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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 permit to work in the Irish branch of the corporation.
Applications can be submitted via the Employment Permits Online System (EPOS) of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at least 12 weeks before the proposed job commences.
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 on an Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Employment Permit can apply for a Critical Skills Employment Permit or Genearl Employment Permit Employment Permit from within the State subject to normal criteria.
If a permit is issued, you must obtain a D-visa unless you are visa-exempt.
You must apply online unless you are already living in Ireland and are making a re-entry visa application.
Applications for Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permits must be made by the Irish company involved in the intra-company transfer (the ‘connected person’) and should be accompanied by the appropriate fee and the following supporting documents:
The connected person must be registered with the Office of the Revenue Commissioners and with either the Companies Registration Office, the Registrar of Friendly Societies or the Registrar of Business Names and must operate his/her trading in Ireland.
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (visas)
Department of Justice and Equality
Department of Social Protection (DSP) Employment Services
Garda National Immigration Bureau
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Citizens Information (Coming to Work in Ireland)
Employment Permits Section
Business Permission Unit
Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB)
Last Update: 26/11/2015 |