Posted workers

Posted workers are workers posted to work for a limited period of time to the Republic of Croatia by a foreign employer, in the framework of a temporary or occasional provision of cross-border services, provided that the Republic of Croatia is not a state in which they normally work. Posted workers may be posted to work in the Republic of Croatia:
  • under a contract concluded between a user of services and the employer, or
  • in their employer’s branch office or a company owned by their employer, or
  • if their employer hires them out to users in the Republic of Croatia as a temporary employment agency (agency-worker relationship).

Posted workers can be EEA or third-country nationals legally employed with a foreign employer in the territory of another EEA Member State.

A foreign employer: a natural or a legal person established in the EEA.

Prior to the commencement of the posting, foreign employers have to send, either in writing or by e-mail, a posting declaration to the authority defined by special legislation as a competent authority for the coordination of social security systems in the Republic of Croatia.

Posted workers (EEA or third-country nationals) must have an A1 certificate issued by their home country from which they were posted to the Republic of Croatia.

Posted workers (EEA or third-country nationals) may work in the Republic of Croatia for up to 90 days without a work registration certificate or a stay and work permit.

If they want to work in the Republic of Croatia for more than 90 days, they can regulate their status as follows:

Posted workers – third-country nationals are granted temporary stay for the purpose of work of a posted worker by a police administration/police station if they meet the requirements referred to in Article 54 and Article 86, paragraph 1 of the Aliens Act. They are also issued a biometric residence permit.

Posted workers – third-country nationals register their temporary stay for the purpose of work at a police administration/police station, pursuant to Title X of the Aliens Act. They are issued a work registration certificate which is printed out of the MoI Information System free of charge. If they want to, EEA nationals may apply for a residence card.