Person authorised for public firework displays

First option – Cross-border freedom to provide services

If you have already registered an establishment in another EU/EEA country, you have the freedom to provide services on a temporary and occasional basis, without an obligation to register an establishment in Croatia.

In that case, you need to send an e-statement with a photograph or a scan of the following data or documents (signed but not stamped):

  • proof of registration of an establishment in another EU/EEA country and proof that there is no prohibition of professional activity at the time the certificate is issued
  • proof of qualifications (at least secondary education qualifications)
  • proof of completed training for handling explosive substances during firework displays
  • proof of participation in the preparations of at least 10 public firework displays
  • proof of payment for the creation of authorisation for public firework displays

Second option – Freedom of establishment

In case you have a registered establishment in another EU/EEA country, you are allowed to provide services as a natural person on a permanent basis if you register the establishment and submit the following documents:

  • proof of qualifications (secondary education qualification)
  • proof of professional competence in handling explosive su stances during firework displays
  • medical certificate
  • proof of participation in the preparations of at least 10 public firework displays
  • proof of knowledge of the Croatian language

Recognition of qualification

Application for the recognition of qualification is submitted to with the edition of sending documentation as with the registration of establishment, and:

  • proof of acquiring conditions for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications (proof of competence, proof of education/professional qualification)


EUR 13.94 for the creation of form for authorisation of public firework displays

Payment through internet banking

IBAN: HR 1210010051863000160

Reference number of payment authorisation: 5002-713-23027

Payment description: expenses for the Issuing of and form of authorisation for public firework displays

User: Ministry of the Interior

Application (for sending photographed or scanned documentation; signed but not stamped)

Competent authority and regulations

Ministry of Interior affairs

Ulica Grada Vukovara 33, 10 000 Zagreb

+385 1 6122 111

Act on explosive substances and the production of and trade in weapons (OG 70/17, 141/20)

Ordinance on public fireworks (OG 131/08, 69/12, 130/15)


Decision on issuing the authorisation to perform public fireworks

Deadline: 30 days

Legal remedies

Possibility of initiating an administrative dispute before the administrative court within 30 days from the day of the delivery of the decision

Last updated on 8 December 2022

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