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Georgia is the gateway to Eurasia as the country is situated at the intersection of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Its neighbors include Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Georgian capital Tbilisi is also the biggest city in the country.
The guide to visa application procedure for Georgia will provide you with the most up-to-date information on general requirements for citizens of various nationalities. You can learn about the country specific visa rules and regulations along with the required documents throughout the process. Make sure to buy your Georgia Flight Ticket as the first step to organize your trip.
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In principle, nationals of foreign countries shall apply for entry visas in order to travel to Georgia. However, under certain conditions citizens of certain countries are exempted from visa requirements. The extensive list of countries whose nationals may travel to Georgia without a visa obligation can be reached online.
Georgian visa categories can be broadly identified as diplomatic, special, ordinary, immigration and transit visas. Then, there are single or multiple-entry visas that distinguish the short vs. long term stay of its holder. Short-term single entry visa enable the visitor to travel to Georgia once for a maximum of 30 days in line with the indicated travel dates, whereas the total period of stay cannot exceed 90 days within 180 days. On the other hand, short-term multiple entry visa allows for consecutive visits not exceeding the time constraints and is granted upon fulfilling the condition of the applicant’s previous visit to Georgia within the past years.
Short-term visa is issued in line with the requested days indicated by the traveler for not more than 30 days. Short-term multiple entry visa is granted for a maximum of five years.
C1 visa is required for travels with tourism purposes to Georgia.
C3 category visa is applicable when one travels to Georgia with business related intentions whether to carry business meetings or to attend workshops and professional conferences.
People who would like to travel to Georgia in order to visit friends or family members shall apply for C2 category visa.
Visits to Georgia with the purpose of attending cultural or sports related activities over short term periods are entitled to obtain C3 category visa.
Short-term visits for education or training purposes also require C3 visa for terms of stay that are restricted to 90 days within 6 months period.
Long-term visa grants its holder the right to enter and stay in Georgia for a period up to one year with multiple entry possibility.
D1 visa is applicable when people are travelling to Georgia for work purposes whether through contracted work or with the intention of realizing entrepreneurial activity. People arriving to Georgia in order to presume scientific, cultural, sports or educational activities, freelancers and third country nationals travelling to Georgia as interns or volunteers are entitled to apply for D2 category visa. On the other hand, D3 category visa is issued for study or research activities at designated Georgian institutions.
Travel purposes relating to family reunification cases shall apply for D4 visa, whereas D5 category visa is required for people who have the property ownership rights with a value more than 100.000 US dollars in Georgia.
Transit visa is issued for passengers who are having a stopover in Georgia to travel to third countries. It is granted for a maximum period of 10 days.
Georgia’s tourist visa requirements and application procedures are explained for specific categories below. In general, applicants must submit their applications comprising of the requested documents to the Diplomatic Mission or authorized visa application centers in due time. Please bear in mind that the necessary documents may differ depending on the term and purpose of your stay, hence the category of your visa.
There are specific documents to attach to your application dossier depending on your status of employment.
Students or unemployed/retired people who are not in a position to cover their own travel expenses will need to demonstrate support from a sponsor who will borne the full costs. The sponsor is entitled to certain requirements. Hence, only first grade relatives can fulfill this position. You can check our website for all the relevant details.
In addition to above mentioned application documents, general requirements include:
Foreigners may plan their trips to Georgia through the online platform where complete list of non-European countries whose citizens are part of the visa-free regime are indicated. Additionally, the citizens of countries who are eligible to apply on the e-Visa portal can reach all information apart from the above mentioned general requirements.
Citizens of European Union member states can benefit from visa-free travel opportunities to Georgia and travel with their national identity cards.
Nationals coming from Russian Federation and Ukraine are not requested an entry visa to visit Georgia for stays not exceeding 90 days.
You can find below fixed fees for different types of Georgian visas determined by authorities as of March 2020. The visa fee comprises of 20 US dollars plus the 2% service fee. However, please keep in mind that under specific conditions some applicants may be exempt from visa fees or benefit from reduced prices. The visa fee is non-refundable, thus in the case of rejection of your application reimbursements are not available.
|Short-Stay Visa (Adults)||20 USD|
|Long-term/National Visa||20 USD|
|Airport Transit Visa||20 USD|
NOTE: This article was prepared in March 2020. Please check up-to-date information published by official sources.
Yes, multiple entry visa can be granted for short-term visits to Georgia given that the applicant has visited Georgia at least once in the previous years and complies with the application requirements.
Yes, your application may be rejected on certain grounds. In that case, you will be notified with the reasons of rejection and deadlines for submission of an appeal.
In general, issuing of a tourist visa for Georgia takes about 10 calendar days. However, it may be prolonged up to 30 days and/or exceptionally 60 days for individual cases whereby a more detailed examination is deemed necessary.
Your nationality shall not be a prior condition for the issuing of your visa, provided that you will have submitted all the required documents.
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