Guide to Converting a Foreign Driver's License in Croatia

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What is it?

This is a comprehensive guide on how foreigners in Croatia can convert or transfer their driver’s license to a Croatian one.

Who needs it?

Expats who have moved to Croatia for work or other purposes and wish to drive legally within the country.


  1. Check that your foreign driving license is valid.
  2. If needed, get an official translation of your driving license to Croatian.
  3. Schedule an appointment with the nearest police station in your place of residence within Croatia.
  4. When attending the appointment, bring all the required documentation for verification.
  5. Pass a basic medical test to verify your fitness to drive.
  6. Pay the necessary fee for the application and wait for your new Croatian driver’s license.

Required Documents

  • Valid Passport or ID.
  • Valid foreign driver’s license proof.
  • Proof of address (such as utilities bills, rental contract, etc.).
  • Official translation of foreign driving license (if necessary).
  • Receipt of the paid fees.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Croatian law does not recognise International Driving Permits (IDP) as a valid form of driver’s license. Therefore, international residents must transfer their foreign driver’s license to a Croatian one to legally drive within the country.
  • This process does not entail taking a driving test again.
  • Please note the fees may vary and additional payments may be required for official translations, and it’s advisable to contact the local authorities or an expert for exact information.


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