Virginia, US

Georgia

If your company is sending employees to Georgia—Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Turkey, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible. 

Georgia has a very liberal business immigration policy. The immigration system offers pathways for business visitors, short-term assignees, and long-term workers.

Business visitors are generally permitted to stay in Georgia for up to 90 days in any 180-day period, depending on their nationality.

For short term work, foreign nationals can use the C3 or D1 visa categories for work authorization, 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, obtained in country. The permit is generally issued for one year initially. Exceptions are possible based on employment contracts or assignment letters with a 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 law is relatively new and still in flux, and that many countries do not have a Georgian embassy or consulate.

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