Architects

Tasks of design/expert supervision of construction/tasks of site engineers and/or works managers and tasks of project manager of architectural professional

First option: FREEDOM TO PROVIDE CROSS-BORDER SERVICES

If you are already established in another EU/EEA country, you as a natural and legal person have freedom to provide services on an occasional and temporary basis without the obligation to register the establishment in Croatia and membership in Croatian Chamber of Architects and without waiting for a prior check.

It is not necessary to report to the Chamber to perform tasks of a site architect and/or works manager and project manager of architectural profession.

To perform design/expert supervision of construction, an online declaration is sent to the Point of Single Contact,  through the system e-Citizens, or directly to the competent authority at clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr, along with the following photocopied and translated documents:

  • a copy of ID card
  • proof of establishment in another EU/EEA country (employer’s statement)
  • proof of professional qualification
  • proof that there is no ban on provision of the service (certificate of the competent authority from the country of establishment or EU certificate)
  • data on professional liability insurance in the territory of the Republic of Croatia or the EU
  • proof of fee payment

In case of annual renewal of the declaration, the applicant must enclose:

  • data on professional liability insurance valid in the territory of the Republic of Croatia, or the EU
  • proof of fee payment

Second option: FREEDOM TO ESTABLISH

If you are already established in another EU/EEA country, you as a natural or legal person have freedom to provide services on a permanent basis, provided that you register an establishment and submit the following documentation directly, along with request at clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr or through the e-Citizens system:

  • decision of the Croatian Chamber of Architects on the recognition of professional qualifications
  • proof of knowledge of the Croatian language
  • proof of the registration fee payment

Recognition of qualifications

  1. According to the automatic system: Request for recognition of qualifications is submitted at clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr or through the e-Citizens system along with the following photocopied and translated documents:
  1. According to the general system: Request for recognition of qualifications is submitted at clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr or through the e-Citizens system along with the following photocopied and translated documents:
  • a copy of ID card
  • a certificate from an EEA country that has recognized the professional qualification of a foreign authorized person as a third-country national
  • proof of educational / professional qualification
  • proof of professional experience
  • confirmation of payment of the costs of the procedure

Fees

HRK 1.500 HRK for occasional and temporary work – first application

HRK 1.500 HRK for occasional and temporary work – renewal of the application

HRK 200 for the recognition of qualifications – automatic system

HRK 6.000 for the recognition of qualifications acquired at third country

HRK 3.000 for the recognition of qualifications acquired beyond Directive 2005/36/EZ

Payment via online banking

Recipient: Hrvatska komora arhitekata, Zagreb, Ulica grada Vukovara 271/2

IBAN: HR9123600001102088676, Zagrebačka banka d.d.

Reference number SWIFT:ZABAHR2X

The purpose of the payment: name and surname (of the applicant) – fee occasionally / temporarily – first performance or renewal or recognition of qualifications


Application

First option: e-service available for EU/EEA citizens

Second option: clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr (for sending photographed or scanned documents; signed, without a stamp)

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Competent authority and regulations

Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets

Ulica Republike Austrije 20, Zagreb

+385 1 3782 404

pitanja@mpgi.hr

Croatian Chamber of Architects

Ulica grada Vukovara 271/2, Zagreb

+385 1 5508 410

clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr

List of all forms of the Croatian Chamber of Architects

Act on Physical Planning and Building Tasks and Activities (OG 78/15, 118/18 and 110/19)

Articles of Association of the Croatian Chamber of Architects

Regulation on the Registration in Directories, Registers and Records of the Croatian Chamber of Architects

Regulation on Conditions and Procedure for Issuing Certificates for the Temporary and Occasional Provision of Services and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

Decision on Fees for Services Provided by the Croatian Chamber of Architects


Authorization

Certificate for occasional/temporary provision of services

Decision on Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

Decision on the Registration in the Directory of Foreign Chartered Architects

Deadline: 8 days

Deadline for obtaining a certificate on the recognition of a foreign professional qualification according to the general system: 90 days


Legal remedies

You may submit a complaint within 15 days from the date of delivery of the decision.

The complaint shall be submitted to the Croatian Chamber of Architects, Ulica grada Vukovara 271/2, 10000 Zagreb or at clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr.
The Chamber will reject the complaint (if it is untimely), will replace the contested decision with a new one (if the complaint is partially or fully founded) or will submit the complaint to the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets.

The Ministry may reject the complaint, annul the decision in part or in full, or amend it.

The decision of the Ministry shall be delivered to the party through the Chamber no later than 60 days from the submission of a proper complaint.

 


Last updated on 2 December 2021

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