Georgian Visa

Georgia promotes tourism and a short-stay visa is easy to obtain. For a number of countries a visit is possible without a visa. See the list of countries whose citizens can visit Georgia without a visa. A passport valid for at least 6 months is required for all nationalities. Citizens of the European Union may enter Georgia with a travel document, as well as with an identity card issued by a Member State of the European Union. The national identity card shall contain the name, surname, date of birth and a photo of the person.

Traveling and obtaining a Georgian visa during the COVID-19 pandemic

Obtaining a Georgian visa during the COVID-19 pandemic does not follow standard procedures. In some cases it is possible to obtain it through the Georgian embassy or consulate. Even with a visa there is a chance that you will not be able to visit Georgia. There are several regulations you have to comply with. Please visit the website for prevention of the Coronavirus spread in Georgia for updated information and please read the COVID-19 recommendations for international travelers.

List of countries whose citizen can visit Georgia without visa requirement

Albania

Andorra

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Great Britain

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States of America

Uzbekistan

Disclaimer: The list above is not a complete list and it was updated on the 15th of December 2020. In case of doubts or known visa difficulties, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

How to obtain a Georgian visa?

First, we have to find out what kind of visa you need to apply for. Georgia has five visa categories:

1. Diplomatic (A)

2. Special (B)

3. Ordinary (C)

4. Immigration (D)

5. Transit (T)

Next to these five visa categories there are short-term and long-term visas with the right of a single entry or multiple entries.

Two different procedures to obtain a Georgian visa

Obtaining a Georgian visa can be done with two different procedures; through the E-Visa portal and E-application system. When you will make use of the E-Visa portal you can do the whole procedure digital, while through the E-application system you need to bring all needed documents to the Embassy of Georgia in your country.

E-Visa portal

The E-Visa portal can only be used in case you apply for a short-term C category Georgian visa. The E-Visa portal is the easiest and fastest way to obtain short-term C category Georgian visa electronically without visiting Georgian Embassy or Consular Office. You apply via the website of the E-Visa portal you fill in all requested information, confirm your email address and pay the visa application fee. Within five working days you will receive an answer on your application.

E-application system

The E-application system has to be used to obtain a Georgian visa of any type through the Georgian Embassy or Consular Office. You apply via the website of the E-application system, you fill in all requested information, make an appointment at the Georgian Embassy or Consular Office and pay the visa application fee. Hard copies of the signed visa application and all other documents necessary to obtain a Georgian visa shall be submitted to the visa issuing authority at the Embassy or Consular Office. The decision to issue a visa is made within the following time limits after a visa application is submitted: Short-term visa – 10 calendar days, Long-term visa – 30 calendar days, and D5 immigration visa – 10 calendar days.