For investors, business and property owners, Georgia offers residence permits, visas and tax resident status with the possibility of future citizenship.
A residence permit in Georgia allows you to stay in the country legally, without any restrictions, as well as the right to carry out any legal activity, such as work, study, travel, conduct business and others.
You can get different types of residency depending on your needs:
· Residency through Work or Business
· Residency through Property
· Residence Permit for the purpose of a Family Reunification
· Study Residence Permit
· Residence through Investment
How can you get residency in Georgia?
In order to obtain the right of residence in Georgia, you must meet one of the following conditions:
• You must have purchased at least $100,000 value of the real estate.
• You must have come to study in Georgia.
• You must have your own company.
• You must work in a company where your annual turnover at least will be 50,000 GEL.
• You must be officially married to a Georgian.
If you meet one of these conditions, you should apply to the House of Justice of Georgia and submit the following documentations:
• Translation of your passport.
• Translation of the document on the basis of which you are requesting residence.
• Notice from the bank that there is a certain amount of money in your account.
This is a list of basic documents, however, you will also need specific documents depending on the basis on which you are applying for residence.
Professional lawyers will help you in collecting and legally preparing the mentioned documents.
After that, you'll choose how long you want to receive a response, within 10 days, 20 days, or 30 days. In case of a positive answer, you should go to the House of Justice again and order an ID card.
As a result of these processes, you will receive a temporary residence, which in most cases lasts for 1 year.
How to continue the temporary residency?
A temporary residency permit is issued for the first time for a period of a 6 months to 12 months.
Then it can be extended for an additional period of 1 to 11 years depending on how your case is assessed.
In order to be extended your temporary residency, you must have left at least 40 days to stay legally in Georgia.
To renew the residency permit it’s no longer necessary to visit the House of Justice.
You can already make an application online through the website and for this, you don’t need to be in Georgia.
After the permit extension is approved, you must apply for a residency card within 6 months.
Otherwise the issued permit will be terminated.