Visa Requirements for travel to Europe

Visa Requirements for travel to Georgia

Georgia Travel Visa Requirements

Visa Information for Foreign Citizens

As a result of coming into force of the law of Georgia on "Legal Status of Aliens” from July 1, 2006 ordinary visas are not issued or extended at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

Persons, who plan to stay on the territory of Georgia for longer period than determined by their ordinary category of visa, must apply to regional services of the Civil Registration Agency of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia and receive temporary or permanent residence permit.

Address: Saburtalo District Agency -Budapest St.N2
Vake District Agency- Irakli Abashidze St. N68

List of the countries whose citizens do not need a visa to enter and stay on the territory of Georgia for 90 days

All countries of the European Union
United States of America
Canada
Japan
Switzerland
Lichtenstein
Norway
Israel
the Holy See
Principality of Andorra
San-Marino
Republic of Iceland
United Arab Emirates
State of Kuwait
South Korea
State of Qatar
Kingdom of Bahrain
Oman

List of the countries who have visa free movement agreements with Georgia for holders of certain types of passports

# Republic of Azerbaijan - visa free movement for all kinds of passports
# Republic of Armenia - visa free movement for all kinds of passports
# Republic of Belarus - visa free movement for all kinds of passports
# Republic of Bulgaria - visa free movement for diplomatic passports for 90 days stay
# Republic of Kazakhstan - visa free movement for all kinds of passports
# Kyrgyz Republic - visa free movement for all kinds of passports
# Republic of Moldova - visa free movement for all kinds of passports
# Republic of Tajikistan - visa free movement for all kinds of passports
# Ukraine - visa free movement for all kinds of passports
# Republic of Uzbekistan - visa free movement for all kinds of passports
# Peoples Republic of China - visa free movement for diplomatic and service passports and tourist groups
# Islamic Republic of Iran - visa free movement for diplomatic and service passports up to 30 days stay
# Romania - visa free movement for diplomatic and service passports up to 90 days stay
# Republic of Turkey - visa free movement for all kind of passports up to 90 days stay
# Republic of Hungary - visa free movement for diplomatic and service passports for 30 days stay
# Turkmenistan - visa free movement for diplomatic and service passports up to 30 days stay
# Arab Republic of Egypt - visa free movement for diplomatic and service passports up to 30 days stay

I. Visas and Residence Permits

1. Diplomatic, service and ordinary visas issued at the diplomatic missions and consular posts of Georgia abroad shall be of single, double and multi entries, but residence visa – only of single entry.

a) Diplomatic and service visas shall be issued for the period of stay of 90 days; term of validity of visa shall not exceed 180 days.

As an exception diplomatic or service visa may be issued for one year period of stay.

Foreign staff of diplomatic missions and consular posts, as well as similar representations accredited to Georgia need visas for their first entry to the territory of Georgia. During their accreditation period they stay in the country and cross the border on the basis of accreditation card issued according to the determined rule of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, if other is not provided by international obligation.

b) Ordinary visa shall be issued for determined period of time which shall not exceed 1 year.

Duration of stay in Georgia determined by ordinary visa is 90 days, if it is issued for the period of 6 months, but 180 days – if it is issued for the period of one year. Furthermore, during each entry duration of stay shall not exceed max. 90 days.

Visa Fees

Single ordinary visa up to 90 days stay - 30 US dollars
Double entry visa up to 90 days stay - 45 US dollars
Multiple ordinary visa up to 90 days stay - 50 US dollars
Double entry visa up to 180 days stay - 60 US dollars
Multiple ordinary visa up to 180 days stay - 100 US dollars
Single ordinary transit visa - 5 US dollars
Double ordinary transit visa - 10 US dollars
Multiple ordinary transit visa - 30 US dollars
Residence visa - 50 US dollars
Visa transfer to valid passport - 5 US dollars

c) Residence visa shall be issued to an alien for entry to Georgia, who has or may have residence permit of Georgia and meantime is abroad while obtaining the permit.

Residence visa is issued for the period of 1 year (duration of stay is 180 days).
Decision on issuing residence visa shall be made by the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.

2. In cases determined by the Georgian legislation visa/entry permit for three months can be issued by the Border Police of Georgia (sub-divisional institution of the Ministry of Internal Affairs) at border crossing points situated at the Georgian State Border.

When issuing a Georgian visa, the term of validity of the travel document of an alien should exceed the term of validity of visa at least for three months.

3. The basis for the stay of an alien in Georgia is a visa or residence permit (permanent or temporary) if other is not provided by this law and international treaties of Georgia.

It is possible to extend the term of validity of diplomatic and service categories of visas on the territory of Georgia that is carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

Also it should be taken into account that persons who possess ordinary visas, in case of staying on the territory of Georgia longer than the period determined by the visa, should apply to the Ministry of Justice to receive temporary or permanent residence before the expiration of their visas.

The issuance and extension of the term of validity of the permanent and temporary residence permits on the territory of Georgia for the category of aliens determined by this law is carried out by the Ministry of Justice.

II. Exit of aliens from Georgia

- If an alien leaves the territory of Georgia during ten days after expiration of the term of his/her legal stay he/she would not bear administrative responsibility in the form of penalty.

- An alien staying in Georgia during the period up to three months after expiration of the term of his/her legal stay and willing to leave the territory of Georgia voluntarily has the right to exit from the territory of Georgia without impediment. Also, an alien is obliged to pay the certain amount of penalty before or after leaving the country. In case the amount is not paid he/she will not be given a Georgian visa until he covers the abovementioned debt.

An alien staying in Georgia illegally more than three months after expiration of the term of his/her legal stay and willing to exit from the country voluntarily has the right to leave the territory of Georgia without impediment. Also, he/she is obliged to pay the certain amount of penalty before or after leaving the country. Georgian visa and the permit to enter Georgia will not be issued to him/her for one year.

An alien is obliged to leave the territory of Georgia during ten days after the facts of his/her illegal stay is revealed.

The Ministry of Justice of Georgia or a court takes the decision on the expulsion of an alien from Georgia.

An alien expelled from Georgia will not be issued a Georgian visa or residence permit during one year.
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