Moving to Croatia
Matrix Relocations, SouthEast Europe’s champion in moving and relocating, is the best choice for you when you are moving to Croatia. An EU member, Croatia has rules on visa requirements, residence rules and other regulations where you will be best off with a Matrix Relocations expert to smooth your way for you. With a long track record and detailed local knowledge, Matrix Relocations is best-placed to advise and assist you in getting to and settling in your new location in Croatia. We have useful advice to offer you – just one example, our knowledge of the property market in Croatia, which is much influenced by the country’s popularity as a tourist destination. More than that, Matrix Relocations has up-to-date information on the job market, on the rules on work permits in Croatia and on health care and finding schools. We have full and flexible options for moving you to Croatia.
Importing personal effects to Croatia
The regulations on importing personal effects into Croatia generally allow foreigners coming into the country to bring in household goods and personal effects, provided that these have been owned by you for at least 12 months. Documentation required includes your passport, residence permit, and if applicable, your work permit. The goods must be inventoried. There is a limit, however, the value of goods that may be imported for personal use.
For further details on rules importing household goods and personal effects into Croatia, please visit The International Association of Movers country guide. Again, it is important to note that Matrix Relocations provides its clients with informed guidance on the regulations and procedures.
Moving your pets to Croatia
If you are bringing your pet with when you move to Croatia, please note that the country has a number of requirements. These include a veterinary certificate of the pet’s health, the fitting of a microchip and limits and rules on the number of animals that may be brought in, and where. The requirements include vaccinations being up to date. Obviously, the rules are much more detailed than these brief guidelines and Matrix Relocations can provide detailed information on moving your pet to Croatia.
Moving a motor vehicle to Croatia
Croatia has detailed regulations covering the import of a new or used car to Croatia. Documentary requirements and excises vary according to whether the car is new or second-hand and the sum paid for it. They also vary depending on whether the car originates from elsewhere in the EU. Again, the regulations are detailed according to different circumstances, including for instance exemptions for accredited diplomats, and Matrix Relocations can advise you on the full details.
Living in Croatia
Well-known as a tourist destination, Croatia offers its natural beauty and attractions for the long-term resident able to enjoy them at leisure. Croatia, one of SouthEast Europe’s smaller countries, generally has salaries much lower than those in the West, though for those with a reasonable income, the cost of living is reasonable. If you are moving to Croatia with your school-age children, there are international schools in Croatia. The country continues to present challenges in the form of bureaucracy. Matrix Relocations, apart from handling your move to Croatia and assisting you with our relocation services and immigration services, remains at your disposal for ongoing support in various forms.
Visa and Residence requirements
Details of visa requirements may be found at the website of Croatia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.