Croatian nationality law

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The Croatian nationality law dates back from June 26, 1991. It is based upon the Constitution of Croatia (Chapter II, articles 9 and 10). It is mainly based on Jus sanguinis.

Acquisition of Croatian citizenship[edit]

Croatian citizenship can be acquired in the following ways:

  1. Jus sanguinis: By descent if at least one of the parents is a Croatian citizen
  2. Jus soli: By birth in Croatia (unless citizenship of another country has been acquired by descent), or a child found in Croatia whose parents are unknown
  3. By naturalisation

Dual citizenship[edit]

Croatia allows its citizens to hold foreign citizenship in addition to their Croatian citizenship. Some countries, however, do not permit multiple citizenship e.g. adults who acquired Croatian and Japanese citizenship by birth must declare, to the latter's Ministry of Justice, before turning 22, which citizenship they want to keep.

Citizenship of the European Union[edit]

Croatian citizens are also citizens of the European Union and thus enjoy rights of free movement and have the right to vote in elections for the European Parliament.

Visa free travel[edit]

Visa requirements for Croatian citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Croatia. In 2014, Croatian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 138 countries and territories, ranking the Croatian passport 22nd in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

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