June the 2nd, 2019 – Croatia has a growing number of foreign residents in spite of the mass exodus of Croats fleeing abroad for better lives, more job security and more promising economic conditions. But just how does one move to Croatia? What is the process like?
These are many of the questions that pop into your head as soon as you start to become serious about the subject, and when it comes to residence permits, requests, applications and making yourself legal here, we’ve answered as comprehensively as we possibly can for both EEA citizens and third country nationals, regardless of your personal situation, in this article. Please pour yourself a large rakija before reading.
Still, you’ve likely got more questions and you’ll soon get to know that the Croatian law appears to change like the direction of the wind, and what you’re told seems to heavily depend on where you ask, who you ask, and just what side of the bed whatever official you’re talking to has woken up on that morning.
Kaleigh Hendershot is an American expat living near Zagreb, and she has a YouTube channel dedicated to her life in Croatia, entitled ”This Croatian Life”, where she makes usually comical videos about her experiences dealing with everyday life in Croatia, from finding a job to funny customs and comparing life here with her Croatian partner, to her former life in America.
While the majority of her videos are on the more amusing side of life in Croatia, such as the dangers of the dreaded propuh and what Croats say incorrectly in English, she decided to upload a series on ”Living in Croatia”, in which she discusses the more serious and practical aspects of life here, and details her personal experiences of those things, making sure to note what I already have above: Everyone’s experience is slightly different.
From legalities, practicalities, job searching, language and general living, Kaleigh has detailed it all in her Living in Croatia series, of which there are currently two parts.
If you want to grin at some of the absurdities of life in Croatia, as well as learn what moving here might mean for you, especially if you’re a US citizen like Kaleigh is, she’s worth a watch.
Here are the first two parts of her Living in Croatia series:
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