Georgia Immigration Services

Foreign nationals traveling to Georgia on business typically use the C Visa ​unless they are visa exempt. Business visitors are generally permitted to stay in Georgia for up to 90 days in any 180-day period, depending on their nationality.

The C3 or D1 visa categories are suitable for short-term work, depending on the nature and duration of the planned activities in Georgia. For broader work activities, the D1 visa can be combined with a Work/Residence permit and secured in country. The permit is generally issued for one year initially. Exceptions are possible based on employment contracts or assignment letters with longer validity, at the discretion of the State Service Development Agency. The permit can be extended for up to six years, after which the foreign national may qualify for permanent residence.

Note that Georgia's immigration laws are relatively new and still in flux. Consular posts are not established in many countries which can make the visa application process difficult.​

Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.