U.S. Visas

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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Croatia

Croatia
Republic of Croatia

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
 
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months A
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months A
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 120 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months A
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 120 Months
E-1 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months A
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months A
G-3 None One 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months A
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months A
NATO 1-7 10 None Multiple 60 Months
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
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Country Specific Footnotes

Visa to be issued with a validity of the duration of the applicant's assignment as indicated in the official note of request but not to exceed 60 months.

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

Croatian Civil Documents are secure documents and are available upon application generally within 1 and 30 days

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees:  20 HRK fee+4 HRK form

Document Name: Rodni list (Birth Certificate)

Issuing Authority:  Matični ured (Civil Registrar)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Silver foil security feature in upper right corner, light blue color, form number 8

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Civil Registrar Clerk

Registration Criteria:  There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:  Application is submitted at the Civil Registrar, in person or by individual with legal interest

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents:  Izvadak iz matice rodjenih (Extract from the Birth Record) form number 5

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  Extract from the Birth Record contains information on parents: name, surname, mother’s maiden name, DOB, POB, nationality, citizenship, profession and address. International version in 9 languages is available.


Death/Burial Certificates

Available

Fees: 20 HRK fee+4 HRK form

Document Name:  Smrtni list (Death Certificate)

Issuing Authority: Civil Registrar (Matični ured) having jurisdiction over the locality where the event occurred.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Silver foil security feature in upper right corner, light grey color, form number 10.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Registrar Clerk

Registration Criteria:  There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:  Application is submitted at the Civil Registrar, by family members or an individual with legal interest

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents:  Izvadak iz matice umrlih (Extract from the Death Record) Form number 7.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  Extract from the Death Record contains information on profession, address, marital status of the deceased, information about reporting individual or institution, declaration of death of a missing person, declaration of death in court procedure.  An international version in 9 languages is available.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage

Available

Fees: 20 HRK fee+5 HRK form

Document Name:  Vjencani list (Marriage Certificate)

Issuing Authority: Civil Registrar (Matični ured) having jurisdiction over the locality where the event occurred.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Silver foil security feature in upper right corner, pink color, form number 9

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar Clerk

Registration Criteria:  There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Application is submitted at the Civil Registrar, in person, by immediate family members or by an individual with a legal interest.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents:  Izvadak iz matice vjencanih (Extract from the Marriage Record), form number 6.

Exceptions: None

Comments:  Extract from the Marriage Record contains additional information on parents of the bride and groom, name and address of the witness and name of the registrar clerk who performed the ceremony. An international version in 9 languages is available.


Divorce

Available

Fees:  100 HRK

Document Name: Rjesenje o razvodu  (Divorce Decree)

Issuing Authority Građanski općinski sud (Municipal Civil Court) which decided the case.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Court Clerk

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application for certified copy is submitted in person or by legal representative.

Certified Copies Available: Only certified copies of the divorce decree are available from the court.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Only a divorce obtained through the civil court is legal.

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: Rjesenje o posvojenju (Disposition on Adoption).

Issuing Authority: Centar za socijalnu skrb (Center for Social Services) which has the jurisdiction over the adoptee.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten document with the Center for Social Services seal.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Director of the Center for Social Services.

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Disposition on adoption is issued upon completion of adoption procedure only. The Center for Social Services will forward the information to the Registrar Office.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: Center can issue confirmation certificates to adoptive parents, which they can use for different purposes. Such certificates will contain no confidential information.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Disposition on Adoption contains personal data of adoptee and of the biological parents of the child, personal data of the adoptive parents and if they will or will not be listed as parents. At the age of 18, the adopted child may request the complete adoption record. Adoption records are kept permanently.

Identity Card

Available

Fees: 79.50 HRK for the regular 30 days procedure for adults and children over 5 years. The fee may vary, depending on the age of the applicant and level of the expedited procedure.

Document Name: Osobna iskaznica (Identity Card).

Issuing Authority: Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova -Policijskauprava (Ministy of the Interior – Police Department).

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Polycarbonate card in compliance with the International Standard ICAO 9303 security requirements. Since 2015 eID card contains contact chip with inscribed identification data. Contains the photograph, date and place of birth, gender and address of the bearer, serial and registry number and signature.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Police Department Clerk.

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted in person at the police department where the applicant has registered the place of residence. Parents or legal custodians can apply on behalf of minors. Detailed instructions available on the link: stari.mup

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Every citizen of Croatia is entitled to identity card, regardless of age or registered place of residence. Identity card is mandatory for all persons of 18 years of age.

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Records

Available

Fees: 40 HRK

Document Name: Potvrda o osuđivanosti (Certificate on criminal convictions)

Issuing Authority: Ministarstvo pravosuđa Republike Hrvatske, Uprava za kazneno pravo i probaciju, Odjel za kaznene evidencije, Pododsjek za upravne poslove, Vukovarska 49, Zagreb (Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia, Administration for Criminal Law and Probation, Department for Criminal Record, Administrative Section, Vukovarska 49, Zagreb).

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten document with Ministry of Justice seal

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Administrative Clerk.

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted in person, by mail or by legal representative.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:  A certificate on criminal convictions (Potvrda o osuđivanosti) issued by the Ministry of Justice shows whether the applicant has been convicted of any crimes and the articles of law he was convicted under. Due to Croatia’s law on expungement, criminal history certificates frequently do not accurately represent an applicant’s criminal history.  Depending on the type of crime and length of punishment, records are expunged after 3, 5, 10, 15, or 20 years.  No criminal offenses are exempt from expungement.
 

Court Records

Available

Fees: 40 HRK

Document Name: Uvjerenje da nije u tijeku istražni postupak, da nije podignuta optužnica, izrečena nepravomoćna osuđujuća presuda ili kazna zatvora (Certificate on no pending charges).

Issuing Authority: Municipal Criminal Court (Općinski kazneni sud) of the district in which the applicant currently resides.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten document with Municipal Court seal.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Court Clerk

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted in person or by legal representative.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Shows whether the applicant is currently under investigation in any criminal matter.

Prison Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Uvjerenje o odsluženoj zatvorskoj kazni (Confirmation on completed prison sentence).

Issuing Authority: Penitentiary institution where the sentence was served.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten document with the penitentiary administration seal.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Penitentiary director

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted in person or by legal representative.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Military Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name: Potvrda o odsluzenju vojnog roka (Confirmation on Military Service).

Issuing Authority: Ministry of Defense (Ministarstvo obrane), Field Defense Department according to the registered place of residence in Croatia.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten document with MoD seal.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Defense Department Clerk.

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted in person at the Field Defense Department.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Available

Fees: 320 HRK kn+35 HRK administrative fee for regular 30 days procedure.

Document Name: Putovnica (Passport)

Issuing Authority: Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova – Policijska uprava (Ministry of Interior – Police Department).

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Dark blue cover with Croatian coat of arms and symbol for travel document with contactless chip.  Design and security features are in compliance with the International travel document standard ICAO 9303.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Police Department Clerk.

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted in person in the police department which has the office for issuance of identity documents, regardless of the registered place of residency of the applicant. Application for minors is submitted by parents or legal custodians. Detailed instructions for passport application can be found here: stari.mup

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: Putni list (Traveling Certificate), issued by Croatian diplomatic missions abroad exclusively for returning travel to Croatia, valid for 30 days.

Exceptions: None

Comments:  Types of Croatian passport: diplomatic, official, special passport for aliens, passport Convention Sept 28, 1954 for stateless persons, passport Convention 28 July, 1951 for refugees.

 

Other Records

Statement of Unmarried Status

Available

Fees:  20 HRK

Document Name: Potvrda o slobodnom bracnom stanju (Free to Marry Certificate).

Issuing Authority: Maticni ured (Civil Registrar)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Light grey document with silver security foil in upper right corner, form number 11.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar Clerk

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Application is submitted in person according to the registration of residence.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Non-residents may apply for these documents through a Croatian diplomatic or consular mission or by writing directly to the issuing office. The Civil Register (Matični ured) having jurisdiction over a person's birth may issue a certificate (Uvjerenje o slobodnom bračnom stanju) stating that the applicant is not married.

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: Embassy

Address: Ulica Thomasa Jeffersona 210010 Zagreb

Phone Number: Tel:
 (385) (1) 661-2200

Fax: (385) (1) 661-8933

Visa Services: All visa categories for all of Croatia

Comments / Additional Information: None

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of Croatia, as well as IV and K visas for Slovenian nationals.