Embassies and Consulates in Croatia

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Croatia, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Croatia.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Croatia does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate?

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Croatia, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Croatia

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.
We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Croatia capital, Zagreb, hosts 56 embassies.

There are also 50 consulates and other representations in Croatia (European Union, Zagreb’s Representative Office).

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Zagreb, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Croatia and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Croatia. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Zagreb


Embassy of Australia in Zagreb

Address: Grand Centar, 5th floor, Hektoroviceva 2, 10 000 Zagreb
Telephone: (+385) 1 4891-200
E-Mail: austemb.zagreb@dfat.gov.au
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Australia.in.Croatia and https://twitter.com/AusAmbCroatia
Opening hours: The Embassy is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays

The Australian Embassy in Zagreb is accredited to Croatia and Kosovo. The embassy provides advice on the range of consular and passport services available to Australian citizens, information on visa and citizenship arrangements, and general information about Australia.


Embassy of China in Zagreb

Address: Mlinovi 132, 10000 Zagreb
Telephone: (+385) 003851 - 4637011
E-Mail: zagreb@csm.mfa.gov.cn (Consular and Visa Section)
Opening hours: 9:00-12:00 and 14:30-15:30, Monday and Friday

The Embassy of China shares the same building as the embassy. Together, they provide a range of services such as visa and passport processing as well as notary certification. Contact them directly to check the full list of services available and their opening time.


French Embassy in Zagreb

Address: Ul. Grada Vukovara 284b, 10000, Zagreb
Tel: (+385) 1 4893 600
E-Mail: admin-francais.zagreb-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Social Media: https://twitter.com/FranceenCroatie

The French embassy provides consular services such as the reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.

General and Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Zagreb, France homes a consulate in Split. 


Embassy of Germany in Zagreb

Address: Ul. Grada Vukovara 64, 10000, Zagreb
Tel: (+385) 1 6300 100
E-Mail: info@zagreb.diplo.de
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AuswaertigesAmt/ and https://twitter.com/auswaertigesamt
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on Wednesdays also from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Croatia provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.


Embassy of the Japan in Zagreb

Address: Boškovićeva 2, 10000 Zagreb
Tel: (+385) 1 4870 650
E-Mail: information-culture@zr.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/EmbJapanCroatia
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-17:00

The Japanese embassy provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization. Contact them directly to check exactly the full list of services available.


Embassy of Russia in Zagreb

Address: Bosanska street 51-53, 10000 Zagreb
Tel: (+385) 1 3756 508
E-mail: zagreb@dks.ru (Consular department)
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/VeleposlanstvoRusijeuHrvatskoj and   https://twitter.com/RusEmbCro
Opening hours: Monday 9.00 - 12:00; Wednesday 9.00 - 12:00; Friday 9.00 - 12:00.

The embassy and consular department do not work on weekends and holidays of the Russian Federation.

The Russian consulate shares the same buildings as the embassy. It provides a range of services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization and notarial services.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Zagreb

Address: Ivana Lučića 4, 10000 Zagreb
Tel: (+385) 1 6009 100
E-Mail: british.embassyzagreb@fcdo.gov.uk
Social Media: https://twitter.com/UKinCroatia and https://www.facebook.com/ukincroatia
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00- 17:00

The British embassy provides a range of consular services such as emergency visa and passport processing as well as document legalization and notarial and documentary services.

General and Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Zagreb, Great Britain homes a consulate in Dubrovnik (honcons.dubrovnik@inet)

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Zagreb

Address: Ulica Thomasa Jeffersona 2, 10 010 Zagreb
Tel: (+385) 1 6612 200
E-Mail: ZagrebACS@state.gov
Social Media: https://twitter.com/USEmbZagreb and https://www.facebook.com/usembassycroatia 
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 08:00-16:30

The US representation in Croatia provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services.

Honorary Consulates in Zagreb

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Croatia, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Berlin, in Germany or Rome, in Italy for Croatia.

Honorary Consulates in Zagreb

  • South Africa

Honorary Consulates in Dubrovnik

  • Denmark
  • Spain

Honorary Consulates in Split

  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland

Honorary Consulates in Rijeka

  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Italy

Honorary Consulates in Pula

  • Italy
  • Switzerland