Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Croatian passport is presently ranked 18th. It allows entrance to 175 countries without requiring a visa. It is one of the best-ranked passports in the world, with a high mobility score. Croatian passport holders can travel to nations including the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, and the European Union without a visa. This enables for almost instantaneous travel opportunities all around the world. Croatian passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit 54 countries around the world. China, India, and the United States are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

18

Visa Free Countries

175

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    137
  • Visa on Arrival
    35
  • Visa Online
    3
  • Visa Required
    14
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, USA, UK, Canada, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    57%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    44%
Passport Ranking Factors

Croatia Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Croatia passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Croatia passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Croatia passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 137 visa-free countries for Croatia passport holders, 35 visa-on-arrival countries for Croatia passport holders, and three eTA destinations. Croatia passport holders can access a total of 175 countries without a visa, via a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, Croatia's passport is currently ranked number 18 in the world. Apart from the visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries in Croatia, there are 54 more countries where Croatia passport holders will require a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent

Croatian Citizenship by Descent

If you have a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent who had or currently possesses Croatian citizenship, you can apply for citizenship by descent. However, you are not eligible for citizenship by descent if your ancestor left Croatia before 8 October 1991 and migrated to another nation in the former Yugoslavia.

You have until your 21st birthday to register in the civil registration if you were born abroad to Croatian parents (in the event your parents did not record your birth, and you want to apply for citizenship in Croatia.)

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    Yes
  • Generations
    1
  • Avg. Processing Time (mo.)
    3
  • Avg. Cost
    100
Citizenship by Descent - Footnotes

Note: Keep in mind that the costs for citizenship by descent applications can vary and depend on many factors, such as:

  • The availability of official documents in different countries (if past family members migrated);
  • The availability of historic documents;
  • Sworn translation costs;
  • Price only includes main applicant, in case of adding children or spouses, this can incur additional costs);
  • Whether or not a genealogist is needed to prove ancestry;
  • Other unforeseen costs.

* In the case of first generation citizenship by descent, we assumed ONLY administration costs, which will be around $100 or less (usually free if application is done in the same country versus foreign embassy or consulate)

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