Work of aliens

Work of aliens

Work of EEA nationals

 

Prerequisites for the work of EEA nationals

Workers or self-employed EEA nationals may register their temporary stay for the purpose of work if they possess:

  1. a valid identity card or travel document,
  2. a certificate of employment or proof of being self-employed.

 

The documents required

  • an EEA national temporary stay registration form

(Form 1b),

  • a copy of a valid identity card or travel document, and
  • a certificate of employment or proof of being self-employed.

 

Administrative fee:

HRK 20 stamp duty and HRK 240 for the issuance of a biometric residence permit, if an EEA national wishes to have biometric residence permit (it is not obligatory, since they are issued with a registration certificate).

 

Bank account number for electronic transactions:

State Budget IBAN code: HR1210010051863000160

Model HR64

Reference number: 5002-713-alien’s OIB (personal identification number) (or a number of a valid travel document/identity card, in case of lack of OIB)

 

IMPORTANT: a maximum of ten numerals, and if a number starts with zeros (0), these shall not be written. Letters, slashes, full stops, commas and similar shall also NOT be written. For example, if an alien’s travel document/identity card number reads AZ004586, then the reference number should read: 5002-713-4586 (without letters and zeros, up to the maximum of ten numerals).

 

Legal remedies:

Complaining to the Complaints Commission

 

 

Work of nationals of the EU Member States subject to the Regulation on the temporary application of rules governing the work of nationals of the European Union Member States and their family members

 

The Republic of Croatia has, on the basis of reciprocity, imposed a temporary restriction on the free movement of workers who are nationals of those EU Member States that have imposed the same restrictions and transitional periods for Croatian workers. These restrictions refer to the nationals of the following countries: Austria, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.

 

EU nationals subject to the said Regulation may regulate their employment status in the Republic of Croatia for the purpose of a particular line of work as listed belowif they wish to work up to 90, 60 or 30 days a year, on the basis of a work registration certificate (see the requirements for the issuance of a work registration certificate).

 

A work registration certificate may be issued to specific work categories of aliens as prescribed by the Aliens Act for the period of up to 30, 60 or 90 days in a calendar year.

 

The following categories of aliens may work up to 90 days in a calendar year, based on a work registration certificate:

  1. procurators, key personnel and members of the supervisory board of a company, who perform services for the company, but are not employed,
  2. service providers in tourism, agency representatives or recreation workers in accordance with special regulations,
  3. scientists on scientific and professional training, scientists-representatives of international organisations and scientists who are to participate in the implementation of scientific projects important for the Republic of Croatia,
  4. administrative staff, experts, teachers and lecturers at foreign cultural, educational and scientific institutions performing services in the Republic of Croatia as part of a cultural and educational cooperation programme, and administrative staff, experts, teachers and lecturers at foreign cultural, educational and scientific institutions having branch offices in the Republic of Croatia, provided that they come from their home institutions,
  5. civilian and military officials of the governments of other states coming to the Republic of Croatia to work further to cooperation agreements with the Government of the Republic of Croatia,
  6. foreign correspondents, accredited in the Republic of Croatia or foreign media reporters,
  7. representatives and staff of religious communities performing activities exclusively related to religious or charitable service,
  8. aliens who come to volunteer in work camps or on similar work and educational programmes organised by Croatian associations or institutions, or who are on training programmes at diplomatic missions and consular posts accredited in the Republic of Croatia,
  9. volunteers working in non-profit associations and institutions in the Republic of Croatia in accordance with special regulations or based on international exchange and volunteer cooperation programmes,
  10. aliens coming to the Republic of Croatia to complete their traineeship in companies, branch offices or representative offices owned by foreign companies, provided that the said aliens come from the registered office (seat) of such companies or from their representative office or branch office in some other state,
  11. aliens performing the activities of supervision and inspection of overhaul and shipbuilding and aliens performing the activities of supervision or inspection of production, assembly of equipment, machinery and other facilities under an export or order contract for a foreign client,
  12. aliens working on vessels, entered on a list of crew,
  13. aliens completing traineeship, professional training or volunteer work within the Community Programmes, Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programme, and other international programmes, as well as other programmes and initiatives carried out by the authority competent for education and science and authorities competent for volunteer work,
  14. experts in the area of cultural heritage protection, library and archives science,
  15. aliens carrying out vocational or professional training or education of workers employed with legal and natural persons in the Republic of Croatia,
  16. aliens engaged in activities related to the delivery, assembly or service of machinery or equipment, whose work is a condition for exercising warranty rights or is related to the delivery of machinery or equipment,
  17. aliens completing professional training at a legal person with registered office (seat) in the Republic of Croatia which has organisational links to a foreign employer,
  18. pupils receiving their practical education through an authorised organisation or pupils’ exchange programme,
  19. aliens on their unpaid internship programme at Croatian legal or natural persons, institutions or associations.

 

The following categories of aliens may work up to 60 days in a calendar year, based on a work registration certificate:

  1. providers of auditing and consulting services,
  2. lecturers taking part at organised conferences and seminars,
  3. artists and technical staff participating in opera, ballet, theatre, concert, visual arts and other cultural events, and authors and performers in film and television arts,
  4. aliens employed in circuses or amusement parks.

 

The following categories of aliens may work up to 30 days in a calendar year, based on a work registration certificate:

  1. authors and performers in the field of music and performing arts, as well as accompanying reporting, organisational and technical staff,
  2. aliens participating at fairs or exhibitions where their employers are exhibitors.

 

Requirements for the issuance of a work registration certificate

A legal or natural person employing or using the services of an alien shall have an appropriate work contract concluded or other relevant document signed with the alien or foreign employer deploying the alien to work in the Republic of Croatia.

 

The documents required

There is no application form for this purpose

 

The documents required:

  • a written request for the issuance of a work registration certificate (clearly indicating the alien’s first name and surname, date, place and country of birth, nationality and information about the time period that the work registration certificate is requested for, as well as type of work that the alien is about to do),
  • a certified copy of a valid travel document of the said alien or other document used for crossing the state border, and
  • documents substantiating the type of work that the work registration certificate is requested for (appropriate work contract or other relevant document signed with the alien or foreign employer deploying the alien to work in the Republic of Croatia).

 

 

  • if they wish to work for the period longer than 90 days and they enter into employment in the Republic of Croatia, the nationals of the European Union Member States shall apply for a stay and work permit outside the annual quota

 

The said category of aliens-EU nationals are subject to the relevant requirements for the issuance of a stay and work permit outside the annual quota, but if they are aliens under the category of key personnel they do not have to provide proof relating to additional requirements (investment, employment of three Croatian nationals, gross salary etc.) nor shall they provide any supporting documents.

 

IMPORTANT: The nationals of the EU Member States subject to the said Regulation who are self-employed in their own company or business, or who provide services or are posted workers, may register their temporary stay for the purpose of work.

 

Administration fee

HRK 20 stamp duty,

HRK 150 for a work registration certificate, or

HRK 800 for the issuance of a work and stay permit and HRK 240 for the issuance of a biometric residence permit, if an EEA national wishes to have biometric residence permit (it is not obligatory, since they are issued with a registration certificate).

 

 

Bank account number for electronic transactions:

State Budget IBAN code: HR1210010051863000160

Model HR64

Reference number: 5002-713- alien’s OIB (personal identification number) (or a number of a valid travel document/identity card, in case of lack of OIB)

 

IMPORTANT: a maximum of ten numerals, and if a number starts with zeros (0), these shall not be written. Letters, slashes, full stops, commas and similar shall also NOT be written. For example, if an alien’s travel document/identity card number reads AZ004586, then the reference number should read: 5002-713-4586 (without letters and zeros, up to the maximum of ten numerals).

 

Permission for carrying out work

Work registration certificate

 

Decision on the issuance of a stay and work permit outside the annual quota

 

Legal remedies

Complaining to the Complaints Commission

 

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Work of posted workers-EEA nationals

 

Requirements for carrying out work

 

A posted worker is a worker employed by a foreign employer (legal or natural person with establishment in another EEA state), provided that the foreign employer, in the framework of temporary or occasional provision of services, for a limited period of time:

  1. posts him/her to the Republic of Croatia for its account and under its guidance, based on a contract concluded between the foreign employer assigning him/her to such work and the service user doing business in the Republic of Croatia, provided there is an employment relationship between the foreign employer and the worker during the period of posting, or
  2. posts him/her to the Republic of Croatia to an establishment or to a company owned by the same group to which the foreign employer belongs, provided there is an employment relationship between the foreign employer and the worker during the period of posting, or
  3. posts him/her as a temporary employment agency to a user established or doing business in the Republic of Croatia, provided there is an employment relationship between the temporary employment agency and the worker during the period of posting.

 

The documents required

  • an EEA national temporary stay registration form (Form 1b),
  • a copy of a valid identity card or travel document, and
  • A1 certificate issued by the authority of the alien’s country of origin.

 

Administrative fee

HRK 20 stamp duty and HRK 240 for a biometric residence permit, if an EEA national wishes to have biometric residence permit (it is not obligatory, since they are issued with a registration certificate).

 

 

Bank account number for electronic transactions:

State Budget IBAN code: HR1210010051863000160

Model HR64

Reference number: 5002-713- alien’s OIB (personal identification number) (or a number of a valid travel document/identity card, in case of lack of OIB)

 

IMPORTANT: a maximum of ten numerals, and if a number starts with zeros (0), these shall not be written. Letters, slashes, full stops, commas and similar shall also NOT be written. For example, if an alien’s travel document/identity card number reads AZ004586, then the reference number should read: 5002-713-4586 (without letters and zeros, up to the maximum of ten numerals).

 

Legal remedies

Complaining to the Complaints Commission

 

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Work of third-country nationals

 

Aliens may work in the Republic of Croatia on the basis of a stay and work permit or a work registration certificate, unless otherwise provided by law.

 

The following categories of aliens / third-country nationals may work without a stay and work permit or a work registration certificate: aliens who have been granted permanent stay, asylum, subsidiary or temporary protection, temporary stay for the purpose of family reunification with a Croatian national, alien on permanent stay, asylee or an alien who has been granted subsidiary of temporary protection, aliens who have been granted temporary stay on humanitarian grounds, autonomous stay, who have a status of a full-time pupil or student when they perform services through the mediation of authorised agents, without getting employed, and aliens who have been granted temporary stay for the purpose of scientific research.

 

A stay and work permit on an annual quota basis

The decision on the annual quota of work permits to be issued is adopted by the Government, as well as the quota of permits to be extended, and business sectors and professions where new employment may be allowed, including the number of permits that may be issued for each business sector and profession. Seasonal employment quota may also be determined.

 

Requirements for the issuance of a stay and work permit on an annual quota basis

A stay and work permit on an annual quota basis shall be issued to an alien who:

  1. has a valid travel document,
  2. has sufficient funds to support oneself,
  3. has health insurance,
  4. has not been prohibited entry and stay in the Republic of Croatia,
  5. does not pose threat to public order, national security or public health, and who provides:
  6. a contract of employment or a written confirmation that a contract of employment has been concluded, or any other relevant proof of work,
  7. proof of educational background and qualifications,
  8. proof of the registration of a company, branch office, representative office, sole trader business, association or institution in the Republic of Croatia.

 

The documents required

  • request for the issuance of a stay and work permit (Form 9a),
  • a colour photograph, 35×45 mm,
  • a copy of a valid travel document,
  • proof of health insurance,
  • proof of sufficient funds to support oneself,
  • contract of employment, or a written confirmation that a contract of employment has been concluded, or any other relevant proof of work,
  • proof of educational background and qualifications (diploma, school certificate, master craftsman’s exam, vocational training certificate),
  • proof of the registration of a company, branch office, representative office, sole trader business, family run farm, association or institution in the Republic of Croatia (excerpt from the relevant registry, not older than 6 months).

 

Stay and work permit outside the annual quota

A stay and work permit outside the annual quota may be issued to:

  1. daily migrant workers under the condition of reciprocity,
  2. key personnel, providers of services, workers and their family members, whose status has been regulated by the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Croatia, excluding third-country nationals; this shall apply to stay and work permits issued to the nationals of EU Member States subject to the Regulation on the temporary application of rules governing the work of nationals of the European Union Member States and their family members,
  3. aliens performing key activities in companies, branch offices and representative offices,
  4. aliens transferred as part of internal staff transfers within companies and other indispensable personnel, as defined by the Protocol on the Accession of the Republic of Croatia to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organisation,
  5. aliens who are self-employed in a company they own or in a company in which they hold a share of more than 51% or in their own sole trader business,
  6. workers who provide services on behalf or for a foreign employer not entitled to the right of establishment in an EEA Member State,
  7. teachers and lecturers who do their teaching at educational institutions in the language and script of national minorities,
  8. professional athletes or sports workers working in the Republic of Croatia,
  9. artists working at cultural institutions in the Republic of Croatia,
  10. aliens who take up employment with foreign associations registered as a foreign association in the Republic of Croatia and at least three other countries,
  11. aliens who are members of the trust bodies of the representative offices of foreign trusts and foundations registered in the Register of the Representative Offices of Foreign Trusts and Foundations in the Republic of Croatia,
  12. aliens working further to youth mobility programmes being carried out by the Republic of Croatia in cooperation with other countries,
  13. scientific researchers and aliens employed for scientific, scientific teaching or other research positions in legal persons in the scientific domain,
  14. teachers / professors – native speakers of foreign languages, foreign language instructors and other lecturers who teach at Croatian universities or registered foreign language schools,
  15. aliens working pursuant to an international treaty,
  16. aliens who:
  17. a) perform key activities in a company or who hold a share of at least 51% in the said company, provided that the company is a recipient of incentive measures in line with the regulation on investment promotion, or carries out strategic investment projects in line with the regulation on strategic investment projects in the Republic of Croatia,
  18. b) perform activities or carry out projects in the Republic of Croatia pursuant to international agreements on expert and technical assistance concluded by the Republic of Croatia with the European Union, other countries or international organisations.

 

Requirements for the issuance of a stay and work permit outside the annual quota

A stay and work permit shall be granted to an alien who:

  1. has a valid travel document,
  2. has sufficient funds to support oneself,
  3. has health insurance,
  4. has not been prohibited entry and stay in the Republic of Croatia,
  5. does not pose threat to public order, national security or public health, and who provides:
  6. a contract of employment or a written confirmation that a contract of employment has been concluded, or any other relevant proof of work,
  7. proof of educational background and qualifications,
  8. proof of the registration of a company, branch office, representative office, sole trader business, association or institution in the Republic of Croatia,
  9. explanation on the justifiability of employment of an alien that contains information on the alien’s professional knowledge, qualifications and work experience, and the reasons why this position cannot be assigned to a Croatian national on a labour market.

 

*Aliens under sections 2, 4, 5, 6, 13 and 16 applying for a stay and work permit do not have to provide an explanation on the justifiability of employment of an alien.

 

* Aliens under sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15 and 16 applying for a stay and work permit do not have to provide proof of educational background and qualifications.

 

* Self-employed aliens in their own sole trader business applying for a stay and work permit do not have to provide a contract of employment or other relevant proof of work.

 

Additional requirements for the issuance of a stay and work permit for aliens who perform key activities:

  1. The value of the share capital of the company or the assets of the limited partnership or general partnership exceed the amount of HRK 100,000;
  2. At least three Croatian nationals are employed in the company, branch office or representative office of a foreign company on jobs other than procurator, member of the management board or supervisory board; and
  3. The alien’s gross salary corresponds, at least, to the amount of an average gross salary paid in the Republic of Croatia in the previous year, following the official data published by the authority competent for statistics.

 

If there are several aliens performing key activities for the same employer, they may be granted a stay and work permit provided that:

  1. For each alien employed, there are at least five Croatian nationals employed on jobs other than procurator, member of the management board or member of the supervisory board,
  2. The value of the share capital of the company or the assets of the limited partnership or general partnership exceeds the amount of HRK 100,000, and
  3. Their gross salaries correspond, at least, to the amount of an average gross salary paid in the Republic of Croatia in the previous year, following the official data published by the authority competent for statistics.

 

Additional requirements for the issuance of a stay and work permit for aliens who are self-employed in their own company or a company in which they hold a share of more than 51% or in their own sole trader business:

  1. The alien has invested at least HRK 200,000 in the establishment of a company or sole trader business;
  2. At least three Croatian nationals have been employed;
  3. The alien’s gross salary corresponds, at least, to the amount of an average gross salary paid in the Republic of Croatia in the previous year, following the official data published by the authority competent for statistics, if it concerns an alien self-employed in his/her own company or in a company in which he/she holds a share of more than 51 %, while an alien self-employed in his/her own sole trader business shall prove the same amount of income, generated through such employment;
  4. The company or business does not run at a loss;
  5. The alien provides proof of having paid the required tax obligations and contributions in the Republic of Croatia.

 

Requirements for the issuance of a stay and work permit for providers of services on behalf or for a foreign employer not entitled to the right of establishment in an EEA Member State

– The service provider is employed with a foreign employer and has adequate qualifications, and the foreign employer has a contract concluded with a company or sole trader business in the Republic of Croatia, provided that the services concerned involve specific high technology services and the provision of such services is of particular interest for the Republic of Croatia.

 

Requirements for the issuance of a stay and work permit for aliens who:

  1. perform key activities in a company or hold a share in the company of at least 51%, provided that the company:

– is a recipient of incentive measures in line with the regulation on investment promotion, or

– carries out strategic investment projects in line with the regulation on strategic investment projects in the Republic of Croatia, or who

  1. perform activities or carry out projects in the Republic of Croatia pursuant to international agreements on expert and technical assistance concluded by the Republic of Croatia with the European Union, other countries or international organisations.

 

  1. possession of a valid travel document,
  2. possession of sufficient funds to support themselves,
  3. possession of health insurance,
  4. no entry and stay ban in the Republic of Croatia,
  5. do not pose threat to public order, national security or public health, provided that the alien concerned

– performs key activities in a company or holds a share in the company of at least 51%, while the company: is a recipient of incentive measures in line with the regulation on investment promotion, or carries out strategic investment projects in line with the regulation on strategic investment projects in the Republic of Croatia, or

– performs activities or carries out projects in the Republic of Croatia pursuant to international agreements on expert and technical assistance concluded by the Republic of Croatia with the European Union, other countries or international organisations.

 

The documents required

  • request for the issuance of a stay and work permit (Form 9a),
  • a colour photograph, 35×45 mm,
  • a copy of a valid travel document,
  • proof of health insurance,
  • proof of sufficient funds to support oneself,
  • contract of employment, or a written confirmation that a contract of employment has been concluded, or any other relevant proof of work – not required for sole traders,
  • proof of educational background and qualifications (diploma, school certificate, master craftsman’s exam, vocational training certificate), unless it is prescribed as not required,
  • proof of the registration of a company, branch office, representative office, sole trader business, association or institution in the Republic of Croatia (excerpt from the relevant registry, not older than 6 months),
  • a letter written by the employer justifying the employment of an alien, containing information on alien’s professional knowledge, qualifications and work experience, and reasons why this position cannot be assigned to a Croatian national on a labour market, unless it is prescribed as not required.

 

Additional documents required for the issuance of a stay and work permit for aliens who perform key activities:

  • copies of contracts of employment and health and pension insurance registration for at least 3 Croatian nationals.

 

Additional documents required for the issuance of a stay and work permit for aliens who are self-employed in their own company or in a company in which they hold a share of at least 51% or in their own sole trader business:

 

Additional documents for self-employment in a company:

  • copies of contracts of employment and health and pension insurance registration for at least 3 Croatian nationals,
  • a list of company members certified by the Commercial Court or notary public’s certificate on the company members certified by the Commercial Court if the applicant is an alien who holds a share in a company of more than 51%,
  • receipts and other evidence clearly indicating investments in tangible and intangible assets in the amount of at least HRK 200,000 (tangible assets are considered to be the value of real estate/buildings and equipment/machinery, provided that the value of real estate does not exceed 50% of the total value of tangible assets; intangible assets or eligible investment costs might include certain categories of intangible investments (patent rights, licences, know-how, etc.). To be deemed eligible investment costs, tangible and intangible assets must meet the following criteria: they shall be used exclusively in a company, they shall be deemed to be depreciable (amortisable) assets and they shall be included in the assets and visible in balance sheet),
  • the company doing business in the Republic of Croatia for more than a year has to be in the Value Added Tax (VAT) system, which shall be substantiated by the registration certificate issued by the Ministry of Finance – Tax Administration
  • BON 1 and BON 2, as well as the certificate issued by the competent Tax Administration office showing that all tax obligations and contributions have been paid. This certificate shall not be older than one month.

 

Additional documents for self-employment in one’s own sole trader business:

  • copies of contracts of employment and health and pension insurance registration for at least 3 Croatian nationals,
  • receipts and other evidence clearly indicating investments in tangible and intangible assets in the amount of at least HRK 200,000 (tangible assets are considered to be the value of real estate/buildings and equipment/machinery, provided that the value of real estate does not exceed 50% of the total value of tangible assets; intangible assets or eligible investment costs might include certain categories of intangible investments (patent rights, licences, know-how, etc.). To be deemed eligible investment costs, tangible and intangible assets must meet the following criteria: they shall be used exclusively in a sole trader business and they shall be deemed to be depreciable (amortisable) assets,
  • BON 2, as well as the certificate issued by the competent Tax Administration office showing that all tax obligations and contributions have been paid. This certificate shall not be older than one month.
  • a certificate issued by the competent Tax Administration office showing the income generated by self-employment and decision by the competent Tax Administration office regarding compulsory insurance contributions,
  • a list of fixed assets – Form DI when extending a stay and work permit.

 

IMPORTANT: When applying for the FIRST STAY AND WORK PERMIT FOR WORKING IN A NEWLY ESTABLISHED SOLE TRADER BUSINESS, aliens shall provide the following:

  • request for the issuance of a stay and work permit (Form 9a),
  • a colour photograph, 35×45 mm,
  • possession of sufficient funds to support themselves,
  • proof of health insurance,
  • a copy of a valid travel document,
  • proof that the business has been registered in the Register of Crafts and Trades, and
  • proof of having met the requirements of investment in tangible and intangible assets in the amount of HRK 200,000

 

Once the first stay and work permit outside the annual quota has been issued, an alien has to submit to the competent police administration or a police station, no later than 6 months, a sole trader licence or a decision on registering the first day of work of his/her business and copies of contracts of employment and health and pension insurance registration for at least 3 Croatian nationals.

 

Documents required for the issuance of a stay and work permit for providers of services on behalf or for a foreign employer not entitled to the right of establishment in an EEA Member State:

  • request for the issuance of a stay and work permit (Form 9a),
  • a colour photograph, 35×45 mm,
  • a copy of a valid travel document,
  • proof of health insurance,
  • proof of sufficient funds to support oneself,
  • proof of employment status with a foreign employer,
  • proof of alien’s qualifications,
  • a contract concluded between a foreign employer and a company or sole trader business in the Republic of Croatia on the provision of services, and
  • a certified excerpt from the Companies Register for the relevant company in the Republic of Croatia, or a certified excerpt from the Central Registry of Trades and Crafts for sole traders who have concluded a contract with a foreign employer.

 

Service providers working as recreation workers, in additions to documents under points 1 to 5, shall also provide a contract on the provision of services as recreation workers in the Republic of Croatia clearly indicating which activities shall be carried out, and agency representatives shall provide proof of having entered their tourist agency representation contract in the Registry of Tourist Agency Representation Contracts run by the ministry competent for the sector of tourism.

 

The documents required for the issuance of a stay and work permit for aliens who perform key activities in a company or hold a share of at least 51% in the said company, provided that the company

– is a recipient of incentive measures in line with the regulation on investment promotion, or

  • request for the issuance of a stay and work permit (Form 9a),
  • a colour photograph, 35×45 mm,
  • a copy of a valid travel document,
  • proof of health insurance,
  • proof of sufficient funds to support oneself, and
  • certificate issued by the competent ministry proving that the company concerned is a recipient of incentive measures or carries out strategic investment projects in line with the relevant regulations.

 

Administrative fee

HRK 20 stamp duty, HRK 800 for the issuance of a stay and work permit and HRK 240 for a biometric residence permit for third-country nationals

 

Bank account number for electronic transactions:

State Budget IBAN code: HR1210010051863000160

Model HR64

Reference number: 5002-713- alien’s OIB (personal identification number) (or a number of a valid travel document/identity card, in case of lack of OIB)

 

IMPORTANT: a maximum of ten numerals, and if a number starts with zeros (0), these shall not be written. Letters, slashes, full stops, commas and similar shall also NOT be written. For example, if an alien’s travel document/identity card number reads AZ004586, then the reference number should read: 5002-713-4586 (without letters and zeros, up to the maximum of ten numerals).

 

Permission for carrying out work

Decision on the issuance of a stay and work permit within the annual quota

 

Decision on the issuance of a stay and work permit outside the annual quota

 

Legal remedies

Complaining to the Complaints Commission

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Work registration certificate

For certain categories of aliens as prescribed by the Aliens Act for the period of 30, 60 or 90 days in a calendar year.

 

The following categories of aliens may work up to 90 days in a calendar year, based on a work registration certificate:

  1. procurators, key personnel and members of the supervisory board of a company, who perform services for the company, but are not employed,
  2. service providers in tourism, agency representatives or recreation workers in accordance with special regulations,
  3. scientists on scientific and professional training, scientists-representatives of international organisations and scientists who are to participate in the implementation of scientific projects important for the Republic of Croatia,
  4. administrative staff, experts, teachers and lecturers at foreign cultural, educational and scientific institutions performing services in the Republic of Croatia as part of a cultural and educational cooperation programme, and administrative staff, experts, teachers and lecturers at foreign cultural, educational and scientific institutions having branch offices in the Republic of Croatia, provided that they come from their home institutions,
  5. civilian and military officials of the governments of other states coming to the Republic of Croatia to work further to cooperation agreements with the Government of the Republic of Croatia,
  6. foreign correspondents, accredited in the Republic of Croatia or foreign media reporters,
  7. representatives and staff of religious communities performing activities exclusively related to religious or charitable service,
  8. aliens who come to volunteer in work camps or on similar work and educational programmes organised by Croatian associations or institutions, or who are on training programmes at diplomatic missions and consular posts accredited in the Republic of Croatia,
  9. volunteers working in non-profit associations and institutions in the Republic of Croatia in accordance with special regulations or based on international exchange and volunteer cooperation programmes,
  10. aliens coming to the Republic of Croatia to complete their traineeship in companies, branch offices or representative offices owned by foreign companies, provided that the said aliens come from the registered office (seat) of such companies or from their representative office or branch office in some other state,
  11. aliens performing the activities of supervision and inspection of overhaul and shipbuilding and aliens performing the activities of supervision or inspection of production, assembly of equipment, machinery and other facilities under an export or order contract for a foreign client,
  12. aliens working on vessels, entered on a list of crew,
  13. aliens completing traineeship, professional training or volunteer work within the Community Programmes, Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programme, and other international programmes, as well as other programmes and initiatives carried out by the authority competent for education and science and authorities competent for volunteer work,
  14. experts in the area of cultural heritage protection, library and archives science,
  15. aliens carrying out vocational or professional training or education of workers employed with legal and natural persons in the Republic of Croatia,
  16. aliens engaged in activities related to the delivery, assembly or service of machinery or equipment, whose work is a condition for exercising warranty rights or is related to the delivery of machinery or equipment,
  17. aliens completing professional training at a legal person with registered office (seat) in the Republic of Croatia which has organisational links to a foreign employer,
  18. pupils receiving their practical education through an authorised organisation or pupils’ exchange programme,
  19. aliens on their unpaid internship programme at Croatian legal or natural persons, institutions or associations.

 

The following categories of aliens may work up to 60 days in a calendar year, based on a work registration certificate:

  1. providers of auditing and consulting services,
  2. lecturers taking part at organised conferences and seminars,
  3. artists and technical staff participating in opera, ballet, theatre, concert, visual arts and other cultural events, and authors and performers in film and television arts,
  4. aliens employed in circuses or amusement parks.

 

The following categories of aliens may work up to 30 days in a calendar year, based on a work registration certificate:

  1. authors and performers in the field of music and performing arts, as well as accompanying reporting, organisational and technical staff,
  2. aliens participating at fairs or exhibitions where their employers are exhibitors.

 

Requirements for the issuance of a work registration certificate

A legal or natural person employing or using the services of an alien shall have an appropriate work contract concluded or other relevant document signed with the alien or foreign employer deploying the alien to work in the Republic of Croatia.

 

The documents required

There is no application form for this purpose

 

The documents required:

  • a written request for the issuance of a work registration certificate (clearly indicating the alien’s first name and surname, date, place and country of birth, nationality and information about the time period that the work registration certificate is requested for, as well as type of work that the alien is about to do),
  • a certified copy of a valid travel document of the said alien or other document used for crossing the state border, and
  • documents substantiating the type of work that the work registration certificate is requested for (appropriate work contract or other relevant document signed with the alien or foreign employer deploying the alien to work in the Republic of Croatia).

 

Aliens who intend to stay and work in the Republic of Croatia for more than 90 days may be issued a stay and work permit outside the annual quota if they are:

– scientists on scientific and professional training, scientists-representatives of international organisations and scientists who are to participate in the implementation of scientific projects important for the Republic of Croatia, and/or

– aliens carrying out vocational or professional training or education of workers employed with legal and natural persons in the Republic of Croatia,

– administrative staff, experts, teachers and lecturers at foreign cultural, educational and scientific institutions performing services in the Republic of Croatia as part of a cultural and educational cooperation programme, and administrative staff, experts, teachers and lecturers at foreign cultural, educational and scientific institutions having branch offices in the Republic of Croatia, provided that they come from their home institutions,

– civilian and military officials of the governments of other states coming to the Republic of Croatia to work further to cooperation agreements with the Government of the Republic of Croatia,

– foreign correspondents, accredited in the Republic of Croatia or foreign media reporters,

– representatives and staff of religious communities performing activities exclusively related to religious or charitable service,

– aliens who come to volunteer in work camps or on similar work and educational programmes organised by Croatian associations or institutions, or who are on training programmes at diplomatic missions and consular posts accredited in the Republic of Croatia,

– volunteers working in non-profit associations and institutions in the Republic of Croatia in accordance with special regulations or based on international exchange and volunteer cooperation programmes,

– aliens coming to the Republic of Croatia to complete their traineeship in companies, branch offices or representative offices owned by foreign companies, provided that the said aliens come from the registered office (seat) of such companies or from their representative office or branch office in some other state,

– aliens performing the activities of supervision and inspection of overhaul and shipbuilding and aliens performing the activities of supervision or inspection of production, assembly of equipment, machinery and other facilities under an export or order contract for a foreign client,

– aliens working on vessels, entered on a list of crew,

– aliens completing traineeship, professional training or volunteer work within the Community Programmes, Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programme, and other international programmes, as well as other programmes and initiatives carried out by the authority competent for education and science and authorities competent for volunteer work,

– experts in the area of cultural heritage protection, library and archives science

– aliens on their unpaid internship programme at Croatian legal or natural persons, institutions or associations.

 

Requirements for the issuance of a stay and work permit outside the annual quota

A stay and work permit outside the annual quota shall be granted to the above said categories of aliens who:

  1. have a valid travel document,
  2. have sufficient funds to support themselves,
  3. have health insurance,
  4. have not been prohibited entry and stay in the Republic of Croatia,
  5. do not pose threat to public order, national security or public health, and who provide:
  6. proof of work and duration of work in the Republic of Croatia.

 

The documents required

  • request for the issuance of a stay and work permit (Form 9a),
  • a colour photograph, 35×45 mm,
  • a copy of a valid travel document,
  • proof of health insurance,
  • proof of sufficient funds to support oneself, and
  • proof of work and duration of work in the Republic of Croatia

 

Aliens completing traineeship, professional training or volunteer work within the Community Programmes, Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programme, and other international programmes, as well as other programmes and initiatives carried out by the authority competent for education and science and authorities competent for volunteer work do not have to provide proof of health insurance, unless otherwise provided by the programme rules.

 

Volunteers working in Croatian non-profit associations and institutions or working pursuant to international exchange and volunteer cooperation programmes may be issued a stay and work permit outside the annual quota provided they are between the ages of 18 and 65 and have concluded a volunteer contract in line with special regulations on volunteering. The organisation in which an alien is to volunteer has to assume full responsibility for the alien during his/her volunteering, including living expenses, accommodation, food, health insurance and the alien’s return.

 

Aliens on their unpaid internship programme at Croatian legal or natural persons, institutions or associations may be granted a stay and work permit outside the annual quota if they provide proof of their internship programme at a legal or natural person, institution or association recognized by the authority competent for the relevant business sector of the internship programme.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE

HRK 20 stamp duty

HRK 150 for a work registration certificate

HRK 800 for a stay and work permit, and HRK 240 for a biometric residence permit

 

Bank account number for electronic transactions:

State Budget IBAN code: HR1210010051863000160

Model HR64

Reference number: 5002-713- alien’s OIB (personal identification number) (personal identification number) (or a number of a valid travel document/identity card, in case of lack of OIB)

 

IMPORTANT: a maximum of ten numerals, and if a number starts with zeros (0), these shall not be written. Letters, slashes, full stops, commas and similar shall also NOT be written. For example, if an alien’s travel document/identity card number reads AZ004586, then the reference number should read: 5002-713-4586 (without letters and zeros, up to the maximum of ten numerals).

 

Permission for carrying out work

Work registration certificate

 

Decision on the issuance of a stay and work permit outside the annual quota

 

Legal remedies

Complaining to the Complaints Commission (only against the decision on the stay and work permit)

 

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Work of posted workers – third-country nationals

 

Requirements for regulating temporary stay for the purpose of work of a posted worker

A posted worker is a worker employed by a foreign employer (legal or natural person with establishment in another EEA state, posting a worker to work in the Republic of Croatia), provided that the foreign employer, in the framework of temporary or occasional provision of services, for a limited period of time:

  1. posts him/her to the Republic of Croatia for its account and under its guidance, based on a contract concluded between the foreign employer assigning him/her to such work and the service user doing business in the Republic of Croatia, provided there is an employment relationship between the foreign employer and the worker during the period of posting, or
  2. posts him/her to the Republic of Croatia to an establishment or to a company owned by the same group to which the foreign employer belongs, provided there is an employment relationship between the foreign employer and the worker during the period of posting, or
  3. posts him/her as a temporary employment agency to a user established or doing business in the Republic of Croatia, provided there is an employment relationship between the temporary employment agency and the worker during the period of posting, and provided that the alien :
  4. has a valid travel document,
  5. has fund to support oneself,
  6. has health insurance,
  7. has not been prohibited entry and stay in the Republic of Croatia,
  8. does not pose threat to public order, national security or public health.

 

The documents required

  • request for the issuance of a temporary stay (Form 1a)
  • a colour photograph, 35×45 mm,
  • a copy of a valid travel document,
  • proof of health insurance,
  • proof of sufficient funds to support oneself, and
  • A1 certificate issued by the authority of the alien’s country of origin.

 

 

Administrative fee

HRK 20 stamp duty,

 

HRK 500 for a temporary stay permit, and HRK 240 for a biometric residence permit

 

Bank account number for electronic transactions:

State Budget IBAN code: HR1210010051863000160

Model HR64

Reference number: 5002-713- alien’s OIB (personal identification number) (or a number of a valid travel document/identity card, in case of lack of OIB)

 

IMPORTANT: a maximum of ten numerals, and if a number starts with zeros (0), these shall not be written. Letters, slashes, full stops, commas and similar shall also NOT be written. For example, if an alien’s travel document/identity card number reads AZ004586, then the reference number should read: 5002-713-4586 (without letters and zeros, up to the maximum of ten numerals).

 

Permission for carrying out work

Temporary stay for the purpose of work of a posted worker (biometric residence permit)

 

Legal remedies

Complaining to the Complaints Commission

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EU BLUE CARD (stay and work permit for highly-qualified third-country nationals)

 

A stay and work permit (EU blue card) for highly-qualified third-country nationals is at the same time a permit to temporarily stay and work in the Republic of Croatia.

 

Requirements for the issuance of a stay and work permit – EU blue card

A stay and work permit (EU blue card) may be granted to third-country nationals who:

  1. have a valid travel document,
  2. have funds to support themselves,
  3. have health insurance,
  4. have not been prohibited entry and stay in the Republic of Croatia,
  5. do not pose threat to public order, national security or public health, and who provide:
  6. contract of employment or other relevant contract for performing work of a highly-qualified worker, for a period of no less than a year (the provided work contract or other relevant contract has to contain the amount of gross annual salary that shall not be lower than one and a half average gross annual salary paid in the sector of work that the third-country national is employed, following the official data published by the authority competent for statistics),
  7. proof of a university degree, bachelor’s and master’s degree, or integrated bachelor’s/master’s degree or specialised master’s degree.

 

The documents required

  • request for the issuance of a stay and work permit (Form 1),
  • a copy of a valid travel document,
  • proof of health insurance,
  • proof of sufficient funds to support oneself, and
  • contract of employment or other relevant contract for performing work of a highly-qualified worker, for a period of no less than a year (stating the amount of gross annual salary that shall not be lower than one and a half average gross annual salary paid in the sector of work that the third-country national is employed, following the official data published by the authority competent for statistics),
  • proof of a university degree, bachelor’s and master’s degree, or integrated bachelor’s/master’s degree or specialised master’s degree, and
  • excerpt from the Companies Register for the relevant company, branch office, representative office or institution; Central Registry of Trades and Crafts; Register of Associations or Register of Representative Offices of Foreign Trusts and Foundations (not older than 6 months).

 

Administrative fee

HRK 20 stamp duty,

HRK 800 for a stay and work permit (EU blue card) and HRK 240 for a biometric residence permit

 

Bank account number for electronic transactions:

State Budget IBAN code: HR1210010051863000160

Model HR64

Reference number: 5002-713- alien’s OIB (personal identification number) (or a number of a valid travel document/identity card, in case of lack of OIB)

 

IMPORTANT: a maximum of ten numerals, and if a number starts with zeros (0), these shall not be written. Letters, slashes, full stops, commas and similar shall also NOT be written. For example, if an alien’s travel document/identity card number reads AZ004586, then the reference number should read: 5002-713-4586 (without letters and zeros, up to the maximum of ten numerals).

 

Permission for carrying out work

Stay and work permit – EU blue card

 

Legal remedies

Complaining to the Complaints Commission

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Competent authority and relevant regulations

Ministry of the Interior

Ulica grada Vukovara 33, 10000 Zagreb

pitanja@mup.hr

 

Aliens Act (Croatian Official Gazette 130/11 and 74/13)

 

Ordinance on the status and work of aliens in the Republic of Croatia (Croatian Official Gazette 52/12, 81/13 and 38/15)

 

Ordinance on the stay and work of highly-qualified third-county nationals in the Republic of Croatia (Croatian Official Gazette 120/12, 81/13 and 38/15)

 

Ordinance on the manner of establishing requirements for the entry and stay in the Republic of Croatia of EEA nationals and their family members, as well as of family members of Croatian nationals (Croatian Official Gazette 126/12, 81/13, 38/15 and 85/15)

 

 

Forms

 

Form 1 of the request for the issuance of a stay and work permit (EU blue card)

 

Form 1a of the request for the issuance of a temporary stay permit

 

Form 1b of a registration of temporary stay of EEA nationals

Form 9a of the request for the issuance of a stay and work permit