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 and EEA researchers, who already have a valid temporary stay permit and plan to extend their stay in Croatia over one year, need to apply for extension of temporary stay at the competent police directorate or police station. Foreign researcher needs to apply for extension of temporary stay at the latest 60 days before the expiration of the current temporary stay permit. Otherwise a fine is prescribed in the amount of 500.00 HRK up to 5,000.00 HRK (approximately 70.00 EUR up to 650.00 EUR).

First, the host institution needs to prepare a new hosting agreement and notify the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (as in the case of a first temporary stay) – if the hosting agreement has been concluded for a period of one year the first time. If not, the same hosting agreement concluded for the whole period of research is submitted for each extension.

Documents needed to extend the temporary stay permit for the purpose of scientific research are:

 

The procedure for extending temporary stay granted on some other grounds is the same; you only need to present specific proof for the purpose of your stay in Croatia (work, studies, family reunification etc.). An application to extend temporary stay should be submitted to the police directorate or police station.

The administrative fee upon the request for extending of permit for temporary stay is 70.00 HRK, the administrative fee for granting the permit for temporary stay is 360.00 HRK (approximately 48.00 EUR) and additional 240.00 HRK (approximately 30.00 EUR) for the production of a biometric residence card. When applying for production of new biometrical residence card, the old one should be returned to the police directorate or police station.

 

 

 

 

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