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Officially the Republic of Croatia – it is a country located in south central Europe and Mediterranean region. It borders Slovenia and Hungary to the Northwest, Serbia to the East, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Montenegro to the Southeast, and Italy to the west and Southwest. Its capital and main city is Zagreb.

Croatia is currently in need of a lot of workers. There are lots of industries like construction and tourism, which simply do not have enough manpower. As a result, Croatian companies are looking foreign workers to fill these roles.

Croatia Work Permits

  • Applicants planning to work in Croatia will need a work permit and a residency permit.
  • Applicants outside of the EU need to obtain a work permit through their local Republic of Croatia diplomatic mission.
  • Most Croatia work and residence permits are valid for a minimum 12 months or 2 years.
  • However, Croatia allows applicants to extend their work permit at least 60 days before it expires if they need to continue to work in the country.
  • The work permit can further be extended for 2 years at every extension. After residing and working in Croatia for 5 years, applicant becomes eligible for Permanent Residency in Croatia and after 6 years can apply for citizenship subject to meeting eligibility.
  • An EU Blue Card is a residence permit for qualified non-EU foreign nationals to work in a European country. Croatia is also a part of the EU Blue Card network, which can help third-country nationals.

Eligibility Requirements

Although eligibility criteria vary from job to job position, however applicant must fulfill the Standard qualifying requirements:

  • Experience Level: Must have at least 1-2 years’ experience
  • Passport: Must be valid for at least 2-3 years
  • English language: Must be able to read, write & speak good English
  • Police Clearance: Must be able to provide legalized police Clearance

Documents Required

  • A copy of their passport
  • A passport-size photo
  • Proof of their ability to support themselves while in Croatia
  • Evidence of health insurance
  • Current employment proof
  • Proof of academic qualifications and skills
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)