Intracompany Transfer Employment Permits

Posted by Employment Permits Ireland

The Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit is designed to facilitate the transfer of senior management, key personnel or trainees who are non-EEA nationals from an overseas branch of a multinational corporation (Foreign Employer) to its Irish branch (Connected Person).

In particular, Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permits can be invaluable in the initial establishment of a foreign direct investment company. Therefore, they have a role in contributing to Ireland’s achievement of its job growth ambitions.

Criteria for eligibility

The Department’s preference is for all Employment Permit holders to be employed, salaried and paid under an Irish employment contract and therefore in the case of Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permits it applies strict criteria in these situations as employees are remaining employed by a foreign based employer.

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment examines a number of criteria when assessing an Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit application. The full details of what is required are set out on the prescribed relevant application form.

Where the transfer is short-term (that is, up to 3 months) the applicant may wish to consider applying to the Department of Justice under the Atypical Working Scheme.

The Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits is no longer applied to Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit applications.

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