Deloitte Intra-Corporate Transferees (ICT) Study


Deloitte Intra-Corporate Transferees (ICT) Study

A high-level overview and comparison of the rules related to ICT workers in the different EU countries.

We are proud to present you with our Intra-Corporate Transferees (ICT) Study. The objective of this study is to provide a high-level overview and comparison of the rules related to ICT workers in the different countries within the European Union (EU). At Deloitte, we take pride in our global immigration practice, which was established more than 25 years ago and covers more than 140 countries. Our heritage, size, and scale make us one of the most experienced and largest corporate immigration practices in the world. This allows us to have meaningful conversations with various governments and policy makers, while keeping our clients informed of changes by providing global strategic guidance and support.

Deloitte ICT Permit Study

We collected data within the Deloitte EU immigration network and compiled it into the study in March 2018 to compare key elements of the ICT Directive, namely:

  • Implementation status (by now, Greece has also implemented the ICT Directive into national legalization)
  • Intra-EU mobility possibilities and process requirements
  • Whether a quota applies
  • Seniority requirements
  • Income requirements
  • Processing times
  • Dependents’ right to work
  • Whether working on a client site is allowed
  • Whether a cooling-off period is applicable

Furthermore, country pages have been drafted to provide a complete overview of the ICT Directive implementation process for each EU country.

The Deloitte ICT Permit Study is available here.


The ICT Directive, adopted in 2014, sets out a common framework for non-EU/European Economic Area (EEA) citizens and Swiss nationals to move to other EU member states as part of an intracompany transfer. The ICT Directive complements previous harmonization initiatives, such as the EU Blue Card and Single Permit Directive. The ICT Directive facilitates the transfer of managers, specialists, and trainees from outside of the EU to an entity within the same group in an EU member state.

Upcoming webinar

A client webinar highlighting recent and upcoming changes regarding EU corporate immigration will be scheduled soon.

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