Branch formation - Croatia

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Port of Rovinj Croatia

Croatia - Branch formation

Opening a branch office of non-resident company is almost the same due to similar process and documentation that is needed when forming a limited liability company.

In order to form a company, next process needs to be done.

  • issuing the shareholders personal identification numbers at Tax Authorities
  • drafting the incorporation act
  • notarizing the incorporation documentation
  • registering the branch with the court registry
  • opening the bank account
  • obtaining the stamp
  • registering the branch with the State Institute for Statistics and Registry of Ultimate Beneficial Ownership
  • cooperation with bookkeeping service re obligatory initial registration of the branch with the tax authorities and other state bodies

Documents that are required are:

  • certified copies of ID card and/or passport of shareholders and directors.
  • official excerpt from the Court Registry or other competent registry.
  • shortened financial reports for previous year and shareholders’ decision in case of opening the branch office.
  • certified copy of Incorporation Act/ Articles of Association.
  • detailed POA for each activity in front of state bodies and/or for each statement/application that the proxy will file on behalf of the client.
  • the documentation needs to be in sufficientnumber of certified copies and translated into Croatian by authorized witness expert; certified copies and translations can be done both in Croatia any other country.
Aerial view of the Cathedral in Zagreb at sunrise. Croatia


No, with the power of attorney we can do it remotely.

Client needs to have a bookkeeping service from the first day.

Yes, in order to form an LLC, Branch, or simplified LLC, registered business address is required.

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