Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia was kind enough to issue a document outlining the visa procedure for World Schools Debating Championship 2018 participants. The document is available for download here. Please read it carefully and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help. We’ll do our best to make the process as hassle-free as possible (within the confines of Croatian and EU law).
It’s important to note that, apart from Embassies, visa applications can also be submitted at VFS Visa Application Centers, the list of which is available here.
As explained in the document, participants without an Embassy/ visa center in their area will have to contact the nearest Croatian Embassy regarding their online visa application. Once issued, visas can be collected at any Croatian Embassy, in which case you’re obliged to inform the Embassy about your intention to collect visas there. The Ministry informed us most applicants without an Embassy/ visa center in their area opt for picking their visas up in either Doha, Qatar or Istanbul, Turkey when flying through (with Istanbul being the most popular choice since Turkey issues e-visas for a number of countries). Please bear in mind that visas on arrival are usually not granted and picking visas up requires personal appearance at the Embassy you choose to pick up visas from if not instructed otherwise during your application process due to EU regulation.
Visa guarantee letters by Croatian Debate Society (WSDC 2018 organizer) are generated through our online registration system. Once you log into your account, you’ll be able to generate one through the “Visa guarantee letter” tab on the left. Visa guarantee letter generator will only show delegates you indicated need a visa, so make sure your delegate info reflects that (delegate info can still be edited through the “Delegates” tab).