Here is a guide on how to move to Croatia permanently:
- Research the country and learn about Croatian culture, customs, and laws.
- Determine your eligibility to move to Croatia. Citizens of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland have the right to live and work in Croatia without a visa. If you are a citizen of a non-EU country, you will need to apply for a temporary residence permit.
- Find a job in Croatia or start your own business. If you are moving to Croatia to work, you should begin the job search process before you arrive in the country. If you are self-employed, you will need to register your business with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.
- Obtain a temporary residence permit. If you are a citizen of a non-EU country, you will need to apply for a temporary residence permit in order to live and work in Croatia. You can do this at the nearest Croatian embassy or consulate in your home country.
- Find a place to live. You can rent an apartment or house, or you can purchase property in Croatia.
- Register with the Croatian authorities and obtain a personal identification number (OIB). You will need to register with the Croatian authorities within three months of arriving in the country.
- Learn the Croatian language. While many Croatians speak English, it is helpful to learn Croatian in order to fully integrate into society and make the most of your experience living in Croatia.
Pros of living in Croatia:
- Beautiful natural surroundings, including the Adriatic Sea, national parks, and islands
- Affordable cost of living compared to other European countries
- Rich cultural and historical heritage
Cons of living in Croatia:
- Limited job opportunities in certain industries
- Bureaucracy can be a challenge
- Some areas may have a lower standard of living compared to more developed parts of Europe.