Construction, design and/or professional construction supervision

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First option: FREEDOM TO PROVIDE CROSS-BORDER SERVICES

If you are already established in another EU/EEA state, as a natural and legal person you have the freedom to provide services on a temporary and occasional basis, without the obligation of establishment in Croatia and without a prior check.

The legal entity that carries out the activity of design or professional supervision of construction and the legal or natural person – craftsman who performs the activity of construction shall submit the statement form to the Point of Single Contact or directly to strani.izvodaci@mpgi.hr with a copy and translation of the following documents:

  • evidence/an attestation of the right to pursue the activities in the state of establishment or a valid licence/document regulating this right to pursue the activities in another EU/EEA state
  • data on liability insurance valid in the territory of the Republic of Croatia or the EU

To perform the tasks of design and/or professional construction supervision, a natural person established in another EU/EEA state who is:

The statement shall be accompanied by a copy and translation of the following documents for all the four professions:

  • copy of the identity card
  • evidence of establishment in another EU/EEA state (employer’s statement)
  • attestation that the right to pursue professional activities has not been revoked (certificate of the competent body of the state of establishment)
  • evidence of formal qualifications/professional qualification

or

evidence that the candidate has pursued the profession for at least one year during the previous ten-year period, where the profession in the state of establishment is carried out without a specific authorisation or where the education and professional training leading to that profession is not regulated

  • data on professional liability insurance valid in the territory of the Republic of Croatia/EU
  • proof of paid fee

If an EU certificate is submitted, the following shall not be submitted:

  • evidence of establishment in another EU/EEA state (if applicable)
  • attestation that the right to pursue professional activities has not been revoked (if applicable)
  • evidence of formal qualifications/professional qualifications

Second option: FREEDOM OF ESTABLISHMENT

If you are established in another EU/EEA state, as a natural or legal person you have the freedom to provide services on a permanent basis in the Republic of Croatia, with the registration of establishment

Construction and/or execution of construction works may be done by a legal person or natural person – craftsman (hereinafter: the contractor) if it:

  • is registered for the performance of the construction activity, or for the performance of individual works
  • has a site engineer and/or a works manager in its employment, or a manager of less complex works, depending on the works it performs
  • ensures that the construction and/or other works carried out on the construction work are performed by a person with appropriate professional qualifications
  • is insured against liability

A site engineer and/or works manager is a person who has completed an undergraduate university or professional study of architecture or civil engineering or electrical engineering or mechanical engineering, who has acquired at least 180 ECTS credits and has passed the professional exam. The manager of less complex works is:

  • a person who has completed secondary school with the programme for a technician in the architectural or civil engineering or electrical engineering or mechanical engineering profession who has at least five years of work experience in the profession and has passed the professional exam
  • a person who has passed the master craftsman exam in the field of construction or a person who has the right of entry or has obtained an entry in the crafts and trade register to perform the activity for which the master craftsman exam in the field of construction is required

Activities of design and/or professional construction supervision may be performed by a certified architect/ certified engineer in:

  • a legal person
  • a sole-practice office
  • a joint-practice office

A legal person may perform the activity of design and/or professional construction supervision if it:

  • is registered to perform design and/or professional construction supervision activities
  • has a certified architect or a certified engineer in its employment

For the establishment of a sole-practice office or the establishment of a joint practice office, a natural person shall:

The request for the establishment of a sole-practice office shall be accompanied by a photograph or scan of:

  • copy of identity card
  • proof of paid fee

The request for the establishment of a joint practice office shall be accompanied by a photograph or scan of:

  • copy of identity card
  • agreement on the establishment of a joint practice office
  • proof of paid fee

For entry in the directory of certified architects/certified engineers, a natural person shall:

The request shall be accompanied by the following documentation:

  • decision on recognition of professional qualifications
  • proof of paid chamber registration fee

If a person has acquired professional qualification in the Republic of Croatia, instead of the decision on the recognition of professional qualification, he/she shall submit:

  • evidence of completed graduate university or professional study of architecture or civil engineering or electrical engineering or mechanical engineering with acquired at least 300 ECTS credits
  • certificate of passed professional exam
  • evidence of professional work experience of at least two years

Recognition of qualifications for performing activities of design

Application for recognition of a foreign professional qualification:

The request shall be accompanied by the following documentation, in copies and translation, according to the general system:

  • copy of identity card
  • diploma/certificate and diploma supplement/certificate supplement
  • evidence of authorization to practice the regulated profession in the country of origin

or

confirmation from the employer that the candidate has pursued the profession for at least one year during the last ten-year period which preceded the provision of services, in case that the profession in the state of establishment of the certified person is not regulated

  • proof of paid fee

The request for recognition of a foreign professional qualification of a person of architectural profession, according to the automatic system, shall be submitted directly to clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr or via the e-Citizens system with the following documentation in copies and translated:

  • copy of identity card
  • evidence of formal qualification/professional qualification
  • certificate of conformity of the qualification with Directive 2005/36/EU
  • proof of paid fee

Fees

CROATIAN CHAMBER OF ARCHITECTS

HRK 1,500 for the first notice of occasional and temporary provision of services

HRK 1,500 for annual renewal of the notice of occasional/temporary provision of services

HRK 1,000 for the recognition of qualifications according to the automatic system

HRK 3,000 for the recognition of a qualification under the general system

HRK 250 for entry in the Register of sole-practice offices

HRK 500 for entry in the Register of joint-practice offices

HRK 1,000 for establishment – registration fee

HRK 1,800 for establishment – annual membership fee

Payee: Croatian Chamber of Architects, Zagreb, Ulica grada Vukovara 271

Account number: IBAN HR462360000 1500184955

For payments from abroad: SWIFT: ZABAHR2X

The purpose of the payment: surname, name (applicant) – fee occasionally/temporarily – first performance or renewal or recognition of qualifications or fee for entry in the Register or registration fee in the Directory or annual membership fee

 

CROATIAN CHAMBER OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

HRK 2,800 for the first notice of occasional and temporary provision of services

HRK 1,800 for annual renewal of the notice on occasional/temporary provision of services

HRK 6,000 for the recognition of a qualification under the general system

HRK 250 for entry in the Register of sole-practice offices

HRK 500 for entry in the Register of joint-practice offices

HRK 1,000 for establishment – registration fee

HRK 1,800 for establishment – annual membership fee

Payee: Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers, Zagreb, Ulica grada Vukovara 271

Account number: IBAN HR8323600001102087559 Zagrebačka banka d.d.

For payments from abroad: SWIFT: ZABAHR2X

The purpose of the payment: surname, name (applicant) – fee occasional/temporary – first performance or renewal or recognition of qualifications or fee for entry in the Register or registration fee in the Directory or annual membership fee

 

CROATIAN CHAMBER OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

HRK 3,920 for the first notice of occasional and temporary provision of services

HRK 1,920 for annual renewal of the notice on occasional/temporary provision of services

HRK 4,500 for the recognition of a qualification under the general system

HRK 500 for entry in the register of sole-practice offices

HRK 500 for entry in the register of joint-practice offices

HRK 2,000 for establishment – registration fee

HRK 1,920 for establishment – annual membership fee

Payee: Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers, Zagreb, Ulica grada Vukovara 271

Account number: IBAN HR7823600001102094148

For payments from abroad: SWIFT: ZABAHR2X

The purpose of the payment: surname, name (applicant) – fee occasional/temporary – first performance or renewal or recognition of qualifications or fee for entry in the Register or registration fee in the Directory or annual membership fee

 

CROATIAN CHAMBER OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

HRK 3,800 for the first notice of occasional and temporary provision of services

HRK 1,800 for annual renewal of the notice on occasional/temporary provision of services

HRK 6,000 for the recognition of a qualification under the general system

HRK 250 for entry in the register of sole-practice offices

HRK 250 for entry in the register of joint-practice offices

HRK 2,000 for establishment – registration fee

HRK 1,800 for establishment – annual membership fee

Payee: Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, Zagreb, Ulica grada Vukovara 271

Account number: IBAN: HR5623600001102094156, Zagrebačka banka d.d.

For payments from abroad: SWIFT: ZABAHR2X

The purpose of the payment: surname, name (applicant) – fee occasional/ temporary – first performance or renewal or recognition of qualifications or fee for entry in the Register or registration fee in the Directory or annual membership fee


Application

First option: e-services available to EU/EEA citizens:

e-service for the architectural profession

e-service for the civil engineering profession

e-service for the electrical engineering profession

e-service for the mechanical engineering profession

Second option: to send photographed or scanned documentation; with signature and without seal

clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr for the architectural profession

info@hkig.hr for the civil engineering profession

elektroinzenjeri@hkie.hr for electrical engineering profession

info@hkis.hr for mechanical engineering profession

strani.izvodaci@mpgi.hr for the activity of design/professional supervision of construction/construction

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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

strani.izvodaci@mpgi.hr

Croatian Chamber of Architects

Ulica grada Vukovara 271, Zagreb

+385 1 5508 411

clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr

Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers

Ulica grada Vukovara 271, Zagreb

+385 1 5508 447

info@hkig.hr.hr

Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers

Ulica grada Vukovara 271, Zagreb

+385 1 5508 444

elektroinzenjeri@hkie.hr

Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers

Vukovarska 271, Zagreb

+385 1 7775 571

info@hkis.hr

Building Act (OG 153/13, 20/17, 39/19, 125/19)

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

Act on the Chamber of Architects and Chamber of Engineers in Construction and Physical Planning (OG 78/15, 114/18 i 110/19)

Ordinance on professional examination of persons performing construction and physical planning tasks (OG 129/15)

Ordinance on granting approval for the performance of professional physical planning tasks (OG 136/15)

Articles of Association of the Croatian Chamber of Architects (OG 15/21)

Ordinance on the conditions for temporary or occasional provision of services and recognition of foreign professional qualifications

Ordinance on entries in directories, registers and records of the Croatian Chamber of Architects

Ordinance on remuneration for work in the bodies of the Croatian Chamber of Architects

List of all forms of the Croatian Chamber of Architects

Articles of Association of the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers

Ordinance on the registration in directories, registers and records of the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers

Ordinance on conditions and procedure for issuing certificates for the temporary and occasional provision of services and recognition of foreign qualifications for persons of the civil engineering profession

decision on fees for services provided by the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers

List of all forms of the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers

List of acts of the Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers

List of all forms of the Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers

Articles of Association of the Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers

Ordinance on the registration in directories, registers and records of the Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers

Ordinance on conditions and procedure for issuing certificates for the temporary and occasional provision of services and recognition of foreign qualifications for persons of the mechanical engineering profession

Decision on fees for services provided by the Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers

List of all forms of the Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers


Authorization

Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets

Certificate for temporary or occasional provision of services

Deadline: 30 days

 

Croatian Chamber of Architects; Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers; Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers; Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers

Certificate for temporary or occasional performance of activities

Decision on recognition of foreign qualifications

Decision on the registration in the Directory of the Chamber (for establishment)

Decision on entry in the Register of Sole-Practice Offices

Decision on entry in the Register of Joint-Practice Offices

Deadline: 8 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:

  • Croatian Chamber of Architects, Ulica grada Vukovara 271, 10000 Zagreb or at clanstvo@arhitekti-hka.hr for the architectural profession
  • Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers, Ulica grada Vukovara 271, 10000 Zagreb or at info@hkig.hr for the civil engineering profession
  • Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers, Ulica grada Vukovara 271, 10000 Zagreb or at elektroinzenjeri@hkie.hr for the electrical engineering profession
  • Croatian Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, Ulica grada Vukovara 271, 10000 Zagreb or at info@hkis.hr for the mechanical engineering profession

The competent 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.

No appeal may be lodged against the decision of the Ministry, but an administrative dispute may be initiated with the competent Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia within 30 days of receipt of the decision.


Last updated on 22 November 2021

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