How do I gain croatian citizenship?

I am 19 years old, and born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Both my parents were born an raised in Croatia, and moved here when they were in their 20s. I am thinking about studying in Croatia but the costs are very high for international students, so how would I go about gaining croatian citizen status?

Thankyou!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You are entitled to Croatian citizenship through your parents, I hope you speak Croatian and like standing in queues because you will spend a lot of time in the police station in Petrinska (if you are moving to Zagreb), you will need every piece of paperwork you can get, and you will need a copy of your birth certificate no older than six months old. You will also need to get all of these papers translated by a court sworn interpreter. Good luck!!

    Source(s): Married a Croat and live there.
  • HJW
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    II - ACQUIRING CITIZENSHIP

    Article 3

    Croatian citizenship shall be acquired:

    1. by origin;

    2. by birth on the territory of the Republic of Croatia;

    3. by naturalization;

    4. according to international treaties.

    Article 4

    A child shall acquire Croatian citizenship by origin if:

    1. both of his or her parents were, at the time of his or her birth, Croatian citizens;

    2. one of his or her parents was, at the time of his or her birth, a Croatian citizen, and the child was born in the Republic of Croatia;

    3. one of his or her parents was, at the time of his or her birth, a Croatian citizen, while the other was a stateless person or a person whose citizenship was unknown, and the child was born abroad.

    http://www.coe.int/t/e/legal_affairs/legal_co-oper...

    if you need more help? come back here.

  • 7 years ago

    Acquiring Croatian citizenship

    The Croatian Citizenship Act (Official Gazette no. 53/91, 70/91, 28/92, 113/93-Constitutional Court decision, 4/94 and 130/11) regulates Croatian citizenship, the prerequisites for its acquisition and its termination.

    The Croatian citizenship is acquired on the grounds of:

    origin

    being born in the Republic of Croatia

    naturalization

    international treaties

    Persons who have acquired Croatian citizenship on grounds of origin or being born in the Republic of Croatia are registered into the Register of citizens when they are registered into the Birth register. Request for registering in the Register of citizens can also be submitted at a diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Croatia abroad.

    The procedure of acquiring Croatian citizenship on grounds of origin or being born in the Republic of Croatia is handled by the competent state administration offices i.e. city office of the City of Zagreb.

    Request for acquiring Croatian citizenship on grounds of naturalization should be submitted at the competent police authority i.e. police station. Physically challenged persons can submit the request via their legal representative or attorney.

    Request for acquiring Croatian citizenship on grounds of naturalization can also be submitted at diplomatic missions or consular offices of the Republic of Croatia abroad.

    The procedure of acquiring Croatian citizenship on grounds of naturalization or international treaties is handled by the Ministry of Interior.

    You can find instructions and application forms for acquiring Croatian citizenship on this website and/or on the website of the Ministry of Interior (www.mup.hr)

    Acquiring Croatian citizenship (curriculum vitae)

    The curriculum vitae submitted along with the application should contain:

    personal data

    education

    employment

    residence or address abroad

    marital status

    information about children

    information about parents

    information about next of kin who have acquired Croatian citizenship

    The applicant should state the reasons for applying for citizenship, their relation towards the legal order, customs and acceptance of Croatian culture; depending on the legal basis for submitting the application, where his ancestors were domiciled before leaving, when and why they left the Republic of Croatia, when and with what documents they settled abroad, the ways in which they showed they belonged to the Croatian people; participation in sports, cultural and other societies promoting Croatia’s interests abroad (Article 11 and 16).

    When submitting the request, the applicant must give a statement for the record on the legal basis for applying for citizenship as well as all the circumstances relevant for issuing a decision on grating the citizenship not stated in the curriculum vitae.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Suggest you contact the Croatian government.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Set your domicile in Croatia, renounce your Canadian citizenship and take an oath of allegiance to Croatia to become a citizen thereat.

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