Georgia Visa Information
Everything you wanted to know about Georgian visa policies
If you’re interested in traveling to Georgia but feel unsure about visa requirements or where to gather reliable information, this is the page for you! Our goal is to make the visa process as easy as possible by providing up-to-date and detailed information about Georgia visa policies, freeing you to pack your bags and plan your itinerary instead.
Below you will find everything you need to know about Georgian visa requirements. Simply find your passport country in one of the lists below and follow the directions and links provided. Check out our Q&A for commonly asked questions regarding the Georgia visa process, and feel free to contact us for additional information.
Do you need a visa to travel to Georgia?
If you find your country in the list below, you can travel visa-free to Georgia for a period of up to one year (excluding Iran, Chili and Uruguay, whose visa restrictions are outlined below):
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Dependent Territories
British Overseas Territories
Chile (90 days*)
French Republic Territories
Iran (45 days)
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Uruguay (90 days)
United States of America
*may remain in country for up to 90 days within a 180-day period
If you are a holder of a travel document issued by the UN or a UN specialized agency, you may stay in Georgia without a visa for up to 1 year. Additionally, holders of diplomatic or official passports of China, Egypt, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Peru may enter Georgia without a visa.
Can I enter Georgia using a valid visa in countries of EU, USA, etc?
Visa requirement is waived for stay in Georgia without visa for 90 calendar days in any 180-day period for foreign nationals holding a visa and/or a residence permit of any country listed below.:
British Dependent Territories
British Overseas Territories
French Republic territories
United Arab Emirates
United State of America
Keep in mind that your visa or residence permit for any of the above countries must be valid when you enter Georgia. You will also need at least one blank page for a Georgian stamp, which will be received upon entry.
Am I eligible for an electronic visa to Georgia?
Passport holders of the following countries are eligible to apply for an e-visa to Georgia:
Central African Republic
Federated States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
How do you get a Georgian visa online (e-visa)?
You can find the Georgian visa application on the official e-visa portal website. After filling out the form and making the payment, you will receive an email confirmation of the submitted application. When ready, your e-visa to Georgia will be sent to your email in PDF format. Most e-visas will be issued within 5 working days after submitting your application. You should print the visa out and keep it for the duration of your stay in Georgia. You may use the online Georgia visa status check through the e-visa portal website to monitor your visa’s status.
What should I do to obtain a visa to Georgia if my country is not on any of the lists above?
If you have not found your country in any of the lists above, you are not eligible for an e-visa or visa-free entry, yet you still have a chance to visit Georgia by obtaining a paper visa through a Georgian embassy or consulate. Before applying, read through the Georgia visa checklist to be sure you have all of the necessary documents in order:
- Fully completed visa application form (you can download the form from the website)
- Travel document / passport
- Passport-size photo according to ICAO standards
- Receipt of payment of the consular fee
- Invitation letter (only if required by the embassy or consulate through which you’ll apply)
- A receipt confirming the payment of a fine must be presented if you have formerly overstayed your visa in Georgia or remained in its territory illegally
- To issue visas to minors (a person under the age of 18) and/or persons with mental disabilities, written consent from the individual’s legal guardian must also be submitted.
- If submitting papers for any other individual, a document evidencing the third party’s representative powers must also be presented to the embassy or consulate.
What are the passport requirements for obtaining a Georgian visa?
Please note that in order to apply for a Georgian visa, your passport must meet the following requirements:
- The passport must be valid for at least three months after the expiration date of the Georgian visa
- It must contain at least two empty pages, unless you’re applying through the e-visa portal
- It should not be damaged
- It must have been issued within the past 10 years.
Please note that if your passport expires while you have a valid Georgian visa, you can apply to a Georgian embassy or consulate to get your current visa stamped into your new passport.
What if there is no Georgian embassy in my country?
If there is not a Georgian embassy in your country, you may apply through the closest Georgian embassy in a neighboring country. You can see the list of Georgian embassies and consulates here.
What if I want to extend my stay in Georgia?
If you have a diplomatic visa or are working in Georgia and wish to stay beyond the duration of your visa, you need to apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. The decision will be made within seven days.
If your passport country is in the list of visa-free countries (see above), you will need to exit Georgia and re-enter at any land border or airport. This will prolong your stay for another year (please double-check the regulations regarding your specific country).
If you had to obtain a paper visa in order to enter Georgia, you must leave the country before the visa expires and re-apply for a new visa. The visa is extended by the same regulations with which it was granted.
How can I get a multiple-entry visa to Georgia?
Short-term e-visas for travel purposes are issued as multiple entry ones with validity period of 120 days and duration of stay of 30 days.
If you are applying for paper visa in an embassy, conditions may vary depending on your travel history and reasons to visit Georgia. Please address the closes embassy for more information.
Is Georgia in Schengen Area?
Although Georgia does not belong to the Schengen Area, you are permitted to enter Georgia simply by showing a valid Schengen visa or an EU identity card upon entry.
How much is the Georgia visa fee?
Please note that if you are eligible for an e-visa, you need to pay 20USD (please see the list of eligible countries above). As for the paper visa, the price can range from 20USD up to 160USD, depending on your nationality and the type of visa for which you’re applying. Please check the details when applying or registering on the website.
How long does it take to get a Georgian visa?
The time it takes to issue your Georgia visa differs depending on the category of the visa:
- Short-term paper visas are issued within 10 calendar days
- Georgia e-visa processing time for short-term stay is up to 5 working days
- Long-term visas are issued within 30 calendar days
- D5 immigration visas are issued within 10 calendar days
In the event that you receive a Georgia visa rejection notice, you can appeal the decision within 10 business days from the date you receive the reply. The appeal and all related documents must be submitted in the Georgian language.
What are the Georgian visa categories?
Georgian visas are divided into the following categories:
- Diplomatic (A)
- Special (B)
- Ordinary (C)
- Immigration (D)
- Transit (T)
Note: In lieu of a Georgia work visa, individuals wishing to seek employment in the country should apply for a long-term visa. For more information on obtaining a visa for working in Georgia, contact your nearest Georgian embassy.
How early can I apply for my Georgian visa?
There are no time restrictions regarding the application for your Georgian visa. Just keep in mind the time needed to obtain the visa (see “How long does it take to get a Georgian visa?” above) and apply as soon as you have all the necessary documents.
What are the requirements for minors under the age of 18?
To issue Georgia visas to minors (a person under the age of 18) and/or persons with mental disabilities, written consent from the individual’s legal guardian must also be submitted.
Am I eligible for visa-free transit through Georgia?
Please see the list of countries above whose citizens and holders of a valid visa or residence permit are eligible to enter Georgia without a visa. If you find your country on the list, you won’t need a visa for transit through Georgia. Otherwise, you need to either apply for an e-visa or get a transit visa at a Georgian embassy or consulate.
How can I obtain a transit visa for Georgia?
If you are not eligible to enter Georgia without a visa, you can apply for a transit visa via the e-visa portal or at a Georgia embassy or consulate. Transit visas will be issued for a maximum of 10 days for the sole purpose of transiting through the territory of Georgia in order to enter a third country.
How can I get an invitation letter?
You can be invited to Georgia by a citizen of Georgia, by a person holding a valid Georgian residence permit or by someone legally registered in Georgia.
Do I need to register while in Georgia?
Unless you plan to obtain Georgian residency, you do not need to register while in Georgia.