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Immigration support for hiring expats in Croatia via a PEO

If your business objectives are related to hiring expatriate personnel in Croatia, there are some things you need to consider, from the peculiarities of immigration procedure in Croatia to documents required to get a work permit, and local payroll for foreign citizens.

If your company is hiring or planning to hire expats in Croatia, an in-country PEO employment post immigration might be a viable alternative to incorporation. A global PEO company will guide you through every step of immigration procedure in Croatia and render a ‘no entity hiring’ after visa or permit receipt.

For many years Acumen International has been hiring and payrolling our clients’ expatriates for both short- and long-term projects. If you need to legally hire and pay the expatriates in Croatia, we can help you. Regardless of your business objectives and timelines, Acumen International can arrange immigration and work permit support for hiring your expats in full legal compliance with local labor legislation after the permit has been issued.

Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution is designed for:

  1. employer companies like yourself that want to relocate their selected expats to Croatia
  2. individuals that have an employer that is ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the Croatia
  3. the service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel to fill some top positions in Croatia

Note: Having a single provider that would sponsor a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs expats in Croatia, minimizes risks of visa rejection. In addition, it takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, Acumen International can provide extra benefits in addition to work permit support in Croatia. This includes medical insurance, housing, office rent, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, etc.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Croatia takes from 1 to 2 months until entry to Croatia, and a further 1 to 4 months before the whole process is completed.


Major steps to get a work permit in Croatia

  • Application for Notification Letter of Work Permit
  • Work Permit Application
  • Entry Visa Issuance
  • Entry to Croatia
  • Address Registration
  • Residence Card Application

Documents for work permit in Croatia, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Copy of all pages of passport valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure Passport must have been issued within the last ten years. One clear copy
Educational Certificate Academic qualification, accompanied by a translation to Croatian by an official court translator. One certified and translated copy; one original
2 Passport Photographs Recent, identical, 3cm x 4cm, against a light background, face forward, eyes open, mouth closed. Two originals
Health insurance coverage Certificate of valid private health insurance for the applicant and any accompanying dependents. One clear copy
Valid Passport One original
Lease contract for residence in host country Signed by all parties. Copy acceptable, but original may be requested at the discretion of the authorities. One clear copy
1 Passport Photograph 3.5cm x 4.5cm 3.5cm x 4.5cm, in color, resolution minimum 600 dpi. The photograph should be of an appropriate quality for biometric processing. Face forward, mouth closed, eyes open. One original
Residence Card Fee 240 HRK One original

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Croatia without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Croatia.

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