Residence permits in Georgia


A temporary residence permit is issued to a foreign citizen wishing to say in Georgia for more than 90 days and up to 6 years.

To be eligible for a temporary residence permits, a foreigner must meet one of the following requirements:

Employment in Georgia in accordance with labor legislation of the country, including freelance professionals
Stay in Georgia for the purposes of health treatment or study
Invitation by the state agencies as a highly qualified specialist or an artist
Being guardian or custodian of a Georgian citizen
Being under the guardianship or custody of a Georgian citizen
Being a spouse, parent, child, adoptee, adoptive parent, sister, brother, grandmother or grandfather of a Georgian citizen or a foreigner who holds a Georgian residence permit
Being a person for whom there is a reasonable doubt to believe that he/she is a victim of human trafficking
Participant of a hearing of commission on restitution and compensation
Being a person whose Georgian citizenship is terminated

The Public Service Hall (Civil Registry) in Georgia and diplomatic missions of Georgia abroad are the bodies authorized to issue residence permits based on the application and supporting documents submitted.

The Application for a foreigner employed in Georgia should include:

copy of passport or travel document
document verifying a legal stay in Georgia (visa, a stamp in a passport)
document verifying employment in Georgia. For self-employed professionals – bank statement, which reflects flow of money on the account for the period of one year
document verifying legal income
2 photos, size 3×4

State fees for issuing a temporary residence permit are as follows:

Within 30 day – 210 GEL
Within 20 day – 330 GEL
Within 10 day – 410 GEL

The extension of a temporary residence permit is done according to the same procedures applicable for its initial issuance.