E-visa vs Regular visa
To apply for a regular visa, you are required to go to a Georgian embassy in your home country and submit the required documents for a regular visa in-person, while an e-Visa is applied for online. You do not have to submit a passport or any other documents in-person. You also need to wait for some weeks to get a Georgian regular visa as opposed to a few days to get a Georgian e-visa.
You can apply for a regular Georgian visa by going to the Georgian embassy in your home country. You have to submit all the necessary documents for the regular visa.
The advantage of a regular Georgian visa is that it is valid for a longer period compared to a Georgian e-visa. The disadvantage is that it takes a longer period to process. You need to schedule an appointment before you get to the Georgian consulate to get this visa.
How and where to apply for a regular Georgian visa?
If you cannot apply for a Georgian e-Visa, you can apply for a regular Georgian visa from a Georgian embassy in your home country.
The Georgian government grants regular visa to citizens of most European countries. You have to fill and submit the regular visa application form to a Georgian embassy in your home country, along with other documents.
What are the requirements to be eligible for the Georgian e-visa?
The eligibility conditions are as follow when you opt for a Georgia e-visa:
- It is granted to travelers who want to visit relatives and friends, transit, recreational activities, or short term business visit.
- The passport must be valid for six months or more from the date of the visa application.
- The passport must have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Georgian Immigration Authorities.
- Children and toddlers must have separate passports.
The following documents are needed when applying for an e-visa:
- A passport with validity not at least six months.
- Digital Passport photographs.
You may be required to produce the following documents on your arrival:
- The printed copy of your Georgia e-visa.
- A passport with a validity of not less than six months.
- Invitation letter if any
- Medical/health insurance cover for the duration of stay.
E-visa application process
Georgia e-Visa is an electronic visa that permits travelers to enter the country, without the need for a regular visa.
It is compulsory to apply for an e-visa to go to Georgia if you do not have a regular visa. It is more practical and faster. Georgia’s e-visa can be applied for online.
Applying for a Georgian e-visa is very easy and fast. To get a Georgian e-visa, you do not have to visit an embassy/ministry for the visa interview. The only major requirement is a passport which should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of application.
You can apply for an e-visa by visiting the official embassy website of Georgia. Once you submit the online application form and make a payment, you will receive an email address authentication message. Once you verify your email address, the Georgian e-visa will be sent to your verified email address.
Passport holders of the following 66 countries and territories can obtain e-Visas.
90 days per 180-day period
- East Timor
- Marshall Islands
- North Macedonia
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Solomon Islands
- Trinidad and Tobago
30 days per 120-day period
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- The central African Republic
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- North Korea
- Papua New Guinea
- Sao Tome and Principe