How to Obtain a Croatian Citizenship Certificate: Step-by-Step Guide

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What is it?

A Croatian citizenship certificate is a document that demonstrates an individual’s citizenship of the Republic of Croatia.

Who needs it?

Individuals looking to officially establish their citizenship status in Croatia, either through birth, marriage, residency, or other qualifying factors.


  1. Identify your eligibility: Pertaining to Croatian law, you can obtain citizenship through descent, birth within the territory, naturalization, or international treaties.
  2. Gather necessary documents: You will need copies of certain documents depending upon the basis of your citizenship claim.
  3. Submit your application: Once you have all the necessary documents, submit your application to the Ministry of Interior or the competent body in the place of your residence.
  4. Pay the applicable fees: Pay the necessary application and processing fee.
  5. Wait for the verification: Once your application has been verified and if you meet the prescribed requirements, you are issued a Croatian citizenship certificate.

Required Documents

  • Application form
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Identity such as Passport or ID card
  • Proof of Croatian nationality of a parent or grandparent (if applicable)
  • Proof of marriage to Croatian citizen (if applicable)

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Additional details

Remember that the process of obtaining a Croatian citizenship can be complex and time-consuming. It is advisable to consult with legal experts or people who have undergone the process. The Croatian government website is an ideal starting point for official information regarding the process.


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