MUP Announces Return to Semi-Normality for Administrative Police Stations

Lauren Simmonds

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 12th of May, 2020, as of the 11th of May, which marks the third phase of Croatia’s gradual releasing of its formerly stringent anti-epidemic measures, changes are in effect when it comes to applying for obtaining new government-issued documents such as Croatian ID cards, new passports, driving licenses and various other items, according to MUP.

As of Monday, May the 11th, 2020, MUP has announced that all Croatian police administrations and police stations that also deal with particular administrative affairs are back to working normally and in full scope, but with measures to ensure safety firmly in place for both employees and those needing new documents.

The administrative activities stated in the announcement from the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) relate to the issuance of travel documents/passports, Croatian ID cards and driving licenses, the registration and deregistration of residence and stay, the changing of address, and activities related to the acquisition and legal registration of weapons, status regulation and the issuing of documents and ID cards for legal foreign residents.

In order to follow the epidemiological instructions which remain in place across Croatia in the best way possible, MUP has organised the performance of these administrative tasks in two shifts in accordance with specific circumstances with the fulfillment of all of the prescribed measures implied, and, if necessary, with pre-agreed arrival dates and times between administration employees and people requiring new documents.

”People can be informed about way things are operating in a specific competent police administration or police station and arrange for their arrival or another way of performing that task via e-mail or by calling the publicly available telephone numbers of police administrations and stations,” states the aforementioned MUP announcement.

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