Sections & Offices

The Embassy staff performs the functions common to such an operation — administrative, consular, economic, political, and public affairs. Other agencies which are part of the U.S. Mission include: Department of Defense (DAO and ODC), Department of Agriculture (FAS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Department of Commerce (FCS).

Working Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Closed on American and Croatian Holidays

The Consular section provides a variety of services for U.S. citzens as well as visa services.

Note: There is no parking available for visa applicants and visitors to the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy. Cars parked in private parking lots of businesses located near the Embassy may be towed.

U.S.  Citizen Services

The U.S. Citizen Services Unit assists U.S. citizens with passport renewal, registration of U.S. citizens living in Croatia, reports of birth for children of U.S. citizens born in Croatia, voter registration, income tax forms, notarial services, and emergency services to U.S. citizens.
Telephone inquiries Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tel.: +385-1-661-2345
Fax: +385-1-665-8933
Special U.S. citizen services email:
Passport and citizenship services email:

Federal Benefits Unit

The Federal Benefits Unit assists those with questions about benefits provided by U.S. federal government agencies such as the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, Office of Personnel Management (civil services), and Railroad Retirement Board.
Telephone inquiries Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tel.: +385-1-661-2272
Fax: +385-1-665-8933

Immigrant Visa Unit

The Immigrant Visa Unit processes applications for immigrant visas by appointment only.
Telephone inquires accepted Monday – Friday, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Tel: +385-1-661-2245
Fax: +385-1-665-8933

Nonimmigrant Visa Unit

The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit processes applications for temporary visas to the United States. These include tourist visas, business visas, student visas, and temporary work permits.
Visa applications are accepted by appointment only.
Fax: +385-1-665-8933

  • Matthew S. Denny, Colonel, U.S. Army
    Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché
  • Kathleen M. Pihana, Major, U.S. Air Force
    Air Attaché
  • Jesse L. Sherry, Department of Defense
    Deputy Defense Attaché

“Representing the United States Military in Croatia”

The DAO manages bilateral defense relations with Croatia’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) to upgrade the capabilities of Croatia’s armed forces and to improve professionalism, organization, and inter-operability with NATO forces. The DAO works with the MoD to mount joint military exercises, and also organizes all ship visits by U.S. naval vessels to Croatia.

The United States Defense Attache Office (USDAO) Zagreb represents the United States Military in Croatia. The United States’ defense forces include the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the National Guard, and, in particular circumstances, the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine.

Office of Defense Attaché
US Embassy
Ul. Thomasa Jeffersona 2
10010 Zagreb
Tel. 385-1-661-5216

  • Anton Kohut
    Special Agent
  • Lisa Mastrangelo
    Administrative Support Specialist

The primary mission of the DEA Zagreb Country Office is to share intelligence, provide training, and give assistance to its host country partners as it relates to drug trafficking, money laundering, and narco-terrorism.

The DEA Zagreb Country Office falls under the command of the DEA Europe Region, which is based in Brussels, Belgium.  The DEA Zagreb Country Office is a regional office, and is responsible for supporting and working jointly with the countries of Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Kosovo.  Working together, the DEA Zagreb Country Office targets the major drug trafficking organizations operating in the area, and those which have connections to the United States.

For more information about the DEA, please visit our website at  To contact the DEA Zagreb Country Office directly, please use the below information:

DEA Zagreb Country Office

U.S. Embassy Zagreb
Ul. Thomasa Jeffersona 2
10010 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel. +385-1-661-2111

  • Charles Rush
    Agricultural Attaché (Resident in Rome)

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). We provide information to buyers looking for U.S. agricultural genetics, bulk, and processed commodities, food, and beverage products.  We also gather market intelligence and offer market briefs to help U.S. firms better understand the local market.  FAS offers some capacity building and other agricultural technical assistance programs, as well as provides technical expertise in international agricultural policy and trade discussions (i.e. food security, sustainability and climate change).

FAS can help you find U.S. agricultural product suppliers and register your company as a foreign buyer of U.S. products.

FAS has information on foreign import requirements for the following U.S. products

General Guidance on how to Export U.S. Agricultural Products 

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy
Office of Agricultural Affairs
Thomas Jefferson Street 2
10 010 Zagreb, Croatia
Telephone: (385-1) 661-2467
Fax: (385-1) 665-8950

The Zagreb office is a regional post, overseen by the FAS office in Rome, Italy.

The Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) represents United States European Command (EUCOM) and is responsible for coordinating security cooperation programs with the Croatian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces.  These activities include:

  • International Military Education and Training (IMET)
  • Foreign Military Financing (FMF)
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
  • Support to Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) of U.S. defense equipment
  • Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP)
  • George C. Marshall Center programs
  • Humanitarian Assistance Programs
  • Military-to-Military (M2M) contact program
  • State Partnership Program (SPP) with the Minnesota National Guard.

The State Partnership Program (SPP) with the Minnesota National Guard, managed by the Bilateral Affairs Officer (BAO), has been a cornerstone of the US-Croatian security cooperation relationship since its inception in 1996.

Contact Us:

Office of Defense Cooperation
United States Embassy, Zagreb, Croatia
Thomas Jefferson 2
10000 Zagreb

  • Henegar, H. Alexander
    Political/Economic Section Chief

The Political/Economic section provides official information about U.S. government decisions and policies to the Croatian government. It informs the Secretary of State about political and economic developments in Croatia to ensure that the Department of State (and the rest of the Executive Branch, including the President) has current, accurate information before formulating policies which will affect the U.S.-Croatian bilateral relationship.

  • J. Drew Giblin
    Public Affairs Officer
  • Elise S. Crane
    Assistant Public Affairs Officer

The Public Affairs Office has two main functions. It acts as the Embassy press office, and it runs most U.S. Government-funded cultural, information, and educational exchange programs (including Fulbright, Humphrey, and Junior Faculty Development programs). The goal of our activities is to promote greater understanding between Croatia and the United States.

Public Affairs also maintains the Information Resource Center (IRC) at the Embassy, which provides information support to Croatian government offices and insitutions, Embassy officers, and the Croatian general public. The IRC has available current, comprehensive information about the United States, in electronic and/or print formats.

E-mail address:

  • David McNeill
    Regional Senior Commercial Officer for Southeast Europe (Resident in Bucharest)

The U.S. Commercial Service assists U.S. companies seeking to invest in or export to Croatia. It can provide introductions to public and private sector officials, market reports, and guidance to facilitate doing business in Croatia. It also promotes cooperation and partnerships between U.S. and Croatian companies.

For in-depth information, reach the Commercial Service webpage.

Contact Information

Telephone: (385-1) 661-2224