Effective 11 January 2017 Italy implements Directive 2014/66 on Intra-EU Mobility
With the publication of Legislative Decree n. 253/2916, in effect from January 11, 2017, Italy has finally implemented Directive 2014/66/EC of 15 May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer (the so-called “ICT Directive”).
The decree has amended the Consolidated Act on Immigration (L. Decree 286/1998 updated text available at www.normattiva.it/uri-res/N2Ls?urn:nir:stato:decreto.legislativo:1998-07-25;286!vig=) introducing 2 new articles (Article 27-quinques and 27-sexies) of Immigration Law.
The new provisions apply to third-country nationals temporary seconded from a NON-EU Employer to an Italian company of the same group and who qualify as:
Also, holders of an ICT work and residence permit issued in another member state will be able to work at a company group entity in Italy. They can work up to 90 days by simply notifying their presence. If staying more than 90 days, an ICT work and residence permit must be applied for but shall be exempted from obtaining a work visa.
Q. WHAT ARE THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE NEW ICT PERMIT?
Q. WHAT ARE THE MAIN CONDITIONS TO QUALIFY FOR THE NEW ICT PERMIT?
At present, the Italian immigration authority is still shaping the application procedures. It is still uncertain how the new application procedure will work in practice. It is expected that this will become clear in the coming days.
The existing highly-skilled migrant program remains in place with some variations, therefore it is still possible to file applications under article 27 letter (a) regulating the intra-company work permit for managers/highly skilled staff.
The new provisions overlap with that of the existing highly-skilled migrant program, therefore, we expect that Immigration authority will soon issue guidelines to clarify the differences between the 2 procedures.
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