Entities meeting the following requirements can be appointed permanent court interpreters:
– They meet the general requirements stipulated for civil servants
– They are perfectly proficient in Croatian and have native-like proficiency in a certain foreign language; if the appointing court is competent for an area with both Croatian and an ethnic or national community’s or minority’s language being official languages, they also must have native-like proficiency in that language
– They have graduated from a university graduate course of studies
– They have passed an exam in court organization, state administration and legal terminology (except for candidates who hold law degrees)
– They have passed professional training at a professional association of court interpreters
Permanent court interpreters must not fail to meet any of the requirements stipulated for civil servants.
EU member state nationals or foreign nationals can also be appointed permanent court interpreters if they meet the above requirements and if they are both perfectly proficient in their mother tongue and have native-like proficiency in Croatian or the language of an ethnic or national community’s or minority’s language.
Documents to be submitted
Court fee of HRK 300.00
E-payment account number:
Recipient: State Budget of the Republic of Croatia
Reference no.: 5045-3507 – payer PIN
Competent body and applicable regulations
Ministry of Justice (County or Commercial Court competent for the Candidate’s place of residence or temporary residence)
Ulica grada Vukovara 49, 10000 Zagreb
Tel.: +385 (0) 1 3714-000
Courts Act (NN 28/13)
Authorisation for activity performance
Decision on Permanent Court Interpreter Appointment
The Candidate can appeal against a decision declining permanent court interpreter appointment to the County or Commercial Court that issued such decision within 15 days after the service thereof. The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia shall resolve the appeal.