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Work Registration Certificate

Work registration certificate allows aliens a short-term work in Croatia (up to 90 days a year). It may be obtained at a competent police administration/ police station based on the location of their work. It allows work for the same employer or service recipient throughout the territory of Croatia.

Based on a work registration certificate, the following categories of aliens may work for a period of up to 90 days a year:

  • procurators, key personnel and members of the supervisory board of a company who perform services for the company but are not employed
  • service providers in tourism, tourist agents or entertainers in accordance with special regulations
  • scientists on scientific and professional training, scientists-representatives of international organisations and scientists who are to participate in the implementation of scientific projects important to the Republic of Croatia
  • administrative staff, experts, teachers and lecturers at foreign cultural, educational and scientific institutions performing services in the Republic of Croatia as part of a cultural and educational cooperation programme, and administrative staff, experts, teachers and lecturers at foreign cultural, educational and scientific institutions having branch offices in the Republic of Croatia, provided that they come from their home institutions
  • civilian and military officials of the governments of other states coming to the Republic of Croatia
    to work to further cooperation agreements with the Government of the Republic of Croatia
  • foreign correspondents, accredited in the Republic of Croatia or foreign media reporters,
  • representatives and staff of religious communities performing activities exclusively related to religious or charitable service
  • students who come to volunteer in work camps or on similar work and educational programmes organised by Croatian associations or institutions, or who are on training programmes at diplomatic missions and consular posts accredited in the Republic of Croatia
  • volunteers working in non-profit associations and institutions in the Republic of Croatia in accordance with special regulations or based on international exchange and volunteer cooperation programmes
  • aliens coming to the Republic of Croatia to complete their traineeship in companies, branch offices or representative offices owned by foreign companies, provided that said aliens come from the registered office (seat) of such companies or from their representative office or branch office in some other state
  • aliens performing the activities of supervision and inspection of overhaul and shipbuilding and aliens performing the activities of supervision or inspection of production, assembly of equipment, machinery and other facilities under an export or order contract for a foreign client
  • aliens working on vessels, entered on a list of crew
  • aliens completing traineeship, professional training or volunteer work within Community Programmes, Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programme, and other programmes and initiatives carried out by the authority competent for education and science
  • experts in the area of cultural heritage protection, library and archives science
  • aliens carrying out vocational or professional training or education of workers employed with legal and natural persons in the Republic of Croatia
  • aliens engaged in activities related to the delivery, assembly or service of machinery or equipment, whose work is a condition for exercising warranty rights or is related to the delivery of machinery or equipment
  • aliens completing professional training at a legal person with registered office (seat) in the Republic of Croatia which has organisational links to a foreign employer
  • pupils receiving their practical education through an authorised organisation or pupils’ exchange programme

Based on a work registration certificate, the following categories of aliens may work up to 60 days a year:

  • providers of auditing and consulting services
  • lecturers taking part in organised conferences and seminars
  • artists and technical staff participating in opera, ballet, theatre, concert, visual arts and other cultural events, and authors and performers in film and television arts
  • aliens employed in circuses or amusement parks

Based on a work registration certificate, the following categories of aliens may work up to 30 days a year:

  • authors and performers in the field of music and performing arts, as well as accompanying reporting, organisational and technical staff
  • aliens participating at fairs or exhibitions where their employers are exhibitors