How to Obtain a Croatian Driver's License: Step-by-Step Guide

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What is it?

A driver’s license is a legal requirement for individuals who wish to operate a motor vehicle. The process to obtain a driver’s license in Croatia involves a theoretical test, a driving test and a practical exam.

Who needs it?

Anyone who wishes to drive in Croatia, particularly newcomers moving to the country, will need to obtain a Croatian driver’s license.


  1. Enroll in a driving school: You need to register at a driving school to begin your driving lessons. This is where you will learn the theoretical aspects of driving as well as practical knowledge during your training.
  2. Pass the theoretical test: After completing the theoretical lessons, you will need to take and pass a theoretical test.
  3. Start practical training: After passing your theoretical test, you will start your practical training at the driving school. This usually involves a minimum number of driving hours.
  4. Pass the driving test: Once the driving school deems you have reached a sufficient level of training, you will take the driving test.
  5. Obtain the driver’s license: After successful completion of the tests, you will receive your Croatian driver’s license.

Required Documents

  • Valid ID - A current and valid photo ID.
  • Medical Certificate - A medical certificate stating you’re fit to drive.
  • Driving School Certificate - Certification of completion of a driving course.

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Additional details

It’s worth noting that the driving test in Croatia is conducted in Croatian, so a certain level of understanding of the Croatian language might be required. Understanding local driving laws and regulations is also crucial when getting ready to drive in Croatia.


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