August 28, 2020 – From September 1, 2020, every company needs an email address entered in the court registry. The digitalization of Croatia is just around a corner. But, in order to join, you’ll first need to print out the forms and then return them. Via mail.
If you own a company in Croatia, you need to join the court registry, writes Lider.hr. The only thing they need from you is an email address. After applying, you’ll be able to gain access to the so-called electronic mailbox to which the courts will send all letters. This is finally a step to digitalizing all correspondence between legal authorities and every business in the land. Although to join the new electronic system, you will first need to apply. By mail.
Registration mail address in the court register
The obligation to enter an email address and access the electronic mailbox exists for all companies, regardless of whether or not they are involved in disputes which require the services of the courts. The registration of the email address is free of charge. But first, you’ll need the form. You need to print this out, complete it, and then return it by registered mail. The form must be signed and have the seal of the company, and if the company has more than one board member, all must sign it. Three days after sending, you must check if your email address is in the court registry. Remember to check the email address is spelled correctly.
Once your email address is entered in the registry, you need to send a short letter to the email address: [email protected] in which you will write:
“Please, join the company XXXXX d.o.o. to the e-communication system.”
In the letter, you must supply the OIB, company name, e-mail, and the name of the person or persons representing the company, with the personal data (OIB, address) of each.
You should also check with your bank or FINA that you have the technical prerequisites to receive letters electronically. The so-called ‘level 3’ credential is required, and it is held by larger banks, FINA, and other institutions. Here is a list of all institutions that carry this credential, so choose one of these services to enable electronic communication.
In addition to the credential, you’ll also need to obtain a signed certificate. This is a certificate that is used to legally sign documents with an electronic signature – it has the same legal effect as a handwritten signature. The issuers of the certificate are FINA, AKD and the Ministry of the Interior, with FINA and AKD having both a credential and a signature certificate.
Once you’ve done all this, you can access your email inbox at the email address here. If the company receives correspondence from the court, a notification will arrive at the email address.