Working Holiday Visa in Croatia

About this visa

How to Easy Apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Croatia

Canadians and New Zealanders have the unique opportunity to work and travel in Croatia for up to one year with this working holiday visa.


EU countries are starting to reopen their borders to international travelers. However, before heading off to Europe be sure to double check with the country's Embassy or Consulate in your home country as the EU countries are not legally bound to follow this new EU recommendation.

Participating countries

Croatia has made Working Holiday visa agreements with the following 2 participating countries:

If you are a Citizen of Croatia and are considering a Working Holiday experience in one of the participating countries above, contact the Embassy of the country in question for more information.

With this visa you can

This visa allows you to:

  • Live in Croatia for up to one year
  • Work and study in Croatia
  • Visit other EU countries within the Schengen Zone


Things to note

The working holiday visa is called ‘a temporary stay permit’ 


For Canadians:

  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be 18-35 years old (inclusive), and
  • have a Canadian passport that’s valid for at least 12 months before you enter Croatia

To participate, you must be a:

  • post-secondary graduate looking to gain further work experience
  • registered student of a post-secondary institution in Canada and want to complete part of your academic program through a pre-arranged work placement in Croatia
  • Canadian youth looking to travel to Croatia and work temporarily to fund your trip

For New Zealanders

  1. You must be aged between 18 – 30 years old (Both inclusive)
  2. You must have a valid New Zealand passport
  3. You must be in good health
  4. You must provide evidence of sufficient fund (money enough to a return ticket to New Zealand)
  5. You must have a travel and medical insurance

Note: The visa conditions outlined above are subject to change without notice.

How to apply

For Canadians

You can apply in person at the Croatian Embassy in Ottawa or Croatia’s Consulate General in Mississauga.

You can also apply in person in Croatia, at the local police station for the area where you plan to live.

For New Zealanders

You can apply in person at the Croatian Consulate in Auckland

13 Chelverton Terrace
Red Beach 0932

Or via post:

Consulate of the Republic of Croatia

PO Box 43
Orewa 0946

You can also apply in person at the Croatian Embassy in Canberra, Australia

14 Jindalee Crescent
O’Malley 2606
Canberra, ACT

The immigration authority in Croatia for processing Working Holiday visa's is Work and travel in Croatia: International Experience Canada.

Go to: Work and travel in Croatia: International Experience Canada

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6 thoughts on “Working Holiday Visa in Croatia”

  1. Hi, Joe Jakicevich, 25, New zealand.

    So currently im applying for a working holiday visa in pain for 2024 – early 2025, but would like to extend the visa into croatia for 2025-2026
    I’m curious about how you would apply for a croatian working holiday whilst in spain for 2025-2026

  2. Hi im am working in Croatia this coming season. I have a new Zealand passport how can I apply? I see the application page for Canada but not NZ

  3. Hello,
    I am a New Zealander is their anyway I can apply for a working holiday visa in Croatia online-I can only see option for going in person or by post.

  4. Hello, as a New Zealand citizen, I am currently in Berlin for a working holiday, and would like to come to Croatia next. Am I able to apply in person at a local police station in Croatia to get my working holiday visa?

    Thanks, Josh

  5. Hello,

    I am interested in the visa option to work/live in Croatia for up to 1 year however I am not Canadian or New Zealand. I come from Australia, I currently live in Germany. What are my options? Types of visas available, costs ect.

    Look forward to your reply!


  6. Hi! We are looking to go to Croatia from January 2021 to April 2021. We are from Montreal Canada. We are aware we have to apply at the Ottawa Embassy but were not sure if the forms we need to fill out would be given to us at the Embassy or we fill them out beforehand? We cannot find the forms online anywhere

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