The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been attracting a growing number of visitors from all over the world in the last decade. With the government opening up an online visa program, obtaining a visa for Saudi from Croatia has become a simple and accessible process for Croatian citizens.
Electronic Saudi Visa for Croatian Citizens
After many years as a largely inaccessible country, Saudi Arabia has launched an electronic visa program as part of the Kingdom’s ‘Vision 2030’ initiative, intended to modernize the country and promote tourism and investment.
Croatian passport holders can now spend up to 90 days in the country following an online visa application process, and can enter the country multiple times during a one-year period.
This negates the need for travelers to visit a Saudi embassy in person, and reduces paperwork, fees and waiting times.
Furthermore, the cost of the Saudi eVisa for Croatians includes health insurance covering unexpected medical emergencies experienced whilst traveling in Saudi Arabia.
How to Apply for a Saudi Arabian Visa for Croatian Passport Holders
Applying for the new online visa is a straightforward and simple process, and involves visiting the official visa application website where you will be required to:
- Complete an online application form
- Make an online payment
In completing the online application form, Croatian travelers will need to supply personal data such as:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Country of birth
- Contact details
All of your passport information will be required, and it’s important to note that your Croatian passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the proposed date of entry into Saudi Arabia.
Each traveler will be required to supply the following passport information:
- Passport number
- Date of issue
- Date of expiry
In addition, Croatian applicants will be required to provide details of travel plans whilst in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These may include:
- The purpose of your visit
- Proposed accommodation during your stay
- Proposed transportation within the country during your stay
Once the application form as been completed, it is advisable to review it thoroughly to ensure accuracy and therefore prevent a delay or refusal. To finalize your application, the relevant fee can be paid via debit or credit card.
Following an approval process of between 24 and 72 hours, your electronic visa will be emailed to the address provided in your application.
Your electronic visa to Saudi from Croatia must be printed and carried with your passport during your trip, as you will be required to present it to authorities upon arrival in the country.
Visa Requirements for Croatian Citizens Traveling to Saudi
Croatian passport holders planning to travel to Saudi Arabia should be aware that certain requirements need to be considered in order to apply for a visa under the government’s new online visa scheme.
The following requirements apply:
- Each traveler must apply for a separate eVisa.
- Applicants must be aged 18 years or older.
- A current Croatian passport is required, with a minimum of six months validity from the date of arrival in Saudi Arabia.
- Credit or debit card payment is required in order to complete the application.
- A valid email address is required for the receipt of your approved visa or other correspondence.
Croatians planning to travel to Saudi Arabia with minor children may apply for each child’s eVisa on their behalf. In order to apply for a minor child, a parent or guardian will be required to submit a separate application form, including all personal details and passport details, for each individual traveler.
The same requirements in terms of passport validity and visa fees apply to both children and adults.
Travel to Saudi Arabia with the new KSA eVisa
With fascinating sites of cultural interest including mosques, museums, markets and castles, Saudi Arabia is a glimpse into an intriguing world that offers travelers an unforgettable experience.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s new straightforward online visa system opens up the possibility of hassle-free travel for many more visitors from Croatia, without the need to visit an embassy in person.
A further benefit of this new scheme is that the cost of the eVisa includes medical insurance, ensuring that all travelers are covered by a reputable, government-approved insurance policy should a medical emergency occur during your stay.
Once approved, Croatians may travel to Saudi Arabia via any port of entry. Travelers will be permitted to enter the country multiple times during a one-year period, provided that the total number of days spent in the country during that year does not exceed 90 days.