Georgia Visa For Uae Residents

With the introduction of the Georgian law on visa, UAE residents can travel to Georgia at their own expense to visit close relatives and friends, who are issued a visa on arrival. From now on, citizens of the United Arab Emirates will be granted a visa on arrival for up to 30 days without an invitation letter as long as they have passports valid for at least 6 months and enough funds to support their stay.The Georgia Visa program was the first of its kind in addressing the visa management challenges faced by organizations operating on a global scale.

Visas are a sensitive subject when you come to the UAE and the possibilities of a Russian Visa can be a little overwhelming. It’s no wonder why some people try to cross illegally. After all who would want to spend days on end stuck at an airport in between flights. However, after talking to others who have done this I was getting cold feet but then again it wasn’t like I was doing something wrong. The idea of wasting so much time and money took over and against my better judgement I boarded my flight to Moscow hoping things would work out once I arrived.

Georgia Visa For Uae Residents

Other Georgia Visa exemptions

Additionally, you are exempt from a Georgia visa for if you fall under one of the following categories:

  • You have a visa or residence permit issued by an EU, EFTA, or GCC country, or from Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea or the United States.
    • You may stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
    • Visas and residence permits issued by overseas territories of EU countries are also included, except those issued by Anguilla, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha.
  • You are a member of the Georgia diaspora but have a passport issued by a country who is subject to Georgia visas. You may stay visa-free for up to 30 days.
  • You have a diplomatic or official/service passport issued by China, Egypt, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran and Peru.
  • You have a United Nations laissez-passer (up to one year)

What Are the Types of Georgia Visas that I Can Apply for?

The Georgia government issues the following types of visa to foreign nationals:

  • Category A (Georgia Diplomatic Visa).
  • Category B (Georgia Special Visa).
  • Category C (Ordinary Georgia Visa).
  • Category D (Georgia Immigration Visa).
  • Category T (Georgia Transit Visa).

Georgia Diplomatic Visa

This type of Georgia visa, as the name suggests, is issued to foreign diplomats who are visiting Georgia for diplomatic and official reasons. The family members of the main visa holder are also included.

Georgia Special Visa

This type of Georgia visa is issued to:

  • Service passport holders and members of foreign delegations visiting Georgia for work and to their family members.
  • Consular workers, administrative, technical and service staff of foreign diplomatic missions, and international and humanitarian organizations located in Georgia.
  • Members of military/peacekeeping forces and international bilateral/multilateral treaties of Georgia
  • Members of missions of benefit to Georgia

Ordinary Georgia Visa

The Category C visa is the type of Georgia visa you need if you are travelling for tourism or other short-term purposes (not included in the categories above). Ordinary Georgia Visas are then further divided into:

  • Georgia Tourist Visa (Georgia C1 Visa), issued to foreigners travelling to Georgia for tourism
  • Georgia Visitor Visa (Georgia C2 Visa), issued to foreigners who are travelling to Georgia to visit friends and/or family
  • Georgia Business Visa (Georgia C3 Visa), issued to foreigners who are travelling to Georgia to conduct business, take part in a cultural/sports/pedagogical event, as a journalist, etc.
  • Georgia Mission Visa (Georgia C4 Visa), issued to foreigners travelling to Georgia as part of a humanitarian mission during life-threatening situations

Georgia Immigration Visa

This is the type of visa issued to foreigners who want to enter Georgia with the purpose of long-term settlement, such as:

  • Georgia Work Visa, issued to foreign nationals who have found a job in Georgia or are joining the Georgian branch of a foreign company
  • Georgia Student Visa, issued to international students who have been accepted into a Georgian higher education institution
  • Georgia Family Visa, issued to foreign nationals who want to join a family member who is a Georgian citizen or legal resident.

Georgia Transit Visa

The transit visa for Georgia is for visa-required nationals who have to transit through the territory of Georgia on their way to a third country.

Georgia Visa Requirements

When applying for a Georgia visa, you must have several documents to support your application, including:

  • The printed-out Georgia Visa Application Form. You have to complete the form online, print it, and sign it.
  • Your passport, which has been issued in the last ten years and has at least two blank pages. The passport must be valid for at least three more months from the time you intend to depart Georgia.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means to cover the duration of your stay, such as:
    • Bank statements from the last six months
    • A letter confirming your salary
    • Pay slips, etc.
  • Confirmed round-trip ticket.
  • Travel health insurance, covering the entire duration of your stay.
  • Proof of accommodation in Georgia.
  • Proof you have paid the Georgia visa fee.
  • Passport-size pictures, in line with Georgia visa photo requirements. The picture you attach when applying for a Georgia visa should have the following specifications:
    • Dimensions: 5 mm length x 4 mm width
    • Resolution: 300 DPI
    • Taken in front of a white or off-white background
    • It must be taken recently (no older than six months) and reflect your current appearance
    • You must be staring straight ahead at the camera
    • You must not have glasses on
    • You must not have any headgear. Only head coverings for religious purposes are accepted, and only when they do not obstruct the face
    • The picture must be of high quality – there cannot be any under-, or over-exposure, shadows, or glare.

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