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What is an ICT permit (and what are the requirements)?

The term "ICT" means "Intra Company Transfer". An ICT permit can be granted to employees who are transferred (seconded) from a foreign company to a German entity of the same company group.

An ICT permit can be applied for, if an employee is being temporarily deputed to a German company, which is part of the same company group, as the company the employee is employed with.

One of the main characterictics of an ICT permit is that the ICT employee is staying on his home country employment contract, so that he also continues to receive his salary from his home country employer.

The German company provides the employee with the work space and might also give to him some additional benefits, such as housing support, a car or add-up payments to the employee. Still, no employment relationship is beeing created between the employee and the German entity.

The issue of an ICT permit required that:

  • the employee has been employed by the company group (by home country employer) for at least 6 months;
  • the employee is a specialist;
  • the employee - during his stay in Germany - is traeted equally to employees of the same qualification, who are employed directly with the German entity.

    An ICT permit requires the approval of the German labour authorities.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need additional information or support with processing ICT visa or work permit applications for Germany.

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