Cyprus has implemented the EU Intra-Corporate Transfer (‘ICT’) permit.   The EU ICT permit enacts the European Union ICT Directive 2014/66 and will allow non-EU/EEA individuals who are qualified managers, specialists and graduate trainees to work in Cyprus or any of the EU countries implementing the directive on a temporary basis, as long as the company they are to work at is within the same group of companies as the sending company. 

Managers and specialists who have worked at the sending entity for at least 12 months (and at least 6 months for graduate trainees) will be suitable for the EU ICT permit, should the host company send them to a linked corporate entity. 

The EU ICT permit can be issued for an initial duration of up to 3 years for managers and specialists and up to 1 year for trainees.