Georgian Visa and Residence Permit for Students
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, a citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter Georgia generally must first obtain a Georgian visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport (a visa blank) or is issued electronically (electronic visa). Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to Georgia without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel.
Accordingly, all International students fall into, at least, one of the category of immigrants stated above.
Category 1. Students who do not need Visa to enter Georgia
Category 2. Students who can enter Georgia with Georgian E-visa.
Category 3. Students who need Georgian student visa (D3 visa) to enter Georgia.
Do I need Visa to enter Georgia?
Citizens of these 94 countries may enter and stay in Georgia without a visa for full 1 year. Visitors who are holders of valid visas or/and residence permits of these 50 countries may enter and stay in Georgia without visa for 90 days in any 180 day period.
How to apply for Georgian E-Visa
Please Note: Georgian E-visa DOES NOT guarantee entry for International students desiring to study in Georgia. The Georgian E-visa is reserved primarily for foreign tourists. However, any students who get the E-visa and successfully enters into Georgia shall be eligible to apply for the Georgia residence permit.
Watch the video for visual guide on how to get the Georgian e-visa.
How to apply for Georgian Study Visa (Stamped)
All foreigners who need Visa to enter Georgia are advice to apply for a Georgia study Visa (D3 Visa) which is stamped on passport.
A Study visa (D3 visa) is issued for duration of 90 days and is the precondition of obtaining relevant residence permit for International students.
The requirements for obtaining a D3 visa for each country nationals and stateless persons is published on the website of the Georgian Embassy nearest to the applicant’s home country. Find the Georgian Consular Office nearest to you here.
For further details about the visa regime for each country nationals and stateless persons residing in the relevant countries, please visit the website of Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
How to apply for Georgian Temporary Residence Permit (TRC)
In order to apply for Georgian Temporary residence permit Citizens of those countries who enter Georgia on basis of a student visa should refer to the Public Service Hall within 45 days after entering the territory of Georgia with requirement of a student residence permit.
Further details regarding a residence permit is available on the webpage of Public Service Hall: psh.gov.ge