Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||1||no||Yes|
ID cards/identity cards
 German, Austrian and Turkish citizens as well as all EU citizens can only enter Germany by air with a valid identity card. However, a passport is required for entry or onward travel via certain third countries (e.g. via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines).
Generally required, must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the stay.
Note on the passport
The entry regulations can change at short notice, so it is advisable to inquire directly with the consular representatives in good time.
Caution: Georgia is considered a high-incidence area. Generally required, with the exception of citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for a stay (even with multiple entries) of a maximum of 360 days: EU countries, Switzerland and Turkey.
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Germany and Austria The stated visa fees apply to nationalities who require a visa and have a residence permit for Germany or Austria. Tourist, Transit, Visitor and Business Visa / e-Visa: US$20 + 2% processing fee (single and multiple entry). Switzerland The stated visa fees apply to nationalities who require a visa and have a residence permit for Switzerland. Tourist, Transit, Personal and Business Visa / e-Visa: US$20 + 2% processing fee (single and multiple entry).
Visa types and costs
Single, double and multiple entry personal, business and transit visas.
Transit visa: 3 days from date of issue; other visa types vary see visa fees. Citizens of many countries do not require a visa for a stay of 360 days. Visa-required aliens from many nations are eligible to apply for an e-Visa at http://evisa.gov.ge. Citizens of countries that require a visa and are not allowed to apply for an e-Visa must apply for a visa by post or in person at the responsible consular section of the embassy. The visa application must first be completed online www.geoconsul.gov.ge/en/register/visit. An appointment for the visa application at a diplomatic mission must be made at www.evisa.gov.ge.
Tourist Visa / e-Visa: (a) 1 application form to be completed online at www.geoconsul.gov.ge/en/register/visit for visa-required travelers who are not eligible to apply for an e-Visa. (b) 1 recent passport photo (in colour). (c) Passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the stay. (d) Fee (Original of Transfer Receipt). (e) Residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (f) Proof of purpose of travel. (g) Travel Health Insurance. (h) Proof of sufficient financial resources during the stay. (i) Proof of Accommodation. Business visa additionally: (f) Multiple-entry visa: an invitation validated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
Around 10 (sometimes 30) business days for a single and double visa, up to 30 days for a multiple visa. e-Visa: 5 business days.
Legally Required Registration
Travelers staying in Georgia for more than 3 months are required to register with the local passport and registration office. Foreigners who are exempt from the visa requirement and who intend to work or study in Georgia or whose stay is not exclusively for tourist or visiting purposes must apply for a residence permit at the competent Citizens’ Registration Office in good time before the end of the visa-free stay.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or own passport or ID card. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: If the child is traveling with a stranger, a power of attorney from the parents is required. If the child traveling alone also has Georgian citizenship, they should carry a travel consent form from the absent parents/guardians. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).