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Obtaining a Work Permit in Georgia

Updated on Monday 18th April 2016

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Obtaining-a-Work-Permit-in-Georgia.jpgForeigners who want to work in the country must obtain a work permit in Georgia. The foreigner is allowed to perform labor activities in the country, if he or she possesses a visa for Georgia. This document is obtained following an application and residents of certain selected states have the right of entering the country without a visa.
 

Visa for working in Georgia

 
Georgia adopted a new visa policy in 2014. Individuals who want to work in the country need to obtain a long-term visa and then apply for a resident’s permit. This type of visa will act as a work permit, but only if it is long term. Although a practice for some short-term posts, working in Georgia using a tourist (short term) visa is not permitted by law.
 
Nationals of certain countries are exempt from obtaining a visa in order to enter the country. However, the maximum stay period for these citizens is one year. All citizens of the European Union and citizens belonging to other 64 states can enter the country based on this no-visa policy. This also applies for those who have refugee status in Georgia or for the holders of diplomatic passports from China, Egypt, Peru or Uruguay.
 

Visa applications in Georgia

 
A foreigner who wants to invest, open a business or work in Georgia will need to obtain an ordinary visa. The document is issued by the Public Service Hall or the embassy or consulate in the country of origin. The following documents are needed when submitting a visa application:
 
- valid passport;
- visa application form;
- one photo;
- payment receipt for the state duty tax.
 
Additional documents might be needed, such as further documents that can prove identity, documents proving one’s financial means and purpose of stay in the country.
 
The fee for a 360 day visa in Georgia is 100 GEL and the application form may be filed in Georgian or English or the language of the country where the application is submitted, at a Georgian embassy or consulate. The decision to approve or issue an ordinary visa is communicated in seven days.
 
Our Georgian company formation agents can give you further information about the Employment Law in the country and your rights as a foreign employee. 
 
You can contact our company registration agents in Georgia, if you have questions about doing business in the country.
 
 

Comments

  • Williams Chinwendu Nna 2016-09-27

    I want a working permit visa for Georgia, what are the requirements and where will i make my submission in Nigeria.

    Hello, you can send us your request via e-mail at office@bridgewest.eu and one of our lawyers will answer you. 

  • Hari 2017-01-23

    I need working visa.

  • Arjan Kumar 2017-02-23

    Hi sir/madam, I want work visa in your country. Thank you.

  • Prince Adjei Okyere 2017-04-02

    Please, I want Georgian working visa, what are the needed requirements for the visa?

  • Md Khalil Ullah 2017-07-05

    I want a working permit visa for Georgia, what are the requirements and where will i make my submission in Bangladesh.

  • Ruth Alpajaro 2017-07-11

    I am from Philippines, I want to apply for a working visa in Georgia, how can I obtain that and what are the requirements?

  • Hossam Ebrahim 2017-07-15

    I'm a civil engineer from Egypt, I have a BSC level performed from Eign Shams University in Egypt-1994 , I'm 46 years old. I found a job opportunity in Georgia. How can I obtain a work permit in this country and what is the documents and fees needed?

  • Hapijul Khan 2017-08-18

    Sir, I am from India, but I'm still working in Qatar until 18 this month, so I want to work in Georgia, and my occupation is cook. 

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