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Evidence of qualifications - Croatia

This page is to explain what evidence of qualifications doctors who qualified in Croatia need to supply to support their application.

Medical regulatory authority in Croatia

Croatian Medical Chamber (Hrvatski Lijecnicka Komora)
Subiceva 9
Zagreb
10000
Croatia
Tel 00 385 1 46 57 809
Website: www.hlk.hr

Below is information about:

Full registration with a licence to practise

The documents you will need to send to us depend on the date you started your basic medical training. Please see the table below.

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your basic medical training on 1 July 2013 or later
  • Diploma "doktor medicine / doktorica medicine”
Medicinski fakulteti sveučilišta u Republici Hrvatskoj
You began your basic medical training before 1 July 2013
  • Diploma "doktor medicine / doktorica medicine” 

AND EITHER

Medicinski fakulteti sveučilišta u Republici Hrvatskoj

OR

Croatian Medical Chamber
  • A letter confirming that you have effectively and lawfully been engaged in actual medical practice for at least three consecutive years during the last five years (as required by Article 23.1 of the Directive) 
Croatian Medical Chamber or the competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working

Applying for entry onto the Specialist Register

To be entered onto the Specialist Register you must also hold full registration.

Direct entry

Your specialty must be listed in Annex V of the Directive by the country that awarded it and have a corresponding entry for the United Kingdom. If you are eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the Specialist Register at the same time.

The documents you will need to send us for entry onto the Specialist Register depend on the date you started your specialist training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your specialist training on 1 July 2013 or later
  • Diploma o specijalističkom usavršavanju 
Ministarstvo nadležno za zdravstvo
You began your specialist training before 1 July 2013
  • Diploma o specijalističkom usavršavanju 

AND EITHER

Ministarstvo nadležno za zdravstvo
  • A letter confirming that the training leading to the award of your specialist certificate meets the standards laid down in Articles 25, 26 and 27 as appropriate of the Directive

OR

Croatian Medical Chamber
  • If your specialist training does not meet those standards, you will need to hold a letter confirming that you have been practising in the specialty in which your specialist certificate was awarded for the period required by Article 23.1 of the Directive
Croatian Medical Chamber or the competent authority of the country where you are now working

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what specialist qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your specialist qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the Specialist Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on specialty equivalence.

Applying for entry onto the GP Register

To be entered onto the GP Register you must also hold full registration.

Direct entry

If you are eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the GP Register at the same time.

The documents you need to send us for entry onto the GP Register depend on the date you started your GP training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your GP training on 1 July 2013 or later
  • Diploma o specijalističkom usavršavanju in specijalist obiteljske medicine 
Ministarstvo nadležno za zdravstvo 
You began your GP training before 1 July 2013
  • Diploma o specijalističkom usavršavanju in specijalist obiteljske medicine 

AND

Ministarstvo nadležno za zdravstvo 
  • A letter confirming that the training leading to the award of your GP certificate meets the standards laid down in Article 28 as appropriate of Directive  

OR

Croatian Medical Chamber
If you are eligible for entry onto the GP register, on the basis of acquired rights specific to general practitioners, you will need to send to us:
  • A certificate of acquired rights for general medical practice. The certificate must state that it was awarded to you in accordance with Article 30(1) of the Directive.
Croatian Medical Chamber 

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what general practice qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your general practice qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the GP Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on specialty equivalence.