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 below.
Category 1. Students who do not need Visa to enter Georgia
Category 2. 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.
All foreigners who need Visa to enter Georgia are advice to apply for a Georgia study Visa (D3 Visa) which is stamped on passport or issued electronically ( D3 E-Visa )
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
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 the first 45 days of their Visa validity to conclude their student residence permit application.
Further details regarding a residence permit is available on the webpage of Public Service Hall: psh.gov.ge
Visit the Georgian E-visa Portal to apply for Georgian E-visa, process the payment and receive your e-visa. Learn more about Georgian E-visa here.
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.