Aug. 15, 2012
According to statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in the last four years, 16 911 foreigners received Croatian citizenship.
The increased interest to live in Croatia has seen dozens of specialized companies open up in the UK, USA and China, offering their citizens services to move to Croatia.
"Why do you need to take into consideration Croatia to live in? That is because it is our latest discovery. Although many Americans know little about this place, this small coastal destination in the heart of Europe offers you a chance to discover the Mediterranean as it once was. Untouched, relaxed, beautiful and safe, Croatia is one of Europe's gems. The price of real estate is very affordable," writes magazine International Living.
2 893 foreigners currently have work permits in Croatia, with the most coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, China and Italy. There were also 431 permits issued in 2011 and 2012 to foreigners opening up companies in Croatia, again the most coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, followed by Russia, Germany and Italy.