How to apply for a work permit: Guide for 2021

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Croatia is currently in need of a lot of workers. There are lots of industries, like construction and tourism, that simply do not have enough people to fill all the open positions. As a result, Croatian companies are looking abroad to fill these roles. The company hires a foreigner and the government grants a work permit.

This shortage of labor is partly because young Croatians are moving abroad to other EU countries and partly because Croatians don’t want to do these kinds of jobs. If you are a citizen of a non-EU country, you may apply for a work permit in Croatia if you meet the right conditions. If you are a citizen from an EU/EEA member state, then this post is better suited for your situation.

In this post, we’ll cover:

Let’s get started…

Who qualifies for a work permit in Croatia

A residence permit based on employment is a unique permit, which provides temporary residence and allows one to work for a specific Croatian company in Croatia.

To qualify for a work permit, you must meet these two criteria:

  • Are a third-country national (non-EU)
  • Have been offered work contract with a Croatian company

Why do you have to be a non-EU national? Because EU nationals are allowed to work automatically as part of their basis for temporary residence. If you are an EU national, check out this post.

There is a common misunderstanding about work permits in Croatia. That misunderstanding is that you can just apply for a work permit and then go get a job. In reality, it is the opposite. You must have a job offer first, and then the company applies for a work and residence permit on your behalf.

A work permit is tied to a specific work contract. Because of this, the term of your residence permit will match the term of your work contract, up to 1 year maximum. If your work contract is terminated (either by you or the employer), your work and residence permit will be terminated within 15 days.

So, if you want to be granted a work and residence permit in Croatia, the first thing you need to do is get a job.

How to get a job in Croatia

Your very first step, BEFORE you can apply for a work permit, is to get a job in Croatia. You cannot apply for a work permit before you have a job.

We have a detailed guide on how to find a job in Croatia. Check it out here.

Once you find a job, you can start your work permit application. The employer must provide you with one of the following as proof you were hired:

  • An offer of employment with a Croatian company
  • A valid employment contract or other proof of employment

After you have one of the above, then the company can request a work and residence permit on your behalf. However, there are a few steps the company must go through before they can request your permit, which we explain in the next section.

Work permit quotas and the labor market test

Starting January 1, 2021, work quotas are abolished. This means that there is no limit to the number of foreign workers that can be hired within Croatia. This is definitely progress, but there is still one hoop that a company must jump through before they can hire a foreigner. This hoop is called the “labor market test”.

If a Croatian employer wishes to hire a non-EU national, then they must first request permission from the unemployment agency called HZZ before they can request a work and residence permit for foreign worker. HZZ will perform a labor market test to determine if they will grant the company permission to hire the foreigner.

The labor market test

The labor market test should be completed within 15 days after the employer requests a permission from HZZ. As part of the test, HZZ will check if there are unemployed persons in their database who would meet the employer’s requirements for the role. Employer’s requirements usually include a certain level of education, educational qualification, work experience, and other requirements that employers find important for the position. If HZZ finds potential workers based on the requirements, they will refer them to the employer.

After receiving the list of potential workers from HZZ, the employer must send feedback on every referred worker back to HZZ. On the basis of the feedback from employers and potential workers, HZZ will send a decision on the performed test to the employer.

If the result of the test is positive, this means that the employer will be granted permission to hire a foreign worker within 90 days. A positive result means that the referred workers were not qualified for the position and therefore the employer can hire a foreigner for the role. If the result of the test is negative, the employer will not be given permission to hire a foreign worker.

Employers can send the request for the labor market test to the closest HZZ office to the company by email. The full list of HZZ administration offices is available here. Click on “Ispostave” under regionalni ured (regional office) to find the office that you need.

Communication between employers and HZZ will be done via this online service.

Exemption from the labor market test

There are several scenarios when the labor market test isn’t required. This implies:

  • Deficient occupations
  • Extension of the work permit for the same employer and the same third-country national
  • Seasonal employment of third-country nationals in agriculture, forestry, catering and tourism (for up to 90 days during one calendar year)
  • Groups listed in the Article 110 of the Aliens Act (key stuff in companies, EU blue card, persons transferred within the company, etc.)

Exempt occupations

There are some occupations for which the labor market test isn’t required. This is called the “brz uvoz radnika” (rapid import of workers). HZZ has made a list of occupations that are exempt from the labor market test.

Occupations from the list have worker shortages, and as a result, there is an increased and sustained demand for them in the Croatian labor market.

Here is the full list of occupations exempt from the labor market test:

  • Automechanics (Automehaničar)
  • Baker (Pekar)
  • Building worker (Radnik visokogradnje)
  • Butcher (Mesar)
  • Car body worker (Autolimar)
  • Car paint worker (Autolakirer)
  • Carpenter (Tesar)
  • Chef of national cuisine (Kuhar nacionalne kuhinje)
  • Civil engineering worker (Radnik niskogradnje)
  • Concrete mixer (Betonirač)
  • Confectioner (Pastry chef)
  • Construction operator (Rukovatelj građevinskim strojevima)
  • Crane operator (Rukovatelj kranom)
  • Electrician (Elektroinstalater)
  • Electrician (Elektromonter)
  • Fur and leather cutter (Krojitelj krzna i kože)
  • Heating and air conditioning (Instalater grijanja i klimatizacije)
  • House painter and painter (Soboslikar i ličilac)
  • Installer of building elements (Monter građevinskih elemenata)
  • Installer of metal structures (Monter metalnih konstrukcija)
  • Insulators (Izolater)
  • Joiner (Stolar)
  • Layer of ceramic tiles (Polagač keramičkih pločica)
  • Leather worker (Kožarski radnik)
  • Locksmith (Bravar)
  • Maintenance electrician (Električar održavanja)
  • Mason (Zidar)
  • Pipeline fitter (Monter cjevovoda)
  • Plasterer (Fasader)
  • Plumber (Vodoinstalater)
  • Programmer (Programer)
  • Reinforcer (Armirač)
  • Roofer (Krovopokrivač)
  • Stonemason (Klesar)
  • System administrator (Sistemski administrator)
  • Tinsmith (Limar)
  • Truck driver (Vozač teretnog vozila)
  • Truck driver with trailer (Vozač teretnog vozila s prikolicom)
  • Underlayer (Podopolagač)
  • User interface designer (Dizajner korisničkog sučelja)
  • Waterproofing (Hidroizolater)
  • Welder (Zavarivač)

The full list of exempt occupations provided by HZZ is available here.

How Croatian companies can request a work and residence permit for a foreign employee

After employers get the green light from HZZ, they must request a work permit for their new foreign employees. Employers must send a request for a work permit to MUP via this page.

The employer must provide:

  • Employment contract
  • Proof of fulfillment of requirements that employers require from new employees in the labor market test that usually includes:
    • Certain level of education
    • Educational qualification
    • Work experience
    • Other requirements defined by employers

Croatian employers must also fulfill several requirements as well to be given permission to hire a third-country citizen.

The requirements are:

  • Employers must perform a business activity registered in Croatia
  • Employers have paid the income tax and contributions for mandatory insurance
  • Employers have at least one full-time employee who is Croatian or EEA citizen and long-term employed in the last 6 months OR at least one employee who is Croatian or EEA citizen in the previous season if they have a seasonal trade business. Learn more about trade businesses in Croatia here.
  • Employers have not been convicted for criminal acts in the field of labor relations and social security
  • At least ¼ of employees in employers’ business have to be citizens of Croatia or EEA member state

The fees for an employee’s work and residence permit once granted include:

  • 560 kuna for issuing
  • 240 kuna for a biometric residence permit
  • 70 kuna for an administration cost

Work placement

An employee on a work placement can work in Croatia based on following conditions:

  • There is a valid contract between the end user of the service and the worker’s employer
  • The employer is a temporary employment agency that can assign the worker to the end user in Croatia
  • The foreign company sends their worker to work in an office or a branch set up in Croatia

A third-country national or EEA citizen can be sent by their native (foreign) company to work in Croatia for a temporary or periodic duration.

If the worker holds an A1 certificate (issued by the parent country of the worker), he or she can work in Croatia for up to 90 days without a certificate of employment or a residence and work permit.

If the placement of the worker needs to be extended beyond the 90 days, the administrative police station may:

  • Grant temporary residence and issue a residence permit to the third-country national
  • Grant a citizen of the EEA a certificate of temporary admission for work

Sources:
https://mup.gov.hr/radne-dozvole/286764

Have you been granted a work permit under the above program? If so, please share your experience.

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176 thoughts on “How to apply for a work permit: Guide for 2021

  1. Parth
    April 25, 2019 @ 9:02 pm

    Hi sara! It’s very helpful for anyone new who wants to look for any information regarding work permits. Thanks for putting up the information.

    I am a recent graduate from India. I’ve got an offer to do internship in Zagreb in an architecture firm. I am unable to understand that,
    1. I should apply for business visa to enter Croatia and than apply for temporary residency for 6 months?
    2. Is there any possibility that I should get 6 months working visa directly?

    Thanks.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      April 27, 2019 @ 11:58 am

      Hi Parth,

      Indian nationals require a visa to enter Croatia. You get all the info you need on that here.

      After you hold a visa to enter, you can apply for a work permit at a consulate or within Croatia. You’ll apply for a permit that matches the length of your employment contract.

      Regards,

      Sara

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      • Mahbubul Alam
        July 11, 2019 @ 11:05 am

        Hi,
        I am Alam from Bangladesh. here I am doing fashion merchandising job. I want move to Crotia for a fashion company job and how I can get.
        Please help me your advise.

        Thanks
        Mahbubul Alam

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        • Expat in Croatia
          July 22, 2019 @ 2:57 pm

          Hi Mahbubul,

          You’ll need to find a company that will hire you, then follow the instructions in the above post.

          Regards,

          Sara

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          • Bhuban sitala
            January 6, 2021 @ 4:58 pm

            Thank you so Much for this Information..

          • Expat in Croatia
            January 12, 2021 @ 10:59 am

            You’re welcome!

        • Enamul
          August 7, 2020 @ 11:29 pm

          Hi Sara. I am coming to Croatia next for a days for business purposes.is it possible to arrange a meeting with you.
          [email protected]

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      • Abdul hadi
        November 27, 2019 @ 1:27 pm

        Hallo Sara.
        My Name is Hadi.
        I wanna go for work in Croatia.
        Can you little guides me how I can apply and how I can get work permit. And I have Guarante latter also from Croatia..
        Soo please help me.

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        • Expat in Croatia
          November 30, 2019 @ 3:58 pm

          Hi Abdul,

          To get a work permit, you need to get an offer of employment. Here is information on how to find a job in Croatia.

          Regards,

          Sara

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          • Sam
            February 12, 2020 @ 3:53 pm

            Hi Sara,
            I have a question, I appreciate it if you can help me with. If somebody who belongs to a non-EU country gets a residence and work permit for 1 year, can he travel to EU countries during this year? (without need to have visas I mean, like Croatian people)

          • Expat in Croatia
            February 17, 2020 @ 1:26 pm

            Hi Sam,

            No. You can only travel within or outside the EU on your passport. No one can travel on a temporary or permanent residence permit from Croatia, or any country for that matter.

            Regards,

            Sara

          • Ganesh sankar
            March 3, 2021 @ 3:25 pm

            Hi I have got offer letter from Croatia company so now how can I apply. For. Work permit.

          • Expat in Croatia
            March 11, 2021 @ 1:36 pm

            Hi Ganesh,

            The company applies for the work permit for you.

            Regards,

            Sara

      • Shanmuga Sundaram
        September 21, 2020 @ 5:12 pm

        I am Shanmugasundaram from India.I got a job offer from Croatia by email.In that email they said I had to pay $ 200 first if I wanted to get a work permit. After that they sent me a copy of the work permitThey said i had to pay $ 300.You have to say that this is real information. By Shanmuga Sundaram

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        • Expat in Croatia
          September 23, 2020 @ 9:39 am

          Hi Shanmuga,

          I cannot verify if what this company is telling you is real or not. You need to have a valid work contract before you can apply for a work permit, so I would start by making sure you have a valid work contract.

          Regards,

          Sara

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      • Nazim
        January 11, 2021 @ 12:50 pm

        Hi Madam,

        I’ve granted a C type visa for Croatia. Can I change the status of C type visa to a Work Visa after reaching Croatia.

        Please reply

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        • Expat in Croatia
          January 12, 2021 @ 10:52 am

          Hi Nazim,

          No, you may not. You can apply for a work and residence permit if you are offered a job, but only abroad at an embassy or consulate.

          Regards,

          Sara

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          • miraj
            January 28, 2021 @ 1:17 pm

            nice

    • Karmbir
      July 12, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

      How to apply job and how to apply work permit my nationality Indian plz contact with me my email ID [email protected] Com my gulf experience 2 years in electrician I need job or contract

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    • Mahafuj Chowdurrey
      September 27, 2020 @ 8:55 am

      Nice

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      • Kishor Rumba
        January 13, 2021 @ 2:14 am

        Hello madam, is there a problem with immigration due to the earthquake in Croatia today?

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  2. Kris
    June 7, 2019 @ 4:25 pm

    Hi Sara,

    Thank you for this website, it helped us a lot so far.

    I am from Croatia, and I have my own company. My girlfriend is a foreigner (from Philippines) with a 90 days multiple entry Visa. We are looking for ways to extend her Visa to 1 year.

    “Proof of registration of a company, or a branch office, representative office, crafts trade, association or a institution in Croatia.”

    Would this be possible if I would give legally part of my company to my girlfriend (share the ownership)? Could she apply based on that for work permit and extend hers Visa duration to 1 year?

    Thank you.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      June 13, 2019 @ 8:50 am

      Hi Kris,

      Since you are a Croatian citizen, most likely she can apply for residence based on Family Reunification. Usually this is reserved for spouses, but I have heard of cases where it has been used for girlfriends/boyfriends. You’ll likely have to prove how long you have been dating. Here are the details:

      Regards,

      Sara

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      • Shyam kr Thapa
        September 18, 2019 @ 7:43 am

        Hlo mam I m from nepal. How can find job or employer ??

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        • Expat in Croatia
          September 24, 2019 @ 12:28 pm

          Hi Shyam,

          Use Google to find businesses in the industry you wish to work, then contact them directly to see if they will offer work contracts to foreign nationals.

          Regards,

          Sara

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          • Rajendra
            November 20, 2019 @ 8:55 am

            Hlo mam I m from nepal. How can find job or employer ??

          • Expat in Croatia
            November 21, 2019 @ 10:24 am

            Hi Rajendra,

            Here is a guide on how to find a job: https://www.expatincroatia.com/find-a-job/

            Regards,

            Sara

    • Jahed alom
      August 30, 2019 @ 11:25 pm

      Hallo mem good evening mem I am Mr jahed alom I am from Bangladeshi so I need coratia driving wark permit please help me I have driving license from uae abu dhabi I have experience from 10year

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    • Iqbal
      March 25, 2020 @ 4:12 pm

      How many day need for issuing work permit

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      • Expat in Croatia
        March 31, 2020 @ 2:06 pm

        Hi Iqbal,

        It depends on a variety of factors. To apply for a work permit, you must first have a work contract from a Croatian employer.

        Regards,

        Sara

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  3. Kate
    June 7, 2019 @ 8:33 pm

    Hi Sara,
    I just granted a working permit until the end of this year.
    Originally my employer would like to apply for work permit until mid September only, however the police said the minimum length is 6 months so they gave me a permit until 31 Dec.
    My employer said the contract will end in mid Sep anyway and my type of visa is linked to the length of contract, so even now I am approved to end of year, I still will have to leave mid Sep. Is it correct? If I got my resident card until end of the year, how would they have to kick me out of the country? Does the employer inform the police once the contract ends or how?

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    • Kate
      July 10, 2019 @ 8:21 am

      Hi Sara, may I know if you have any idea about this question please?

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      • kareem
        July 25, 2019 @ 9:34 pm

        I think you don’t have to worry about that because before the end time of your contract you can apply again with the same employer or to look for another employer to make a new contract.
        I have also some inquiries , send me a message [email protected]

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  4. Roberta
    June 21, 2019 @ 1:46 pm

    Hello there!
    I am from Cameroon,I will go and visit my fiancé next month for 3 weeks. He wants me to visit his family in Hungary,Since Croatia is not a schengen state, what is the process to go from Croatia to Hungary ?Do i need to take a schengen visa in Croatia? Thank you!

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    • Expat in Croatia
      June 26, 2019 @ 2:50 pm

      Hi Roberta,

      You will need to check the requirements for your nationality for visiting Hungary.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  5. Amit Joshi
    June 26, 2019 @ 8:35 am

    Hello, Sara

    My self Amit. I am from India. Presently, I am working as a Automotive Painter in Saud Bahwan Automotive LLC company in Muscat, OMAN
    Actually I am looking for the job as Automotive Painter in Croatia.. I have 12 years of exp. And I have qualification

    Can you help me to get a job in Croatia

    Thanks
    Amit joshi
    Sulatante of Oman
    +96893261785

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    • Expat in Croatia
      June 26, 2019 @ 2:46 pm

      Hi Amit,

      This is not my area of expertise, but perhaps someone will see your post here.

      Regards,

      Sara

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      • Migma Lama
        December 16, 2020 @ 1:04 pm

        Could please inform me ,if I was hired by Croatian company ,how many years can I work in Croatia with work permit extension?What is the validity of work permit while company is hiring staffs from non EU countries?

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        • Expat in Croatia
          December 16, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

          Hi Migma,

          The term of a work permit matches your work contract, up to 1 year maximum. You need a new work contract and apply for a new work permit for each term.

          Regards,

          Sara

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  6. Janna
    July 16, 2019 @ 9:08 am

    Hi sara,

    Glad to see your post here

    I am from Phil but living in Dubai right now for 7 years. i have a croatian boyfriend for 2 years now and we decided to marry in zagreb (in future)

    i have 3 questions only.

    1.) can we get married in zagreb while im on tourist visa?

    2.) if we successfully get married there, can i apply for work after?

    3.) do i need to live in croatia for straight 8 years in able to apply for croatian passport?

    thank you so much

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    • Murgeshan
      November 14, 2019 @ 9:10 am

      Hi Sara
      My name is Murgeshan Raju I am from India right now I am working in Croatia I came here on June 2019 now I am having temporary residence and one year work permit.
      Now I am having problem in company because of salary as per contract they mentioned 7111kuna after deduction tax net salary is 5190. When arrive here from 3 month I got credited salary of 5190 kuna. One day suddenly told me that your salary will reduce 5190 kuna to 3700 kuna. I am not accept that terms and conditions.
      Now I have one question that?
      If have find new employer what is procedure to get new work permit.
      Please suggest me

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  7. Caro
    July 18, 2019 @ 1:53 am

    Hello Sara,

    I got offered a job in Croatia and I am looking for all the requested documents as is the first time the company employees a third-country collaborator. For this reason I read all the details you provided above, but I couldn’t find the requested fees on this website, could you please describe me which are these fees and if is me or the company the one that needs to process this payment.

    Thank you!

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    • Expat in Croatia
      August 30, 2019 @ 4:36 pm

      Hi Caro,

      The fees are:
      – 560 kuna for issuing
      – 240 kuna for a biometric residence permit
      – 70 kuna for an administration cost

      Regards,

      Sara

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      • John Vu
        February 13, 2020 @ 4:34 am

        Hey, Sara.
        Could you please leave me your Mobile Phone.
        I would like to use your service.
        Best regards,
        John (+84979971617 – WhatsApp)

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  8. kareem
    July 25, 2019 @ 5:13 am

    Hello, there

    As a non EU citizen , Does there a private or specific job posting website which I can find an opportunity to work in Croatia?

    thanks in advance.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      August 7, 2019 @ 1:35 pm

      Hi Kareem,

      Mojposao.hr

      Regards,

      Sara

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  9. Mirza Sarhan
    August 22, 2019 @ 7:18 pm

    Dear Sara,

    I hope you are doing well! I have a question regarding renewal of work permit and I would appreciate your expertise here.

    I have a legal work permit till November 1st; most likely I would be extending it with my employer. What documents would I need if it’s renewal? and if it’s renewal, can I apply for renewal at MUP in the last week of October?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      August 30, 2019 @ 4:32 pm

      Hi Mirza,

      With regards to permits, they are not renewed. You must do a new application for each new period. You’ll need all the same paperwork you needed the first time including a notarized copy of your new work contract. You’ll go to MUP. You should go to MUP as soon as you can to start that process. Usually they recommend coming 2 months prior to expiration of your permit because you cannot be in Croatia with an expired residence permit.

      Regards,

      Sara

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    • Sadat Hussain
      September 4, 2020 @ 1:49 am

      Hi Mirza,

      Hope you are keeping well. What documents required for a third country Non EU national to apply for the Workpermit visa please?

      Also, does the Workpermit issued by the police and how do you check the authenticity of the permit? I have been told that it takes generally 2-3 months for the permits to be issued by the police.

      Your reply clarifying the above would be highly appreciated.

      Thank you in advance
      Sadat

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      • Sadat Hussain
        September 4, 2020 @ 1:51 am

        Sorry it should read 2-3 weeks

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      • Expat in Croatia
        September 7, 2020 @ 11:01 am

        Hi Sadat,

        The requirements to apply for a work permit are listed in this post.

        The length of time for a work permit to be processed varies from a few weeks to months.

        To check authenticity, call the police station that issued the decision.

        Regards,

        Sara

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  10. Md Abul Kasem
    September 6, 2019 @ 7:27 pm

    Hi Sara,
    I am Kasem from Bangladesh. here I am doing Graphics Designer job. I have Work experience 12+ Years, I want move to Crotia for a Design House company job and how I can get.
    Please help me your advise.

    Thanks
    Md Abul Kasem

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    • Expat in Croatia
      September 9, 2019 @ 2:25 pm

      Hi Md,

      Target a company and apply for a job. Then follow the instructions in this post.

      Regards,

      Sara

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      • Alami in
        October 25, 2019 @ 6:14 pm

        Hi admin. I am from Bangladesh. I am worin Singapore. I got so many certificate related construction in Singapore. Can you help me to find on job lester.

        Regards
        Alamin

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  11. Amy
    September 14, 2019 @ 1:04 am

    Hi Kris,

    I’m actually 1st generation Australian but my father is Croatian. I’m currently trying to apply for my Hrvatska putovnica but its proving difficult because my father changed his name to suit the Aussie culture. I can get it but I have to wait which is the problem (+8 months). My boyfriend is Croatian but it looks like it will take 1-2 (more likely 2) years until we get an Australian visa. So I’m thinking of working as a tour guide in Croatia for 6 months to be with him during the process. Just wondering how long does it take to get a working permit in Croatia? If I applied this October would I have it in time for next April? And does my Croatian heritage help at all with the permit?

    Thanks for you in advance for your time and consideration =)

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    • Expat in Croatia
      September 16, 2019 @ 1:27 pm

      Hi Amy,

      My recommendation would be to apply for residence under Family Reunification, on the basis of your boyfriend’s citizenship. Usually this is only issued for married couples, however since you are both Croatian and it is short term, the police will likely issue it to you. Here is the info you need: https://www.expatincroatia.com/apply-non-croatian-spouse-residence-permit/

      Cheers,

      Sara

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  12. Bibin Mathew
    September 17, 2019 @ 8:59 pm

    Hi
    I’m an Indian passport holder looking for a truck driving job in croatia
    How can I find an employer.

    Thanks Bibin.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      September 24, 2019 @ 12:29 pm

      Hi Bibin,

      Use Google to find businesses in the industry you wish to work, then contact them directly to see if they will offer work contracts to foreign nationals.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  13. Noah
    September 22, 2019 @ 10:17 pm

    Dear sir or madame,
    I am and agent from Africa we have good working girls and boys who will like to come and work in Croatia so kindly tell me what is your price for a work permit so we work it out.

    Kind regards
    Agent .noah

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    • Expat in Croatia
      September 24, 2019 @ 12:22 pm

      Hi Noah,

      I don’t offer work permits. I recommend you target companies directly to see if they will offer a work contract.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  14. Ikram
    October 19, 2019 @ 9:13 am

    I need work visa i am good worker i can do any hard work

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  15. Carolina
    October 25, 2019 @ 10:11 pm

    Hello Sara,
    I understand that I can enter Croatia as a tourist, people from my country (Chile) do not need a visa. Then, once I’m there I could search for a Job in Croatia and apply to a work permit visa?
    Could you please clarify this?

    Cheers

    Carolina

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    • Expat in Croatia
      October 29, 2019 @ 12:24 pm

      Hi Carolina,

      To apply for a work permit, you must first have a contract of employment from a Croatian employer.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  16. Mahabub
    October 31, 2019 @ 9:25 am

    Would you please tell me how I can get a job visa in Croatia.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      November 2, 2019 @ 5:51 pm

      Hi Mahabub,

      You get a job with a Croatian company and then you can apply for a work permit based on that contract.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  17. Masud Rana
    November 18, 2019 @ 7:06 am

    I am masud rana work Singapore so now Bangladesh but how can going crosia, please help me?

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  18. Anna
    November 20, 2019 @ 1:26 am

    Hi Sara,

    My husband will get his work permit based on opening a company in Croatia. What would be the procedure for me and our kids? We are US citizens.

    Thanks

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    • Expat in Croatia
      November 21, 2019 @ 10:34 am

      Hi Anna,

      Your husband will need to get his residence permit first through opening the company. Once he gets his permit, then you will be able to apply for your permit and the permits for your kids. This article will help guide you on the requirements: https://www.expatincroatia.com/apply-non-croatian-spouse-residence-permit/

      Regards,

      Sara

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      • Chad Pringle
        May 8, 2020 @ 9:13 pm

        I noticed in the article you provided a link to, it refers to the family wanting to join a Croatian Citizen. Would this also work for family members of a US Resident?

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        • Expat in Croatia
          May 11, 2020 @ 9:31 am

          Hi Chad,

          This is what is called “family reunification”, when the family of a resident or citizen can get residency based on their relationship. The only way that your family can join you in a work permit situation is if you start a company yourself and gain residency through the business. If you get hired by a company you do not own, you cannot bring your family with you for the first 2 years.

          Regards,

          Sara

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  19. Raju
    November 21, 2019 @ 6:48 am

    Hi I am raju. And I am from Bangladesh. I have received a job offer from a Bangladeshi agency for Croatian company (box mark), they are saying that they will send 300 worker in this company but I don’t have any information about it from box mark. Is this really possible that a Croatian company will appoint 300 worker togethe?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      November 21, 2019 @ 10:23 am

      Hi Raju,

      Yes, it is possible. There is a worker shortage here.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  20. Ivan
    November 28, 2019 @ 3:05 am

    I have a 14 days visa but i got a job here in croatia and my work permit is on process already. And my visa will expired on the 29. Do you know what is the best way to do? Thank you

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    • Expat in Croatia
      November 30, 2019 @ 3:57 pm

      Hi Ivan,

      Speak to the police and ask if you will encounter any issues if your work permit is not approved by the time your tourist visa expires. They will likely extend your tourist visa.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  21. Mancilo
    December 5, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

    Hi,
    I have a volunteer work offer from Croatia. I am a Nigerian. What Visa type (Visitor or work visa) is most appropriate?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      December 10, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

      Hi Mancilo,

      You cannot legally work for payment with a volunteer contract. You’ll apply for a residence permit based on your volunteer contract, which should reflect that you are not being paid.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  22. Dillon
    December 6, 2019 @ 12:06 am

    After the work permit has been approved, can you start working right away? Or do you have to wait the 21 days for the residence permit to be delivered to the police station?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      December 10, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

      Hi Dillon,

      You can start working once the work permit is approved.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  23. Prati
    December 7, 2019 @ 1:02 pm

    Hi
    just wanted To know does the company sends free working visa to 3rd nation as seems the consultancy charging huge amount of money for visa to Croatia from Nepal.
    Thank you

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  24. Sahil chumber
    December 9, 2019 @ 2:24 pm

    Hii Sara
    I am sahil from Indian
    How I apply work permitted in Croatia
    I complete my 10th CBSE
    I am 20 year old
    I need a job

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  25. SUDHIR BHATIA
    December 26, 2019 @ 2:26 pm

    Hi…
    Last Year I bought an agro company and hold 64% shares..My Company procurist there, is going to apply to the local police station for a work visa for me. Do you recommend that I apply for a Blue Card instead of the normal work visa ? What are the procedures. And any restrictions that I need to be there for a fixed number of months ? I don’t intend to migrate there as of now. Please guide..!
    Thank You.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      December 27, 2019 @ 1:07 pm

      Hi Sudhir,

      I recommend that you consult with an attorney as there is not a simple answer to what you are asking. There are many factors that would go into an answer. If you’d like a referral to an attorney, please email me.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  26. Manas Boro
    December 27, 2019 @ 11:27 am

    Hi Sara..
    I’m Manas from India. I want to know..
    1/what are the documents I need as an Indian to get a work permit visa ?
    2/what is the duration of a work permit visa?
    3/if I have a seasonal work permit then can I extend it ?
    4/minimum how long it will take to finish a work permit visa process after I submitted my docs in my embassy in India ?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      December 27, 2019 @ 1:09 pm

      Hi Manas,

      Here are answers to your questions:

      1/what are the documents I need as an Indian to get a work permit visa ?
      >>They are listed in this post.
      2/what is the duration of a work permit visa?
      >>The term of your work contract.
      3/if I have a seasonal work permit then can I extend it ?
      >>No.
      4/minimum how long it will take to finish a work permit visa process after I submitted my docs in my embassy in India ?
      >>It varies, but usually several months.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  27. Sudipto Mondal
    December 30, 2019 @ 8:51 pm

    Hi, Sara
    Thanks for this informative content.
    I am from India and I am a Digital Marketer. So my question is–
    What is the scope of digital marketing in Croatia and how much could be the minimum salary?
    It might be an off topic for you but still I am waiting for your reply. Hope you will reply soon.
    Thanks in advance.
    Regards,
    Sudipto Mondal

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    • Expat in Croatia
      January 7, 2020 @ 5:50 pm

      Hi Sudipto,

      Digital marketing is still a young industry, but there are lots of people and companies doing it. We are working on a post for average salaries across industries. Stay tuned for that.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  28. Perusha Sukdeo
    January 3, 2020 @ 8:36 am

    Good Day Sara

    With regards to obtaining a work permit, are the requirements based purely on having a job offer or do they also require someone to possess a qualification, like most countries.

    Regards

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    • Expat in Croatia
      January 7, 2020 @ 5:40 pm

      Hi Perusha,

      You must have a job offer and be able to provide all the items within the above post. Additionally, the employer must confirm with the government that the position cannot be filled by a Croatian. No other qualification is needed.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  29. Lama
    January 10, 2020 @ 10:58 am

    Hi Sara,

    Thank you for the very useful information!

    I’m a Moroccan citizen working remotely (freelancer) for a Croatian company and i’m planning to move to Croatia and become an employee in the same company.

    If you can please help me understand what makes someone eligible for a work permit? Can i apply for it from Croatia or does it have to be issued before i leave my country? What’s the process exactly and how hard is it to get a Croatian work permit for a non managerial employee? Do i need any specific set of skills or educational level?

    Thank you very much in advance!

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    • Expat in Croatia
      January 10, 2020 @ 1:01 pm

      Hi Lama,

      Thanks for following!

      The requirements and all considerations for a work permit are listed in this post. You don’t need specific skills or education level. Yes, you can apply in Croatia.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  30. Ramandeep singh
    January 26, 2020 @ 7:42 am

    Kako podnijeti zahtjev za rad za Hrvatsku molim vas da mi pomognete

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  31. Tontang
    January 30, 2020 @ 12:19 am

    Hi Sara, If i overstay my stay on a tourist visa and found a job offer ,can i later apply for a work visa?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      February 7, 2020 @ 2:38 pm

      Hi Tontang,

      Absolutely not. You CANNOT overstay your visa. No exceptions.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  32. Radhika pun
    February 5, 2020 @ 12:19 am

    Hi , I’m from nepal and I have applied for working visa in croatia through consultancy. I receive my passport and there’s only 42 day visa and my agent says I will get 1 year of working visa after I go to croatia . But when i call the company of croatia they says my documents are still in process they didn’t make any decisions yet .My question is ,Is it true without any conformation of my work permit i can go to croatia with 42 days visa and after 42 days I will get received my 1 year working visa because this is what my agent says . Many Thanks .

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    • Expat in Croatia
      February 7, 2020 @ 2:17 pm

      Hi Radhika,

      You cannot apply for a work permit in Croatia until you have a valid offer of employment from a Croatian company. If the Croatian company said they haven’t decided to employ you yet, then you do not yet qualify for a work permit. You can go to Croatia for 42 days, but without a work contract, you cannot get a work permit.

      Regards,

      Sara

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    • Ashesh Khanal
      July 17, 2020 @ 4:41 pm

      Hi Radhika,
      My name is Ashesh Khanal currently living in Czech Republic with long term resident permit. I do have some colleagues who are interested to visit and work in Croatia. Are you still living in Croatia ? Would you please let me know, how to find job and process visa application.
      If you would like to cooperate, you can kindly reach me to my facebook at :
      https://www.facebook.com/asheshkhanal

      Thanks,
      Ashesh Khanal
      Now at Kathmandu
      Mobile: +977 – 9841751500(Viber), +420 – 736278132(WhatsApp)
      E-mail: [email protected]

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  33. Zora
    February 6, 2020 @ 5:10 pm

    I applied for a work permit today at MUP in Zagreb and was still instructed to do so under the quota. Just thought I’d share!

    The company representative that was with me also needed a document to prove that they were authorized on behalf of the employer to submit the work permit with me.

    We were told it would take 6 weeks to process the application.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      February 7, 2020 @ 2:08 pm

      Hi Zora,

      Thanks for sharing! This is the truest example of how everything can vary depending on who you speak to at MUP. The law says there is no quota, but at the end of the day, everyone at MUP has a lot of discretion to say or require whatever they want.

      Did MUP require the employer to get approval from the unemployment agency to hire for your role?

      Regards,

      Sara

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      • Zora
        February 10, 2020 @ 2:18 pm

        It’s true. The bureaucracy used to really bother me, but now I understand it’s just part of the process here.

        Nope, no approval needed from the unemployment agency.

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        • Expat in Croatia
          February 11, 2020 @ 1:32 pm

          Wow, I’m very surprised…but also not surprised at all. 🙂

          Thank you for sharing your experience, Zora!

          Cheers,

          Sara

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  34. Saugata
    February 8, 2020 @ 7:53 am

    I have an experience in Construction industry for more than 8 years and have engineering degree.How much is the chance of getting job in Croatia ?? Can I search for job by going there in short term Visa of 30 days ?? and after getting work contract then can I apply for work permit ?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      February 11, 2020 @ 1:30 pm

      Hi Saugata,

      Yes, as long as you abide by all laws, you can come here on a tourist visa and then apply for a work permit ONLY if you are offered a work contract.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  35. Seif driouech
    February 11, 2020 @ 8:12 pm

    Hello, I have a work and residence permit for this year and I would like to visit my family this summer, I can’t seem to find information about if I need to apply for a new visa for coming back to croatia or just show the border police my work permit. Thank you in advance

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    • Expat in Croatia
      February 17, 2020 @ 1:26 pm

      Hi Seif,

      Your work permit is also your residence permit. When you return to Croatia, show your passport and your residence permit at the border.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  36. Santosh
    February 26, 2020 @ 1:57 pm

    Hi Sara,
    I am from India I working in Croatia as machine Operator I came Croatia on 29 June 2019 I have one year contract and also one year Temporary Residency Permit. I like to know if I want to change other company in Croatia what is the process? and whether I want to go back India ? Please advise me what should I do please tell me

    Regards,
    Santosh

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    • Expat in Croatia
      February 26, 2020 @ 2:58 pm

      Hi Santosh,

      Once you quit your current job, you’ll lose your residence and work permit. To change companies, you need to get a new contract with a new company in Croatia. Once you have the new work contract, you can apply for a new work permit.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  37. Santosh
    February 27, 2020 @ 1:18 am

    Hi Sara,

    Thank you for advice I want to ask one thing I can apply new work permit from Croatia or I want to go india again?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      March 2, 2020 @ 3:15 pm

      Hi Santosh,

      You can apply from within Croatia as long as your tourist visa is current and you have a valid work contract.

      Regards,

      Sara

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      • Nagu
        March 10, 2020 @ 12:42 pm

        Hi Sara,
        I got a job in croatia as Mechanical Engineer for rijeka refinery , now am India I heared that after reaching Croatia I have exam if not passed the exam they will return back is it true

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        • Expat in Croatia
          March 10, 2020 @ 5:40 pm

          Hi Nagu,

          All industries and jobs have different requirements. If the employer requires you to take a test, then that is what you’ll need to do.

          Regards,

          Sara

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  38. Jay
    March 6, 2020 @ 12:17 pm

    I heard 2 year working visa after we Apply PR its true? any way that.

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  39. Priscilla
    March 28, 2020 @ 8:37 pm

    Hi Sara, I have a question. My first time in Croatia was 5 years ago, but only in 02.2017 I got my permission to stay because I got married, but now we are divorced. I work in a hotel for 2 years. But with divorce I lost my right to stay and work here. So I’m trying to apply for working visa.
    I want to know if there is a possibility that they refuse my Visa and ask to leave the country. But I’m so many years here…. so I think that I cant leave the country just like that. I am Brazilian, and I’m 5 years outside of my country. And in these 5 years I was out of EU for 2 months. I am terrified by idea to leave the country. Since now, in Brazil I dont have place to stay anymore, my father died.
    Do you think I have rights in Croatia?
    Thanks for your attention

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    • Expat in Croatia
      March 31, 2020 @ 2:03 pm

      Hi Priscilla,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      Did the police tell you that you must leave after you got divorced? If the police did say that you leave after you were divorced, then a work permit is the next logical step. If you want to get the work permit, you must have a work contract from a Croatian employer before you can apply for the work permit.

      If the police have not specifically said you must leave, then you may be able to stay. I was also in this situation, but they let me stay because I’d been here long enough. I’m not sure of what the threshold is. Considering the complexity of your situation, I recommend consulting with a lawyer who can speak to the police on your behalf and find out all options for you to stay. If you’d like a referral to an immigration lawyer, please email me ([email protected]) and let me know where you are located in Croatia.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  40. Malik
    April 6, 2020 @ 7:57 pm

    How can i get 1 year visa from Nigeria?

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  41. Balasaheb Padaghamkar
    June 3, 2020 @ 9:07 pm

    Hi Admin,
    This is Balasaheb Padaghamkar. I am from India now working in Croatia in Brodosplit shipyard in Split as a Fabricator. I am looking for a job in Germany so how can apply for work permit from Croatia? Or which consultant can provide this service in Croatia? Can I process for work permit for any other countries in Europe.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      June 5, 2020 @ 10:45 am

      Hi Balasaheb,

      You will need to contact the country you wish to go to about work permits as they are unrelated to your work permit in Croatia.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  42. Thohed Ax
    June 27, 2020 @ 12:57 pm

    Hi,
    I am Thohed Ax from Bangladesh and i am work now in Romania. here I am doing packaging job. I want move Romania to Crotia for a packaging company job and how I can get.
    Please help me your advise.

    Thanks
    Thohed Ax

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  43. Sam
    July 6, 2020 @ 10:14 pm

    Hi Sara
    I own shares in Croatian company in Split and i also have been elected as director of d.o.o in the same company last year. I have been using shengen visa to enter the country but my visa is expired and i was wondering if i can get and what kind of visa i need to get to reenter the conuntry and reside,work . What kind of visa my family will get ? we do not have a Croatian Embassy in our country but there is in turkey. Can i apply in Turkey and what is the quarantine situation now for arriving passengers from third countries.
    Thank you !

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    • Expat in Croatia
      July 8, 2020 @ 11:13 am

      Hi Sam,

      Thanks for the question!

      Since you are the director, then you will need to follow the requirements in this post: https://www.expatincroatia.com/how-to-residency-opening-business-croatia/ In your situation, that is the only way for both you and your family to get residence. Once you get residence, then your family can apply through family reunification.

      You can only apply for residence once you are in Croatia with a valid address. After you arrive in Croatia, if you’d like to be connected with a lawyer who can handle residency applications for you and your family, I can refer you to one. Just email me.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  44. Md Habibur Rahman
    August 10, 2020 @ 5:46 am

    Hi Sara Have a good. I am glad to see your all reply on comments which is gather lot of informatio.

    I just need any legit recruiting agency those work on hire non EU applicant.
    I mean Semi Skill or Non Skill Employment.
    Or is there any person can help me to get the contact?

    Thanks in advance.
    +60104533090 WhatsApp/Telegram

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  45. Mohammed Abu kawsar
    August 21, 2020 @ 12:38 pm

    Hi,
    I am Alam from Bangladesh. here I am doing hotel job. I want move to Crotia for a hotel job and how I can get.
    Please help me your advise.

    Thanks
    Mohammed Abu kawsar

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  46. Evans Zolo
    August 27, 2020 @ 9:28 pm

    Hello Sara. Please I have few questions to ask you.
    1. Can my employer process my work/resident permit while I’m not yet in Croatia.
    2. How long does it take to process work/resident permit?
    3. What documents do I need to submit at Croatia embassy in my country for visa application?

    Regards
    Evans

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  47. John O
    September 7, 2020 @ 5:05 pm

    Hello Ma,

    I am from Nigeria based in Togo, My employee in Croatia applied for Labor Documents for me in Croatia, But it has taken over a month now, The Croatian Police said they have submitted my document to their consulate in Nigeria. What is your advice to me on how to hasten up the process
    Thanks
    John

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    • Expat in Croatia
      September 9, 2020 @ 3:20 pm

      Hi John,

      It is not possible to hasten the process. It takes as long as it takes. You’ll just have to be patient. Keep in mind that everything is slower now due to the pandemic.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  48. sachin
    September 8, 2020 @ 11:14 am

    Hi sara,

    My name is sachin and i am from india and i am planning to move croatia for work, but i dont have job offer.

    i have 1 question, please clarify

    Is croatian government gives me work permit for general work i.e. if i got a job in grocery market or in shop or like food delivery boy.. ??

    regards

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    • Expat in Croatia
      September 9, 2020 @ 3:20 pm

      Hi Sachin,

      Yes, that is possible. But you need to have a job contract before you can apply for a work permit. I will say it is unlikely that you will get a job in a market or shop without speaking Croatian.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  49. umor
    September 19, 2020 @ 6:36 am

    hello there
    i am from Bangladesh
    (1). if i come to Croatia by visit/ travel visa then is it’s possible to me convert visit/travel visa to work visa!
    (2). is there any purposes/websites to contact for jobs directly companies/owners in Croatia without agencies or brokers! if have so give us any links/websites.
    thanks

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  50. Rajeev
    September 22, 2020 @ 9:34 am

    Hi admin..
    I got contract latter from Croatia but unfortunately i would like to cancel my application. So in this case should i need to pay for contract latter. What i know. It is just contract latter not work permit so I don’t need to pay i guess. Please help me me out of that. Because my agency is asking me if you want to cancel need to pay 130 euro

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    • Expat in Croatia
      September 23, 2020 @ 9:37 am

      Hi Rajeev,

      You will have to work this out with the company. That fee is unrelated to the government.

      Regards,

      Sara

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      • Suhan
        September 23, 2020 @ 10:23 pm

        Hello @sara I have one question about citizenship and company change I am in Croatia working a Resturent last 6month I need to change company because this owner not good for me . 1 how can I change company in Croatia ….?
        And for applying PR how many years I have to stay in Croatia …? Please give me those information

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        • Expat in Croatia
          September 25, 2020 @ 1:49 pm

          Hi Suhan,

          If you want to change companies, then you need to get a new job. When you leave your current job, your current work permit will be cancelled. Then you’ll need to apply for a new work permit for the new job.

          You need to have 5 years of continuous temporary residence to qualify for permanent residence.

          Regards,

          Sara

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  51. Danica
    October 3, 2020 @ 11:11 am

    Hi there
    We are a South African family of 3. We want to move to Croatia to live and work. We would also like for our daughter to attend school there. Could you please give us some tips on how to make this happen. Also, would it be possible in the midst of the Covid pandemic? I am a qualified teacher and my husband is a manager with 10 years experience.

    Thank you

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  52. Stephen Haigh
    October 15, 2020 @ 5:20 am

    hi, i would like to come to Croatia on my 50′ yacht with my wife and run a yacht charter business. is it possible to get a work permit for that? I am from the UK and my wife is from Thailand. Thanks

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    • Expat in Croatia
      October 15, 2020 @ 9:35 am

      Hi Stephen,

      If you come this year, then you could request permission to work. It is not a work and residence permit as described in this post. If you’re hoping to be in Croatia long term, my recommendation would be to move to Croatia before the end of the year so you can take advantage of the EU privileges before they run out. With residence based on being an EU citizen, you can work without the need for a work permit. And you can bring your wife too. If you do it any other way, it will be a bit complicated.

      If you have further questions, please let me know.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  53. Asemeh
    October 15, 2020 @ 9:27 am

    Hi Sara

    I’m Iranian. Now I’m in France.
    I have a passport talent visa from France which is type D and multi and valid for 3 months.
    I have two questions:
    Is it possible to enter with this Visa?
    If I have work permits of Croatia, is it possible to get resident permit without Croatian Visa?

    Thank you so much.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      October 20, 2020 @ 9:12 am

      Hi Asemeh,

      Are you planning to work in Croatia or are you planning to just visit? If just visiting, you’ll need to bring your French visa along with your passport.

      If you apply for a Croatian work permit abroad and are granted it, then you do not need a visa to enter Croatia.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  54. md Anisur Rahman
    October 26, 2020 @ 8:46 am

    Hi Sara,
    Have a good day . I am glad to see your all useful reply on comments with lot of information. Hope you and Your family have well during this pandemic . I want to know from you if any one get a job offer from Croatian company then he applied for work permit after issuing the work permit then he submitted the embassy or consulate for entry permit, is this the right procedure ?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      October 27, 2020 @ 10:32 am

      Hi Md,

      If you get a work offer from a Croatian company, you can apply for a work permit abroad at a consulate or embassy. You can use the approval decision to enter Croatia. Then you’ll need to visit a police station to get your work and residence permit card.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  55. Acsa O
    December 4, 2020 @ 1:50 pm

    Hello!
    I would like to bring my cousin to Croatia, is it possible to use family reunification for this? I brought my mom last year, but I’m not sure if I can bring my “first” cousin too.

    The second option: If I bring her here and we try to find a job for her, can she apply for a permission after we found a job to her? or she has to be outside for that?

    Thank you very much!

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    • Expat in Croatia
      December 9, 2020 @ 10:51 am

      Hi Asca,

      Family reunification can only be used for immediate family.

      Yes, she can apply for a work permit from Croatia if she finds a job here.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  56. Nithin
    December 11, 2020 @ 7:14 am

    Hi Sara,
    Hope you are doing well. You are doing an amazing job by helping people like me. My name is Nithin. I am from India. I have a job contract with a Croatian company. My employer has submitted the application for the work permit to the MUP. It’s been more than a month right now and I’ve not obtained the work permit yet. Is it normal to take this much time?  And,  Is there any way to track our application? or any way to fasten the process?

    Thanks in advance,
    Nithin

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    • Expat in Croatia
      December 16, 2020 @ 2:39 pm

      Hi Nithin,

      Thanks for following!! I’m so happy to hear you’ve found the resources helpful.

      It is very normal for it take this much time. Expect it to take at least 1 to 3 months. There is no way to speed up the process.

      Regards,

      Sara

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      • NITHIN P AJAYAN
        December 19, 2020 @ 2:11 pm

        Hi Sara,

        Thank you very much for your reply.

        Thanks,
        Nithin.

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  57. Dhamodharan
    January 12, 2021 @ 2:37 am

    Hi i am dhamodharan i am from india ,i have Croatia work permit visa, can i move schengen area or not? If i move Croatia to schengen i need visa or not ?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      January 12, 2021 @ 10:42 am

      Hi Dhamodharan,

      Croatia is not in the Schengen, so your work and residence permit in Croatia doesn’t grant you Schengen privileges.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  58. Mr Hantery
    January 22, 2021 @ 9:43 pm

    Hi Sara, hope You’re doing well. And I think, this site is very helpful for novice, like me! How can I get a job in Croatia and how to contract with Croatian employer Through online portal? Could you please help me by your kind reply!
    Thank you.

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  59. Arun
    February 16, 2021 @ 5:53 am

    Hi Sara,

    Hope you are doing well. I am a Nepali citizen and would like to know about the Police clearance certificate while applying for an employment visa. Nepal police issues an online police verification certificate after through check of the background. The certificate also has barcode through which certificate can easily be accessed. Is it mandatory to again verify this certificate from embassy and Ministry?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      February 16, 2021 @ 12:04 pm

      Hi Arun,

      The background check must be apostilled/legalized by your government, then notarized and translated in Croatia.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  60. amin
    February 17, 2021 @ 9:59 pm

    Hi Sara ,
    Thank you for the very useful information!
    I am from Iran and I signed a contract with a Croatian employer and now I am waiting for a work permit.
    I am a married man, Is there a way for my wife to accompany me from the beginning of my stay in Croatia?
    How long does it usually take for my spouse to join me?

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    • Expat in Croatia
      February 24, 2021 @ 4:42 pm

      Hi Aman,

      She cannot join you for the first year.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  61. Ifeanyi
    February 23, 2021 @ 3:35 pm

    Good day ma, I’m from Nigeria is it possible for me to enter croatia before get job

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    • Expat in Croatia
      February 24, 2021 @ 4:06 pm

      Hi Ifeanyi,

      No, you will need to apply for a tourist visa before you can enter the country based on your nationality.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  62. Bnod sapkota
    March 5, 2021 @ 6:14 pm

    Hi, i got a work permit of croatia, but i wanna make sure that whether my work permit is real or fake. plzz help how to identify it.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      March 11, 2021 @ 1:34 pm

      Hi Bnod,

      You contact the ministry who issued it to verify.

      Regards,

      Sara

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  63. Ronish gurung
    March 10, 2021 @ 1:14 pm

    Hi , sara maam. i am from nepal. Actually i have a confusion about work permit. I had applied for work visa through third party and get work permit but i would like to verify my work permit so that how could i verify it that my work permit is genuine ( orignal). Kindly please would you help me? And sort out my confusion problem. I will be very very appreciate.

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    • Expat in Croatia
      March 11, 2021 @ 1:28 pm

      Hi Ronish,

      You contact the ministry directly who issued it to verify it.

      Regards,

      Sara

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