Croatian Passports

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 during office hours and submit:

  • an application form – available at the Embassy (for minors, passport applications are to be submitted by their legal representatives – both parents must be included in the process);
  • A colour photograph ( https://mup.gov.hr/putovnica-330/330 );
  • Proof of Croatian citizenship - a Croatian passport/ Domovnica - citizenship certificate/ Decision of Minister of Interior on citizenship or other prove of Croatian citizenship; -
  • Proof of identity - identity document with a photo – e.g. valid Croatian passport or identity card, foreign passport or any other valid document with a photo proving his/her true identity. If the applicant is not in possession of a valid identity document, in addition to the expired passport he/she must provide Citizen Card – http://www.citizencard.com/ . If a person changed his/her name, please see section below,
  • a proof of the address in the UK – utility bill (electricity, gas, Council tax or similar) with full name and surname of an applicant as shown in the Croatian passport.

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.

IMPORTANT:

For minors, passport applications are to be submitted by their legal representatives - both parents must participate in the procedure in the following way:

  • submitting the application together or
  • one parent submits the application while the other parent collects the passport, or
  • providing power of attorney to a parent who will submit passport application and collect it
  • in case when a minor doesn’t have other parent, legal guardian must provide prove (Certified Copy of an Entry of a Birth or Certified Copy of an Entry of a Death or valid court decision confirming the full parental rights of a parent who is submitting the application)

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)

  • A colour photograph, size 35x45 mm (https://mup.gov.hr/putovnica-330/330);
  • Proof of identity of the parent/legal guardian of a child - Croatian passport of the parent / legal guardian and proof of the address in the UK (e.g. utility bill: electricity, gas, Council tax or similar)
  • Proof of citizenship – Domovnica or citizenship certificate/ Decision of the Minister of Interior on Croatian citizenship or similar.
  • Croatian Birth Certificate – children from 12-year-old and older have to be present for the application. 

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).

  • A statement of consent by the parents on the registered residence/address of the child may be required – if required you will be provided with the appropriate instructions upon application.

 


For the adults the following is required:

  • An application form (available at the Embassy)
  • Two colour photographs, size 35x45 mm
  • A valid passport (foreign passport or ID) and proof of legal residence in the UK (e.g. UK visa / permit / registration certificate / passport)
  • Proof of Croatian citizenship – Domovnica or citizenship certificate / Decision of the Minister of Interior on Croatian citizenship or similar.
  • Croatian Birth certificate (Croatian Birth Certificate can be obtained at the Embassy if an applicant has OIB (Croatian Tax Number) or MBG (Croatian Citizen Register Number).

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.

The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents while conducting legally binding proceedings related to each request submitted.

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 Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents while conducting legally binding proceedings related to each request submitted.

PROCESSING TIME:

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 conlon@mvep.hr .

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