Personal relocation assistance

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Moving to Croatia and not sure where to start? Have no idea how to find a place to live? Concerned about finding a doctor? Don’t know how you’ll get by without knowing the language?

Expat in Croatia has your back!

We can help with every aspect of your transition to Croatia so you can settle into your new home comfortably including finding a home, importing belongings, finding schools, salons and doctors, and setting up health insurance and anything else you might need on the ground in Croatia.

All of our clients benefit from our extensive experience with Croatian bureaucracy, back door connections and knowledge of how to get things done in this country where too often it feels like things can never been done.

Whether it’s communicating with the police or negotiating with a landlord, we are fully dedicated to understanding your needs, informing you of all possibilities and risks, providing detailed updates throughout the process and eliminating as much stress as possible.

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How we can help

Expat in Croatia can help you with most in-person tasks or situations.

Example situations in which we can help:

  • Finding an apartment, negotiating with the landlord and legal review of the contract by a vetted lawyer
  • Finding doctors, specialists, and pediatricians
  • Signing up for health insurance and getting a family doctor
  • Locating schools and helping with enrollment for your child
  • Arranging after-school activities and Croatian tutoring for your child
  • Communicating with the government offices
  • Finding a salon and making appointments
  • Booking travel
  • Importing cars and belongings including coordination with customs
  • Introducing you to vetted professionals like lawyers, real estate agencies, translators, accountants and tax advisors

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Accompaniment and interpretation
  • Translation coordination
  • Calls, scheduling, and booking arrangements
  • Research
  • Recommendations
  • Coordination
  • Follow ups

How does it work?

To get started, please complete the below form so we can get to know you a bit.

We will reach out to schedule a free 15-minute call to meet you. The purpose of this call is for us to get a better understanding of your needs.

Based on this call, we will determine how we can help and the associated cost.

This introductory call is not a consulting session. If you’re looking for a consulting session where you can ask questions, then this service is a better fit. Personal assistance is for on-the-ground help and coordination.

Cost

Local assistance is 75 euros per hour including VAT* during business hours. Rate increases to 90 euros including VAT per hour on holidays and outside of business hours. We also offer bulk packages that include free hours.

*VAT is a 25% value-added/sales tax mandated by the Croatian government.

How to get started

First, we will schedule a free 15-minute call to meet you and get an understanding of your needs.

Based on that call, we will determine how we can help and estimate how much time might be required for your needs.

Then we will let you know next steps so you can make a decision on how you’d like to move forward.

Please note:

All information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal advice in any form. For legal advice, you must consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. We can always introduce you to expat-vetted lawyers, by request.

Schedule an introduction with Expat in Croatia

To schedule a meet-and-greet with us over Zoom, contact us using the below contact form.

Reviews from our happy clients

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Irena M.

Irena M.

Croatia

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Consulting

My husband will soon be moving to Croatia from Canada and submitting the papers for temporary residency. I wanted to know if we got everything right when it comes to paperwork, what we needed to do or not to do. I booked a meeting with Carol Anne and she was more than helpful, really kind and she made sure that I have all the info I wanted and needed. We will definitely ask for help again if ever needed. Highly recommended.

STACEY B.

STACEY B.

United States

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Consulting

I recently had the pleasure of consulting with Expat in Croatia for assistance with my Croatian citizenship review, and I must say, their service exceeded my expectations. From the moment I reached out, their team displayed remarkable attentiveness, ensuring that all my questions and concerns were addressed promptly. One of the standout qualities of Expat in Croatia is their exceptional listening skills. They took the time to truly understand my needs and preferences, making me feel valued as a client. This level of attentiveness instilled confidence in their ability to provide tailored solutions. Moreover, CAM impressed me with her thoroughness in providing information. She left no stone un turned, ensuring that I had all the necessary details to make informed decisions. This commitment to transparency and clarity is truly commendable. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend CAM at Expat in Croatia for anyone seeking professional assistance with citizenship matters. Their attentive approach, coupled with their dedication to providing comprehensive information, sets them apart as a leader in their field. Thank you, Expat in Croatia for your outstanding service!

Eliot Z.

Eliot Z.

United States

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Consulting

Thank you so much, Sara and the whole team at Expat in Croatia! My daughters and I have been working on obtaining our Croatian citizenship for over three years now, and we finally all received our acceptance letters. We will be attending the swearing-in ceremony on June 8th at the Croatian Extravaganza in Sacramento! I can’t even begin to describe how excited we are. This has been quite the journey with so many hoops to jump through, and we could have never done it without Expat in Croatia. You were our number one, go to source for nearly everything. Your comprehensive information, resources, and guidance helped lead us every step of the way. My grandfather was born in 1909, in Rijeka, and with your help, we were able to track down his original birth records, giving us the path we needed towards citizenship. Again, we cannot thank you enough for everything you do.

Anna H.

Anna H.

United States

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Consulting

We had many questions regarding bringing our pets from the USA to Croatia that were answered as well as our residency questions. The team we spoke with was very helpful and kind. They provided great information and resources.

Monica F.

Monica F.

United States

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Consulting, Introduced to a Professional, Research Assistance

My husband and I were overwhelmed by the requirements for Digital Nomad Visas in Croatia, but Expat in Croatia came to our rescue. CAM provided a thorough consultation, clarifying crucial details like the need for a “federal level” apostilled FBI background check (I did not even know what this was prior to our conversation). We are also bringing our dog to Croatia, so Tamara did some research to find answers to very important questions about her entry as well. It was an extra fee, but very minimal and well worth it.  We now feel very prepared and confident that we will be approved once we arrive in Croatia. I HIGHLY recommend their services and if I have questions about anything else, I will certainly be reaching out to CAM + team again!

Krissy K.

Krissy K.

United States

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Professional Assistance

Expat in Croatia was incredibly helpful, responsive, and supportive throughout the process of preparing my application for Croatian citizenship. I’m not sure I could have done it without them — it’s a mountain of paperwork and they made sure I was 100% prepared for my appointment at the consulate. They far exceeded my expectations — highly recommend.

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. We had superb service, 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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  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.

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