29 May 2017
New permit enables intra company transfers for non EU workers within EU
With the implementation into the legislation of the national European Union Member States with effect by November last year the European Intra Corporate Transfer Directive outlines the conditions of entry and residence for third country nationals moving to the EU. With an ICT permit issued in any member state of first residence you can enter, stay and work in one or more additional member states with little or no interruption to the assignment.
The aim of the Directive is to seek to improve the temporary assignment of highly skilled non EU nationals into the European Union and facilitate the mobility of ICT transferees within the European Union. The directive also establishes common set of rights for ICT transferees when working in the European Union to avoid exploitation and distortion of competition.
The ICT Directive is part of an initiative to improve the relocation of highly skilled non EU nationals into and within the European Union by international organizations. The directive is applicable if the assignee is not a national of an EU member state, the assignee is transferred within an international group of companies and has an employment contract with an entity outside the EU which belongs to the group.
The criteria laid down in the Directive are that the individual holds a position as a manager, specialist or trainee; managers and specialists must have worked for the international organization for between three and twelve months uninterrupted, immediately preceding their transfer; for trainees, this mandatory period is for three to six months; evidence of professional qualifications and experience as required by the host entity must be provided. Trainees must have a master degree and the salary is at local market level.
For more information, please contact Laurens Kok, Foreign Investor Relations Manager.