January 28, 2021

Croatia Introduces New Digital Nomad Visa

Foreign nationals can now remain in Croatia for up to one year on a temporary stay permit. The new visa allows individuals to reside and work remotely from Croatia without requiring the typical company sponsorship.

Given the escalation in the trend for professionals to work remotely due to COVID-19, this is a positive development for those seeking to work from Croatia. The temporary stay permit also gives Croatia the ability to attract a new set of foreign workers who can legally remain on a “long-term visitor” basis and contribute to local economic growth.

Applicants will be required to provide proof of health insurance and police clearance certificates among other documents for the temporary stay permit request.

The new visa provides applicants with a route that was previously unregulated in Croatian immigration law, as all other permits had required the sponsorship of a local employer.

For further information on Croatian immigration, including the new digital nomad visa, please contact the Sterling Lexicon immigration team.

Leanne Cottrell

Leanne Cottrell

As Head of Immigration with Sterling Lexicon, Leanne leads a team of specialists who are responsible for ensuring the entire immigration process is smooth and stress-free for clients, assignees and their accompanying family members. She brings over ten years of experience in strategic immigration management, planning and consultation to her role, and has cultivated invaluable knowledge and experience in processing countless global migration applications. As a trusted partner, she consults with clients on everything from policy considerations and cost or efficiency improvements, to the impact of opening offices in new locations. Leanne is a frequent presenter and author on global immigration topics and trends.

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