What type of visa do I need?

You are not required to apply for a visa for a study program in Croatia. You will be required to obtain a Residence Permit after arrival.

How do I apply for the Residence Permit

After arrival, AFS-Croatia will help you obtain your Residence Permit (which involves registering at the local Registration authority in your host community).

What documents will I need to collect in order to apply for the Residence Permit?

  • A listed of required documents will be sent to you by your Visa and Compliance Specialist.
    *You will also need to contact your consulate for a finalized list of requirements.

When do I apply for the Residence Permit?

You must send your prepared documents to AFS about a month before your departure. You will apply for the Residence Permit after arrival in Croatia.

How much will the Residence Permit cost?

The residence permit will cost 250 Kuna (around $40 USD) and will be paid in Croatia at the immigration office. Fees are subject to change.

Are there any other expected costs?

There are additional costs involved in obtaining, notarizing, and translating the required documents.

Are any of these costs covered in my AFS program tuition?

No, your program fee does not cover any of the costs related to obtaining your passport or visa.

Can I travel before the start of my program?

Although you must be in your home community for the Pre-Departure Orientation, obtaining the residence permit will not place any limitations on your travel.

Fees and requirements are determined by immigration authorities and are subject to change at any time.