Many countries decided to offer a digital nomad special visa to attract long-term visitors. It’s quite a challenge to get long-term residency in the European Union if you’re not European. That said, Croatia decided to expand its short-term residency permit to include people from outside the EU.
You read that right, this permit is not officially a digital nomad visa, but a short-term residency permit that allows digital nomads and remote workers to enter Croatia for an extended period of time up to 12 months.
To apply for this visa, you must be a remote worker for a company that is not registered in Croatia. You can get all the details and requirements on the Government’s website.
The visa could allow you to stay in Croatia for up to one year. You have to apply abroad at the Croatia Embassy or consulate.
Here are some of the other requirements to keep in mind:
- No criminal record
- Copy of a valid travel document (passport)
- Health insurance
- Contract of employment
- Proof of means or bank statement
- Proof of address of intended stay
Note that the permit costs money. You can find all the fees on the Croatia government’s website.
Croatia has been popular amongst digital nomads for different reasons. It’s a sunny destination by the coast with gorgeous Airbnb and coworking spaces.