Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit
Senior managers, key personnel or trainees from an overseas branch of a multinational corporation may be issued with an intra-company transfer employment permit to work in the Irish branch of the corporation.
|Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit|
|Method of filing an application and options on where to file:|
Applications can be submitted via the Employment Permits Online System of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment at least 12 weeks before the proposed job commences.
|Documentation required and conditions to be met||Intra Company Transfer Employment Permits are strictly limited to the following eligible positions:
You must have been working for a minimum of six months with the overseas company prior to the transfer, or, in the case of personnel undertaking training, for one month or more.
Current holders of an Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Employment Permit can apply for a Critical Skills Employment Permit or General Employment Permit from within the State subject to normal criteria.
In order to achieve the minimum annual remuneration threshold of €40k (or €30k in the case of an Intra-Company Transfer trainee) for an Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit, the following components are deemed to be remuneration:
Applications for Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permits must be made by the Irish company involved in the intra-company transfer (referred to as the ‘connected person’). The connected person must be registered with the Company Registration Office as a company and with the Revenue Commissioner as an employer, and, other than start-ups, must be trading and engaged in substantive business operations in Ireland. Documentary evidence will be required to show that it is trading and that the connected person has links with the foreign employer.
Supporting documentation regarding the remuneration criteria are also required when submitting the application, including:
It is a condition of the grant of the Employment Permit that the following amounts are included in the non-EEA national’s payslips:
The processing fee for a new Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit, which must be paid by the connected person, is:
The processing fee for renewal of an Intra Company Transfer employment permit is:
If an application is unsuccessful then 90% of the fee will be refunded.
|Visas||Following a successful application for an Employment Permit, and if visa required, an applicant should apply to his/her local Irish Embassy/Consulate for an entry visa. An online visa application form may be found at www.irishimmigration.ie.|
Following admission to Ireland, you must register with your local immigration officer and obtain a certificate of registration.
If you live in Dublin City or county, you must register at Burgh Quay Immigration Registration Office. This office is managed by the Irish Immigration Service.
If you live outside Dublin City or county, you must register at your local immigration registration office. These offices are managed by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (police) and located at Garda stations nationwide.
|Duration of validity of permits and renewal||The duration of your intra company transfer permit is for a defined period depending on the reason for transfer. It can be initially granted for a maximum period of 24 months and may be extended upon application to a maximum stay of five years.|
|Available review and/or appeal procedures||Where an applicant wishes a refusal decision to be reviewed then he/she may do so within 28 days of the date of the decision on the prescribed Submission of a Decision for Review Form. The review will be considered by a separate and more senior official. The confirmation of a refusal decision on review does not preclude the applicant from submitting a new application following all the relevant procedures for the specific employment permit type.|
More on intra-corporate transfers
|Change of status||Current holders of Intra Company Transfer Employment Permits and Contract Service Provider Employment Permits can apply for other types of Employment Permit subject to the normal criteria.|
|Family member||Spouses/partners/dependants of Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit holders are not eligible for a Dependant/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit and must apply for a separate Employment Permit in their own right, for example, a Critical Skills Employment Permit or a General Employment Permit in line with the normal applicable criteria and rules for the Employment Permit type.|
|Other rights||Holders of Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permits do not accrue rights for long-term residency purposes as the Employment Permit is available on the basis that the employment is temporary.|
Ireland does not grant special mobility rights to intra-corporate transferees.