A person born abroad, if one of his/her parents is a Croatian citizen at the time of his/her birth, acquires Croatian citizenship if he/she is registered as a Croatian citizen by the age of 21 at a diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Croatia abroad or at the Birth Registry office in the Republic of Croatia.

The law gives each person the opportunity to change their name (full name, only first name or only last name).

With the amendments to the Croatian Citizenship Act that entered into force on 1.1.2020 the acquisition of citizenship for the Croatian emigrants, their descendants and their spouses was made much easier.

As of 1.01.2021. the new law abolished the annual quotas for employment of foreign workers and introduced a new procedure for obtaining working permits in Croatia. According to the new law, employers are obligated to request the so-called labor market test at Hrvatski zavod za zapošljavanje which will determine whether there are unemployed persons in Croatia the same job position.