What has changed
The Asylum and Immigration Law signed into law on September 10, 2018 will take effect on March 1, 2019 for Intra-Company Transfers (ICT) with secondment status.
Previously, the ICT secondment status required a three (3) month period of seniority, the non-renewable characteristic was not clearly stated, and there was no mandatory cooling-off period.
Who is affected
What to expect
Key Changes for ICT Secondment Status Include:
- The assignee is required to have a six (6) month seniority within the group (previously was three  months) to be eligible.
- The longest amount of time a residence permit can be obtained for is three (3) years; residence permits are nonrenewable.
- Cooling-off period requires ICT’s to leave the EU for at least six (6) months before a new secondment.
What you need to do
All clients need to consider the new requirements when selecting foreign workers for future assignments.
Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.