a) Third country nationals
In the Republic of Croatia, a third-country national may work on the basis of residence and work permit or a work registration certificate that can be issued on the basis of an annual quota and outside the annual quota. The Foreigners Act (Official Gazette 130/11, 74/13 and 69/7) defines the exceptions under which foreigners may work without a residence permit or work permit, i.e. without work registration certificate.
The procedure for issuing a residence and work permit is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior.
b) Persons under international protection
In the Republic of Croatia, persons under international protection may work without a residence and work permit, i.e. without work registration certificate.
An asylum seeker acquires the right to work after the expiration of a period of nine months from the date of filing an asylum application on which the Ministry of the Interior has not decided if the asylum seeker by his/her acting has not affected the reasons for not making the decision.
C) Nationals of the Member States of the European Economic Area (EEA) and nationals of the Swiss Confederation
In the Republic of Croatia, nationals of the EEA Member States and nationals of Swiss Confederation may provide services withouta residence permit or work permit, i.e. without work registration certificate.