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Stay and work permits and visas

The competent body for issuing stay and work permits and work registration certificates is the Ministry of the Interior.

According to the Aliens Act it is enacted that an alien can work in Croatia based on a stay and work permit or a work registration certificate.

The Act also provides for exceptions to this rule, thus enabling third-country nationals to work in the Republic of Croatia without a residence and work permit or work registration certificate, if they have been granted 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 he/she has been issued a residence and work permit or a work registration certificate and only with the employer for which he/she has been issued a residence and work permit or a work registration certificate and with whom he7she has established an employment relationship.