Area: 56,594 km²
Residents: 4,190,669 (as of 2016)
Population density: 74 E / km²
Form of Government: Parliamentary republic
System of Government: Parliamentary democracy
Neighboring countries: Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
Capital: Zagreb National
0.12% Jehovah’s Witnesses
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
1 Kuna (HRK) = 100 Lipa
1 EUR = 7.49 HRK
1 HRK = 0.13 EUR
1 CHF = 6.90 HRK
1 HRK = 0.14 CHF
(rate from 13.07.2021)
Telephone area code: +385
Time zone: CET (UTC +1)
In 2020, 411 Germans officially emigrated to the Republic of Croatia and 245 returned to their homeland. Within the 10 years from 2010 to 2019, 4,306 Germans officially emigrated to Croatia and 3,246 moved back to Germany. In 2020 there were officially 4,073 Germans living in Croatia. After all, around 1.5 million Croatians speak German as a foreign language.
In 1991 the country cut itself off from the federal state of Yugoslavia. Croatia has been part of the EU since 2013. About 90% of the population consider themselves Croatians. Most of the immigrants come from Serbia (around 4%), others from Bosnia, Italy, Albania, Hungary, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
Croatian or Serbo-Croatian is understood and spoken almost everywhere in the country. An Italian dialect (Venetian) is also spoken in Istria, partly in Rijeka and on some Kvarner islands. There are also small Hungarian, Czech and Slovak language islands.
Croatia is a popular destination for over 10 million tourists every year, partly because of the pleasant Mediterranean climate. Particularly attractive are the beaches along the Adriatic coast (Dalmatia, Istria), the national parks and the cities of Dubrovnik, Split, Rijeka, Zagreb and a few others, in which a lot of medieval flair has been preserved.
In Zagreb (around 800,000 residents) there is even a German International School (see: www.deutscheschule.hr). Solid training in numerous vocational schools is possible, e.g. at business schools, administrative schools, trade schools, tourism schools and technical schools.
General travel regulations (up to the corona pandemic)
To enter the country (stay up to 90 days) you only need a valid identity card or passport (additional travel information). The children traveling with you also need a valid travel document. If you only have a baby’s birth certificate with you, this could lead to difficulties at border controls.
Immigration, permanent residence, residence permit
In the case of longer stays and for the purpose of taking up work, you must report to the responsible police authority no later than 8 days after the 90 days have expired. From this you get a residence permit in the form of a biometric residence card for 5 years.
Emigration to Madagascar
Area: 587,295 km²
Residents: 25,570,895 (2017)
Population density: 44 E / km²
Form of Government: Republic
System of Government: Semi-presidential system of government
State capital: Antananarivo National
language: Malagasy, French
52% indigenous beliefs (animism, ancestor worship)
o, 12% Jehovah’s Witnesses
Currency: Ariary (MGA)
1 MGA = 5 Iraimbilanja
1 EUR = 4,529.78 MGA
1,000 MGA = 0.22 EUR
1 CHF = 4,159.69 MGA
1,000 MGA = 0.24 CHF
(rate from 02/23/2021)
Telephone area code: +261
Time zone: UTC + 3
In 2020, 21 Germans officially emigrated to Madagascar and 41 came back to their homeland. Within the 10 years from 2010 to 2019, 252 Germans officially emigrated to Madagascar and 312 moved back to Germany.
According to best-medical-schools, Madagascar offers its visitors different landscapes. These include rainforests, mountains with mountains up to 2886 m and coasts with beautiful beaches. The enchanting tropical islands, Nosy Be and St. Marie should also be mentioned. There is also a unique flora and fauna.
Madagascar only has two seasons. The months of April to October are winter with average temperatures of 22-25 degrees. On the coasts the temperature can cool down to 16 degrees, in the highlands there is sometimes frost. November to March is summer. Then the temperatures rise to 29 degrees. In the highlands it will then be around 22 degrees. This is also the wetter season.
Immigration and permanent residence
Immigration is only possible if you set up a company in Madagascar. To do this, you travel into the country with a tourist visa (this can be extended to 90 days) and set up your company during this time. If that succeeds, one can apply for a visa for permanent residence in Madagascar.
Starting a company is quite easy and can also be done very quickly and does not require high start-up capital (depending on the business idea).
If a woman marries a Malagasy she immediately receives a residence permit. Immigration permits are not issued for men who marry a Malagasy woman. This is because one has the idea that the woman is moving to the man’s land.