Temporary residence and status of digital nomads in Croatia – Immigration

Croatia: Temporary residence and status of digital nomads in Croatia

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A digital nomad is a citizen of a third country who is employed or performs work remotely through communication technologies for a personal company or other business entity which is not registered in Croatia and does not provide goods or services in Croatia.

It is estimated that five million people around the world can be considered digital nomads, as the ongoing pandemic has made working from home quite common and accelerated this trend, with more and more people turning to digital nomadism. The Republic of Croatia caught up with the global trend to regulate the status of digital nomads and was one of the first countries to adopt the digital nomad visa.

Digital nomads can reside in Croatia for up to one year and similar visas can also be provided to their family members, both extended on an annual basis.

All people under the digital nomad regime in Croatia are exempt from local tax on any income.

Croatia offers many advantages when it comes to remote working as it is one of the safest Member States of the EU, located in Central Europe, with developed infrastructure, good transport links with other countries of the EU and a favorable Mediterranean climate. All of this makes Croatia an ideal target for digital nomads. With the recent creation of Association of Digital Nomads Croatia, the Republic of Croatia has strengthened its position as one of the leaders in attracting and welcoming digital nomads administratively, commercially and socially in the hope that many of them will recognize Croatia as a leading tourist destination in Europe.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought on your particular situation.

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