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Directive 2014/66/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer

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1.This Directive shall apply to third-country nationals who reside outside the territory of the Member States at the time of application and apply to be admitted or who have been admitted to the territory of a Member State under the terms of this Directive, in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer as managers, specialists or trainee employees.

2.This Directive shall not apply to third-country nationals who:

(a)

apply to reside in a Member State as researchers, within the meaning of Directive 2005/71/EC, in order to carry out a research project;

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under agreements between the Union and its Member States and third countries, enjoy rights of free movement equivalent to those of Union citizens or are employed by an undertaking established in those third countries;

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are posted in the framework of Directive 96/71/EC;

(d)

carry out activities as self-employed workers;

(e)

are assigned by employment agencies, temporary work agencies or any other undertakings engaged in making available labour to work under the supervision and direction of another undertaking;

(f)

are admitted as full-time students or who are undergoing a short-term supervised practical training as part of their studies.

3.This Directive shall be without prejudice to the right of Member States to issue residence permits, other than the intra-corporate transferee permit covered by this Directive, for any purpose of employment for third-country nationals who fall outside the scope of this Directive.

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