New Foreigners Act is now in force


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. If there are no unemployed persons in Croatia who meet the employer's requirements, employers are then allowed to submit the application for the working permit. The Act provides exceptions from the labor market test for certain deficient occupations such as construction workers, car mechanics, programmers, etc.