Guide to School Registration in Croatia: Steps and Documents

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What is it?

Registering children for school is the process of officially enrolling your child in an educational institution. This includes providing necessary paperwork, completing the registration forms, and paying any associated fees.

Who needs it?

Any parent or guardian wishing to enroll their child in a Croatian school needs to complete this process.


  1. Determine the correct school district based on your residence.
  2. Contact the school directly to inquire about the registration process and any open house or orientation events.
  3. Gather all necessary documentation, including proof of residence and your child’s birth certificate.
  4. Complete the official registration forms provided by the school.
  5. Pay any associated fees.
  6. Attend any mandatory meetings or orientation events.

Required Documents

  • Proof of residence (e.g., utility bill or rental agreement)
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Medical records, including immunization history
  • Any court orders or custody agreements (if applicable)

To acquire these documents, you will need to contact the relevant authorities or institutions, such as your local municipality, your child’s doctor, or the court system.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

In certain areas or for certain schools, there may be additional requirements or steps for registration. Certain educational programs may also require entry exams or interviews. It’s recommended to inquire directly with the intended school to ensure you have all the relevant information and requirements for registration. Foreign residents might wish to consider international or bilingual schools that cater specifically to expatriate students.


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