Who is eligible for Croatian citizenship?
As of January 2020, people who can trace their genealogy back to Croatia within three generations are eligible for Croatian citizenship by birthright. That means your great-grandparent must have been born in Croatia.
How long does the process take?
The average information and document gathering period takes approximately one year. It took me only six months to get all the papers together, but it was a hustle, and I don’t recommend rushing.
Can I apply with family members?
Yes! I actually recommend this. You can share your ancestor’s documents, which means one birth certificate of a common parent or grandparent can count for all of you if you apply at once. This can also spread out the cost among many family members — a huge benefit! (This is what I did with my brother.)