The identity card is an electronic public document to which to which all Croatian citizens have the right regardless of their age and whether they have or do not have a permanent residence in the Republic of Croatia.
It serves as a proof of the holder’s identity, Croatian nationality, sex, date of birth and place of residence. It is a mandatory document for Croatian citizens over 18 years of age with registered residence in the Republic of Croatia. Persons under 18 years of age do not need to have an identity card, but can obtain it by their parents as legal representatives.
Croatian citizens who do not have permanent residence in the Republic of Croatia, regardless of their age, do not need to have a Croatian identity card, but can obtain it if they wish.