We are pleased to continue our series examining country immigration requirements with a focus on Italy this month. In this post, we cover the key requirements for obtaining an Intra Company Transfer Work Permit.

General Process

  1. Document collection
  2. Document conditioning, if applicable
  3. Work permit application
  4. Visa Type D application
  5. Fiscal Code application
  6. Entrance
  7. Job contract signing
  8. Permit of stay application
  9. Biometric Data appointment
  10. Permit of stay collection
  11. Permit of stay collection

Timeline

Pre-arrival: 4-6 months

Post-arrival: 1-3 months

Primary Employee Documents

·        Passport

·        CV

·        Degree

·        Photographs

·        Evidence of suitable accommodation in Italy

·        Proof of health insurance

 

 

Primary Employer Documents

·        Secondment declaration

·        Certificate of incorporation

·        Italian tax report

·        Declaration of company linkages

·        Italian Chamber of Commerce certificate

·        Certificate of coverage

·        Proof of social security compliance & labor obligations

·        Balance sheet/ financial statement

 

Validity

The work permit and permit of stay generally have initial validity of 2 years. Renewal is possible.

Deregistration

The work permit and permit of stay must be withdrawn.

Red Flags and Special Criteria

  • Legalizations and translations are required on several documents
  • Applicant must have been employed by sending company for at least 3 months
  • Job position must be highly specialized or managerial
  • Processing times are significantly higher during the summer months
  • Following maximum duration of 3 years (managers/specialist) and 1 year (trainees) the applicant must leave Italy and may apply for a new ICT following a 3-month cooling-off period

For additional information, please contact Aires Immigration.

Disclaimer: Any immigration advice contained herein is subject to change at any time. All immigration rules, processes, and decisions are made at the discretion of the relevant government authorities and are outside of Aires’ control.

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