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As well as the warm weather and beautiful beaches, such as the ones in Split (above), Croatia is steeped in cultural history. Find Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the Roman Ampitheatre in Pula and Ban Jalacic Square in Zagreb.

Croatians love adventure activities such as rafting, kayaking, caving, hiking and skiing. Food-wise, truffles, seafood and olive oil are second to none and there’s homecooked food available at local markets. Croatia is rated a level one on safety by the U.S. State Department. The locals treasure time spent with friends and family, as well as a bang-up cup of coffee.

What’s more, you won’t pay Croatian income tax during your digital nomad residency.

Name of visa: Digital Nomad Visa – despite the name, this doesn’t serve as a visa, but a residence permit

Length of stay: One year

Can I extend my stay? No – to stay longer than a year, digital nomads must leave Croatia for at least six months before applying again.


  • Proof of purpose, i.e. a work contract that states you can work remotely
  • Copy of a valid passport/travel document
  • Government-issued background check from your home country (apostilled/legalised, officially translated)
  • Certificate of length of stay (if you have lived somewhere other than your country of nationality for the previous 12 months)
  • Health insurance
  • Croatian temporary address
  • Passport photo 30×35 mm

Minimum salary: €2,300 per month (£2,025)

How to apply: Online at https://digitalnomadscroatia.mup.hr/Pages/Zahtjev2 , at any Croatian embassy or consulate; or if a Visa isn’t needed, the closest police station. Once checked, applicants will receive a letter in the post or a phone call.

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Anna Jordan

Anna is Senior Reporter, covering topics affecting SMEs such as grant funding, managing employees and the day-to-day running of a business.

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