There are two countries in this blog that have very different visa requirements: the US and Croatia. If you’re traveling from the US to Croatia, you need an ESTA. If you’re traveling from Croatia to Japan, your only option is to apply for a J-Visa. Here’s the catch – if you are applying for your J-Visa at the Croatian Embassy in the United States, there is a language barrier because the Croatian Embassy’s services cannot be provided in Japanese. In order to avoid this issue, it would be best for Japanese Citizens to apply for their visas at one of three different diplomatic missions outside of Japan: China, France or India. Indian Visa for Croatian Citizens
What is the Indian Visa?
If you are a citizen of Croatia, or a national of Japan, and you wish to travel to India, you will need an Indian visa. There are different types of visas available for citizens of Croatia and Japan, depending on your purpose of travel.
Croatian citizens can apply for tourist visas which allow them to stay in India for up to 30 days. Japanese citizens can apply for business or tourism visas which allow them to stay in India for up to six months. You can find more information about the different types of Indian visas on the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Where to Apply for an Indian Visa
There are several ways to get an Indian visa. You can apply through a travel agency, apply online, or apply at the Indian embassy or consulate in your home country. The application process varies depending on your nationality, so be sure to check the specific instructions for your case.
How Long Does it Take to Apply for an Indian Visa?
It can take up to six weeks for an Indian visa to be issued, but it can take up to two months for the application process to be completed. The application fee for a tourist visa is $160. Indian Visa for Japanese Citizens
Types of Indian Visa
There are two types of Indian visa that you can apply for if you are a Croatian citizen or a Japanese citizen:
- Short-term tourist visa: This visa is valid for up to 30 days and is good for travel to India only. It allows you to stay in India and visit any of the 50+ tourist destinations there.
- Long-term visa: This visa is valid for up to six months and is good for travel to India, as well as other countries in the region (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka). It allows you to stay in India and work or study there.
Cost of the Indian Visa
The cost of an Indian visa for Croatian citizens is €60, and for Japanese citizens it is ¥12,500. Indian visas are valid for up to six months, and can be extended for an additional three months at a cost of €30 per month. The required documents for a Croatian visa application are a passport valid for at least six months after your planned departure from India, a photocopy of your passport page containing your photograph, and proof of residence in Croatia (such as a utility bill or bank statement). For Japanese citizens, the required documents are a passport validity date no more than six months after your planned departure from India, two recent photographs (one must be 2×2 inches), and proof of financial support from a Japanese sponsor (such as an employment contract or lease agreement).
If you are a Croatian citizen and want to travel to India, you will need to apply for an Indian visa. Japanese citizens do not require a visa to travel to India, but they must have valid proof of citizenship, such as a driver’s license or passport.