Permit for highly-qualified workers
To apply for a Blue Card, the applicant must:
In addition, the applicant must not pose a threat to public policy in the view of the Member State. S/he may also be required to provide his/her address in that Member State.
The gross annual salary resulting from the monthly or annual salary specified in the work contract or binding job offer must be equal to or higher than the relevant salary threshold defined by the Member State (at least 1.5 times the average gross annual salary in the Member State concerned).
For 2015, Croatia set the minimum salary threshold at: 145 944 HRK (19 138 EUR).
Some Member States apply a Labour Market Test (LMT). This is a mechanism that aims to ensure that migrant workers are only admitted after employers have unsuccessfully searched for national workers, EU citizens (in EU Member states this also means EEA workers) or legally residing third-country nationals with access to the labour market according to national legislation (for more information see the FAQ section).
Croatia doesn't apply a labour market test.
The standard period of validity in Croatia is: N/A.
Initial Blue Card fee: 139 EUR.
Renewal: N/I. Replacement: N/I.
Fee for express issuance: N/I.
National law foresees that the maximum processing time for issuing a Blue Card in Croatia is N/A.