ESTA for Croatian Citizens

ESTA for Croatian Citizens

ESTA Eligibility

Croatian citizens currently cannot apply for an ESTA
Croatia is currently being assessed for the Visa Waiver Programme for entry in the near future
It is expected that Croatia will be admitted into the Visa Waiver Programme sometime in 2020 or 2021

Croatian citizens are not eligible to apply for an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) visa waiver to travel to the United States. Croatia is currently in discussions with the U.S. government to be added to the Visa Waiver Programme.

Croatian citizens wishing to enter the United States will need to obtain a visa for tourism, business, transit or any other travel purposes. For more information on applying for a U.S. visa as Croatian citizen, visit:

The United States government continually evaluates the economic and political environment of a Visa Waiver Programme member country. Possible member countries are assessed for their overall domestic stability as well as the likelihood that citizens of a member country would abuse the Visa Waiver Programme. The significance of these considerations is that they ensure a visa waiver applicant's home country is not facing political or economic turmoil, and thus the traveller would be less likely to violate the rules of the programme.