Croatia Work Permit


If you want to work in Croatia, you need a work permit and a residency permit too. They are valid for one year and can be renewed. You can get permanent residency after living in Croatia for 5 years and can apply for citizenship as per the conditions after 6 years.
Only those who have a work experience of 1-2 years can apply for a work permit in Croatia. You must also have a valid passport which is valid for 2-3 years. You must also provide a valid Police Clearance Certificate as per your current residence. You must also be fluent in English.

Steps to apply for a work permit

Types of Croatia Visa

  • Croatia Business Visa

    This is a short-stay visa that allows you to travel for business reasons for up to 90 days. It doesn’t permit you to work.

  • Croatia long-stay visas

    Ex-pats who want to stay in Croatia for more than 90 days must get a combination of a long-stay visa and a temporary residence permit. The most common Croatian long-stay visa is: a Croatia work visa that allows you to live and work in Croatia. Note that you must already have a Croatian employer before applying for a visa and a work permit. Your employer will be arranging it for you in Croatia. You won’t get a temporary resident permit in Croatia if you are not having a valid work permit.

  • Croatia Tourist Visa

    Also called Croatia tourist visas, these short-stay visas for Croatia are provided for tourism, medical treatment, business, or any other interim travelling purposes.