Applying for a Schengen visa for the Netherlands in Croatia

You don’t need to apply for a Schengen visa for the Netherlands if you live in Croatia. If you live outside Croatia, or if your current Croatian residence permit will expire soon, find out what to do.

Step 1: Check before applying

Choose your situation to find out whether you need a visa.

Do you need a Schengen visa? Find out where you can apply for your visa. 

Step 2: Gather the documents you need

You need several documents to apply for a Schengen visa. Which ones you need depends on your purpose of travel.

Step 3: Make an appointment

Once you have all the documents you need for your Schengen visa application, make an appointment at the embassy. You can apply for your visa up to 6 months ahead of your trip. Apply no later than 45 days before your trip.

Step 4: Go to your appointment

Go to your appointment at the embassy, and bring all the documents from step 2 with you, including your checklist.

See the address of the embassy in Zagreb

Step 5: Collect your passport or have it sent to you

You will receive an email once your application has been processed. The email won’t say whether your application was successful. You can collect your passport or have it sent to you. If your application was approved, the visa will be affixed to a page in your passport.

Step 6: Prepare for your trip

With your Schengen visa you can travel to the Netherlands or another Schengen country. You must show the visa upon departure and arrival.

Border control may also ask you for other documents. Find out what other documents you need in the checklist for travelling to the Netherlands.

Check what you need for travel to the Netherlands


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.