Temporary Residence and Status of Digital Nomads in Croatia


A digital nomad is a third-country citizen who is employed or performs work remotely through communication technology for a personally owned or another business entity that 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 as digital nomads since the ongoing pandemic has made work from home quite common and accelerated this trend with more and more people turning to digital nomadism. The Republic of Croatia has caught up with the global trend of regulating 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 for their family members, both extended on yearly basis.

All persons under digital nomad regime in Croatia are waived of local taxation for any income.

Croatia offers many advantages in remote work as it is one of the safest EU member states, located in Central Europe, with developed infrastructure, good transport connections to other EU countries, and a favorable Mediterranean climate. All this sets Croatia as a perfect target for digital nomads. With the recent establishment of Digital Nomads Association Croatia, the Republic of Croatia has strengthened its position as one of the leaders in attracting and accommodating digital nomads in administrative, business, and social terms in hopes that many of them will recognize Croatia as a top-tier tourist destination in Europe.

Our experts at Eurofast can assist you in organizing a digital nomad VISA, accommodation for nomads anywhere in Croatia, secure office space if necessary, manage all local payroll and other compliance issues.

For further information, please contact Petra Dzankic, our Accountant and Payroll Assistant in Zagreb, at zagreb@eurofast.eu

Eurofast is a regional business advisory organisation employing local advisors in over 23 cities in South East Europe & the Middle East . The Organisation is uniquely positioned as one stop shop for investors and companies looking for professional services in South East Europe & the Middle East.

Petra Dzankic
Eurofast Zagreb