Visa policy of Georgia

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Visitors to Georgia must obtain a visa from one of the Georgian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 3 months.

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Visa policy of Georgia (effective from 1 September 2014)

Visa policy[edit]

As of 1 September 2014 all visa exempt nationals will be able to stay for up to 90 days within 180 days.[1]

Georgia adopted a new law of on Legal Status of Alien and Stateless Persons that will go in effect on 1 September 2014. The new law changes the visa policy so that foreign citizens that do not require a visa can stay up to 90 days within any 180 days while the citizens of countries that require visas will be issued with visas for a single entry and a 30 day stay. Visas on arrival will from now on be issued only under special circumstances. The list of countries whose citizens have the right of visa-free entry to Georgia is no longer provided in the new law. The list will be included in the separate ordinance of the Government of Georgia. The right of visa-free entry will be maintained for the citizens of member states of the European Union, NATO, Schengen Area, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other main partners. The extension of visa-free stay will not be possible for holders of ordinary passports.[2] The visa-free list was approved on August 26 and will contain 94 countries.[3]

Effective 1 September 2014 nationals of the following countries and territories may visit Georgia without a visa:[4][5][6]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Until 1 September 2014, nationals of all other countries may obtain a 90 or 360 day visa on arrival. Nationals of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka can obtain a visa on arrival provided holding an invitation letter approved by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Legal Status of Aliens and Stateless Persons - 100 Questions Regarding the New Law (March, 2014)
  3. ^ Georgia to retain visa-free regime with 94 countries
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Foreign Ministry publishes list of countries having visa-free travel with Georgia
  6. ^ Check if your country is on the visa-free list
  7. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 21 January 2014.