Croatia gets five more foreign nationals with visas for digital nomads. We bring the procedure how to get a visa

As we know, on January 01, 2021, the new Aliens Act came into force, which regulates visas for digital nomads. Temporary residence of digital nomads can ...

As we know, on January 01, 2021, the new Aliens Act came into force, which regulates visas for digital nomads. 

Temporary residence of digital nomads may be granted for a period of up to one year in accordance with Article 69 of this Act. According to the official definition digital nomad is a third-country national who is employed or performs work through communication technology for a company or his own company that is not registered in the Republic of Croatia and does not perform work or provide services to employers in the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

Melissa Paul from America is the first person to receive a visa for digital nomads in Croatia

She was the first to use that opportunity Melissa Paul, who grew up in Southern California and lived in Arizona, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia. By the way, Mellisa is a brand storyteller, social media manager and editor of a blog about design, travel and lifestyle, and as a digital nomad she lives in Labin, according to the portal Tourist stories.

Although an electronic temporary residence application system, exclusively for digital nomads, is expected soon, we have learned the procedure for obtaining a visa for digital nomads.

Third-country nationals who do not need a visa to enter the Republic of Croatia can apply at the police administration, ie the police station according to their place of residence, the Ministry of the Interior points out, and if they need a visa to enter the Republic of Croatia, they apply at the diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Croatia abroad.

/ / / Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs - Visa requirements

Given the pandemic disease COVID 19 request (Form 1a), with the accompanying documentation, may be sent electronically to the competent police administration, ie police station. The addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the organizational units (police administrations / stations) responsible for regulating the stays of foreign nationals can be found at the link:  https://policija.gov.hr/policijske-uprave/104

The requests are resolved as soon as possible, taking into account whether all the necessary documentation for the need for a temporary residence permit for the purpose of staying a digital nomad has been submitted, according to the Ministry of the Interior.

The request (FORM 1a) is accompanied by:

- valid foreign travel document

- proof of health insurance (private health insurance or travel insurance is recognized),

- proof of the purpose of residence (that the person is employed and performs activities through communication technology for a company or own company that is not registered in the Republic of Croatia, eg employment contract or statement of the employer, company registration),

- proof of means of subsistence (bank account statement) in the amount of 12 times the amount prescribed by the current Regulation on the method of calculation and amount of means of subsistence for third-country nationals in the Republic of Croatia,

- proof that the person has not been legally convicted of criminal offenses from the home country or the country in which he or she resided for more than one year immediately before arriving in the Republic of Croatia (during the first stay).

According to the current Decree on the method of calculation and amount of funds for the maintenance of third-country nationals in the Republic of Croatia, persons regulating temporary residence should have financial resources in the amount of HRK 28.800 for a year, according to the Ministry of the Interior. based on the new Law on Foreigners, which will prescribe the amount of funds for the approval of temporary residence of digital nomads.  

Temporary residence for the purpose of digital nomads may be granted for one year, and a new application for regulating the temporary residence of digital nomads may be submitted after the expiration of six months from the expiration of the temporary residence granted for digital nomads.  

"A total of five applications are pending, one application for a person of British citizenship in the Istrian Police Administration, three applications in the Split-Dalmatia Police Department, of which two are US citizens and one is a Korean citizen, while one is a citizenship application. Of the USA in the procedure in the Zagreb Police Administration. ” they pointed out from the Ministry of the Interior and added that it would be established in the shortest possible time electronic application submission system for temporary residence exclusively for digital nomads.

We remind you that it was founded at the end of the year Croatian Digital Nomads Association behind which stand the famous ambassadors of digital nomads in Croatia - Jan de Jong from Webpower Adria te Tanja J. Polegubic from Saltwater Workspace.

Photo: Andrew Neel

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