Do you need a visa to come to Georgia?

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The question most often asked by those considering going to Georgia is: "Do I need a visa?"

The good news is that, in the majority of cases, the answer will probably be NO. Georgia has one of the most liberal visa regulation in the world.

Here is a list of the main countries that do not require visas for their nationals:

EU States *, Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia *, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain *, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Dependent Territories *, British Overseas Territories *, Brunei, Canada *, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Denmark Territories *, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Republic, Territories *, Holy See, Honduras, Iceland *, Israel *, Japan *, Kazakhstan, Kuwait *, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein *, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands *, New Zealand *, Norway *, Oman *, Panama, Qatar *, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia*, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland*, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates*, United States of America* and Uzbekistan.

If your country is in the list above, Bravo! You just need to go to the customs office at Tbilisi International Airport and get an entry stamp on your passport. You are allowed to stay in Georgia for a full year! You can work, start an economic activity, which will allow you to apply for a residence permit.

If your country is not on the list above, don't worry because it is easy to get a visa to come to Georgia. However, you will need to request an e-Visa online before entering the country. The procedure is simple, inexpensive, and allows you to avoid all the worries of having to go to a Georgian embassy or consulate in your country. The e-Visas issued are generally valid for trips of a maximum of 30 days.
There are only a few countries for which visa applications are highly controlled such as Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Most countries in North and Central Africa are also high controlled.

Please note that although this information is current as of March 2018, it is subject to change in the future. It is therefore necessary to check with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia the current visa situation for citizens of each country, in order to be 100% sure that you have the latest information. The website is interactive and easy to use.