Instructions for the submission of the request for foreign education qualification recognition or for the recognition of parts of primary or secondary education

The request should be submitted to the following address:

Ministry of science, education and sport
Trg hrvatskih velikana 6
10 000 Zagreb

Additional information

The request is formally decided on at:

Department of foreign education qualification recognition
Offices of common programmes
Ministry of science, education and sport
Strossmayerov trg 4,
10 000 Zagreb
Phone numbers: +385 1 4594 444, 4594 585, 4594 587
E-mail:priznavanje@mzos.hr

Forms for the foreign education qualification recognition or for the recognition of a part of foreign primary or secondary education are available at the Ministry of science, education and sport reception desk, Trg hrvatskih velikana 6, or can be printed out from these web pages.

What documents should be enclosed with the request for foreign education qualification recognition with the purpose of making the employment and/or further education possible in the Republic of Croatia?

Together with the filled form these documents must be enclosed:

  1. The original or a certified copy of the foreign education qualification the recognition of which is requested, and its certified translation if it is not issued in Croatian;
  2. The certificate of citizenship (a copy of the certificate of Croatian citizenship or of the passport), or the certificate of refugee or exile status;
  3. The description of the course of the past foreign education
  4. The deposit slip of the administration fee (blue or green deposit slip) in the amount of 200 kn, paid by the order of transfer to the Budget, or the receipt of free administrative fees, (issued by the Tax administration branch office of the place at which the client is registered), or certificates of refugee or exile status, or status of other persons from the article 6 of the Act on administrative fees – only if the request is submitted with the purpose of making employment and/or further education in the Republic of Croatia possible; for the costs of a warning the client has to deliver an administrative fee in the amount of 20,00 kn in tax stamps (except in the case of total administrative fees-free)
  5. The formal decision of the proper authority or a copy of the marriage certificate (for those who have changed their name/surname); 
  6. If necessary, some other documents (such as, for example, school-leaving certificate, previous certificates or school programmes) can be requested from the submitter of the request if it is estimated they might help making the formal decision

What documents should be enclosed with the request for a part of primary or secondary foreign education recognition?

Together with the filled form, these documents should be enclosed:

  1. The original or a certified copy of a foreign certificate, student’s card, or public document of the finished part of primary or secondary education (of the grade the recognition of which is requested, that is of the grade that precedes the continuation of education in the Republic of Croatia) and a certified translation of the same public document, unless it is issued in Croatian
  2. The certificate of citizenship (a copy of the certificate of Croatian citizenship, of the birth certificate, or of the passport), the certificate of refugee or exile status, or the child of a diplomatic representative
  3. The description of former education;
  4. If necessary, some other documents can also be requested if it is estimated they might help making the formal decision;

Note:

A copy of the original of the foreign public document must be certified by a public notary
Translation
into Croatian must be certified by a permanent expert witness of the foreign language in which the foreign public document is issued - For students under age the request is submitted by their legal representatives (parents, guardians, etc.)