The EU Intra-Corporate Transfer (‘ICT’) permit has been implemented in Finland.   Enacting the European Union ICT Directive 2014/66, the EU ICT permit will allow non-EU/EEA individuals who are qualified managers, specialists and graduate trainees to work in Finland 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 3 to 6 months for graduate trainees) will be eligible to apply for the EU ICT permit, should the host company wish to 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.

Individuals from other EU countries who have the ICT permit may be eligible to obtain a mobile ICT permit for potential ICT assignments to Finland.  These transfers can be for more than 90 days and if the applicant is looking for this long term assignment, then the application must be filed at least 20 days before the transfer.