|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 corporationSearch for available translations of the preceding link.
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 PermitSearch for available translations of the preceding link or General 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-exemptSearch for available translations of the preceding link.
|Documents required||You must show:|
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’) 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 CommissionersSearch for available translations of the preceding link 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 hosting agreement||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.|
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 Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).
If you live outside Dublin City or county, you must register at your local immigration registration officeSearch for available translations of the preceding link. These offices are managed by the Garda National Immigration BureauSearch for available translations of the preceding link (police) and located at Garda stations nationwide.
More on intra-corporate transfersSearch for available translations of the preceding link
More on visasSearch for available translations of the preceding link
|Change of status|
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.
Ireland does not participate in the Directive on Intra-corporate transferees. It therefore does not grant special mobility rights to intra-corporate transferees.
- Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
- Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (visas)
- Department of Justice and Equality
- Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Employment Services
- Garda National Immigration Bureau
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Citizens Information (Coming to Work in Ireland)