Visa policy of Georgia
Visa policy map
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. 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. The visa-free list was approved on 26 August 2014.
1 — may enter using ID card.
Visa exemption also applies to:
- 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
- Holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of China, Egypt, Peru and Uruguay.
- Online visa
In February 2015 Georgia launched an e-VISA portal allowing citizens of countries that are required to obtain a visa to do so online without a visit to the Georgian diplomatic mission or consulate. For the following nationalities it is required to hold a valid Schengen visa or a valid visa from any of the OECD member countries or a valid residence permit of a Schengen or OECD country:
Nationals of all African countries (except Comoros and São Tomé and Príncipe) and all Asian countries (except East Timor and Maldives) and also nationals of Haiti and Jamaica have to provide a proof of accommodation, round flight ticket, travel insurance and a proof of financial means in order to obtain an e-VISA.
- Visa Information for Foreign Citizens
- Georgia Visit Planning Calculator
- Citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in the countries that may enter Georgia without a visa for short-term visit (Not exceeding 90 calendar days in any 180-day period)
- Official Website of Georgia E-visa
- Legal Status of Aliens and Stateless Persons – 100 Questions Regarding the New Law (March, 2014)
- Georgia to retain visa-free regime with 94 countries
- 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)
- Travel between Turkey and Georgia now passport-free
- Exemptions from Georgian visa obligations also applies to
- e-VISA PORTAL