Temporary residence may be granted on the following grounds:
Foreigners who do not need a visa for entering Croatia can submit their temporary residence application to the police administration/police station according to the intended place of residence, employer’s location or place of work.
Foreigners who do need a visa for entering Croatia submit their temporary residence or work and residence application to a diplomatic mission/consular post of Croatia.
Exceptionally, they can submit the application to the police administration/police station according to the intended place of residence if:
The following must be enclosed with the application:
Documents enclosed with the application must be either original or a certified copy, while foreign documents have to be translated into Croatian language and certified in line with special regulations.
Documents must not be older than six months.
Along with complete documentation, one copy of the entire documentation need to be submitted.
Within 30 days of receiving the notification that their temporary stay has been granted, foreigners have to report their residence to the police administration/station. Failing to do so within said time period, the temporary stay permission/work and residence permit become invalid.
The Ministry of Interior is responsible for the issues of the temporary residence in the Republic of Croatia. For more detailed information and for Applications forms, visit the website of the Ministry of the Interior: http://stari.mup.hr/120027.aspx