Indian Interest in Croatia Schengen Visas Surges 5,000%

Croatia is calling! With summer approaching, searches for Croatia Schengen Visa from India have skyrocketed by 5,000%. This surge indicates a wave of Indian travelers eager to explore Croatia's beauty. To avoid delays, Indian travelers with confirmed travel plans are advised to apply for their visas as soon as possible.

Dreaming of a summer vacation in stunning Croatia? You’re not alone! As the weather warms up, Google Trends data reveals a staggering 5,000% increase in searches for Croatia Schengen visas from India.

According to a report by schengenvisainfo, this surge suggests a wave of Indian travellers eager to explore Croatia’s beauty in the coming months

Peak Season Expected for Visa Applications

Travel experts anticipate a significant rise in visa applications starting in April, coinciding with the popular spring travel window. The trend is likely to continue through May and June as Indians finalize their summer travel plans.

Early Application Recommended

To avoid long processing times, Indian travellers with confirmed travel plans are advised to apply for their visas as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted up to six months before your intended arrival in Croatia.


While the latest you can apply is 15 days before travel, with the high demand and limited processing slots, it’s best not to wait until the last minute.

Also Read: New EU Rules Tighten Visa-Free Travel to Schengen Area

Exploring Croatia with a Schengen Visa

Indian tourists seeking a Croatian adventure will need a short-term Schengen visa, allowing a maximum stay of 90 days within a 180-day period.

The beauty of a Schengen visa is its multi-country access – you can travel to other Schengen member states after entering Croatia, and Croatia doesn’t have to be your first point of entry. However, if you plan on visiting multiple countries, most of your stay must be spent in Croatia.


Croatia Visa Fees

Fees are payable upon visa application submission.

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Processing Time

Visa applications can be submitted at VFS Global up to 6 months before the planned journey start date and can be submitted by the applicant themselves or by a parent or legal guardian for minors.

Standard visa processing time is 60 calendar days from the day of receipt of the application at the Embassy. However, applications submitted less than 60 days before the travel date will not be accepted as per Mission instructions.


Croatia: Europe’s Most Desirable Destination

In 2023, Croatia earned the title of “Most Desirable Destination in Europe,” making it a hot travel spot. Croatia’s stunning coastline, charming islands, vibrant culture, breathtaking nature, and delectable cuisine make it a true traveller’s paradise.

Dubrovnik: A Must-Visit City

Among Croatia’s many tourist gems, Dubrovnik reigns supreme. This captivating city, a past winner of the “Most Desirable City in Europe” award, continues to impress visitors. While coastal destinations hold the spotlight, Zagreb, the capital city, also remains a popular choice for travellers exploring Croatia.

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your Croatian adventure and apply for your visa today!

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Manish Khandelwal
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