E passport is a public document with electronic chip issued to for traveling abroad.
Passport is issued by a police authority of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Croatia. Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in London can issue a passport to a Croatian national legally residing for more than three months in the UK.
Exceptionally, in case of Croatian national who has lost his passport or it cannot serve its purpose and it is necessary for him/her to stay abroad more than 30 days for purpose of medical treatment, official business, education, specialization or other justified reason, passport can be issued by Croatian diplomatic mission/consular post in place of his/her current residence.
In order for a Croatian national to obtain a Croatian passport he/she must come in person to the Embassy by prior apointment and submit:
The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents while conducting legally binding proceedings related to each request submitted.
Fee: under 21- 50 GBP
over 21 – 67 GBP.
Additionally, 1 GBP is charged for the use of the bank card machine at the Embassy premises. Cash payment can be paid only at the local branch of the Barclays Bank on the Embassy’s bank account according to the instructions of the Embassy’s official.
For minors, passport applications are to be submitted by their legal representatives - both parents must participate in the procedure in the following way:
FIRST CROATIAN PASSPORT:
For children (anyone under the age of 18) the following is required:
An application form (available at the Embassy and filled out by the child’s legal representative- both parents)
Foreign birth certificates must be properly legalized (UK Certified Copy of an Entry of a Birth must be legalized by the Legalization Office with an Apostille stamp www.fco.gov.uk/legalisation and translated into Croatian language by an official interpreter in the UK (a list of Croatian interpreters in the UK is available in the Consular Section of this web site) or by a certified court interpreter in Croatia).
For the adults the following is required:
If an applicant doesn’t have Croatian Birth certificate please note that foreign birth certificates must be properly legalized - UK Certified Copy of an Entry of a Birth of a must be legalized by the Legalization Office with an Apostille stamp www.fco.gov.uk/legalisation and translated into Croatian by an official interpreter in the UK (a list of Croatian interpreters in the UK is available in the Consular Section of this web site) or by a certified court interpreter in Croatia. For information on legalization of foreign documents which are to be used in other countries please contact authorities of the country were the document was issued.
IF A PERSON MARRIED ABROAD AND / OR CHANGED THEIR NAME
The fact of marriage and change of name must be registered in Croatia in order to apply for a new passport according to the instructions in section MARRIAGE.
In this case, the applicant must also submit a Croatian marriage certificate/Birth certificate/Domovnica stating the new name, in addition to the other documents required for applying for a new passport.
If a Croatian national has changed name in the UK by deedpool service, he/she must register name change in Croatia as well
The process lasts four weeks on average (the process for the first passport takes seven/eight weeks on average). Croatian legislative proscribes deadline of 30 days under condition that all other procedures are concluded. However, the processing time may be slightly extended in exceptional cases due to the technical and postal difficulties as all passports are physically produced in Croatia. Therefore, Embassy kindly askes applicants to submit their application prior to the passport expiry allowing sufficient time for all the processes to be concluded so your travel arrangements are not affected.
Upon collection of a new passport, the applicant shall submit the old passport which will be cancelled and returned to owner. Applicants must ensure they make the Embassy aware of any visas or residence permits which are not to be cancelled from the old passport.
The Embassy recommends that applicants apply for a new passport two months before the expiry of the old one or earlier.
If a person has lost his/hers passport or if it was stolen please seek advice from the Embassy at firstname.lastname@example.org .