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Visa-Free Destinations for Georgians: Information for Those Applying for Legal Residence in Georgia

Is a Georgian passport good for traveling around the world? What visa-free destinations are available to Georgians in 2023? What countries require visas? We answer these questions below. The information will be of interest to those who are applying for legal residence in Georgia by investment in real estate or the Georgian economy. A legal resident in Georgia can become a citizen of the country by naturalization after some time.

Visa-Free Destinations for Georgians

Georgia is indicated in blue on the map, visa-free destinations for Georgians in dark green, countries providing visa-on-arrival opportunities in light green, countries that Serbians can enter on electronic visas in turquoise, and countries that require visas in gray.

What is residence by investment? This is an opportunity to acquire a residence card in a foreign country by investing into its economy. The main advantage of this opportunity is the fast speed of acquiring legal residence in the foreign country. A large number of countries around the world have residence-by-investment schemes. The terms of residence acquisition and the requirements to applicants are different in each particular case. Moreover, the rules often change.

Georgia in the Caucasus is one of the countries that has a residence-by-investment program. Program participants can acquire citizenship of Georgia by naturalization and get access to all the advantages that a Georgian passport brings.

To qualify for Georgian citizenship, a foreign legal resident has to live in the country for five years spending more than half of each year in Georgia. Please contact us to request a consultation on applying for legal residence in Georgia.

What benefits does Georgian citizenship bring? First of all, freedom of movement: in 2017, the EU Council and European Parliament amended the legislation and included Georgia in the list of countries whose citizens have visa-free access to the European Union. 

Visa-free countries for Georgian passport holders

Georgians can freely enter a large number of countries without having to apply for visas. As of July 2023, Georgians have visa-free access to 119 countries and territories. The Georgian passport is among 50 ‘strongest’ passports in the world.

CountryVisa requirements (V – visa required; F – visa-free entry; A – visa on arrival, E – electronic visa)Allowed stay timeComments
AustraliaV Can be acquired via the Internet (e600 visa type).
AustriaF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
AzerbaijanF90 days 
AlbaniaF90 days within any 180-day period 
AlgeriaV  
AngolaV  
AndorraF Andorra does not have its own visa policies; Schengen zone regulations are applied in the country.
Antigua and BarbudaF180 days 
ArgentinaF90 days 
ArmeniaF180 days 
AfghanistanV  
BahamasF90 days 
BangladeshA30 days 
BarbadosF28 days 
BahrainV  
BelarusF90 days within any 360-day period 
BelizeV  
BelgiumF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
BeninA8 days 
BulgariaF90 days within any 180-day period 
BoliviaA90 days 
Bosnia and HerzegovinaF90 days within any 6-month period 
BotswanaV  
BrazilF90 days within any 180-day period 
BruneiV  
Burkina FasoV  
BurundiV  
BhutanV  
VanuatuV  
Vatican CityF Vatican City does not have its own visa policies; Schengen zone regulations are applied in the country.
Great BritainV  
HungaryF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
VenezuelaV  
East TimorA30 days 
VietnamV  
GabonE Electronic visa holders have to arrive through Libreville international airport.
HaitiF3 months 
GuyanaV  
GambiaV  
GhanaV  
GuatemalaV  
GuineaV  
Guinea-BissauE / A90 days 
GermanyF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
HondurasV  
GrenadaF3 months 
GreeceF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
DenmarkF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
Democratic Republic of the CongoV  
DjiboutiE31 days 
DominicaF21 days 
Dominican RepublicV  
EgyptA  
ZambiaE / A90 days 
ZimbabweE  
IsraelF90 days within any 180-day period 
IndiaE60 daysElectronic visa holders have to arrive in India through 25 designated airports or 3 designated seaports.
IndonesiaF30 days 
JordanA3 months 
IraqV  
IranF45 days 
IrelandV  
IcelandF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
SpainF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
ItalyF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
YemenV  
Cape VerdeA  
KazakhstanF90 days 
CambodiaE / A30 days 
CameroonV  
CanadaV  
QatarA30 daysA visa can be obtained on arrival to Hamad international airport. Electronic visas are also available. 
KenyaE / A3 months 
CyprusF90 days within any 180-day period 
KyrgyzstanF90 days 
KiribatiV  
ChinaV Holders of regular Georgian passports do not need visas. Visas are not required for 30 days if the traveler is with an organized tourist group.
ColombiaF90 days 
ComorosA  
Costa RicaV  
Côte d’IvoireE  
CubaV  
KuwaitE / A3 months 
LaosA30 days 
LatviaF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
LesothoE  
LiberiaV  
LebanonA1 monthA visa-on-arrival is valid for 1 month and it can be extended for 2 more months. The visa is issued free of charge at any entry point if there is no Israeli visa stamped in the passport, an address and telephone number in Lebanon, and a return ticket.
LibyaV  
LithuaniaF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
LiechtensteinF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
LuxembourgF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
MauritiusF90 days 
MauritaniaA A visa-on-arrival is available at Nouakchott airport
MadagascarA90 days 
MacedoniaV Holders of regular Georgian passports do not need visas if they are visiting Macedonia for business or as tourists (individually with a tourist voucher or with a group of tourists).  
MalawiA  
MalaysiaF30 daysOnly for tourism purposes
MaliV  
MaldivesA30 days 
MaltaF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
MoroccoV  
Marshall IslandsA90 days 
MexicoV  
MicronesiaF30 days 
MozambiqueA30 days 
MoldovaF90 days 
MonacoF Monaco does not have its own visa policies; Schengen zone regulations are applied in the country.
MongoliaV  
MyanmarE28 days 
NamibiaV  
NauruV  
NepalA90 days 
NigerV  
NigeriaV  
NetherlandsF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
NicaraguaA90 days 
New ZealandV  
NorwayF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
United Arab EmiratesV  
OmanV  
PakistanV  
PalauA30 days 
PanamaF180 daysOnly for tourism purposes
Papua New GuineaV  
ParaguayV  
PeruV  
PolandF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
PortugalF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
Republic of CongoV  
RussiaF90 daysIf a valid ID card is available
RwandaE / A30 days 
RomaniaF90 days within any 180-day period 
El SalvadorV  
SamoaA60 days 
San MarinoF San Marino does not have its own visa policies; Schengen zone regulations are applied in the country.
Sao Tome and PrincipeE  
Saudi ArabiaV  
SwazilandV  
North KoreaV  
SeychellesA3 months 
SenegalV  
Saint LuciaF6 weeks 
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesF1 month 
Saint Kitts and NevisE  
SerbiaF30 days 
SingaporeE  
SyriaV Normally, foreign nationals have to obtain visas to Syria beforehand. If the traveler is in the IATA database, he/ she can obtain a visa on arrival. The visa is valid for 15 days.
SlovakiaF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
SloveniaF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
United States of AmericaV  
Solomon IslandsV  
SomaliaA30 daysCan be obtained at the airports of Galkayo and Mogadishu.
SudanV  
SurinameV  
Sierra LeoneV  
TajikistanF  
ThailandV  
TanzaniaV  
TogoA7 days 
TongaV  
Trinidad and TobagoV  
TuvaluA1 month 
TunisiaV No visa is required if the traveler is visiting Tunisia with an organized tourist group.
TurkmenistanV  
TurkeyF90 daysIf a valid ID card is available
UgandaE / A  
UzbekistanF90 days 
UkraineF  
UruguayF90 days 
FijiV  
PhilippinesV  
FinlandF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
FranceF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
CroatiaF90 days within any 180-day period 
Central African RepublicV  
ChadV  
MontenegroV  
Czech RepublicF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
ChileF90 days 
SwitzerlandF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
SwedenF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
Sri LankaE / A30 days 
EcuadorF90 days 
Equatorial GuineaV  
EritreaV  
EstoniaF90 days within any 180-day stay in Schengen zone 
EthiopiaV  
South KoreaV No visa is required if the traveler arrives and departs through Jeju City and stays in the country for less than 30 days.
South AfricaV  
South SudanV  
JamaicaA  
JapanV  

Visa-free territories for Georgian passport holders

Let’s see what unrecognized or partially recognized countries offer visa-free access to Georgians.

DestinationVisa requirements (V – visa required; F – visa-free entry; A – visa on arrival, E – electronic visa)Comments
AbkhaziaVThe traveler has to have a multiple entry visa to Russia; a three-day notice is obligatory
ArtsakhV 
KosovoV 
PalestineFTravelers are not allowed to arrive by sea.
TransnistriaFThe traveler has to register in Transnistria within 24 hours.
Northern CyprusF 
SomalilandA 
TaiwanV 
South OssetiaFThe traveler has to have a multiple entry visa to Russia; a three-day notice is obligatory

Now let’s inspect the visa requirements for Georgian passport holders wishing to visit various dependent territories in different parts of the world.

DestinationVisa requirements (V – visa required; F – visa-free entry; A – visa on arrival, E – electronic visa)Comments
China
Hong KongV 
MacaoA30 days
Denmark
GreenlandF 
Faroe IslandsF 
France
MayotteV 
New CaledoniaV 
ReunionV 
Saint Pierre and MiquelonV 
Wallis and FutunaV 
French West IndiesVThe French West Indies includes Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.
French GuianaV 
French PolynesiaV 
Netherlands
ArubaV 
Netherlands Caribbean Islands (including Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba)V 
CuraçaoV 
Sint MaartenV 
New Zealand
TokelauV 
NiueF30 days
Cook IslandsF31 days
United Kingdom
AnguillaVHolders of UK visas do not need visas to visit Anguilla.
BermudaVIf the traveler is arriving via Great Britain, he/ she can stay in Bermuda for 3 months without a visa.
British Indian Ocean TerritoryA special permit required 
British Indian Ocean TerritoryV 
GibraltarV 
Cayman IslandsV 
MontserratE 
Ascension IslandA special permit requiredAn entry permit has to be obtained at least 28 days before arrival.
St. HelenaV 
Pitcairn IslandsF 
Turks and Caicos IslandsVHolders of valid visas to the UK, Northern Ireland, the USA, and Canada can stay on the islands for 90 days without visas.  
Tristan da CunhaA special permit required 
Falkland IslandsV 
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsA special permit required 
United States of America
American SamoaV 
U.S. Virgin IslandsV 
GuamV 
Northern Mariana IslandsV 
Antarctica and adjacent islands
Special permits are required to visit the following territories: Bouvet Island, British Antarctic Territory, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Argentine Antarctica, Australian Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Peter the Great Island, Queen Maud Land, and Ross Dependency Territory.

Visa-free destinations for Georgians and other reasons to apply for legal residence in Georgia

If you invest in a piece of real property in Georgia, you will have a place to stay in the country. This means that meeting the personal presence requirement is going to be easy for you and you can apply for citizenship of the country in five years. We will be happy to put you through to our Georgian partners who offer elite houses and apartments in Tbilisi for sale.

Georgian citizenship brings other advantages in addition to the possibility to visit many countries without visas. Georgia is an extremely beautiful country with a mild climate and the local cuisine is unparalleled. Please get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about investing into real estate in Georgia, acquiring legal residence in the country, and ultimately becoming a Georgian citizen. We promptly reply to our readers’ queries!

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