Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permits

The purpose of this employment permit is to allow a non-EEA (European Economic Area) nationals work in Ireland whereby the employee is being transferred to an employer’s Irish branch of the company.

The basis of the employment is temporary and the holder of the employment permit will not obtain long-term residency rights as a result of it.

It is for personnel who are either :

  • Key personnel earning at least €40,000 per annum
  • Senior management earning at least €40,000 per annum
  • Personnel engaging in an training programme with an annual salary of at least €30,000

Employers are regarded as being employed with a foreign based employer with this permit.

Register Company Ireland

The Irish branch company must be registered with the companies registration office and trading. It cannot be just a ‘representative presence’.

Information/ Documents

Payslips of the employee in question should be furnished for the application.

Full detail of the employees remuneration is required.

Extra benefits such as for a car / pension etc. should not be included as part of the employees remuneration package.


The administration fee for such a permit is €500 if permit for 6 months or less or €1,000 for permit between 6 months and 24 months. Then between 6 months to 36 months the fee is €1,500.

Entry Visa

If the person obtains the employment permit, the person should obtain an entry visa from their local Irish Embassy/Consulate if a visa is required.

Irish embassies are listed on the Department of Foreign Affairs website

Employment Permit

If you obtain the employment permit this is not Residence Permission.

All non-EEA persons who have the Employment Permit must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

If you wish to contact an immigration solicitor with queries about

Immigration Lawyer

If you have questions about employment permits, you can speak with an immigration lawyer on (01) 546 1121 or  (052) 612 1999.

Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permits

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