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. In that case, an online declaration is sent to the competent authority via firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a photo or a scan of the following documents and certified translation of the documents done by a court interpreter (signed, without stamp):
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:
Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists (HKMB) carries out the procedure of the recognition of foreign professional qualifications according to the general recognition system:
Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists, as the competent authority, may request the applicant to provide other evidence in accordance with Annex VII of the Directive 2005/36 EC when carrying out the above procedures:
HRK 1 000 for costs of the proceedings
The administrative fee is not paid upon request, decision or complaint.
Payment via online banking
Reference number: OIB (PIN) of the payer
The purpose of the payment: Costs of the proceedings
User: Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists (Hrvatska komora medicinskih biokemičara)
Ksaver 200a, 10 000 Zagreb
+385 1 4607 555
Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists (Hrvatska komora medicinskih biokemičara)
Eugena Kumičića 5, 10 000 Zagreb
+385 1 4572 927
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 general system:
Decision of the Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists.
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. Within one month from the date of implementation of the supplementary measure.
Explanation: supplementary competence check — 6 months deadline, supplementary adaptation measure — deadline up to 3 years
You may submit a complaint within 15 days of receipt of the decision to the Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists (Hrvatska komora medicinskih biokemičara), Eugena Kumičića 5, 10 000 Zagreb or 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.
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.
Date of last update: 28.1.2022.