Netherlands Worldwide

Applying for a Schengen visa for the Netherlands in Croatia

You don’t need a Schengen visa for the Netherlands if you live in Croatia. If you don’t live in Croatia, find out what you can do.

I live in Croatia

You don’t need a Schengen visa for the Netherlands if:

  1. you are a Croatian national
  2. you live in Croatia and have a valid Croatian residence permit
  3. you are in Croatia and already have a valid Schengen visa

You will need other documents to travel to the Netherlands. The checklist for travelling to the Netherlands tells you which documents you need and what goods you can and cannot bring with you.

Check what you need to travel to the Netherlands

I don’t live in Croatia

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

If you need a Schengen visa, follow the steps below to apply at the embassy.

Step 1: Check before applying

Before starting your application, check whether you need a visa for the Netherlands and, if so, where you can apply for it.

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.