Things to know before you travel with a Georgian passport

Georgian passport currently ranks 50th in the global passport ranking and obtains a relatively high mobility score. There are 73 visa-free countries for Georgian passport holders, including all the countries of the Schengen area.

Georgian citizens can get a visa on arrival in 36 countries. They also have an opportunity to visit 30 countries with an eVisa.

A foreigner can get a Georgian passport after acquiring Georgian citizenship. It is possible under an ordinary procedure, under a simplified procedure, as an exception, or through restoration.

Visa-free travel lets Georgian citizens get immersed in other cultures 

Visa-free travel is a great way for Georgian passport holders to learn about other lifestyles because they can immerse themselves in the culture and get to know the people better.

They can take advantage of the visa-free travel opportunity to visit places they wouldn't travel to otherwise. As they don't have to worry about getting a visa, they are more likely to spontaneously take trips to new and exciting locations.

There are many visa-free countries in the world for Georgians, so they can easily find one that suits their needs perfectly and start exploring its culture.

How to acquire Georgian citizenship

Georgian citizenship can be acquired by naturalization under an ordinary procedure, under a simplified procedure, as an exception, and through restoration.

Generally, an individual can be granted Georgian citizenship if they are:

  • a foreign citizen considering Georgia to be their homeland, and they or their ancestor is:
    • a person residing in an occupied territory of Georgia or is internally displaced from this territory
    • a person emigrated for political opinions or for hard social and economic conditions
  • a foreign citizen making such an investment in Georgia that contributes substantially to the development of the state economy;
  • a foreign citizen that is successful in sport, science, and/or art, and intends to carry on their activity on behalf of Georgia.

Once Georgian citizenship is granted, a person can get a Georgian passport.

The advantages of traveling to visa-free countries 

Georgian citizens are lucky to have an opportunity to travel visa-free to many countries as it has some solid benefits.

One of the most considerable advantages is that it saves time and money - both for travelers, embassies, and border control.

Moreover, it means that they don't need to fill out the application form, provide their confidential information and prepare additional documents that can become another thing requiring much effort.

As a result, it eliminates stress for applicants and harmful impacts on the environment because no resources are spent to submit a visa application.

73 countries where Georgian passport holders don't need a visa

Georgian passport visa-free countries

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City

Also, there are 36 countries where Georgian citizens can get a visa on arrival, and 30 countries that issue electronic visas or electronic travel authorization.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Electronic visa countries

  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Myanmar
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Singapore
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


How to know if your destination is a visa-free country?

In order to find out if your destination is a visa-free country, check the visa requirements for your destination country and the list of visa-free countries for your passport.

What to do if your destination is not a visa-free country?

If your destination doesn't allow you to travel visa-free, you should apply for a required visa type.

Tips to know before traveling to non-visa-free countries

You need to be prepared to travel to non-visa-free countries to ensure you will have no issues with border control. You may find these tips useful:

  • find out which requirements your destination has and prepare the necessary documents;
  • check your passport, as it has to be valid for at least six months from the arrival date and contain spare space;
  • note that now it's not always compulsory to apply for a traditional visa in the embassy, as eligible citizens can go for more effortless options - an online visa or visa on arrival;
  • thoroughly check the information you put in the application form to omit errors;
  • make paper copies of the documents just in case.

Is it essential to check the different visa requirements of each country before traveling?

Research of visa requirements is always a necessary thing to do before the trip, as it will help you to avoid being entry-denied, fined, or deported.

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