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

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Georgia adopted a new law of on Legal Status of Alien and Stateless Persons that went into effect on 1 September 2014.

All visa exempt nationals are allowed now to stay for a maximum of up to 90 days within 180 days. After this period, citizens who want to continue working in Georgia will have to obtain a visa, for which they will have to leave Georgia, as the visa is issued only in Georgian embassies abroad. Citizens of countries that require visas are issued with visas for a single entry and a 30-day stay.[1] The list of countries whose citizens have the right of visa-free entry to Georgia is no longer provided in the new law, it is determined in the separate ordinance of the Government of Georgia. The extension of visa-free stay is not be possible for holders of ordinary passports.[2] The visa-free list was approved on 26 August 2014.[3]

In 2015 Georgia is preparing to launch an electronic visa (e-visa) facility, allowing Tourists from 102 countries the possibility to apply for a Georgian visa in simple steps.[4]

Nationals of the following countries and territories may visit Georgia without a visa:[5]

Visa exemption also applies to:[6]

  • Georgian diaspora members who are citizens of countries that otherwise require a visa – for stays not exceeding 30 days
  • United Nations laissez-passer holders for 90 days within any 180 days
  • Persons with refugee status in Georgia

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  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. ^ Georgia looks to launch e-visa scheme with 102 countries
  5. ^ Citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in the countries listed below may enter Georgia without a visa for short-term visit (Not exceeding 90 calendar days in any 180-day period)
  6. ^ Exemptions from Georgian visa obligations also applies to