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Legal validation/verification of documents in the international legal traffic

Public documents issued abroad may be used in the Republic of Croatia (unless otherwise provided by bilateral or multilateral agreements) if they are legalized in accordance with the regulations of the country of issuance and verified in a Croatian diplomatic or consular mission in that country (with the translation in Croatian), or, if after legalization, and in accordance with the regulations of the country of issuance, are verified in the diplomatic / consular mission of that country in the Republic of Croatia and are legalized (verified) in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia.

In the event that the Republic of Croatia has no diplomatic / consular mission in the country issuing the document, nor does that country have diplomatic / consular mission in the Republic of Croatia, the legalization (verification) is carried out in a third country in which both countries have a diplomatic / consular mission as follows: after the certification of documents by the competent authority of the country in which they are issued, documents are verified by country’s diplomatic / consular mission in a third country, then by the ministry of foreign affairs of the third country and finally by the diplomatic / consular mission of the Republic of Croatian in that third country.

From January 1, 2019, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development is in charge of investments processes in Croatia – invest@mingo.hr.