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Residence permit


If you are interested in obtaining a residence permit in Georgia, then we can help you. There are various options for a residence permit in Georgia, including for investment or the purchase of real estate from a certain amount. Jara Accounting’s specialists will select the best option for you based on your situation. Thanks to the law that was adopted in Georgia regarding foreigners, there are two residency options: temporary and permanent. After obtaining a residence permit and living in Georgia for 10 years, foreigners have the right to apply for citizenship. To do this, you will need to pass 3 exams: Georgian language, Georgian history, and Georgian law.


Issued if you submit to the Public Services Development Agency a document confirming your employment in a company with a turnover of at least 100,000 lari per year, or commercial activity in Georgia, for example, as an individual entrepreneur, a turnover of 50,000 lari. There are exceptions for educational and medical institutions.
Issued if you are admitted to an educational institution that is authorized in accordance with the legislation of Georgia.
Issued to a person who is reasonably suspected of being a victim of a crime or human trafficking.
Issued to a foreigner or family member who received a temporary residence permit on the basis of an investment of $ 300,000, has a turnover from his own commercial activity of at least $ 50,000 during the first year, at least $ 100,000 during the second year, and in the next 3 years not less than $ 120,000. An indefinite residence permit is also issued to a foreigner or family member who, within 5 years after receiving an investment residence permit, is the owner of real estate worth at least $ 300,000.
Issued to a person who has been granted victim status in accordance with the Law of Georgia “On Prevention and Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence”.
Issued to a foreigner or a family member who, according to the legislation of Georgia, owns real estate worth at least $ 100,000.
Issued to a person who is married to a citizen of Georgia, or another family member is a citizen of Georgia. A permanent residence permit is also granted to a foreigner who has lived in Georgia for more than 6 years on the basis of a temporary residence permit. This period does not include residence in Georgia for the purpose of education or medical treatment, as well as the period of work in a diplomatic mission.


Any person who is not a citizen of Georgia has the right to obtain a residence permit. To obtain a residence permit, you must contact the appropriate branch of the Agency for the Development of Public Services or the House of Justice. A residence permit confirms the name and surname, citizenship, and place of residence in Georgia of a foreigner. 

It is important to remember: you need to apply for a residence permit at least 40 days before the end of the permissible stay in Georgia. The same rule applies to the extension of a residence permit.

If all the documents are in order, the residence permit is issued after 30 working days. In the case of a special residence permit, it is issued after 10 working days. If you want to get your permit as soon as possible, you must pay extra for expedited service.
Documents must be submitted in Georgian (translations must be notarized). A translation is not required if there are documents in which personal data is entered with Latin transliteration.
You can register an application for a residence permit remotely, you just need to fill out a spreadsheet and attach the electronic documents. After that, it is imperative to notify the operator of your desire to obtain a residence permit.

Please note: After filling out the electronic application, it is necessary to provide the physical documents to the Agency within 10 days. All documents must be translated into Georgian and certified by a notary.


  • The general procedure requires 30 calendar days and costs 210 GEL;
  • An additional payment accelerates the process to calendar 20 days and a cost of 330 GEL;
  • Special cases may be processed in 10 calendar days and cost 410 GEL.

Fill out the form below to get a calculation of the cost of the service for obtaining a residence permit in Georgia.

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