Croácia - Autoridade Central e informações práticas

Central Authority(ies):

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia

Contact details:

Address: Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia
Ulica Grada Vukovara 49
10 000 ZAGREB
Telephone: +385 1 3714 347
Fax: +385 1 3714 392
General website:
Contact person: Ms Danijela Magdić
Ms Dragana Milunić Pakozdi
Languages spoken by staff: Croatian, English

Practical Information:
(The following information was provided by the relevant State authorities or was obtained from the replies to the 2003, 2008 and/or 2013 Service Convention Questionnaires)

Forwarding authorities (Art. 3(1)):

Name of forwarding authority - the forwarding authority is the authority or judicial officer that is competent under the law of your State to forward requests for service abroad

Ministry of Justice
Methods of service (Art. 5(1)(2)):

Brief statement as to how incoming requests for service are executed in your State (i.e., how the documents are served) - reference to relevant laws (civil procedure code or court rules)

Formal Service (Art. 5(1)(a))

The methods of service are prescribed by Civil Procedure Act (Art. 133-149).

Documents shall be served by mail, or through a particular court officer or court employee, through the competent administrative body, a notary public or directly by the court or electronic channels, according to the special law.

In Republic of Croatia, the courts are responsible to serve documents on the addressees, not the Ministry of Justice as central authority.

Translation requirements (Art. 5(3)):

Brief statement as to whether the Central Authority requires documents, which are to be served under Article 5(1), to be in - or translated into - the official language of your State

Documents served pursuant to Article 5, paragraph 1, should be accompanied by a translation into the Croatian language.

Click here to read all the declarations made by Croatia under the Service Convention.

Costs relating to execution of the request for service (Art. 12):

List of the types of costs (if any) that are typically reimbursable to your State pursuant to Article 12(2) of the Convention

Croatia bears the costs for the service of documents.
Time for execution of request:

Indication of the time elapsing from receipt of incoming request for service until forwarding of the certificate of service - see response to question 7

Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons (Art. 10(b)):

Name, e.g., the body of judicial officers competent to effect service of judicial documents coming from another Contracting State - only applicable for States whose internal law allows for this practice 

Republic of Croatia opposed to the mode of service specified in Art. 10.
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations made by Croatia under the Service Convention.
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): Opposition 
Art. 10(b): Opposition
Art. 10(c): Opposition
Art. 15(2): Declaration of applicability 
Art. 16(3): Declaration of applicability 
Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels) (Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

List of bilateral or multilateral agreements to which your State is party, as well as provisions of the internal law of your State permitting other methods of transmission of documents coming from abroad for service within the territory of your State

Bilateral agreements on judicial co-operation: Bosnia & Herzegovina (Split, 26 February 1996); Bosnia & Herzegovina (Split, 17 June 2002); FYR of Macedonia (Skopje, 2 September 1994); Russian Federation (Moscow, 24 February 1962); Serbia (Belgrade, 15 September 1997); Turkey (Ankara, 8 October 1973).
Useful links:

Address of websites containing information relating to the operation of the Convention in your State


(This page was last updated on 6 July 2016)

This page was last updated on: