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Republic of Croatia : International Passport (1999 — 2004)

TYPE OF CROATIAN PASSPORT

Croatian passport (Croatian: Hrvatska putovnica) is issued to citizens of the Republic of Croatia for the purpose of international travel. The passport has the purpose of serving as proof of Croatian citizenship and identity.

Croatian passports are dark blue, with the Croatian coat-of-arms emblazoned in the centre of the front cover.

TYPE 1

The first series was issued from 1991, until the end of 1999. It was distinguished by a thick paper cover and by a photo which had been laminated inside the document. This passport was printed by a local police station in the town of residence, or by the local embassy or consulate if living abroad. This series was in circulation until 31 December 2009, when the last ten-year passport issued expired.

Date first issued 26 June 1991.

TYPE 2

At the end of 1999, the Croatian Government introduced the new passport. New security features similar to those on banknotes have been added with increasing frequency since January 2000. Microprinting, holographic images, UV-visible imaging, watermarks and other details have been implemented, particularly on the photo page. As well, the photo is now digitally printed directly on the paper (in both standard and UV-reactive ink). The new passports were issued in the same way as the old ones, with a difference in printing process. All passports are printed in Zagreb, with the issuing wait time up to 30 days. They have been issued since 1 January 2000.

TYPE 3 : 2009-2015 ICAO BIOMETRIC

From 30 June 2009, the government started issuing new biometric passports in Zagreb. Other local police stations started issuing biometric passports on 18 January 2010. The embassies or consulates will issue biometric passport from 30 June 2010. Croatia was the third country in Europe that started issuing second-generation biometric passports. The chip contains two fingerprints and a digital image of the passport holder.

Date first issued 29 June 2009.

TYPE 4 : ICAO BIOMETRIC & EU SERIES

The words EUROPSKA UNIJA and REPUBLIKA HRVATSKA is inscribed above the coat of arms, with the word "PUTOVNICA" and the international biometric passport symbol below. The passport contains 34 pages.

Date first issued 3 August 2015.
Expiration : 10 or 6 years after acquisition.
Cost : 355 HRK (€48 as of June 2017).