Croatian Origin And Citizenship Act Disaster

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Croatian passport
Photo: Jelena Zanko

Croatian ancestry (Croatian origin), in terms of “automatic” right to Croatian citizenship under the Citizenship Act, stops with parents! Even in the current proposals for amendments to the Act! Shame on you, Croatian government!

Article 4 (of Croatian Citizenship Act currently in force) A child acquires Croatian citizenship by origin:

1. if both of his parents are Croatian citizens at the time of the child’s birth;

2. if one of his parents is a Croatian citizen at the time of the child’s birth and the child is born in the Republic of Croatia;

3. if one of the parents is a Croatian citizen at the time of the child’s birth, the other parent without citizenship or of unknown citizenship, and the child is born abroad.

A child of foreign citizenship or without citizenship acquires Croatian citizenship by origin if he has been adopted by…

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