New Data in Immiguru: Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added the new Intra-Company Transfer Permit (EU Directive 2014/66) processes for Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Romania to Immiguru.

European Union flag vintageThe EU ICT Permit, established by the ICT Directive 2014/66/EU, is intended to be a consistent European Union-wide temporary work and residence permit allowing third-country nationals in certain positions to be assigned from a company outside the EU to a company within the EU in the same group, and to easily move and work within the EU.  The United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland have opted out of this directive.

Despite a November 2016 deadline to transpose the ICT Directive into national law, by September 2017 several EU Member States had not yet fully implemented the directive.  Austria is expected to implement the Directive by 1 October 2017.

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VIETNAM – New Work Permit Eases Criteria for Intra-Company Transfers

Effective immediately, the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Labour Department is accepting applications for a new category of work permit which eases key requirements for intra-company transferees.

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VIETNAM – New Work Permit Eases Criteria for Intra-Company Transfers

This alert was prepared using information provided by Orientations and Resident Vietnam.

GERMANY – New Intra-Company Transfer Permits Introduced

Germany has introduced new processes for intra-company transfers, which implement the European Union intra-company transfer (ICT) directive (Directive 2014/66/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”).

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GERMANY – New Intra-Company Transfer Permits Introduced

This news alert was prepared using information provided by icunet and Palladium Mobility Group.

CZECH REPUBLIC – Major New Immigration Law Includes New EU Intra-Company Transfer Card

Effective 15 August 2017, a significant legislative amendment makes extensive changes to Czech immigration law.

Act 222/2017 amends Act 326/1999, and includes changes to the rules on employee cards, residence permits and long-term visas. The various ministries have not yet published details of how they will implement the new rules, and the changes could initially cause delays and confusion.

Perhaps the most significant change is a new residence permit for intra-company transferees, which transposes the European Union intra company transfer (ICT) directive (2014/66/EU).

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CZECH REPUBLIC – Major New Immigration Law Includes New EU Intra-Company Transfer Card

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SERBIA – Stricter Enforcement of Law Limits Assignments

The National Employment Service of Serbia has begun strictly enforcing a provision of the 2014 law on Employment of Foreigners which limits the duration of work permits for intra-company transfer (ICT) and assigned personnel to one year.

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SERBIA – Stricter Enforcement of Law Limits Assignments

This news alert was prepared using information provided by ODI Law.

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FRANCE – New Requirement and Fee for Prior Detachment Declarations

Effective 1 July 2017, foreign employers transferring employees to France on assignment, under detachment status (i.e. remaining on home payroll), regardless of their nationality, will be required to indicate the country where the employee will be covered for social security.

In addition, a decree (No. 2017-751) of 3 May 2017 has fixed the administrative fee which will have to be paid by the employer on making a detachment declaration, at EUR 40. The fee will be implemented sometime before 1 January 2018.

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FRANCE – New Requirement and Fee for Prior Detachment Declarations

This alert was drafted using information provided by Apro ConsultingExpat Partners and Itama Mobility.

Peregrine builds software and provides consultancy and training for global immigration management.

Newland Chase provides specialist immigration services worldwide.

CIBT is a world leader in short-term outbound visa requirements for expats and businesses.

ITALY – Posted Worker Notification Not Required for Intra-Company Transfers

Circular no. 1/2017 issued by the Italian National Labour Inspectorate has specified that the obligations introduced by Decree No.136/2016 (see our previous alert) do not apply to intra-company transferees (ICT), foreign researchers or self-employed foreign workers.

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