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Moving To Croatia From The UK
Moving to Croatia
Whether you are moving to Zagreb, Split, or Zadar, Britannia Movers International has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your individual needs.
Importing Personal Effects to Croatia
Although accession of Croatia to the EU is only expected by 2013-2014, import rules are not very stringent. Used household and personal effects can be imported duty free, provided that you have owned them for at least six months. You will need to be present for customs clearance. Required documents include your passport, a residence visa, work permit, a comprehensive inventory and some other documents. Our local Britannia agent will be able to provide specific information.
Prohibitions and Restrictions
In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:
Transit times can vary subject to the method of transport chosen, size of your consignment and the final destination. Britannia will advise you once this information is established.
All shared load consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the vehicle. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.
Britannia can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pet(s) from home to home. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures.
Find out more about pet transport.
Moving Motor Vehicles to Croatia
Importation of motor vehicles to Croatia will be subject to compliance, it is probable that duty and tax will apply.
When you are making international payments for individuals you can benefit from IFX expertise in seeking the best possible rate, whether you are sending or receiving foreign currency.
IFX can help to protect you from exchange rate fluctuations and save you time and money on international payments.
IFX offers :
More info on the IFX website.
Your Move to Croatia with Britannia
Britannia has been providing an excellent door to door removal service to Croatia for years, and can either transport your goods by shared load or sole container load. We can transport your effects by removal vans, sea container or airfreight.
Additional Removal services – Britannia can provide a variety of additional removal services when moving to Croatia. We can arrange insurance, international storage, and can also take care of your pet transport.
If you are interested in Britannia’s removal services to Croatia, find out more about your removal costs, and read about our international removals, and additional moving services, such as money transfer.
Living in Croatia
While Croatia has been a famous destination for tourists for decades as it offers a unique combination of a Mediterranean Coastal Region with a coastline that is over 1000 km, stunning historical sites and cheap holidays, it is also an exciting expat destination. Zagreb is the commercial, political and cultural centre, and is a truly modern capital, with numerous museums and art galleries, baroque architecture and a uniquely European atmosphere. On the Adriatic Coast, with cities like Dubrovnik, Split and over 1000 islands, you’ll have the chance to explore picturesque beaches, untouched landscapes and ancient Roman architecture.
Croatia is located in Central and Southeastern Europe, and borders Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, and the Adriatic Sea among others. Croats originally occupied the territory in the 7th century, and after World War II, Croatia became a founding member of Yugoslavia, a socialist state. Croatia finally became a sovereign state in 1991 and has a high-income developing market economy nowadays. Croatia is also a member of the United Nations, the NATO, and the World Trade Organization. The country can boast a diverse geography, comprising plains, densely wooded mountains, rocky coastlines and numerous Adriatic islands.
Although the economy might not be as developed as in Western Europe, and income levels are lower, Croatia is a stunning and exciting location that fuses Central Europe with the Mediterranean and the ancient, and where you’ll never run out of places to visit. Whether you are looking for a more relaxed life, new business opportunities or just want to explore a different culture, Croatia is an amazing destination.
Interesting Facts About Croatia
- The necktie was invented in Croatia and is called a “cravat”.
- People in Croatia can vote from the age of 16 if they are employed.
- Pula used to be a Roman colony, and has the sixth largest amphitheatre in the world
- Croatia is home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Diocletian Palace in Split and the Old City of Dubrovnik.
- Marco Polo, one of the best known world travellers was born in Croatia.
Moving to and Living in Croatia
- Residency regulations are similar to many EU countries. For a stay of up to 90 days, UK citizens won’t need a visa to stay in Croatia. If you are planning to stay longer, and work in Croatia, you’ll need a residency and work permit.
- The quality of Croatian health care is on par with many other European countries. UK citizens are also entitled to free medical treatment while visiting Croatia, however, if you’re planning to stay in Croatia permanently, you’ll need to find out more about specific regulations.
- If you are planning to move to Croatia with your children, you’ll also have to think about education options. Croatian education is generally of a high standard, but there are also a number of international schools in Croatia, especially in larger cities, like Zagreb.
- Living and housing costs in Croatia are approximately 30% to 40% cheaper than in the UK, but average salaries are also lower.