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Are you a non-EU citizen wishing to carry out work in Ireland under another category of worker? You can find information below on the conditions to fulfil and procedures to follow, as well as the rights you can enjoy during your stay.


Intra-corporate transferee

As an intra-corporate transferee, you must obtain:
  • a valid entry visa (if necessary);
  • an Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit; and
  • a certificate of registration issued by GNIB/local Immigration Officer after you arrive in Ireland.


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Intra-corporate transferee

Where and how to apply

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:

  • senior management earning a minimum annual remuneration of € 40,000;
  • key personnel earning a minimum annual remuneration of € 40,000; or
  • personnel undergoing a training programme earning a minimum annual remuneration of € 30,000

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.

Visa

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.

Documents required

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:

  • Evidence of basic salary that is paid at the time of the making of the application by the foreign employer to the foreign national,

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.

Duration of validity of permits The duration of your intra company transfer permit may be 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.
Further requirements Following admission to Ireland, you must register with your local immigration officer and obtain a certificate of registration.

If you are in Dublin this is with the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Otherwise you should register with the District Headquarters in other Garda districts.
Further information More on intra-corporate transfers

More on visas

More on registration

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Current holders of Intra Company Transfer Employment Permits and Contract Service Provider Employment Permits can now apply for other types of Employment Permit subject to the normal criteria.


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