I will be visiting Croatia, Slovenia, and Austria in October, Croatia being the first point of entry.

  • Croatia: 8 nights
  • Slovenia: 5 nights
  • Austria: 4 nights

I am leaving India on 14th October and getting back on 31st October. However, there is a transit flight in Frankfurt, Germany, before entering Croatia.

I am filling out the visa application form and I am not sure about the following fields:

  • Member States of destination: what should I mention here? Croatia?
  • Member State of first entry: Should this be Croatia, germany, or Slovenia?

Please help me as I am really confused.

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Please note that you need either a Croatian visa, or a multiple entry Schengen visa to enter Croatia, since they're not a part of the Schengen Area. See this: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/

Croatia can't be a point of entry to the Schengen territory.

If you are going to Croatia directly from India, without leaving the airport in Germany, you shouldn't normally clear immigration in Frankfurt. Meaning, your first entry will be in Slovenia.

However, if you will be staying - not just changing planes at the airport - in Frankfurt, you'll clear immigration, and your first entry will be in Germany. If so, if you will have to re-check your baggage in Frankfurt (that depends on your itinerary).

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