Croatia: A few weeks until the start of registration

The registration of Croatia will take place in two weeks and every resident of Croatia must participate. For those who refuse to do so, a fine of 2,000 to 5,000 kuna can be issued.

According to local media, every single legal resident of the Republic of Croatia is subject to the Croatian Registration Act, according to which any person who refuses to register faces a fine of two to five thousand kuna.

Lidija Brković, director of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), spoke to local portal Glas Slavonije about the Croatian census, which will start in two weeks due to a delay caused by the coronavirus at the beginning of the year.

“The Croatian registration is based on an individual statement and the registrar has no right to request documents or check the answers given by a person. Every resident of Croatia is subject to the Census of Population, Families and Housing Act in the Republic of Croatia in 2021, which provides for the issuance of fines from 2,000 to 5,000 kuna for a minor offense of a natural person, if they refuse to provide data for registration. “People can have full confidence in the Central Bureau of Statistics because all the data collected by the Bureau remains an official secret,” Brković assured.

Registration in Croatia will take place in two phases – the first will be a “self-registration” of residents online through the e-Citizens system (e-Građani), followed by a field registration of those who did not register in internet. Fieldwork begins on September 27 and will last until October 17, 2021.

“The first phase of self-registration through the e-Citizens system will last from 13 to 26 September and only one person in the family using the system is sufficient and will be able to register all their family members. “If more than one family member uses the e-Citizens system, it still has to be just one person listing all the family members,” Brković said.

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