Deportation from Croatia
last update: August 2014
Most people who get deported from Croatia are “undocumented migrants” – those who do not seek asylum once they enter into Croatia – and they are deported in accordance to readmission agreements: either to the country of origin for the countries that Croatia has a readmission agreement with, or to the country they have first entered from (most commonly Serbia and Croatia). According to the law, you cannot be deported back as an asylum seeker, that is once you have sought asylum and until your asylum claim has been processed.
Most people, when they receive the last negative response to their asylum claim, receive a letter notifying them that they need to leave the country in a period of 30 days. If they do not leave the country in this period, they may be detained in the detention center in Ježevo until their deportation is organised.