Implementation of the EU ICT Directive will take effect from 1st August 2017.  The ICT directive will allow non-EU/EEA individuals who are qualified managers, specialists and graduate trainees to work in Germany or any of the EU countries implementing the directive on a temporary basis provided that salary and work requirements are complied with.

The new directive will allow for the assignment of ICT employees to Germany from another EU country to work within a group affiliated company for a limited duration.  Employees must have been working for the company group for at least 6 months to be eligible.

Employees who already hold an ICT permit from another EU country will be able to work in Germany for up to 90 days in a 180 day period once a notification has been filed in advance. A separate process will be applicable for assignments which exceed 90 days, whereby an application would need to be made at the Germany Embassy where the employee is residing.