rate! I highly recommend Ivica for any tax needs related to Croatia! I am currently working with Antonela and feel quite confident in her skill set, to help unravel complicated issues regarding home ownership in Croatia, in a remote area where "anything goes". I am so pleased to have this working relationship with Expat in Croatia!! Thank you, Sara & Team for ALL you do!!! Life in Croatia is better with "Expat in Croatia"

Todd N.

Todd N.

United Kingdom

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Consulting

Sara's knowledge of Croatia is nothing short of encyclopaedic. I achieved so much more clarity in just a single session, and I would not hesitate to another if needed. Invaluable.

Paola F.

Paola F.

Italy

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Consulting

Sara was really great, she is clear and kind with her explanation and can give you the best advices.

Gosia P.

Gosia P.

France

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I’m very happy with professional follow-up. All tips and network of advisors immediately put in action. Perfect way to start the moving journey !

LeAnn G.

LeAnn G.

United States

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Consulting

I recently had a consultation call with Sara regarding relocating to Croatia, and I cannot recommend her highly enough! Sara is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of residency and business ownership requirements in Croatia, and provided me with sound advice on which residency options were best suited to my individual circumstances. During our call, Sara patiently answered all of my questions and provided me with invaluable information that would have taken hours to sort through elsewhere. She was thorough, professional, and incredibly helpful throughout our entire conversation. Following our call, Sara followed up with links to resources available on her website, which have proven to be an invaluable tool in my research process. If you're looking to relocate to Croatia and need to wade through mounds of information, then Sara is an excellent resource. Her expertise and guidance are well worth the consultation fee, and I would give her consultation call a full 5 stars! Thank you, Sara!

Nick A.

Nick A.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

My family needed help applying for Croatian citizenship. We were put in contact with Krešo, and he was very helpful, providing us with the information we needed to successfully submit our application. I would highly recommend working with Krešo for any similar needs!

Tara H.

Tara H.

New Zealand

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Consulting

My consult with Sara was great. She was very informative and helpful. She is very knowledgeable on many things which made me less nervous about moving halfway around the world. After the consult she emailed through a range of resources for me that could be helpful.

Derek J.

Derek J.

United States

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Consulting

My family and I recently considered part-time residency in Croatia but found ourselves a bit lost in the complexity of the process. Luckily, we discovered Expat in Croatia and scheduled a call with Sara Dyson. In just one conversation, Sara provided us with a wealth of knowledge and insight that greatly helped us understand the intricacies of establishing residency in Croatia. During our call, Sara showcased her professionalism and passion for helping people navigate the Croatian system. She demonstrated a deep understanding of Croatian bureaucracy, regulations, and residency requirements. Her clear and concise explanations made it easy for us to grasp the essential information we needed. Sara was incredibly attentive and patient, addressing all our questions and concerns in a way that made us feel comfortable and well-informed. It was evident that she genuinely cared about our unique circumstances and took the time to tailor her advice to best suit our needs. Even though it was just one call, Sara's expertise and personalized guidance left a lasting impression on us. Her ability to efficiently break down complex information and provide a clear overview of the process made our decision-making much more manageable. We are truly grateful for the invaluable insights Sara Dyson at Expat in Croatia provided during our consultation. For anyone considering a move to Croatia or seeking expert advice on residency matters, we wholeheartedly recommend her services. Thank you, Sara, for making our exploration of Croatian residency a smooth and enlightening experience!

Vandy S.

Vandy S.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

We worked with Ines. Before contacting her, we had collected all the supporting documents ourselves – birth certificates, family tree, evidence of emigration, etc. – and had these ready when we had our initial consultation. At the consultation, Ines laid out the citizenship application process for us in detail. She answered all of our questions then, and also throughout the process. Ines was an indispensable help to us, especially since we were applying in Montenegro as temporary residents of that country. She handled the translations of all our documents, helped us with our applications and CVs, kept everything in order and on track, and communicated with several officials, both Croatian and Montenegrin on our behalf when English wasn’t their first language. Having Ines in our corner made the process run smoothly. We were glad that we had her expertise behind us.

Philip W.

Philip W.

United States

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Consulting

Excellent conversation. Sara is knowledgeable and professional.

Brett B.

Brett B.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

Expat in Croatia introduced me to Ivona and Ema to guide my family through the citizenship application process. They located my great grandfathers birth certificate, listed the documents I needed to get for each family member, coordinated translations, and helped file with our application and advised us on our appointment with the Consulate. They were so thorough and courteous and we just started receiving our approvals. I cannot recommend Ivona and Ema highly enough, thank you so much Ivona and Ema and thank you Expat in Croatia for the introduction to your vetted partners!

Sylwia K.

Sylwia K.

Poland

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Consulting

My husband and I had a consultation meeting with Sara in relation to our immigration status and real estate. Her staff are very responsive and attentive, and so our experience pre and post consultation was great. We found Sara to be very knowledgeable and helpful. She followed up with a ton of references and additional info. I also had some non-standard questions, which she offered to do some research on. Like she said in her video - there is no question you can't ask, which she won't do her best to find an answer for. I'm sure this is not the last time we've used Sara's services and there will be more chats to come!

Nadine B.

Nadine B.

United States

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Consulting

I scheduled an hour with Sarah. I had many questions and she quickly and efficiently answered all of them. I have gained a clear understanding of the path I need to take and how to go about it I really appreciate the service and I’m so thankful that I found it.

Joe C.

Joe C.

Canada

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Everything went very smoothly. I was provided with helpful, time-saving suggestions and all of my questions were answered in a timely way.

Olha S.

Olha S.

Ukraine

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Consulting

Thanks for the consultation. It was meaningful and we solved all the questions in 30 minutes. There were several questions that Sara could not answer immediately, but it was agreed that she would send the answer by mail.

Rick M.

Rick M.

United States

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Introduced to a Professional

We received help with preparation for citizenship application. Our attorney located Croatian birth certificates, guided us through the process, arranged Croatia translations of documents and prepped us for the consulate meeting. Ljudevit was well organized, punctual, and very articulate in assisting us. He knows the process and requirements well. We couldn’t have asked for better guidance in the process.

Alan o.

Alan o.

United Kingdom

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Very helpful Interview , nothing that Sara did not know.

Matt B.

Matt B.

United States

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Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

The Expat in Croatia team was quick to respond and efficient connecting me with an attorney who helped me apply for Croatian Citizenship through descent. They took time to answer my questions to make sure I was comfortable with the process before starting. Best of all, the guidance I received from the attorney they recommended made the process a breeze. Submitting my application for citizenship with the consulate was so easy. Fantastic value for the service I received.

anthony s.

anthony s.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Always so prompt to come up with a solution to a problem and always completely up-to-date with regulations. And the website of weekly information and goings-on in Croatia is a joy. We should all be contributing to this wonderful supply of knowledge for ex-pats who are in Croatia

Mark S.

Mark S.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Great professional service from Sara. Crystal clear on what the currently and future status of Croatian expat legislation.

Shailee A.

Shailee A.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was so vibrant, kind and helpful! She answered all of our questions and then also sent us a ton of resources for us to refer back to. I highly recommend her services. Thank you!

Nicholas P.

Nicholas P.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara was extremely helpful in answering our questions regarding applying for Croatian Citizenship. It can be a complicated endeavour, but Sara was able to walk us through it and put us in contact with the right people to start the process. Hvala!

paige v.

paige v.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

We are currently in the process of applying for temporary residency in Croatia and without Sara, this could not happen. She is beyond knowledgeable about every step of not only the process, but all of the other daily details one needs to move to a life in Croatia. She is patient, thorough and follows through without ever needing to be reminded, which is a trait that not many people have in business. She understands how overwhelming the process can be and is with you every step of the way even when you ask the same question over and over. If you want to move to Croatia, Sara is a MUST to assist you with all that this journey entails.

Andrea D.

Andrea D.

Croatia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Consulting

I needed help and advice regarding moving back home to Croatia with my UK husband. I asked about health care that he needs, insurance cover and many other things. I'm so glad I got in contact with Sara as the information was very helpful and the email links I received have been very informative.

Ana R.

Ana R.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara is so incredibly knowledgeable and connected and just a lovely person to talk to. I'm researching and planning for a move to Croatia mid next year. Sara has provided me with connections, encouragement and a generous offer to help get me with a business idea I'd like to test out. She genuinely wants people to succeed and will nut out ways to make this a foreseeable possibility. I also needed advice with health insurance and Sara told me how I can get the best out of the system. It's reassuring to have someone like Sara and her team to help with all the intricacies of getting settled in Croatia. She will also follow up on any additional questions that pop up after the consult.

Pia S.

Pia S.

Slovenia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Overall, I was very pleased with Ivona, since she helped me through the process, gave me very straightforward information and when I went to the consulate to make the request for determing Croatian citizenship nothing was missing. I do not know the outcome of my request but the whole process left me very pleased.

kent p.

kent p.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

I asked about a Lawyer to help with getting citizenship, and have had nothing but professional help, can't thank expat enough for pointing us In the right direction,

Christine B.

Christine B.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

My brother and I required help with applying for Croatian citizenship. We found Expat in Croatia to be very helpful, emails were responded to quickly and we were referred to a professional who’s service was second to none. Pricing was very reasonable. We were surprised with the speed at which we received responses and how helpful and supportive the team was. The whole process was extremely daunting at first but the team explained every step in simple terms and checked in on us to offer help when we were stuck. Cannot express how highly we recommend Expat in Croatia, it has been without doubt an absolute pleasure to work with them.

Duane R.

Duane R.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

I needed a consultation in regard to temporary residence and potential citizenship and also how I could get an OIB. Ivona was very helpful explaining the hurdles involved and she was able to procure an OIB for me, an important first step.

Carol Anne S.

Carol Anne S.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Free Guidance

I cannot express how helpful Sara & Teri were! I had so many questions and didn't even know where to start. The blogs on the website are super helpful, but having someone to turn to for help with navigating our personal experience was crucial. Thank you for your support & guidance.

Matilda M.

Matilda M.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

We were looking for answers to first steps to take when moving to Croatia, as well as where we could find out about Croatian language lessons for our children. Sara answered all these questions and more! We talked freely for our consultation about many other things that came up in conversation and she was always willing to listen without making us feel rushed in any way. She took notes about everything that we discussed and followed up with a very detailed email with answers/links to all of our questions and concerns. The Expat team is very professional and take their work seriously ... you get what you pay for. And it's worth every penny!

Leonardo P.

Leonardo P.

Argentina

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I needed advice and guidance for the Digital Nomad Temporary Residency Permit. I had a meeting call with Sara in which she answered to all my questions and cleared all my doubts. She also put me in contact with other professional who could help me to get some documents ready before presenting them. Sara is very dedicated, she has prepared the session before hand and also sent a follow email after. I recommend her assistance to anyone that wants to start their journey aligned with the best path.

Liz B.

Liz B.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Initially I followed Expat Croatia for a number of months & found the articles interesting & factual. I then approached Sara & had a Zoom consultation. Sara was efficient, knowledgable & precise. She also followed up a very interesting meeting with an email with further feedback & professional contacts. I was so impressed that I have already recommended you to other family members. Thank you. (I was advised on citizenship, inheritance procedures & having a marriage recognised in Croatia).

Quis L.

Quis L.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was absolutely incredible with our consultation. She helped me understand the options available to me to relocate to Croatia and the explore the idea of opening a business. She was so prepared with the information I needed, and answered all of my questions. I'm so glad I made my consultation appointment and I encourage anyone who has questions or needs guidance about all things Croatia to connect with their team. Sara and the Expat in Croatia team is amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Sarah C.

Sarah C.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Working with Sara was great. We had a very efficient session. She answered all our questions and even supplied many links, resources and introductions via email after our meeting. I'd highly recommend to anyone who wants to understand their options to relocate to Croatia.

Jayshant T.

Jayshant T.

Nepal

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

All the team members are very good person I really appreciate from all of them

Ana S.

Ana S.

Croatia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Consulting

I had a consulting session with Sara who was lovely and professional. She answered all my questions and provided me with extensive information after our consultation. Thank you Sara!

Niels C.

Niels C.

Belgium

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Free Guidance

Sara was accommodating in answering all of my questions in detail. She prepared the conversation very thoroughly leaving no information untouched. At the end of our short conversation, Sara sent me an email with all the resources needed to plan my move to Croatia. I'm now confident to plan my move there within the next few weeks. I would definitely recommend their services even for the most minor questions.

Natalie C.

Natalie C.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

We met with Sara for an initial consultation on citizenship in Croatia. Sara explained the process clearly and with detail and provided us the contact information for a case manager and attorney. She answered all our questions and we felt very satisfied with the meeting.

Karen N.

Karen N.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

First, the Expat in Croatia website is incredibly comprehensive and helped us start thinking about what we needed to know about moving to Croatia. Once we decided to follow a Croatian citizenship route, we submitted a request for consultation so we could ask additional questions. Sara and Teri were both very prompt in replying and scheduling a phone consult, and answered a few questions by email prior to the consult. During our call with Sara, she was very thorough in helping us understand the process and pointing out best ways to approach our application. Sara seems to know Croatian culture well and provided a realistic timeline for the application process.

Leonnard P.

Leonnard P.

South Africa

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was so informative and assisted us with all information we required, and followed with an email to guide us with this process. Expat have been amazing.

Catherine Z.

Catherine Z.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

My consultation with Sara was concise and very informative.

George H.

George H.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara helped me understand the process of moving to Croatia as a digital nomad. I booked a 30 minute slot and every minute was informative and of great value to me. I am sure the advice given will be of tremendous assistance. Sara also followed up the session immediately with emails containing local connections and further online resources. I cannot recommend the service too highly.

Rachelle E.

Rachelle E.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was extremely helpful in helping me to understand the different types of Visas, as well as the application process. There were steps that I would not have understood or known to take. She was also extremely helpful with other questions about living in Croatia, such as banking, mobile phone providers, etc. I highly recommend her services!

Chase S.

Chase S.

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I needed help all the way around. My big question was needing help with the FBI background check and getting my fingerprints to the USA safely. Sara was very thorough and answered all my questions. Definitely worth the money. My expectations were very high and Sara and her team exceeded them all.

Duane R.

Duane R.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

Ivona was very helpful in helping us understand the requirements for temporary residence and eventual citizenship in Croatia. For now, she is getting my OIB which will be of help to use for banking and other services. She's very professional and I would look forward to working with her in the future.

Michael R.

Michael R.

Croatia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara is absolutely the best resource available should you wish to acquire Croatian citizenship, relocate to Croatia or simply learn more about Croatian legalities, bureaucracy and its culture. Sara is not an "app" that you simply can download, she is a primary resource that can personally answer your questions, etc. Extremely professional, Sara can answer most questions you may have about Croatia. She researches her answers thoroughly (if you are wise enough to send your questions before your consultation) and is quick to point out that she may not have the answer to an obscure, yet nonetheless important question, you may have, and she will get back to you. The "magic" of Sara is that she, herself, has gone through many of the situations that you may anticipate should you want to live in Croatia. Well-spoken, intelligent, and with a broad knowledge of many of the problems that you may encounter, Sara offers practical, well-founded and real advice as to how to navigate the complexities of moving to Croatia. I cannot praise Sara more my consultation (but, I can) than to simply say she helped guide me in obtaining Croatian citizenship, found excellent professionals when needed as well as "held my hand" through much of the process (and some of my fears). One needs only to look at the newsletter she manages: "Expat in Croatia." It covers just about everything you could think of...and a bit more. Nonetheless, questions always arise...and for the answers, I would more than strongly suggest contacting her for a consultation. Thank you Sara, Michael R.

Chris D.

Chris D.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

It's always a bit of a gamble trying an online service like this, but I was pleasantly surprised and very satisfied. I had some very specific questions and requirements for living on the digital nomad program and Sara was able to answer them all and point me in the right direction for future followup. By the end of the call I was confident I was well prepared for a year in Croatia. I can't recommend Expat in Croatia highly enough if you are thinking of travelling to Croatia.

Lucas R.

Lucas R.

Chile

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

We started our journey a year ago, I felt overwhelmed in the beginning with all the information we found online. Our best decision was to use Expat in Croatia and take Sara’s advice, I’ve been living in Croatia for one year now and, planning to extend my permit also with EIC guidance.

Haley T.

Haley T.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Great experience, very helpful, lots of excellent information

Ben A.

Ben A.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Hello, The service provided by Sara from Expat and her team exceeded our expectations in every way. We received an amazing service in terms of professionalism as well as the quality of the content. We scheduled a zoom meeting with her during which she responded to all of our questions with accuracy and immense detail. She referred us to an attorney and an immigration lawyer, both of which immediately reached out to us, making this process so much simpler for us. Sara has an amazing sphere of influence that helps newcomers in Croatia settle in seamlessly. She saved us lots of time, energy, and resources on research, and provided us with information that we wouldn’t have found elsewhere. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to have a detailed understanding of the immigration process to Croatia. Looking forward to meeting with you soon in Croatia. Ben

Monica A.

Monica A.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara gave me guidance on citizenship and visa routes I could take. She gave advice that googling and reading various websites couldn't, which has led to a vast amount of options being available for my move to Croatia. Sara has really put my mind at ease about the whole move as she has provided step by step information on how I go about getting each type of citizenship / visa. It is definitely worth meeting with Sara as she is able to provide custom advice to your situation. I look forward to meeting with Sara again and for her to provide more of her extensive knowledge.

Jessie A.

Jessie A.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I highly recommend Sara's consulting services. You can spend hours and hours researching visa options and translating legal documents or you can see up a call with Expat in Croatia. Sara was able to answer all our questions quickly and point us in the right direction. 1000% worth it! I truly appreciate the help!

Birkan K.

Birkan K.

Turkey

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

I had a consulting session with Sara. I have prepared lots of questions ahead of the meeting. She had answered all in our limited time. I have learned a lot directly from Sara where she also gave me more than i asked. It was lovely and lively conversation with her. Looking forward for the next steps.

Chris H.

Chris H.

Consulting

Great ‘meeting’ with Sara, easily set up, stated bang on time. Despite doing lots of research on my residency issues, after explaining my circumstances to Sara, she immediately gave me a solution to which I knew nothing about, and went through the whole process. A perfect result for me, big

Daniel C.

Daniel C.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Consulting

Sara was great in talking through the process to obtaining Croatian citizenships in a very clear and concise way. She had answers for how to navigate through the system if it was to occur outside of your home country and provided contacts and advise when dealing with the local Croatian embassy in that country. It was also great just to understand some of the nuances that need to be dealt with first, as a priority. All up the 1 hr session was great and really crystalized the process for me and time it will take. Daniel.

Alexis B.

Alexis B.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

My boyfriend and I will be moving to Croatia and applying for the Digital Nomad visa in a few short months. I scheduled a consulting call with Sara since I've been feeling very overwhelmed by the process and I am SO glad I did. Sara is extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions thoroughly. She followed up our conversation with a list of additional resources and made a couple of professional introductions. I feel a lot better about the next steps and can't wait to make Croatia our new home. I could not recommend this service enough!

L & Z J.

L & Z J.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

EIC (expat in Croatia) were very helpful. My wife and I had tried getting a visa ourselves. That did not work out. Much of the issues were due to Canadian government actions. The Canadian bureaucracy is arguably the worst in the world. We contacted EIC and they gave us great advice, and introduced us to lawyers in Zadar. Things went much smoother, and MUCH less heartburn. The lawyer even guided us through the government health care application (HZZO).

J S.

J S.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

I could not recommend this service enough. Sara is extremely helpful, detailed, and easy to speak to. She had organised all of my information prior to our call so well that we had some extra time and she filled in the space with giving me loads of information on other basic living procedures and protocols in Split.

Patrick O.

Patrick O.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

I am very pleased with the help I received from both Sara and Teri. From start to finish, my experience with Expat in Croatia was excellent. I had many questions and concerns about moving to Croatia. Our family situation is a bit unique, and I needed help deciding if Croatia was going to be the right place for us. I had already read through the website multiple times, but I still had many questions about our specific situation. I booked an hour with Sara to go over everything, and I am very glad I did. The guidance I received was much more than I had hoped for. Sara was able to understand our needs and relate all I had learned from her site to what we wanted to accomplish. Moving to a new country is a big step, and because of her help we were able to make the right decision. Thank you

Akram E.

Akram E.

Consulting

Sara exceeded my expectations 🔥 She came well prepared and answered my questions perfectly 💪 Before the meeting, she researched my country's bureaucracy, paperwork, and taxes. She walked me through the VISA process step by step and she give 2 approaches to get this process done! I would recommend Sara ⭐️

Steve V.

Steve V.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

My family and I worked with Teri who was immensely helpful in doing some initial research for us for me and my family’s quest for Croatian citizenship by descent. Teri connected us with Attorneys Ivona and Ema who have been guiding us expertly through the lengthy process. They have been able to complete needed tasks in Croatia that we are unable to accomplish being located in the States. I feel like we’re well on our way to getting our citizenship and I’m super grateful to Teri and the Expat in Croatia team for being so knowledgeable and understanding of the many ins and outs of the path to citizenship. I highly recommend working with them!

Aliaksandr S.

Aliaksandr S.

Belarus

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara makes an impression of a very knowledgeable person. She could answer on all our questions or provided contacts of other specialists in the areas she isn't specialized. I would recommend consulting Sara if you are going to relocate to Croatia.

Danielle A.

Danielle A.

Trinidad and Tobago

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

My consultation with Sara was very professional and helpful. She answered all of our questions in a very knowledgeable and sympathetic way and she was very patient if the answers to our questions needed to be explained in more detail. I will definitely be recommending her services in the future. Thanks again Sara

Todd M.

Todd M.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

My wife and I spent an hour on the phone with Sara - she is excellent. She is personable and clearly very knowledgeable on the citizenship process in Croatia. We will certainly use her again.

Alex G.

Alex G.

Italy

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was really nice and super helpful in answering all of my questions!

Cristian D.

Cristian D.

Argentina

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Free Guidance

I just wanted to say that , I recommend a lot the expat team , they are incredible helpful and kind . In my case I was advised by Teri , they would always give solutions to your enquiry and also very fast. They are experts! 😃

Claudia S.

Claudia S.

Mexico

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

My husband and I have been living in Split for more than a year. Since we've got here Sara has been a real mentor to us. I contacted her and she guided us through our Digital Nomad Visa application and introduced us to a lawyer who had the experience we needed for a successful residency application. Now, we needed more guidance to continue our legal stay in beautiful Split, and once again I looked for her advice, not only because she is a caring person but because she really knows "All you need to live and travel like a local in Croatia!" 🙂 She also followed up our legal journey until it was successfully done. I highly recommend Sara's advice to all of you who are looking for a clear and extended understanding of the legal processes to come and enjoy Croatia. Thank you, Sara.

Mary L.

Mary L.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Croatia is our second home. We have travelled between Australia and Croatia for many years. When our father retired he moved back to Croatia and lived there on a permanent basis. We witnessed his numerous unsuccessful legal battles and struggles with the beaurocratic requirements for citizens. It has consistently been a battle to find honest and helpful people to deal with everyday issues. Sara has been amazing, we booked a consultation and came armed with questions. We were provided with vetted contacts for legal, real estate and financial advice, whom I would like to add all responded in a prompt and efficient manner. Sara also recommended medical facilities close to us. We were provided with information on starting a business, courses that we could do to enhance our knowledge of vineyards and olive farms. We were contacted by her team as a follow up a short while later to ensure her contacts had come through. Sara sat through our consultation listening to our gripes and grievances with a compassionate and objective manner. We finally feel like we have a support network in Croatia that we can connect with when required. Thank you Sara and Team.

Julia W.

Julia W.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

I was stuck with visa issues for my daughter, i tried to obtain a visa for her for a long 6 months then i found Sara online and reached out! Sara and her team where absolutely amazing and they got me in touch with a great lawyer in Split (Ivan) he fixed everything for me and has been absolutely amazing in helping and sorting out all my issues so quickly. I am so grateful!!

Furkan I.

Furkan I.

Turkey

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was super helpful and she took her time to listen to our case-specific problems and answered all of them in-depth. My wife and I appreciated that she also sent us a lot of resources after the meeting about anything we would need for applying for the digital nomad visa & living in Croatia. Finally, the call was really helpful and we're very clear about the process now.

Mark S.

Mark S.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara has been very helpful by providing excellent advice on citizenship and relocation possibilities to Croatia. She has assembled an awesome team of professionals to help with every step of the way. Our consulting session was well worth the small investment. Sara was well prepared, listened, and answered all of our many questions within our scheduled time. She is a terrific resource and I'm sure we will continue to rely on her and her team as we move forward with our process.

Marko H.

Marko H.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

As a member of the Croatian diaspora, I was introduced by Teri Maxey to Kreso, a Croatian lawyer who assisted me with preparing and submitting my application for Croatian citizenship. I was delighted with the service at every step; Kreso is an excellent lawyer who was extremely helpful and supportive, and I could not have completed my application without him. I am very grateful to Expat in Croatia for putting me in touch with him, and I would not hesitate to recommend both Expat in Croatia and Kreso to anyone else seeking to apply for Croatian citizenship.

Slavko K.

Slavko K.

Croatia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

What a lovely bunch of people. They can provide and connect you with lots of professional people and services.

Maryjane D.

Maryjane D.

France

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

I was looking for information and advice about buying property in Croatia. I contacted Expat in Croatia and the team was really helpful and responsive. They also directed me to a lawyer whom we used. Everything went smoothly and it was reassuring to have received advice from local expats.

Jo W.

Jo W.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Excellent information, clearly delivered and authentic. I would highly value anyone being in touch with Sara, as she is a rich seam of information.

Emily S.

Emily S.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

My husband and I needed assistance with our digital nomad residency permit. Sara was very helpful and informative during our consultation. She answered all of our questions and then followed up with additional resources afterwards for us to refer back to. We definitely recommend Expat in Croatia!

Patricio P.

Patricio P.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

I contacted the Expat in Croatia team in order to help me sort my situation. It involved explaining some steps to get the digital visa, how to become a Croatian resident after that visa expires, how getting married would need to be done and we also discussed about taxes between Canada and Croatia. We took 30m to cover everything in details as Sarah was ready and is very knowledgeable on all this subjects! It was a very friendly and casual conversation and I could feel the empathy and care from Sarah towards helping me achieve my goals. I felt like an MVP with her! Sarah also provided other information after our conversation. I am more than happy with the service offered and will come back if more information is required 🙂 Thank you Sarah!

Andres H.

Andres H.

Venezuela

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I am deeply grateful for having found Sara! The information she gave me was super helpful, now I am sure of the things I need to do. I needed to know how to make a smooth work transition from one employer to another urgently and keep my track of being in Croatia intact for the permanent residency. 100% recommended!

Ivan I.

Ivan I.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was informative and knowledgeable. She was able to address my questions and then follow it up with materials.

Steven C.

Steven C.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

I had learned about possible tax issue for people with Croatian citizenship working outside of Croatia, but was not clear on what the implications of this would be for me and who I could turn to answer my questions. I was very excited to see that Expat in Croatia was able to provide me with an introduction to a local tax expert who was familiar with this situation. It was a pleasure working with Teri Maxey who was prompt in responding to my emails, and was able to connect me with tax expert to answer my questions. It's great to have such support beyond the the typical "Nema problema!" that I usually encounter!

Brent P.

Brent P.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

My wife and I had a few more questions after reviewing the terrific website and had a consulting session with Sara. She was able to address all our questions and more very efficiently. We also got a referral to a tax professional and were very pleased with how that turned out. We used to live in Zagreb 3 decades ago and it would have been so much easier if a website and service like this existed then!

Marc C.

Marc C.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I found Sara to be very pleasant, informative, and efficient. She was able to answer my questions succinctly and guide me through the process.

Drazen G.

Drazen G.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Efficient and knowledgeable. I received answers to all my questions on the process for applying for citizenship in Croatia. Sara was very familiar with the process and was able to clearly direct us to the steps to follow after the consultation.

Andrew C.

Andrew C.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

As I'm preparing to move to Croatia as both a digital nomad and future foreign spouse, Sara was incredibly helpful and knowledgable about both the general information I could want and responding to my specific circumstances and needs. I would certainly say the quality of service and value of information was above and beyond and I would highly recommend anyone take advantage of these services to help navigate Croatia's unique bureaucratic systems and all the ins and outs of living abroad.

Gregory D.

Gregory D.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was great. She completely explained in detail the process to obtain Croatian citizenship based on ancestry. She answered all my questions and provided guidance on each document I'll need to complete my application. The time and money for her consultation was very well spent. Thanks Sara!

M. Scott R.

M. Scott R.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

My wife and I, both of Croatian descent via our grandparents, recently completed the citizenship application process and were granted Croatian citizenship. The process began nearly two years ago when I first contacted Sara at Expat. She directed us to the right lawyer in Split who helped us track down the birth records of four grandparents dating back to the 1880's. Sara's help and Andrea's (the lawyer) work made it possible for us to begin the entire process. We are grateful to Expat in Croatia for being our "go to" service and for opening the gateway into Croatian culture.

Tom S.

Tom S.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

I heard about Expat In Croatia from a friend of mine when I was looking for some help with applying for a Croatian citizenship by decent. I had a Zoom meeting with Sara and she was incredibly helpful. She answered all my questions in great detail and with her advice, myself and my family are on the right path to applying for our citizenships. I highly recommend talking to Sara if you need any guidance on the citizenship by decent application process.

Mustafa Y.

Mustafa Y.

Somalia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

This was a great consultation session. Sara took the time to answer every single question that I asked her with exceptional detail. Sara was well-prepared for the call and we managed to cover a lot of ground within a short time. Moreover, Sara provided very valuable suggestions that I wasn't even expecting and sent me a follow up email containing important information for my next steps. I would certainly recommend Sara if you ever need help in Croatia.

Pia P.

Pia P.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I'm forever grateful that Sara and the Expat in Croatia team exist. They've clarified and broken down the process of obtaining citizenship in Croatia in a way that has saved me from future headaches of trying to figure out this process on my own. There's a great comfort knowing that I have Sara and her team at my side if anything concerning or confusing comes up. I would highly recommend setting up a consultation with Sara if you have any questions or concerns at all. The process of citizenship can be very tedious and in my consultation, I learned some very important details I would have completely missed and it would have put a huge hiccup in my process if it got overlooked! A consultation with Sara is 100% worth it!

Wil l.

Wil l.

France

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

You are treat like a real VIP customer, triple A service and answers. Before requesting the consulting service, I have done my homeworks, thanks to the excellent website ! The face to face meeting helps me deepen some keys points about my future move to Croatia. It really helps me checked if I was on the right tracks and saved me lot of time for sure. Highly recommended !

Mijo B.

Mijo B.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was prepared, professional and gave excellent guidance. She reeaallyy knows her stuff, was helpful and lovely to boot. I definitely recommend getting in touch if you are stuck anywhere in the process of navigating the Croatian bureaucracy.

Margie O.

Margie O.

Chile

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Hi! I would recommend working with Sara 100%. It is really worth taking away all the fluff and the overwhelming information online to go straight and follow her advice. I recently got my Digital Nomad Visa approved, and I couldn't be more satisfied with her services. Also, there's lots of free guidance and information in her blog posts that have been useful in my journey.

Carole B.

Carole B.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

We were blown away with how helpful the girls were . We dealt with Sara and Teri. They responded straight away and were so helpful . With all the confusion with our situation , they went above snd behind to help .

Lawson S.

Lawson S.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara listened to what the problem I was trying to solve, had a couple of ideas and then followed up by introducing me to a lawyer and realtor. Superb outcome. Thank you very much indeed. You'd be mad not to talk to Sara!

Yurii A.

Yurii A.

Ukraine

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Great consultation that helped me understand Croatia digital nomad program much better. I received a lot of information that is not available publicly.

Lidia T.

Lidia T.

Italy

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Consulting

The session was very useful and Sara helped me with all the doubts I had.

Sviatlana A.

Sviatlana A.

Ireland

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

Great experience I found the services at very high standards and very knowledgeable professionals Thank you for your support

Melissa A.

Melissa A.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara is incredibly knowledgeable about Croatia and the digital nomad visa process! She provided really helpful insight with the many questions I had. Lastly, Sara was very mindful of the amount of time we had and making sure we were covering all of the topics I was interested in discussing.

Rita S.

Rita S.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional, Professional Assistance

I inherited a house and some gravesites in Croatia and had been battling the Croatian bureaucracy for several years to get everything legally in my name. I reached out to "Expat in Croatia" to help me identify a Croatian lawyer ... Sara was responsive and immediately connected me with a vetted and competent lawyer. If you need to get something officially done in Croatia and you are hitting a brick wall, I recommend talking to Sara ... she is very knowledgeable of Croatia and how things work there.

Josh S.

Josh S.

Ireland

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Free Guidance

Thank you Sara and (Teri), for such a professional service start to finish, both calming and super informative. Really went out of their way to accommodate myself and my girlfriend with all of our questions and arranging some last minute bookings. Sara helped us to work through some of the muddy water of making a residency application. The website itself is an amazing source of information, but as the different application options are fairly vast meeting online for a chat is worth every penny. Thank you.

Anthony M.

Anthony M.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

We had a very informative and useful chat with Sara. The meeting was very well organised and Sara had all the answers to our questions. We now have a better understanding of the systems in Croatia and feel much more prepared to move forward with our plans. Thank you Sara 🙂

Peter K.

Peter K.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

I can't speak more highly about the Expat in Croatia staff. Fantastic prompt and excellent advice from all the staff. I have been dealing with Teri who has been very professional and very friendly in helping me with information and contacts in relation to my citizenship application. Great bunch of people. Highly recommended.

Tom A.

Tom A.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Wow! Thank goodness for Sara and her team at Expat. Couldn’t have asked for better help. Sara is a wealth of knowledge. She answered all my questions in regards to applying for residency and citizenship without any hesitation. She knows this stuff like the back of her hand. Anyone looking for guidance should, without hesitation schedule a meeting. You won’t be disappointed.

Grace P.

Grace P.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I needed help with residence registration and finding an immigration lawyer. Sara was wonderful. She was easy to talk to and had so much helpful advice. I definitely recommend her services to anyone looking for guidance on documents and immigration in Croatia. I'm sure she saved me a lot of time, stress, and headaches. I have been through this process in many other countries and it's quite difficult, so to have a resource such as Sara is a big deal. I will definitely be back if I have any other questions and will recommend this service to anyone I know who needs help.

Manvel S.

Manvel S.

Armenia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara was super helpful, we had several questions regarding the visas and process, which Sara has resolved for us, also Sara has introduced us to an immigration attorney, who was able to clarify everything for us which we couldn't resolve during the call - as we had a unique case. In general it was a super nice experience talking to Sara. Will definitely recommend contacting her to my Friends if they plan to move to Croatia as well 🙂

Wade A.

Wade A.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Here's what I can tell anyone on the fence- just know that you will get the best help they can give you. When I needed help, it seemed like everyone was out of the office, or on a business trip, except for the wonderful people here. They would answer emails, come back to check up, and then check up again. They really do care.

Patrick F.

Patrick F.

France

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Consulting

I am a French citizen planning to take a year off in Croatia, and maybe to work a little from there to pay some bills. I had a consulting session with Sara and asked her about immigration and registering as a sole trader, and she could answer all my questions fingers in the nose - she came 100% prepared. In the 30mns call, we also managed to speak about health insurance, renting a place, opening a bank account, mobile phone services providers and buying a vehicle. I think I managed to ask her a couple of questions she had never been asked before, and she could answer them too. She also mentioned a few things I hadn't thought about asking. The only reason why I have not rated the interaction 'Above and beyond expectations' is because my expectations were very high, due to the website being so complete and done so well, and to her colleague Teri being so professional while setting up the appointment. Expat in Croatia is certainly above and beyond similar expats businesses elsewhere!

Dave K.

Dave K.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

The team from Expat in Croatia was able to put me in contact with an amazing team of lawyers (Ivona and Ema) to help me with my application for Croatian citizenship. Being an American citizen who is living in Australia they were able to help me get all of the required documentation in regards to my parents Croatian citizenship from Registrar's Office as well as support me in obtaining my required documents. The only thing left now is to wait for the borders in Australia to open up so I can apply for my citizenship in person and finalize the process. I would highly recommend Teri and the team from Expat in Croatia and the vetted lawyers they put me in contact with to support you in your journey to obtaining Croatian citizenship!

Alison C.

Alison C.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Had a consultation session with Sara via Zoom. Her preparedness was refreshing, which facilitated an efficient and effective meeting. All questions were answered and explained well. Useful information has been sent immediately following the meeting as promised. Excellent service all round!

Peter M.

Peter M.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

Sara was very helpful in assisting me with providing invaluable feedback on the process to obtain a Croatian citizenship. She was able to clearly outline the process and pointed me to a helpful immigration lawyer to move forward with an application. I would highly recommend Sara for her guidance and insights if you are considering proceeding with applying for a Croatian citizenship. Keep up the good work!

Laura D.

Laura D.

Colombia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

We had a consulting session with Sara in person in Split. She helped us a lot in answering questions about getting a residence permit in Croatia for both non-EU citizen and EU citizen. She drove us trough all the requirements needed for the long-rent residence and the digital nomad residence permits. She also talked about getting a residence permit based on studying a language. We also talked about the need of having a translator while visiting the MUP office and translating documents into Croatian, she told us she has some colleagues who specialise in doing these. Additionally we had time to talk about the weather in Split and things to do in the city once the tourist season is over. After finishing the meeting, she sent us follow-up email with useful links and I also shared a Youtube video with her where I found some information about migrating to Croatia that was a bit unclear, so she can take a look at that. Overall our meeting was very helpful and she answered all the doubts we had about getting residence permit in Croatia and the Croatian bureaucracy.

Jayne E.

Jayne E.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Free Guidance

Sara was prompt and helpful and I wouldn’t hesitate to ask again if we needed help. I also love the Croatian language lessons 😊 in Expat in Croatia. Please keep up the great work you do. With many thanks

Sarah T.

Sarah T.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

If you are looking to move to Croatia, talking with Sara is a must! She helped me understand the nuances of the application process, answered questions I would not have been able to answer on my own, and gave me priceless insider advice and a professional referral that turned out to be exactly what I needed in my case. Even if like me, you are someone who has done a ton of research on your own, you can save yourself a world of stress and costly wrong moves by getting Sara's expert guidance! I'm so glad I did!

Angela B.

Angela B.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

I needed some advice due to overstay of my tourist visa, and I was in a fluster about where to even start. Sara is a class act! Not only did she respond in a timely manner, but her sound professional advice helped me greatly and I felt completely supported. Sara replied on a couple of occasions to my queries and I would not hesitate to recommend her services and the team to anyone who requires assistance or sound professional advice from people in the know. Thank you Sara, you are an angel!

Cheryl M.

Cheryl M.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Sara went above and beyond to officially confirm the answer to my question before replying and she even sent additional helpful information that I hadn’t even considered. Sara's blog posts on how foreign nomads can access the CoVid vaccine in Croatia are the clearest, most informative guides I’ve seen for any country. I wish she wrote for government websites, too, then we’d all be better informed. Hvala, Sara!

Sascha Oliver P.

Sascha Oliver P.

Germany

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

I needed an overview and clarification on several points. By advising Sara I was able to quickly get to the essentials and focus on the future solution. The advice helped me make a decision. I will definitely book a session again to clarify new questions. The answers are clear and full of expertise. Many thanks for the help.

Peggy J.

Peggy J.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

I reached out for help on several items including real estate agent and legal counsel referal, pet transport advice among others. Response was quick and detailed with warm and professional approach. I highly recommend working with Sara and her team!

Jina S.

Jina S.

Croatia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

She is very kind during session, and gave useful information for us after session, too. Thank you, Sara!

William S.

William S.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

As an American with a Croatian wife, I had lots of questions. I am retired and looking to take up residence in Croatia. We need a lawyer for purchase of property and got a referral almost immediately. We need to transfer money from the States and got info on that. We got advice regarding residency, health insurance, drivers licenses. Sara had all that info for us. She's very knowledgeable and quite pleasant to talk to. She's got lots of practical advice. Truly this time was worth the investment. We may get in touch with Sara again in the future when things come up

Donald L.

Donald L.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Got a quick and useful reply. Thank you

Kathryn W.

Kathryn W.

Zimbabwe

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Sara was beyond helpful with information being a foreigner can be difficult doing business with the language barrier but thank goodness for her help ! Amazing service Thank you

Pia P.

Pia P.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

My experience with Sara and the rest of the Expat in Croatia team has been wonderful thus far! I'm in process of moving from the US to Croatia and although I'm incredibly excited I'm also incredibly anxious. The support I've received from Sara and the expat team has been very comforting and reassuring for me. They have graciously answered my dozens of questions and checked in with me unexpectedly to see how I'm doing. I'm very happy that I stumbled across this website and met this amazing team!

Natalie H.

Natalie H.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

The video consultation with Sara was extremely helpful. The Expat in Croatia site has been the best resource we have found for applying for the Digital Nomad residency. We had some questions specific to our situation and she provided us with the information we needed. She is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Well worth the fee to have our questions answered.

Vanja M.

Vanja M.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Sara was extremely helpful. Provided answers to all my questions and even sent helpful links for me to view to make my process easier. I cannot recommend her help enough!

Anthony H.

Anthony H.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Free Guidance

I have contacted Sara on a number of occasions, her replies have always been very helpful. She is very kind and extremely knowledgeable on all matters relating to Croatia. I would certainly trust her advice and judgment. Anthony

Greg G.

Greg G.

Slovenia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

We chatted briefly on a call about digital nomad residency and Sara provided all the answers with good insight.

Maxel B.

Maxel B.

Ukraine

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

I came across Expat in Croatia while searching for Digital Nomad and I am glad I did. The guys at Expat in Croatia are truly remarkable and the content they produce and the support they provide to community it is outstanding. What more can I say - the guys deserve a huge recongation for everything they do. A truly amazing team who go above and beyond to serve their community. I can't recommend them highly enough. Top stars.

Gareth F.

Gareth F.

New Zealand

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Had a 30 minute consultancy session with Sara and found her very friendly and knowledgeable. Helped answer a lot of the questions I had about the application process. Would highly recommend a chat with her if you are thinking about applying for Croatian citizenship.

Tonee T.

Tonee T.

Philippines

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Hi! Thank you for answering my questions about ESL teachers and nurses. You are a great help and you even sent me a list of schools. So lit!

Marina S.

Marina S.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara and I had a video chat regarding property my father left to my children. She was very helpful and pointed me to the direction of an English speaking Croatian lawyer. Thank you so much!!

Ryan P.

Ryan P.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

In a single session Sara provided overviews of visiting Zagreb, transportation insights (and issues) with lived recommendations; she also provided insightful "must-dos" for me while I will be in Split (as a tourist) wrt to hiking national parks and island hoping, etc (I wished to avoid the traditional touristy spots, crowds, etc.). Sara not only provided her perspective on living in Croatia but employment options, timelines, what could be on and off the table from an expat perspective seeking moving there. She knew about the healthcare needs, visas and provided residency options for my own circumstance. She then summarized our meeting with an email including direct links to sites with further source information. This was an amazing value, it will save you time, $ and frustration. I have booked another session with her to make the most of my upcoming trip. Ryan (Canada)

Ursula O.

Ursula O.

Germany

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Hi. I needed help with finding an office address in Crikvenica and Sara helped me right away. Thank you again for your kindness.

Brooke P.

Brooke P.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara was absolutely fabulous. First, Teri got back to me right away and were really helpful about setting up an appointment with Sara. I was curious about obtaining my Croatian citizenship and Sara emailed me to get some details before our zoom call. During our call, she was extremely helpful. She not only answered all my questions about Croatian citizenship but talked to me about her experience in Croatia and what life is like as an American expat living there. She also connected me with an equally amazing Croatian immigration lawyer who is now helping me move forward in the citizenship process. Sara sent a follow up email after our call about everything we talked about, including connecting me directly with the lawyer via email, and I received another follow up email a week later from Teri making sure I connected with the lawyer myself. I had an awesome experience with Sara and I know I will definitely be reaching out to her again for help navigating this whole process.

Michael V.

Michael V.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Sara was an enormous help while Sherry and I were buying our yacht in Croatia. Thanks Sara ! Cheers

Jason F.

Jason F.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

I stumbled across the Expat in Croatia website last year via Google when we started planning a move to Europe, and it quickly became my go-to reference for all things foreigners may want to know about living in Croatia. Since my husband is an EU national, we initially looked at 2 other countries, and I would spend 3 hours scouring 15 separate websites to locate a fraction of the content available on Expat in Croatia. Sara and I corresponded via email to clarify a few points on the residency process, and I have been referred to a vetted Tax attorney as well as Immigration attorney where both offered exceptional service (and value). Sara and her team always follow up to confirm I was taken care of by these professionals which gives me great confidence in their network and vetting process. Expat in Croatia is clearly a passion project for Sara, and I have become a HUGE fan of the site!!

Kristina P.

Kristina P.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was very prepared for our meeting. She is very knowledgeable, walking me through the processes. She followed up immediately with detailed steps. And she creates a very informative newsletter. Highly recommend Sara and her expertise.

Pamela P.

Pamela P.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Thx you Sara for answering my questions. Was very helpful.

Jodika M.

Jodika M.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara is a wonderful woman with a world of knowledge. She is kind, friendly, understanding, empathetic and overall she is very smart & clever. Both myself and my husband enjoyed our consultation with Sara regarding moving to Croatia & the logistics of the move. ~ Jodika & Julian - Alberta, Canada

Afton S.

Afton S.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

I communicated with Sara via Zoom and she was very helpful. Reading information online can sometimes be overwhelming so it was nice to chat to an actual person about all the questions I have, lol! I found out some new information about how my family and I can and can not apply for citizenship, starting a business, etc. and was followed up with appropriate links to further look into things. I really appreciated her time! 🙂

Mounia S.

Mounia S.

Morocco

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara has been a delight to talk to! Loved her energy, she’s very kind and enthusiastic. I learned so much from her in just 30 minutes. All my questions were answered. On top of that, she has encouraged me to keep going and assured me that I have a big chance of achieving my goal. I felt a huge relief after the call. A big shout-out to Teri as well! Thank you for the great assistance via email. 🙂 Overall, this is an excellent service from a professional team. Highly recommend!

Natalie and Dean B.

Natalie and Dean B.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

Exceptional Service

Nevena K.

Nevena K.

Australia

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

My experience working with Sara has been beyond amazing and helpful. The attentiveness and support right from the start was something I was amazed with which I haven’t experienced elsewhere. She understood my question and inquiry via my email and got back to be very quickly with a solution and put me in contact with a vetted lawyer to which she highly recommended. I truly believe that I would not be able to get the information needed on my own and without Sara’s help. My ongoing experience was great, I was treated very well with Sara’s contact and got all my questions answered and solved. Sara and her team reached out a few weeks later after our initial contact to see how my progress was going with the vetted lawyer. I thought this was very kind and thoughtful knowing that they care about my situation and look forward to knowing my progress. I will be sure to highly recommend their resources to any one like myself who was in search of in depth information, guidance and support with an incredible experience.

John O.

John O.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

We so appreciate the helpful and warm welcome we have received with Sara and her services and guidance. It was very valuable and put us right where we needed to be, when we needed and got us in touch with a fast efficient and knowledgable professional that quickly helped us to progess in days what was taking us months. Thank you for your great service and attitude.

Nicholas Z.

Nicholas Z.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Excellent perspective on the real situation at the ground level in Croatia.

Suzana J.

Suzana J.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

Sara was super knowledgeable, friendly, and so easy to talk to. We'll definitely be scheduling future consults with her once we arrive in Croatia.

Harsh S.

Harsh S.

India

star solid star solid star solid star solid star regular

Consulting

I had scheduled a zoom session with Sara to go over the Digital Nomad Visa offered by Croatia. I had questions regarding income tax and taxes on capital gains and about the process of applying for the visa and things to consider for eg. location, culture, community, safety etc. before making a move to Croatia. Sara answered all my questions with all the experience she had, even where she couldn't give me a specific detail on something she promised to get back to me (and she did). It was my first ever consultation for a Digital Nomad visa, and I'm really glad she could clarify most of my queries. My session was followed up with an email from Sara with links to the information about whatever we had discussed over our call.

Diny G.

Diny G.

Brazil

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

I had a 30 minutes session with Sara to explore my options of temporary residency in Croatia. I've sent some very specific questions beforehand and during our call, Sara has everything researched and ready for me. She explained all steps very clearly. She is very knowledgeable about Croatia so I also got some insights into how my life could be over there, which made me so excited about it. After the call, she followed up with more information, links and instructions. She's always available to answer any follow-up questions. Amazing experience!

Marija B.

Marija B.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Hello Sara, You were very helpful and responded quickly to my question. Thank you so much. I so enjoy your newsletters, and videos. I look forward to your weekly feeds. Regards Marija.

Dawn-Lesley M.

Dawn-Lesley M.

United Kingdom

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

Sara has been so kind and helpful when I have contacted her with various questions, she has been able to answer them quickly and thoroughly! I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else, she knows her stuff 🙂 Always really cheerful!

Filip Z.

Filip Z.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance

She emailed her response to my question very quickly and provided me with exactly what I needed.

Davidian O.

Davidian O.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara is a wonderful person with tremendous knowledge on the ins-and-outs of croatia... based on my experience with her. would strongly any newbies to consult her for any kinds of your needs...!

Connie E.

Connie E.

Canada

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Free Guidance, Introduced to a Professional

I would highly recommend working with Sara on ALL your needs and questions pertaining to Croatia. My family is looking to obtain our Croatian Citizenship and Sara has been an integral part of this process. I went on her blog and reached out to her by email and she responded quickly and was extremely helpful recommending a professional to help us with our request. Sara was fantastic and we are grateful for her help.

Eric L.

Eric L.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

When I learned I was eligible for Croatian citizenship due to ancestry, I contacted a firm to help me with the process. It would often take weeks for emails to be answered. After a few months and a few hundred Euros, we didn't get very far in the process other than confirming that I am "likely" eligible. I looked for other resources and was very lucky to find Sara at Expat in Croatia. After filling out the form on the website, I received an email the next day referring me to a Croatian attorney. The attorney was extremely professional and guided me though the entire process. Fees were laid out up front including legal and translation services. The legal staff was able to locate my Grandfather's birth record, perhaps the most risky part of the process as without that record, we could not have moved forward. Also if the they had been unable to locate the record, fees would have been minimal and we would have ended the engagement. As I received the required records such as birth and background check documents, the attorney verified all was in order. I was also impressed as in the middle of the process, the Croatian Government changed to a different application which the attorney was aware of. Finally when I spoke to the Consulate in Washington, DC, she indicated that all my documents were in order. Apparently a lot of people come in with incomplete or invalid documents and applications. The Consulate indicated I had excellent representation. Finally, Sara at expatincroatia.com routinely checked on my experience. She definitely has an interest in being sure her clients are satisfied. She made an excellent recommendation, but had things not worked out, I have confidence she would have made things right.

Bernd R B.

Bernd R B.

Germany

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Outstanding! I can just highly recommend Sara and the whole Expat in Croatia team. Asking several questions about immigration to Croatia which needed "insider background", Sara offered me her expertise based on a very reasonable fee. I chose mailing as my preferred communication media. Sara provided great help with her profound knowledge, which came in a very pleasant and charming style. Concerning tax questions, Sara introduced me to a vetted tax expert, who turned out to be highly valuable for ongoing relationship. Altogether simply a true gain, much more than expected!

Loren S.

Loren S.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

We had a complicated situation and Sara was able to shed light on issues that concerned us. She also has a delightful personality that puts one at ease.

Fatima B.

Fatima B.

Morocco

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Consulting

I want to start my application this summer to be an expat in croatia so I contacted Sara. They were quick to email me for the consultation and Sara was very helpful with providing information. I totally recommend!

Jeffrey L.

Jeffrey L.

United States

star solid star solid star solid star solid star solid

Introduced to a Professional

Married to a Croatian citizen for 30 years, I wanted assistance in obtaining citizenship to this wonderful country. 'Expats', and Sara in particular was an amazing resource. I cannot thank you enough!!!!!

Ben H.

Ben H.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Moving to a new country is complicated in so many small ways, big and small, and it can get overwhelming doing all of the research yourself. Sara is a treasure-trove of local and institutional knowledge - I had questions about visas, vaccines and moving my car from the UK, among other little things about how and where to get things done here. You can google around in the hope that internet strangers know what's up, or you can go to Sara and be sure, confident and relaxed.

Cindy K.

Cindy K.

United States

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Sara is approachable, professional and welcoming. We initially had a video chat and since have exchanged emails. She responds in a timely manner and follows up with the resources and referrals that I requested. Her website is amazing, full of useful and most importantly accurate information including forms and links that actually work! She is very detail oriented and the information is kept up to date which is remarkable in itself. She has firsthand experience and is knowledgeable regarding Croatian bureaucracy. I highly recommend Sara, her referrals to vetted professionals and her website! Thank you for being here, I appreciate all you are doing!

Peter S.

Peter S.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Hello- I found my experience with Expat in Croatia to be very helpful. Being Croatian/American and living full time in the US it’s very difficult to navigate the laws and requirements in Croatia. I had some specific questions which Sara was able to help refer to another professional and some general questions which were answered with a great detail and follow up resources. Highly recommend to anytime in a similar situation and needing up to date guidance on everything Croatian.

Dario P.

Dario P.

Argentina

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After consulting different sites, I could obtain in one place and a quick time all the information to get the Croatia Citizenship, which is great. All the information obtained was clear, the people involved Sara and Antonela were also very kind, and for sure, I will be into the process soon. I recommend your service to any person that need to move forward with some process related with the Expat services.

Len S.

Len S.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Just wanted to thank Sara (and Teri) for their assistance! My wife (who is a Croatian national) and I are planning to permanently reside in Croatia in the not-too-distant future; Sara provided accurate and current information regarding the process and documentation required. She also referred us to a vetted, English-speaking attorney in Croatia for some other issues. We communicated with Sara via email and video chat; she was prompt, helpful, and courteous every time. I highly recommend Expat in Croatia for anyone with Croatian ties living in the states contemplating a return "home" because a lot of word-of-mouth information out there is incorrect, and especially for any US citizens looking for a lifestyle change to a beautiful corner of up and coming Europe.

John P.

John P.

United States

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Consulting

Sara is extremely professional and very insightful for anyone looking to either move to Croatia or just visit. We video chatted for 30 minutes and it completely relieved me of any anxiety and potential questions I had prior to arriving. Expat in Croatia is by far the best, most convenient, easy to use source for any questions or information you may have. I would recommend it 10/10 times!

Renata C.

Renata C.

Brazil

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

Sara was super kind and helpful. We had a 30 minutes conversation and I got to know everything I needed. Hvala Sara

S M.

S M.

United States

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Sara provided a very insightful first look into nuances of expat life in Croatia and detailed guidance on various topics from legal & housing to everyday life & travel. Sara was able to answer all our questions taking into account our personal situation, provide referrals and recommendations and followed up with even more personalized information and guidance. This interaction really helped us in shaping our plans.

Pat F.

Pat F.

United States

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Consulting

Impeccable!

Barbara R.

Barbara R.

United States

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Consulting

Sara was on time and cognizant of my time as well. We had an amazing session where we were able to cover all of my questions and much more than I anticipated. I would highly recommend meeting with Sara before leaving your country to apply for any type of visa! She is on point and provided feedback afterward, making a list of meaningful resources easy to access.

James N.

James N.

United States

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Consulting

Sara from Expat in Croatia is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide for all things related to travel and stays in Croatia and much more! I direct a non-profit ministry in the US and have traveled to Croatia many times as a tourist with my family and for business. I have followed Sara's Internet writings and posts for several years now, and have always found them helpful. While I have taken eight trips to Croatia and have spent many months here, time and again I have come back to see what "Sara" has to say about the latest changes and regulations for getting in and out of Croatia. Croatia is a fantastic country. But the rules and regulations here are written very vaguely and are subject to interpretation, so even the most well intentioned person may struggle sometimes in finding out how these regulations are being interpreted--which may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction! If you have anything more than a quick in and out stay, you will want to contact Sara and get all the latest information and the REAL scoop. And even if you do have a relatively simple trip, a 30 minute or 1 hour call can be tremendously helpful to answer all of your Croatia questions, as she knows this country so well. Recently, we encountered an entry and exit issue that we could not get any clear answers to. So when I saw that Sara offered online Zoom consulting sessions, I thought, I am going to call Sara! I could tell from her writings that she was a REAL person, with experience, who is KNOWLEDGABLE and UNDERSTANDS the bureaucratic challenges here. And so I called her--and she was just like like her blog/writings! Open, friendly, knowledgeable, empathetic and helpful--with a great smile! She helped answer many questions on our call, and then sent follow up links with tons of information and instructions on exactly how to contact, communicate, and fill out proper forms. She was great! If you are looking for help for Croatia, I recommend calling Sara of Expat in Croatia! And make sure you sign up for her newsletter as well, which is packed with great information and will help make your trip to this fantastic country go as smoothly as possible. Why am I taking the time to write this? Because I love Croatia and want others to experience it, but help is often needed to navigate the various vague regulations here and good information is hard to find. So if you are looking for help, check Sara and her services out TODAY!

Elvira M.

Elvira M.

Croatia

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Consulting

Thank you Sara for everything. Made it to Croatia and we are following your advice. Much Appreciated!

Peter P.

Peter P.

Australia

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

The video chat with Sara was very helpful. Importantly, Sara came across as friendly and open and was clearly enthusiastic about the continued economic and social development of Croatia.

Thomas J.

Thomas J.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

I have worked with Sara with some consulting, and with her introducing me to various professionals that I’ve needed to work with during my stay in Croatia. Sara has always displayed the utmost professionalism, competence, and a sincere attitude to want to help. There has never been a situation I’ve encountered that hasn’t been resolved and ultimately come to a positive resolution. Sara has a vast knowledge of the inter-workings of Croatia, has a wide array of the best professionals, and is fluent in the Croatian language and culture. I highly recommend her services if you’re seeking any information related to Croatia.

Nick H.

Nick H.

New Zealand

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Consulting

Sara provided expert consulting to me over a video call. The call was super helpful, Sara has a wealth of experience and knowledge. She was very helpful and happy to answer all the questions and concerns I had on the call as well as helping further over email. I would definitely recommend.

Allan G.

Allan G.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional

For the past year and a half of living in Croatia, we found the supportive information found in the Expat in Croatia newsletter to be invaluable. Considering a property purchase and residency, we set up a Zoom meeting with Sara. Sara clearly and expertly was prepared to guide us through our questions. Following up with a detailed listing of resources and contacts, we now feel we have all the information we need to move forward. Sara's service is an exceptional value and highly recommended for any "Expat in Croatia."

James M.

James M.

United States

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Consulting

My video chat with Sara was incredibly helpful. Not only did she confirm the information I had as valid, but she alerted me to some important lacunae in my preparation for applying for residency. Sara offers an invaluable service for those looking to live in Croatia. I highly recommend reaching out and scheduling a session if you're another one of us who has fallen in love with Croatia and wants to make it your home.

Richard I.

Richard I.

United Kingdom

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Consulting

We had a zoom call with Sara as we needed some urgent advice, Sara was able to help and immediately. She has a great in-depth knowledge of all things related to moving or working in Croatia. I’m sure we will be back for more soon. Sara is also very pleasant to deal with.

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