You have freedom of establishment in Croatia if you are from EU/EEA or a third country.
If you already have an establishment in any EU/EEA state, you have freedom to provide cross-border services on a temporary and occasional basis for certain service activities. In this case, registration of a business establishment in Croatia is not required.
However, it is important to check whether there are sectoral requirements to get authorizations to provide services.
Croatian citizens can start a business online, i.e. start a private limited company (d.o.o.), a simple private limited company (j.d.o.o.) and a craft (sole proprietorship) within one-stop shop service and without obligation of physical presence at any of the competent authorities. Stamps or notarizations are not required. Fee is reduced and paid online. Registration is finalized in few days.
Tell us how long it took you to start a business and share your user experience with us.
User support is always available.
For the establishment of other types of companies the establishment is possible with the support of the Hitro.hr service and public notary.
EU/EEA + Foreign citizens
Competent authorities and regulations
+385 1 3717 111
Ulica grada Vukovara 49
10 000 Zagreb
+385 1 3714-580
Zakon o trgovačkim društvima
Pravilnik o poduzimanju radnji u postupku osnivanja trgovačkih društava na daljinu (NN 65/19)
Pravilnik o načinu upisa u sudski registar (NN 121/19)
Pravilnik o obliku i sadržaju obrasca za davanje izjave o nepostojanju nepodmirenih dugovanja na osnovi poreza te doprinosa za mirovinsko, odnosno zdravstveno osiguranje kao ni dugovanja za neto plaće radnicima (NN 22/12)
Zakon o obrtu (NN 143/13, 127,19, 41/20)
Updated: 7 December 2020