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Entry and stay conditions in Croatia
Probably the most difficult part of moving to Croatia is obtaining a visa that will allow you to live in the country legally. Currently there are three visa categories: short term stay, temporary stay, and permanent stay.
If you come as a tourist to Croatia, you can stay for up to 90 days in any six-month period. This is short term stay, and many foreigners do not require a visa to simply visit Croatia on a short-term basis (EU and some other countries).
If you want to stay in Croatia longer, you will have to apply for temporary stay visa, which will allow you to reside in the country for a year. Temporary stay visas may be granted to applicants who are reuniting with a family member or spouse who is Croatian, who are conducting scientific research, who will be attending school in Croatia, or who will be volunteering or working in Croatia. Serious humanitarian reasons are also grounds for the temporary stay visa.
You will of course need to collect the necessary paperwork for your visa. A list of required documents is available on the website of the Ministry of the interior (MUP). Keep in mind that these documents must be originals or certified copies, and they must be translated into Croatian by a certified translator. They also should be no more than six months old.
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