We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Croatia. We are working with Croatia as a new partner and ally within the EU on bilateral, regional and global issues.

We encourage and support Croatia’s commitment to build on its pre accession to unlock the benefits of successful EU membership. We work on increasing trade and investment opportunities and encouraging a more open investment environment. In the run-up to Croatia’s EU membership, we worked on a number of twinning projects in which British experts and institutions assisted in various aspects of Croatia’s progress towards membership.

We work with Croatia’s armed forces to share expertise, educate personnel and further develop stronger ties between the countries ensuring that Croatia is a valued and trusted partner in maintaining peace.

We have a consulate in Split. The Croatian Coast is proving to be more and more popular for British tourists every year—more than 400,000 British tourists visit the country every year. Consular officials assist British tourists with a wide range of issues.

Our services

Emergency consular assistance (24 hours)

For emergency assistance, such as in the event of the death, assault, arrest or hospitalisation of a British national, call the Embassy on +385 1 6009 100 and follow the instructions to be connected with consular officers.

Emergency travel documents

If your passport is lost, stolen, expired or otherwise unavailable, and you need to travel in the near future, then we may be able to provide an emergency travel document (ETD).

If you are due to travel in the next 48 hours, you should contact us immediately on the emergency consular assistance number above.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment with us using the links below.

Please call us for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before
  • you are applying on behalf of a child.

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country.

Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Zagreb

Book an appointment an emergency travel document in Split Consulate

Travel advice

Visit our travel advice page for Croatia for information and news updates, to ensure you stay safe and avoid problems whilst living or visiting the country.

Passports

For information on how to apply for your first passport or to renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website.

Please note that our consulates can’t deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.

Visas

This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

Healthcare in Croatia

The Embassy has a guide for British nationals living, or planning to live in Croatia on the different ways to access healthcare and provides a list of major medical facilities.

Death of a British national

The Embassy can provide support and advice following the death of a British national in Croatia. The Embassy has a bereavement guide and provides a list of funeral directors.

Notarial and documentary services

Where local notaries can provide services, the British Embassy does not provide them because in many cases local lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.

Read more about the notarial and documentary services we do provide, including how to book an appointment.

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Legalisation of documents

Foreign authorities may require official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine. Find out more from the UK Legalisation Service.

Lawyers and interpreters

A list of English speaking lawyers and a list of interpreters who may be able to help you with legal advice or official translations in Croatia. Please note that inclusion on this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.

British Nationals detained or imprisoned in Croatia

The Embassy can provide support following the detention of a British National and provides a prisoner information guide to help them and their families understand the local system.

Living in Croatia

Useful information for British nationals living in Croatia, including where to find services provided by others.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above, for British nationals needing emergency consular assistance, we can:

For people needing assistance on the above matters please contact the Consular Section by calling us on +385 1 6009 100 or sending an email to zagreb.consular@fco.gov.uk.

What our Embassy cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money
  • make travel arrangements for you, find you work, accommodation, or make business arrangements on your behalf
  • get involved in private disputes over property, employment, commercial or other matters
  • renew or replace a full British passport

Our people

Ian Cliff

Ian Cliff

Chargé d’Affaires, Croatia

Contact us

British Embassy Zagreb

Ivana Lučića 4
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

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British Consulate Split

Obala Hrvatskog Narodnog Preporoda 10/III
21000 Split
Croatia

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