Georgia Visa Policy

The Georgia visa policy determines who requires a visa for the country. Discover if you need a travel authorization to visit.

Visa Policy for Georgia

The visa policy of Georgia determines which countries do not need a visa for Georgia and who may enter the country with a valid visa or travel authorization.

At present, travelers from over 90 countries worldwide do not need a visa for Georgia for periods of stay between 90 days up to 1 year depending on their nationality.

The majority of visa-free visitors are required to present a valid passport to gain entry without a visa, although some nationalities are simply required to present a valid national ID.

Over 100 foreign passport holders are able to obtain an electronic visa for Georgia through a simple online application form, eliminating the need to visit a diplomatic government office in person to submit a visa application.

An eVisa for Georgia is issued as a multiple entry visa and allows stays of 90 days within every 180-day period, or 30 days within every 120-day period, depending on the traveler’s nationality.

To visit Georgia for longer periods of permitted stay, it is necessary to apply for a visa from the nearest Georgian embassy or consulate in person. Additionally, citizens of roughly 50 countries must obtain an embassy visa for Georgia regardless of the time they plan to stay, or whether they require a tourist visa, student visa, business visa, or other visa option.

There are not currently any visa bans on foreign citizens traveling to Georgia.

Below you can find more detailed information about the different entry types for Georgia.

Tourist Visa Policy for Georgia

The Georgia inmigration policy for tourism currently states that individuals from roughly 150 countries worldwide require a visa to visit Georgia as a tourist no matter the period of intended stay.

Approximately 100 nationalities may apply for a tourist visa for Georgia through a simple online application which only takes a few minutes to complete with basic information. This expedited application protocol eliminates the need to visit a Georgian embassy or consulate to submit paperwork in person.

Once approved, a Georgia tourist eVisa is sent to the traveler via email, and can then be printed to present upon arrival at Georgian border checkpoints to gain easy access to the country.

A Georgian eVisa for tourism is issued for multiple entries to the country and permits a stay of 30 days within every 120-day period for most nationalities. However, some foreign citizens may obtain an online tourist visa which permits a 90-day stay within a 180-day period.

Visa-required nationalities unable to apply for a tourist visa for Georgia online must obtain a visa for tourism from a Georgian embassy or consulate well in advance of their intended travel dates, to allow for sufficient time for processing and approval.

Discover more detailed information about the different types of visa for Georgia for tourism below.

EVISA

The Georgia eVisa is an electronic visa that permits the holder to travel to the country for short stays for tourism or business purposes. This electronic application program was introduced in February 2015 in order to eliminate the need to visit a diplomatic mission in person to apply for a visa.

Visitors from roughly 100 countries around the world can now complete a simple online application with basic personal, passport, and travel information, to receive an approved eVisa for Georgia sent via email.

Applicants will be required to pay a Georgia online visa processing fee using a valid debit/credit card and to upload differing supporting documents depending on whether they require an eVisa for business or tourism before they can submit the application form.

It is also advisable to double-check all of the data provided on the form is correct and matches the details of the traveler’s passport before submitting the application, as even small errors can result in the eVisa application being denied.

Once the applicant has received the approved electronic visa at their email address, they can then print a copy to present alongside their passport upon arrival in Georgia.

Find a complete list of countries eligible to apply for an eVisa for Georgia below.

EVISA: Country list

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Embassy or Consular Visa Required

Georgia immigration requirements state that nationals of up to 50 countries around the world must obtain an embassy or consulate travel visa for Georgia no matter how long they wish to stay.

A Georgian embassy visa may be issued as a tourist visa, business visa, transit visa, work visa, student visa, resident visa, or other visa type depending on the traveler’s needs. The period of stay permitted and validity of the visa varies depending on the purpose of the travel and the applicant’s nationality.

The protocol of obtaining an embassy visa for Georgia involves first making an appointment at the nearest Georgian diplomatic government office to the applicant and preparing a range of supporting documentation to bring to the consular interview depending on the visa type requested.

These supporting documents must be presented in person alongside a completed embassy visa application form for Georgia. It is also necessary for the applicant to pay a visa processing fee before the travel permit can be processed and approved.

Those who need a visitors visa for Georgia from an embassy are advised to begin the application process well in advance of their intended date of arrival, as it may take several weeks for the document to receive approval.

You can find a complete list of countries that require an embassy visa for Georgia below.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required: Country list

  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Curacao
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Macedonia
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Tokelau
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna

Visa Not Required

Citizens of roughly 90 countries around the globe can visit Georgia without a visa for varying periods of stay depending on their citizenship, simply by presenting a valid passport upon arrival at Georgian border control.

All citizens of European Union countries, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine are able to enter Georgia visa-free using a valid national ID card, although Saudi foreign residents are required to provide the Original Iqama along with Certified English Translations of their Saudi Resident ID Cards at airline check-in counters in order to board their flight.

Most nationalities are granted a visa-exempt stay of up to 1 year, although citizens of Chile and Uruguay may stay visa-free for up to 90 days.

Visa exemption for stays up to 30 days also applies to Georgian diaspora members who are citizens of countries that otherwise require a visa, holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of China, Egypt, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, and Peru, and persons with refugee status in Georgia.

Holders of valid visas or residence permits of EU/EFTA/GCC countries, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, or the United States, as well as overseas territories of EU countries, except Anguilla, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, are also visa -exempt for stays up to 90 days within every 180-day period.

Find a full list of visa not required countries for Georgia below.

Visa Not Required: Country list

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City

Entering Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are disputed territories in the Caucasus and are considered to be Russian occupied territories by Georgia and a large part of the international community.

Because of this, there are some restrictions in place for traveling to these regions from Georgia.

Current rules and regulations state that entry to Abkhazia and South Ossetia from Georgia is an act punishable under Georgian law, except through border checkpoints located in either the Zugdidi or Gori Municipalities. Nevertheless, entering South Ossetia from territories controlled by the Georgian government is currently impossible.

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