Need some assistance regarding visa applications. I am travelling to Croatia from South Africa in October and need to get my visa(s) sorted out. I am not sure if I just need to apply for a Croation visa or also a Schengen visa. My itinerary is:

  1. Johannesburg to Munich (arrive 07:20) (stop over of 4 hours 40 minutes)
  2. Munich (depart 12:00) to Zagreb

Return flight similar just via Frankfurt with a 5 hour 25 minute stop over.

I know that with a multiple entry Schengen visa I can enter Croatia without a Croatian visa; however I am not sure that I will be able to obtain a Schengen visa given that I am only doing a stop-over in Germany.

Thanks in advance.


Since you won't need to enter the Schengen area during your layovers (you can easily stay within the international transit zones of Munich and Frankfurt airports), you would not have a coherent premise for applying for a Schengen visa, and such an application would very likely be refused.

You should apply for a Croatian visa directly from Croatia.


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