Country Guide: Croatia

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Updated: November 24, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport, notarized by notary public in Croatia
  • Copy of Visa / Extended Stay Permit / Work Permit / Proof of Residence
  • Copy of Lease / Purchase Contract
  • Inventory list of used items (used for a minimum of 6 month period) with quantity, value per item and a total value, in Croatian and signed (2 copies)
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Employment contract or company registration documents (self-employed)
  • Original Letter of Protocol (Diplomats)
  • Copy of Diplomatic Passport (Diplomats)

 

Specific Information

  • Shipper must arrive prior to shipment.
  • Duties and taxes of approximately 35-45% of the total value apply if shipper does not qualify for duty and tax free import.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original vehicle documentation
  • Invoice or Pro-forma Invoice with the vehicle value
  • Technical data (chassis number, weight, power, etc.)
  • Green Card
  • Driver’s License

 

Specific Information

  • Persons with a Temporary Stay Permit or who have a permanent residence in Croatia may import used vehicles for a period of one year from the date following its import.
  • New cars can be registered to persons having a Croatian Residence Permit.

Pets

Documents Required

  •  Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Vaccination Record

 

Specific Information

  • All species of animals (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) must enter across specific borders where health control inspections are performed.
  • Pets may be imported temporarily in some cases.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • All weapons and ammunition (permit required and must be reported to the police upon entry)
  • The following items may be brought in duty and tax free within the limits indicated:
    • Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), cigarillos (100), tobacco (250 g)
    • Spirits (1 L), wine (2 L), liqueur (2 L)
    • Cologne (250 L), perfume (50g)
    • National currency (15,000 HRK)

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Alcohol
  • Narcotics

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1078.html

http://www.embassy.org/embassies/hr.html

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.