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Which ministry has overall responsibility?

The Ministry of the Interior

Are there other ministries involved?

The Ministry of Labour and Pension System

Ministry of Foreigner and European Affairs

What are the implementing agencies?

N/A

Are there general immigration policy papers?

The Migration Policy of the Republic of Croatia for the period 2013-2015 (Official Gazette, Number: 27/13).

Are there impact assessments, studies and reports available?

Not under the scope of work of the Ministry of the Interior.

What is the key legislation?

The Aliens Act (Official Gazette, Number: 130/11 and 74/13)

Ordinance on the Status and Labour of Aliens in the Republic of Croatia (Official Gazette, Number: 52/12, 81/13 i 38/15).

What are the national scientific research and statistical offices on immigration?

Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies

Croatian Bureau of Statistics

The Regulation on the method of calculation and the amount of resources to maintain an alien in the Republic of Croatia (OG 51/12)

The Ordinance on procedure for granting temporary stay for the purpose of scientific research (OG 92/12, 22/13).

The Ordinance on passing of exams in the Croatian language and Latin script in the process of approval of the permanent residence in the Republic of Croatia (OG 121/12).

The Ordinance on conditions of stay and work in the Republic of Croatia of highly qualified third –country nationals (OG 120/12, 81/13, 38/15)

The Ordinance on conditions of entry and stay in Republic of Croatia of citizens of the European economic area and their family members and family members of Croatian citizens (OG 126/12, 81/13, 38/15, 85/15)

The Ordinance on the manner of determining the conditions for granting temporary residence of aliens for the purpose of secondary education through student exchange program (OG 7/13).

Law on International and Temporary Protection (Official Gazette, Number: 70/15). Act on regulated professions and on recognition of foreign professional qualifications.

What are the national scientific research and statistical offices on immigration?

Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies

Croatian Bureau of Statistics