Georgia Visa Application - Requirements,Cost and Processing Time

To travel to Georgia you need to get a Georgian visa. Getting a Georgian visa is an easy process, all you need to do is to provide all the necessary requirement needed for the visa processing. So in this post you will get to know the necessary Georgian visa requirements and the application process.

How to apply for a Georgia Visa

Below are the basic tips you need to know when applying for a Georgia visa. All points stated here are very important and shouldn't be overlooked:

When planning your trip, do not make the mistake of thinking your travel agent or the airline you want to use will be able to tell you if you need a Georgia visa or tell you the visa requirements. Make sure you find out for yourself to avoid regrets.

Make sure your passport has at least 4-6 blank pages when applying for a Georgia visa, your visa won't need that many but many of the embassies require at least two blank pages, this is an easy excuse for them to give you a hard time or deny you the visa.

Make sure your passport isn't going to expire soon or less than 6 months when applying for a Georgia visa. The passport's expiration date must be greater than six months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. If your passport does not meet the requirements, you must renew it or your visa application will get rejected.

You will need the assistance of a good visa service or agent when applying for a Georgia visa. This can prevent you from making costly mistakes that can make your visa application to be denied. So its advisable you get an assistance when applying for the visa.

You must have good passport size photos when applying for a Georgia visa. This is really recommended and it is one of the most important requirements for a Georgia visa application.

 Your must get a flight itinerary when applying for a Georgia visa. You will not be granted a visa if you don't include your flight itinerary.

List of the countries whose citizens do not need a visa to enter and stay on the territory of Georgia for 360 days:

All countries of the European Union, United States of America, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Israel, The Holy See, Principality of Andorra, San-Marino, Republic of Iceland, United Arab Emirates, State of Kuwait, South Korea, State of Qatar, Kingdom of Bahrain, Oman, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Monaco, New Zealand, The Bahamas, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Seychelles, Botswana, Croatia, Chile, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Argentina, Malaysia, Mexico, Uruguay, Mauritius, Panama, Costa Rica, South Africa, Brazil, Thailand, Belize, Saudi Arabia.
Passengers on cruise ships which stay on a Georgian port for less than 72 hours do not require a visa.
All other countries' citizens DO NEED a visa to enter Georgia.

Documents required to process a Georgian visa

1. Passport valid for at least six months from the date of application
2. Recent colour passport-size photograph
3. Duly completed and signed Application Form
4. Appropriate Consular fee.

Duration to process a Georgian visa

Citizens of the following countries can get a Georgian visa upon arrival to one the county's airports (Tbilisi or Batumi) for $10 US if the duration of the visit is not longer than 1 month:
USA, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, GB, Spain, Estonia, Japan, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Greece, France, Slovakia, Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland.

If you are a citizen of any other country or want to travel for longer than 1 month, you need to apply for a visa to the Georgian consulate. No invitation papers are necessary, however, you need to specify the name of the inviting person or organization on your application form. The processing time in this case is 5 to 14 business days.

Cost of a Georgia visa

 $10-$20 US.

Validity of a Georgian visa

Ordinary visa shall be issued for determined period of time 360 days.

This information is gotten from Georgian immigration page. Contact the closest Georgian embassy available for more detailed information and updates.

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