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The candidate must be earning a minimum annual salary of €40,000 or €30,000 for personnel undergoing a training programme to be eligible for this Irish Work Permit.

The duration of the permit depends on the reason for the transfer. Applications may be granted for a maximum period of up to 24 months initially and may be extended to a maximum stay of five years. Employees who have had an Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit for one year may apply for an alternative Employment Permit, contact visafirst.com for more information.

Yes. The employee in question must be crucial to the running of the company and must fall into one of the categories of senior management, key personnel or trainee.

For this Irish permit application senior management is considered to be someone who:

  • Manages the organisation, department, subdivision, function or component of the organisation.
  • Supervises or controls the work of other supervisory, professional or managerial employees, or manages an essential function within the organisation, or a department or subdivision of the organisation.
  • Has the authority to hire and fire or recommend these, as well as other personnel actions (such as promotion and leave authorisation) OR if no other employee is directly supervised, function at a senior level within the organisation hierarchy or with respect to the function managed and,
  • Exercises discretion over everyday operations of the activity or function for which the employee has the authority.

For this visa application, ‘key personnel’ is considered to be someone who has special knowledge in the establishment's service, research equipment, techniques and management.

In assessing such knowledge, high level of qualification or prior experience will be taken into account.

Trainees will be considered for an Intra-Company Transfer Permit for a maximum of 12 months, provided it can be adequately demonstrated that a detailed training program will be in place.

Yes, the employee/transferee in question must have been working for a minimum period of 6 months with the overseas company prior to transferring.

No. The employee/transferee cannot work for any employer other than that named in the Irish Company Work Permit. Employees who have had an Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit for one year may apply for an alternative Employment Permit, contact visafirst.com for more information.

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At Visa First we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best possible service. If you feel that we have not achieved this goal we have set up a complaints handling process:

Complaints Process:
  1. Where an official complaint is received by Visa First, the company will record the nature of the complaint and issue an acknowledgement email to the client within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. The acknowledgement will provide the client with the contact name who is responsible for dealing with the complaint. The official complaint must be made by email (you may also write, although this will slow down the process), and confirm that the client wishes to enter this process. Please email your complaint to complaints@visafirst.com
  2. Visa First will investigate the complaint as swiftly as possible and where applicable, the complainant will receive a regular written update on the progress of the investigation at intervals of not more than 20 business days.
  3. Visa First will try to resolve the complaint within 40 business days of having received the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 40 business days, the Firm will write to the complainant notifying them of the anticipated timeframe for the conclusion of the investigation.
  4. Within 5 business days of the conclusion of the investigation of the complaint, Visa First will issue a resolution letter detailing the outcome of the investigation. This letter will include, if applicable, an explanation of the terms of any offer that the company is prepared to make in settlement of the complaint.

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