Stay and work permits and visas

Dozvole za boravak i rad

Note: The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia is the body competent for issuing residence and work permits as well as work registration certificates.

The Aliens Act stipulates that a third-country national in the Republic of Croatia may work based on the residence and work permit or a work registration certificate.

The law also foresees exceptions to this rule, enabling third-country nationals to work in the Republic of Croatia without a residence and work permit or work registration certificate, if they have received approved temporary residence in the Republic of Croatia for the purpose of family reunification with a Croatian citizen, temporary residence for the purpose of a life partnership with a Croatian citizen, temporary residence for humanitarian reasons, autonomous residence, long-term residence, permanent residence, etc.

A third-country national may work in the Republic of Croatia only in those jobs for which the national has been issued a residence and work permit or a work registration certificate and only for an employer for which he has been issued a residence and work permit or a work registration certificate and with whom he has established employment.