Information on reciprocity in the acquisition of ownership rights in real estate between the Republic of Croatia and countries other than EU Member States, Republic of Iceland, Principality of Liechtenstein, Kingdom of Norway or Swiss Confederation

Country Reciprocity
Republic of Albania Reciprocity requirements met if the value of investment is 3 times bigger than the price of land. One cannot buy cultural goods, national parks, natural reserves, museums, land with special ecological value, military facilities, forests or agricultural land.
People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Argentina Reciprocity requirements met
Australia Reciprocity requirements met under the condition of permanent or long-term residence in Croatia
Republic of Azerbaijan  No reciprocity, foreign natural and legal persons may use real estate in the Republic of Azerbaijan based on a lease agreement only.
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan No reciprocity
Kingdom of Bahrain Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Belarus Reciprocity requirements met for the acquisition of residential buildings, apartments and other residential facilities, while land can only be acquired by inheritance.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Full reciprocity (no restrictions)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republika Srpska
Full reciprocity (no restrictions) 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brčko District
Reciprocity requirements met:
- for natural persons provided they have permanent or long-term residence in Croatia or perform a permitted economic activity
- for legal persons provided they perform an economic activity in Croatia
Federative Republic of Brazil Reciprocity requirements met
British Virgin Islands Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Brunei Darussalam Reciprocity requirements met
Republic of Cameroon Reciprocity requirements met under the condition that the real estate is not in a border area and the surface does not exceed 10,000 m2 (1 ha)
Canada Reciprocity depends on the province/territory – so far, reciprocity requirements met for: Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba, Yukon, Prince Edward Island.
Republic of Chile Reciprocity requirements met  (there is a restriction with regard to real estate seen as a common good and owned by the state)
People’s Republic of China


Hong Kong
Subsidiaries and branch offices established by the legal persons of the People’s Republic of China and their citizens who worked or studied in Croatia for over a year may buy commercial real property to use themselves or to live in in accordance with their real needs.

Reciprocity requirements met
Republic of China (Taiwan) Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Republic of Columbia Reciprocity requirements met
Democratic Republic of Congo  Reciprocity requirements met
Commonwealth of Dominica No reciprocity
Arab Republic of Egypt Reciprocity requirements met under the following conditions:
1. maximum of two real estates across the Republic;
2. surface of undeveloped land must not exceed 4,000 m2;
3. purpose of ownership should be habitation of the foreign person and their family or activity for which approval by competent authorities was obtained.
Republic of Ecuador  Reciprocity requirements met
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Georgia Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Republic of Ghana  Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Republic of India No reciprocity
Republic of Indonesia Verification underway (additional clarification by competent authority pending)
Republic of Iraq  No reciprocity
Islamic Republic of Iran No reciprocity
Israel Reciprocity requirements met:
- for private property - without limitation
- for state-owned property – subject to prior permission by the competent Israeli authority
Japan Reciprocity requirements met
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Reciprocity requirements met (for real estate intended for residential purposes or facilities for the performance of an economic activity), except for land and other real estate in non-urbanised areas.
Republic of Kazakhstan  Reciprocity requirements met
Republic of Kenya Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Republic of Korea Reciprocity requirements met 
Republic of Kosovo Reciprocity requirements met
Kuwait Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Lebanese Republic Reciprocity requirements met
Malesia Reciprocity requirements met if the value of real estate is at least 55,000 USD.
- a legal person can only acquire real estate for business purposes, i.e. the real estate must serve for the performance of an economic activity
Republic of Mauritius Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Republic of Moldova Reciprocity requirements met, with the exception of forests and agricultural land
Montenegro Reciprocity requirements met
Kingdom of Morocco  Reciprocity requirements met
New Zealand Reciprocity principle applicable for real estate not exceeding the value of 10 million New Zealand dollar or the surface of 5 ha (otherwise, acquisition is possible subject to fulfilment of legally stipulated requirements)
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal No reciprocity
Federal Republic of Nigeria Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Republic of North Macedonia Reciprocity requirements met
Republic of Pakistan Reciprocity requirements met
Republic of Panama Reciprocity requirements met, limited by the impossibility to acquire real estate located less than 10 km from the state border.
Republic of Paraguay  Reciprocity requirements met
Republic of Peru Reciprocity requirements met, except for areas within 50 km of the state border where mines, soil, forests, water resources, energy products and sources are located.
Republic of Philippines  Verification underway (clarification by competent authority pending)
State of Qatar Reciprocity requirements met to natural persons for residential real estate, and to legal persons under the condition they have a partner from Croatia with a 51% share of ownership of any business.
Russian Federation Reciprocity requirements met
Saint Christopher and Nevis Reciprocity requirements met
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Reciprocity requirements met under the following conditions:
- for natural persons, a permanent or long-term residence in Croatia, and that the real estate is bought for the purpose of habitation
- for natural and legal persons engaged in economic activities (sole proprietorships or companies), the real estate must serve business purposes
- for the purchase of an apartment building or construction land suitable for the construction of an apartment building for the purpose of sales or lease, the overall price of land and construction costs must not be under 50,226,000 HRK (30,000,000 SAR)
Republic of Serbia Reciprocity requirements met
Republic of Singapore Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Republic of South Africa Reciprocity requirements met
Syrian Arab Republic  Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
Republic of Turkey Reciprocity requirements met
USA Reciprocity requirements met for the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Alaska,  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,  Kansas Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Yersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming; 
whereas permanent or long-term residence is a requirement in the following states: Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Vermont.
United Arab Emirates Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Reciprocity requirements met
Ukraine Reciprocity requirements met
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Verification underway (notification by competent authority pending)