Residency by Investment

Minimum Investment:
Not Set
Residency in:
Minimum 2 months
Generations of dependents:
Visa free countries:
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Non-EU/EEA Entrepreneurs can get temporary stay residence permits in Croatia through a work permit. If an investor/entrepreneur wants to set up their own business, they will also need a business permit. Temporary stay permits are issued for one year and are renewable. Permanent residency can be applied for after 5 years.
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Applicants must note the following:
  • Proof of educational qualifications.
  • Proof of ownership of at least a 51% stake in a company or proof that the applicant performs key activities in a company which; is a recipient of incentive measures in line with a regulation on investment promotion or; carries out strategic investment projects in line with a regulation on strategic investment projects of the Republic of Croatia,
  • OR Proof that the applicant performs activities or carries out projects in the Republic of Croatia pursuant to international agreements on expert and technical assistance concluded by the Republic of Croatia with the European Union, other countries or international organisations.


Investors must meet the following criteria:
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over 18 years old
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Proof of good character
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Sufficient means of support
Adequate health insurance

Why Choose Croatia Citizenship by Investment Programme?

  • Croatia is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen area. residents can travel freely around the Schengen area, as long as they do not stay in one country for more than 60 days. Citizens have the right to move freely and live, work and study in any EU state.
  • Croatia is a beautiful country, boasting a stunning 6,000km long coastline on the Adriatic Sea with beautiful beaches, coves and unspoilt islands. There are several UNESCO-listed heritage sights including the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik. Croatia has much more to offer including many charming towns and cities rich in history and heritage, Roman ruins, medieval towns and castles, spas, museums, galleries, and national parks.
  • Croatia has a low cost of living and low crime rates. There is also a universal health system with high-quality of care.
  • Croatia has an excellent highway network, nine international airports with links to cities all over Europe, and several ports on the Adriatic. Croatia is close to countries such as Slovenia, Italy and Hungary.
  • After five years of continuous residence, the applicant can apply for permanent residency. After ten years, the applicant can apply for citizenship.
  • Family members can also be included in the residence permit applications.
  • There are no minimum investment requirements for entrepreneurs and investors.


Croatian citizenship can be acquired by naturalisation after five years of permanent residence in Croatia. There is no specific investor programme and so there is no minimum investment amount.

Foreign citizens may also obtain citizenship through exceptional naturalisation, at the discretion of the Government of Croatia. Applicants must have a guaranteed, permanent source of income, a clean criminal record and must have settled all tax obligations.

Core Advantages:

  • Croatia is a member of the European Union. Citizens are free to live, work, study and do business in any EU member state and in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland.
  • Croatian passport holders can enjoy visa-free entry to 142 countries and territories.
  • Descendants of the applicant will retain citizenship. Spouses can apply for citizenship after the applicant is naturalised.
  • Donations to the Government of Croatia are not required.


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Birth certificate, translated and notarised if necessary
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Must have resided in Belgium legally for at least 5 years
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Adequate knowledge of at least one of: Dutch, French or German
Satisfactory integration in, and engagement with, Belgian economic life and society