Law office Marković offers a range of services related to residence and work of foreigners in Croatia and services for Croatian citizens in Croatia who are resident and/or working abroad (e.g. avoidance of double taxation, tax residency, submission of tax returns).
a) Work and residence permit for foreigners
Foreigners who plan to work in Croatia (regardless of the fact if they are assigned employees, seasonal workers, or other) they need to obtain a valid working permit (work and residence permit) issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) in the procedure upon submission of the request or application for a particular immigration procedure.
Law office Marković provides assistance to such individuals and members of their families, as well as to companies granting employment to foreign workers, to fulfil certain requirements prescribed by the law by offering the following:
•Assistance related to immigration and immigration procedures;
•Assistance to fill out designated applications for residence permit, working permit and/or visa or assistance related to legalization of foreign documents;
•Assistance to obtain residency for individuals and their families;
•Advisory for renewal or maintenance of the residence permit in Croatia;
b) Certificate on Notification of Work
In addition to the residence and work permit, a foreigner in Croatia has the possibility to work based on the certificate on notification of work („potvrda o prijavi rada“ or „work certificate“).
The work certificate is issued by Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) to certain categories of workers as defined according to the Law of Foreigners The work certificate is issued for a period of 90, 60 or 30 days.
This procedure is applicable to foreign citizens and to EU citizens of those member states, which maintain work restrictions for Croatian citizens based on the transitory provisions till 2020 (EU countries which apply work reciprocity measures).
c) Business Visa
Filing of the request for business visa (or any other type of visa) in diplomatic or consular offices requires collection of various excerpts, certificates, statements and other documents issued in the Republic of Croatia. As experienced service provider this law office is available to facilitate the process and to make it faster and more efficient.
d) Croatian Citizenship
Foreigners who intend to apply for the Croatian citizenship have the right to submit their application to the competent police office in Croatia or diplomatic or consular offices abroad if they fulfil the conditions prescribed by the Croatian citizenship Act.
Law office Marković shall assist the applicants by verifying if they comply with the requirements of the law, or will assist them filing the forms and questionnaires and collecting underlying documents as well as to represent them before the competent authorities.
e) Taxation of foreigners
For a foreigner working or sourcing income in Croatia (based on employment or service, from capital, insurance, property or other) it is necessary to determine if it qualifies as a Croatian tax resident or a tax resident of its home country.
Advice of the attorney is recommended in all matters of taxation in Croatia since it can identify certain tax implications upon change of domicile, residence, employment or earning of any kind of income in Croatia.
f) Tax returns for non-resident Croatian citizens
Croatian citizens who work or earn certain income abroad, in case when they have a domicile or habitual abode abroad (Non-resident Croatian citizens), are in principle obliged to pay personal income tax in a foreign country. However, in case when a Croatian citizen, who is considered to be a tax residence in a foreign country, earns certain income in Croatia and abroad, Croatia can tax the Croatian-sourced income (depending on the type of the income). In such situations, this law office provides advisory services regarding application of double taxation treaties and determining the obligations of such individuals in relation to their Croatian-sourced income (filing the appropriate reports and similar).