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2.1. Main Formation Requirements

The establishment of a company in Croatia is a fairly straight forward process. The following outlines the basic requirements for establishment:

  • Check the availability of the company name
  • Notarize the memorandum of association, or the company charters along with the application for Court Registration and the director’s statement of acceptance of the appointment - All documents must be accompanied by a certified Croatian translation
  • Register the company with Commercial Court, which can be done electronically
  • Create the company's official seal and apply for a statistical registration number
  • Open company bank account and deposit initial capital
  • Register with competent tax authority
  • Register with the Croatian Pension Insurance Institute and the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance

The entire company registration process typically takes 7 or 8 days, if all documentation is in order.