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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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!

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