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Ireland Intra-Company Transfer Permit

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About The Irish Intra-Company Transfer Permit

General Information

The Irish Intra-Company Transfer Permit facilitates the transfer of foreign nationals who work in senior management and key personnel positions to an Irish company.

This Irish company is connected to that person’s overseas employer.

This permit can be valid for a period of three to 24 months depending on the circumstances of the applicant.

Applications for it should be made 12 weeks before the start date of work in Ireland.

The Irish company branch, also known as the connected person, must apply for this permit.

The Ireland Intra-Company Transfer Permit can be secured online with Visa First.

We will take care of the complicated paperwork, and boost your applicant’s chances of a successful application.


  • The employer and applicant’s eligibility depends on the link between the Irish and the foreign employer, the job offer and the applicant’s skills, qualifications and experience.

The general requirements for this type of permit include:

  • There must be a direct connection between the Irish and the foreign employer – one can be a subsidiary of the other or both can be subsidiaries of the same mother company in Ireland or overseas
  • The Irish employer must be registered in Ireland
  • At least 50% of the employees of the Irish company need to be EEA nationals. This requirement may be waived if the company is a start-up and is supported by Enterprise Ireland or IDA Ireland
  • The employee must have worked for the foreign employer for at least 6 months before the transfer in a senior management or key personnel role
  • The base annual salary (not including bonuses and allowances) must be the equivalent of at least €40,000 but payments in respect of health insurance and accommodation can be considered
Ireland Intra-Company Transfer Permit Processing Time

The processing time for the Irish Employment Permit depends on the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.


Intra-Company Transfer Permit processing fee starts from

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