Applications for a Croatian passport will be made available to do online from 1 January 2018.
Recently Croatia introduced electronic applications for driver’s licenses via the e-Citizens system, and from 1 January, 2018 online applications will be possible for passports via e-Citizens.
The online e-Citizens system unifies access to Government services and was launched in order to modernise, simplify and speed up communication between citizens and the public administration.
The Interior Ministry said that introducing online passport applications will also help ease the queues at offices where they are currently processed.
e-Passports will be issued within 30 days after an application is made and will cost 355 kuna in total (320 for making and 35 for the administrative fee). Passports can either be picked up or delivered to a home address which costs an extra 30 kuna (in Croatia), Vecernji list reports.
Prerequisites for obtaining a passport via the online system includes e-Citizens registration and the possession of an electronic ID card (Osobna karta) which has a qualified signature certificate.