Permits Foundation news update


This article is taken from the Spring 2024 issue of

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Encouraging developments in Ireland

Permits Foundation is actively working with its network in Ireland and speaking directly with government and parliament representatives to help support direct work access for spouses and partners of intra-company transferees. In February, the Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment made a promising statement when responding to questions in Parliament:“…management systems require people to spend a year or two in another country to develop their skills. It is a requirement but, unfortunately, if you cannot bring your spouse with you, that requirement makes Ireland a less attractive place for top talent in those companies. We are actively engaging, as I have mentioned, because this is now having a detrimental effect on our economy.”

Advocacy in South Africa

In January, Permits Foundation provided a written submission in response to the Department of Home Affairs White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection. In February, the Department invited further comment, this time on amendments to the Immigration Regulations.More information is available on the South Africa page of Permits Foundations’ world map.

Permits Foundation Conference, London, 5 June 2024


Join the Permits Foundation 2024 Conference for an afternoon of speakers, engaging roundtable dialogue and networking hosted by EY. This is a  great opportunity for global mobility professionals from a wide range of sectors to get together, share ideas in support of international dual careers and discuss legislative progress around the world. To register your interest message

Global Forum on Migration and Development

Permits Foundation participated in the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Geneva in January. The Business Advisory Group launched three papers by Fragomen, Deloitte and the OECD on digital nomads and hybrid work, climate change and skills mobility partnerships.  Permits Foundation is proud to have contributed supporting data on the importance of partner work access.

Coming up...

Permits Foundation’s advocacy focus in Q2-3 will shift to the US, Singapore and India. Please get in touch with the team if you would like to share your country feedback.

Further information

For a host of resources, including ‘The International Dual Careers Survey Report 2022’, visit For further details contact Kathleen Travaille, communications manager,

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