How to Croatia

09 May 2017, 19:40 PM

A story of an unusually pleasant experience at the tax office. How does one go about obtaining an OIB? Find out here in Croatian, English and German.

05 Jul 2016, 16:29 PM

Getting advice as a foreign owner of a rental property in Croatia is not always easy. TCN enlists some accountancy advice to answer some popular FAQs on July 5, 2016. 

10 Jun 2016, 08:47 AM

Cycling is an increasingly popular sport and tourism activity in Croatia, but information on the transportation of bikes is still hard to find, especially in English. As TCN finalises the first of its sector websites, Total Croatia Cycling (with Wine and Technology to come shortly) on June 9, 2016, an essential overview on how to transport your bicycle in Croatia, and what it is likely to cost. 

12 May 2016, 17:44 PM

Different countries, different rules. Basically, if you are EU citizen, it should not be a big problem, but for others, there is a different procedure.

16 Apr 2016, 10:38 AM

Even though there's no rule carved in stone, you're expected to leave at least a symbolic amount.

09 Mar 2016, 16:29 PM

As part of TCN's series to demystify (if that is possible...) the bureaucracy of Croatia, we have teamed up with an accountant to give expert advise. If you have an area you would like clarification on, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We start with the obligations of foreign property owners who are non-resident and renting out their Croatian property. 

06 Mar 2016, 18:43 PM

All internet providers in alphabetical order along with documents required to obtain the service

20 Feb 2016, 23:41 PM

A new series on TCN, starting on February 20, 2016, helping you navigate through the bureaucracy of this beautiful country. How to Croatia, which will soon have its own section on TCN, is a practical guide for all you need to know to deal with the basics of life in Croatia. We start with Vivian Grisogono's excellent guide on How to get an OIB personal identification number. 

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  • There is a traffic ban on freight vehicles heavier than 7,5 t on most Croatian state roads leading to the coast and in Istria, except on the DC1 Karlovac-Knin-Sinj: -on Friday, 23 June, 3pm-11pm -on Saturday, 24 June, 4am-11pm -on Sunday, 25 June, noon-11pm. One lane is free only on the following sections of the motorways:-A1 Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik at Pirovac junction in direction Zagreb; -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Sveti Križ Začretje and Krapina junctions 38th-41st km in both directions; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac between Kutina and Novska junctions 120th-127th km in direction Lipovac; -A4 Zagreb-Goričan - traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; in the roadwork area traffic is flowing in reduced lanes. Sections of the roads closed due to roadworks: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing; -on the DC502 Smičić-Pridraga state road. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road in Knin until 14 July; -on the DC1 state road at Mostanje and on the section Sučević-Otrić. -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road.
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  • Passenger traffic is heavy: in both directions: inbound: Zaton Doli, Vinjani Donji, Slavonski Brod outbound: Stara Gradiška, Metković Freight traffic: outbound: Bajakovo, Klek Buses: both directions: Karasovići Due to traffic density and occasional additional controls, during the day difficulties are possible at the border crossings with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary. Border crossing DVOR: 27 June 9am-1pm traffic - closed for all traffic. Due to roadworks at Županja border crossing delays can be expected in both directions. At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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  • All ferries and catamarans are operating according to schedule.
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