EU Residency Certificate (for EU Citizens) in Croatia

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Joanne, really took the time to explain the process and the best way to fulfill our requests. She was very good at communicating timelines and what was to be expected. She worked quickly to make sure we completed our process.
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Flavia Krause
28 Mar 2024

Service Details

EU Residency Certificate (for EU Citizens)

This service is available across Croatia

Who Is This Service For?

  • For the EU Residency Certificate Application in Croatia, the process is governed by specific Croatian laws and regulations, ensuring a structured approach for EU citizens and their family members, specifically:
  • EU citizens planning to reside in Croatia for more than three months.
  • Family members of EU citizens, including those from non-EU countries, seeking residency in Croatia.
Who Is This Service For?


  • Valid personal identification or travel document.
  • Proof of purpose for stay (e.g., employment contract for work, enrolment certificate for study).
  • Evidence of sufficient financial means and health insurance.


  1. Application Submission: Applications are submitted to the local police department/station within 15 days of arrival.
  2. Documentation: Alongside personal identification, applicants must provide signed declarations of temporary residence and, if applicable, the landlord's consent.
  3. Legal Basis: The process adheres to the Croatian Law on Foreigners (Official Gazette Nos. 130/11, 74/13, 69/17) and the Act on Amendments to the Act on the Residence of Citizens of the European Economic Area and Their Family Members (Official Gazette No. 144/20).


  • Expert Guidance: Assistance navigating the complexities of Croatian immigration law.
  • Comprehensive Support: From document preparation to submission and follow-up.
  • Legal Compliance: Ensure your application is compliant with Croatian law, maximizing the likelihood of approval.

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  • Tailored assistance for various residency purposes: work, study, family reunification.
  • Up-to-date advice reflecting the latest Croatian and EU residency laws and regulations.
  • Streamlined process, reducing paperwork and simplifying legal requirements.
What Does This Service Consist Of?

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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