The legal framework for eOI

The identity card is an electronic public document by which a Croatian citizen proves his/her identity, Croatian citizenship, sex, date of birth and place of residence in the Republic of Croatia. The right to an identity card is exercised by all Croatian citizens regardless of age and their residence in the Republic of Croatia.

An identity card is 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 may be obtained for them by their parents as legal representatives.

Croatian citizens who do not have a permanent residence registered in the Republic of Croatia, regardless of their age, do not need to have a Croatian identity card, but they can obtain it if they wish.