If you are established in an EU/EEA country, you have the freedom to provide services on an occasional and temporary basis, without the obligation of establishment in Croatia or mandatory membership in the Croatian Dental Chamber.
In that case, an online declaration is sent to the competent authority via email@example.com, along with a scan of the following documents and a certified translation of the documents done by a court interpreter:
If you are established in an EU/EEA country, as a physical or legal person you have the freedom to provide services on a permanent basis, by registering an establishment and delivering the following documents:
The Croatian Dental Chamber carries out the procedure of the recognition of professional qualifications for dental assistant qualification under the general recognition system:
The application for recognition of the qualification which will be carried out under the general recognition system is submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org along with the following documents and their certified translation into Croatian done by a court interpreter:
The application and documentation may be submitted by post or directly to the competent authority or by electronic means referred to above.
Evidence required by the general recognition system shall be submitted to the competent authority by post as certified copies of the original with a translation into Croatian:
The Croatian Dental Chamber, as the competent authority, may request the applicant to provide other evidence in accordance with Annex VII of the Directive 2005/36 EC:
HRK 8 850 for costs incurred by the Croatian Dental Chamber in the implementation of the procedure for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications under the general recognition system
Costs of compensation measure implementation procedure under the general recognition system:
The costs of implementing the compensation measure are the full revenue of the educational/health institution where the candidate performs the compensation measure.
HRK 400 for the annual membership fee in the Croatian Dental Chamber
The administrative fee is not paid upon request, decision or complaint.
Payment via online banking
User: Croatian Dental Chamber (Hrvatska komora dentalne medicine)
Account number: HR2023600001101407171
Payment model: HR00
Reference number: OIB (PIN) of the payer
The purpose of the payment: the cost of the procedure for recognition of foreign professional qualifications
Kurelčeva 3, 10 000 Zagreb
+385 1 4886 734
Ordinance on the Criteria for the Recognition of Foreign Professional Qualifications (OG 89/13)
Upon completion of the procedure for the recognition of a foreign professional qualification carried out under the automatic recognition system:
The decision of the Croatian Dental Chamber on the administrative request.
Deadline for obtaining automatic recognition: within 30 days and no later than 3 months from the date of receipt of a duly completed application.
Deadline for obtaining recognition under the general system: within 3 months from the date of receipt of a duly completed application, and may be extended by a maximum of one month if there are reasonable grounds.
You may submit a complaint within 15 days of receipt of the decision to the Croatian Dental Chamber, Kurelčeva 3, 10 000 Zagreb or electronically by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
The complainant must state the decision he is contesting, the name of the professional chamber as a body governed by public law which has adopted the said decision and the reasons for his dissatisfaction with the decision. If the complainant presents new facts and new evidence, it is for the complainant to state why he did not submit those facts and evidence during the proceedings at first instance before the professional chamber.
When the medical professional chamber, as the first-instance body, receives a complaint, it will examine whether the complaint is admissible, timely and made by an authorised person.
If the complaint is not admissible, timely and made by an authorised person, the professional chamber shall dismiss the complaint by a decision.
If the professional chamber does not dismiss the complaint or replace the contested decision with a new one, it will immediately submit the complaint with the case file to the Ministry of Health as the second-instance body.
The Ministry of Health must make a decision on the complaint and deliver it to the party via the first-instance body as soon as possible and no later than 60 days from the date of the submission of the duly-made complaint.
Administrative proceedings may be initiated against the second-instance decision by filing a complaint with the competent Administrative Court (Zagreb, Split, Rijeka or Osijek) within 30 days of the date of receipt of the decision. The complaint shall be filed directly or by post and may also be recorded in the minutes.
Last updated on 8 March 2022