The directive is estimated to be adopted in the coming weeks for the new proposed EU ICT permit that will facilitate the transfer of employees for multinational companies. The EU member states will then probably have until the end of 2016 to implement the directive, except for Denmark, Ireland and
the UK who are not required to implement the directive. This new permit could lead to some changes in the procedures for certain member countries.
Each member state will have the scope to decide how this new permit is integrated in their immigration regulations.
The main notes to be noted are the following, the permit :
a) Will be the first European work permit allowing employment in multiple member states for up to 90 days within a six month period, for entities of the same multinational company/group in other EU states;
b) Note : the other EU states (other than the initial country of authorization), where an assignee could be working, may require that a government notification is filed prior to the assignee starting to work with the ICT permit ;
c) For intra-EU assignments exceeding the 90 day period, EU member states may require a separate ICT application for the specific country;
d) Will be valid for a maximum of
· Three years for the category : managers and specialists
· One year for graduate trainees
e) Will allow the assignee to work on company client sites;
f) Accompanying family members will be issued with permits that should
allow them to work and access to local labor markets;
g) The directive does not specify criteria for qualifying corporate
relationships, but there will probably be a variety of structures and