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Import Export
Status Non-Diplomat-





  • copy of passport with business visa or extended soujourn
  • inventory list + pro forma invoice
  • company statement confirming employee’s status
  • contract (for at least 2 years) of rent or lease of a house
  • working certificate / registration at the police department
  • personal statement with obligation for settlement of eventual customs debt if household effects will be given away
  • copy of passport with extended stay for at the least 6 months(police registration)
  • residence certificate abroad
  • contract for rent or ownership of house bought in Croatia
  • inventory list of USED household effects
  • personal statement with obligation for settlement of eventual customs debt if HHE will be given away
  • copy of passport
  • valued inventory list
  • copy of temporary import documents Same as above
  • protocol (releasing document of duty and VAT including special tax for new cars)
  • valued inventory list
  • copy of passport
  • protocol (releasing document)
  • valued inventory list
  • copy of Passport
Croatian citizens
  • Croatian passport (not a copy)
  • certificate of Croatian Embassy confirming at least 3 years of work abroad
  • valued inventory list (used HHE should be in the possession of the migrant for at least 12 months)
  • residence certificate /registration in Croatia
  • personal statement with ink signature about date of relocation and personal statement about non consumption customs import privilege
  • Copy of passport or identity card
  • Inventory list verified by solicitor
Foreignerswith apermanent

residence permit

  • Foreign passport
  • Permanent residence permit in Croatia
  • Valued inventory list of used HHE in duplicate
  • Statement that privilege of duty free import has never been used



  • Permissions of Ministry of Culture are necessary for export of paintings, sculptures, other pieces of art and antiques.
  • Alcohol and tobacco may be imported and exported in small quantities for personal use.


Import of a car into Croatia:

New car: 8.7% duty

Used car: 12% duty

VAT = 22%

Special tax (depending on value of the car):

 Up to 50.000 HRK : 10% of the value of the car50.000 – 100.000 HRK :   5000 HRK + 15% of amount exceeding 50.000 HRK

100.000 – 150.000 HRK : 12500 HRK + 20% of amount exceeding 100.000 HRK

150.000 – 200.000 HRK : 22500 HRK + 25% of amount exceeding 150.000 HRK

200.000 – 250.000 HRK : 35000 HRK + 30% of amount exceeding 200.000 HRK

250.000 – 300.000 HRK : 50000 HRK + 35% of amount exceeding 250.000 HRK

300.000 – 350.000 HRK : 67500 HRK + 40% of amount exceeding 300.000 HRK

350.000 HRK+ : 87500 HRK + 45% of amount exceeding 350.000 HRK

*example: Value of car is 210.000 HRK. Special tax = 35000 HRK + 30% of 10.000 HRK = 38000 HRK

Please note:

The information on this page is intended as a guide and NOT as a complete or definitive resource.

The information on this page should not be used as an authoritative reference.

Updated January, 2006

Written by Einat Mazafi
Einat Mazafi is the owner of NY International Shipping, an International Shipping and moving company based in New York. She is also a specialist in providing the best relocation solutions to clients worldwide.