THE CONSULAR SECTION'S LOCATION IS AT:
21 Conway Street
The nearest tube stations are Warren Street (Victoria Line)and Great Portland Street (Circle line, Hammersmith & City line, Metropolitan line)
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WORKING HOURS - Consular Section
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 – 14:00
Applications and collection of documents (without an appointment).
Friday: 10:00 – 12:00
Collection only. On Fridays we do not accept applications.
Closed on Croatian and UK Public Holidays.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7387 1144 (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 10:00)
Fax: +44 (0)20 7387 0310/0936
Before calling, please check the Consular Section web site.
During out-of-office hours Embassy assistance is available only in cases of emergency for Croatian citizens such as: theft of Croatian documents, traffic or other accidents, death, natural disaster, etc., on +44 (0)776691 2458. For all other inquiries and requests, please contact the Embassy during regular office hours.
The Embassy is not able to provide consular assistance to foreign nationals in an emergency. Foreign nationals are advised to contact the embassy and authorities of their country of citizenship.
All applications and requests for consular assistance (applications for citizenship, passports, travel documents, birth and other certificates, notary services, visa applications, and other requests for consular assistance) are to be submitted in person at the Embassy during working hours, no appointment needed.
The Embassy does not issue driving licences and identification cards - these documents are issued by the Police Authority according to the place of residence / registered address in the Republic of Croatia.
If you are a victim of a fraud, theft or any other crime, please contact the local police authority.
The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents while conducting legally obligatory proceedings related to each request filed.
More information on the consular duties of Croatian embassies and consulates are available at www.mvep.hr
We are available for all your written inquiries at:
Address: Embassy of the Republic of Croatia to the UK, Consular Section, 21 Conway Street, London W1T6BN, UK.
When sending a letter or email, please include all relevant contact details (name, address / email address and telephone number) in order to enable us to effectively respond.
At the Embassy premises, cash payment is not accepted, and consular fees can only be paid by card (Visa, Maestro and MasterCard). Cash payment may be made only at the branch of Barclays Bank nearby according to the instructions of the Consular Section officials.
ENTRY AND RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CROATIAN NATIONALS IN THE UK
Official information on the entry and residence conditions for Croatian nationals in the UK is available at https://www.gov.uk/croatian-national .
Croatian nationals do not have direct access to the labour market in the UK; this is despite the Republic of Croatia being a member of the EU. The UK has introduced a limitation for Croatian nationals who intend to live and work in the UK. For the issuance of a "registration certificate" or work permit, Croatian nationals need to contact UKVI - United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (the British immigration authority). Information on how to obtain a National Insurance number is available at https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number.
The Embassy cannot intervene in the process of applying for British registration certificates or work permits or any other permit or certificate. Croatian nationals have to regulate their status in the UK by themselves or by appointing an immigration lawyer/solicitor (more information available at: www.immigrationadvisersgude.co.uk ).
For Croatian nationals, legal assistance and representation at UK institutions can only be provided by an authorised lawyer/solicitor; alternatively, one can represent himself/herself independently. The Embassy is not legally authorised to represent Croatian citizens in proceedings before the state authorities in the UK.
The following web sites have information on how to find a lawyer in the UK:
For foreign nationals, legal assistance and representation in Croatia can only be provided by an authorised lawyer/solicitor; alternatively, one can represent himself/herself independently. The Croatian Embassy is not authorised to legally represent foreign nationals in proceedings before the state authorities in Croatia and cannot provide legal interpretation of decisions by Croatian authorities.
Information on lawyers/solicitors in the Republic of Croatia can be found via the Croatian Bar Association: http://www.hok-cba.hr/en.
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