Work permit

Working in Europe | Work permit | Croatia

Whether you are a third-country national or EEA national you need a work permit in order to legally work in Croatia. Work permits are issued as stay permits by the competent police directorate or police station, according to place of business or registered seat of the employer.

 

Third-country researchers who plan to stay and work in Croatia less than 90 days, need to apply for work registration certificate. Request for issuing work registration certificate can be submitted by researcher or host institution, to the police directorate or police station, according to the place of business or registered seat of the employer. The certificate shall be issued within 1 – 2 days and prior to obtaining the certificate, third–country researchers and EEA citizens are not allowed to work. 

Based on a work registration certificate, the following categories of researchers and some other categories of workers and volunteers may work up to 90 days a year:

  • scientists on scientific and professional training, scientists-representatives of international organisations and scientists who will participate in the implementation of scientific projects important for Croatia;
  • administrative staff, experts, teachers, and lecturers at foreign cultural, educational and scientific institutions performing services in Croatia as part of a cultural and educational cooperation programme;
  • administrative staff, experts, teachers, and lecturers at foreign cultural, educational and scientific institutions having branch offices in Croatia, provided that they come from their home institutions;
  • third-country nationals at a traineeship or volunteering in the framework of EU Programmes, Erasmus+ programme, other international programmes as well as other programmes and initiatives managed by Croatian institutions in charge of education, science and/or volunteering.


Documents needed to apply for work registration certificate are:

  • Written request for the issuance of work registration certificate
  • Contract, hosting agreement or other appropriate document proving the status of one of the above mentioned categories of foreigners
  • Original and copy of a valid travel document
  • Registration papers of the host institution

Administrative fee in the amount of 105.00 HRK (approximately 14.00 EUR) for the issuance of the certificate needs to be paid to the IBAN of the State Budget.

 

 

 

 

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