In Georgia, a non-resident natural person can purchase any real estate except agricultural land. The exception is the case of a non-resident natural person who inherited this land. The purchase agreement is registered in the public register.
The following documents should be provided:
If the non-resident person does not know the Georgian language, in this case the following is needed/required:
If the parties have a representative, then a duly certified document of representation and an identity document of the representative should be additionally submitted.
In specific cases, any additional documents or information necessary for a decision may be required.
The fee for receiving the service within 4 working days is approx. USD 25, to get in 1 working day - approx. USD 73, and same-day approx. USD 100.
A residence permit is a basis for a foreign citizen to enter Georgia and stay legally. A foreign citizen shall be granted a temporary or permanent residence permit, provided that there are grounds for a residence permit.
Right for temporary residence
Different types of residence permits are issued. Including:
For the purpose of family reunification and issuance of investment residence, the following are considered family members:
For the purposes of a short-term residence permit, the following are considered family members:
A temporary residence permit in Georgia is issued:
The following types of residence permits are issued:
· Permanent residence permit - issued to the spouse of a Georgian citizen, to a minor child, to the parent of a minor citizen of Georgia. Also for a foreigner who has lived in Georgia based on a temporary residence permit for the last 10 years. This period does not include the period of living in Georgia for study or treatment and working in diplomatic and equivalent missions.
· Residence Permit for an indefinite period - issued to a foreigner and his/her family members who have been granted an investment residence permit based on the investment in the amount of USD 300,000 equivalent in GEL on the bases of a proven annual turnover of at least GEL 50,000 equivalent in GEL in the first year received from entrepreneurial activities in Georgia, annual turnover of not less than USD 100,000 equivalent in GEL, and for the third, fourth and fifth years - annual turnover of not less than USD 120,000 equivalent in GEL, or an investment residence permit issued to the foreigner and his/her family members who are the owner of immovable property of the value equal or more than USD 300,000 equivalent in GEL, who holds the ownership rights of the real estate for 5 years after receiving the investment residence permit.
Note: Family members are considered to be the spouse, minor child of a foreigner with an investment residence permit in Georgia, a minor under guardianship or patronage and/or full custody, receiving support or disabled; a parent of a minor foreigner.
To obtain a residence permit in Georgia or to extend its validity, a foreigner staying in Georgia will submit an application to the House of Justice.
And a foreigner residing in another country has the right to submit an application requesting the extension of the validity of a residence permit in Georgia electronically - by filling out an application posted on the Agency's website. https://sda.gov.ge/?page_id=5355
To apply for a residence permit in Georgia or to extend its validity period, an application should be submitted by:
A person should provide:
Term of service and fee for issuance of a permanent residence permit on the 30th calendar day approx. is USD 115. For issuance within 20 calendar days - approx. USD 165.
The term of service and fee for issuance of a temporary residence permit on the 30th calendar day is approx. USD 100. For issuance within 20 calendar days - approx. USD 150. For issuance within 10 calendar days - approx. USD 200.
Recommendation: during the performance of the above-listed procedures, it is reasonable that a person receives qualified legal advice, as the residence permit procedure takes includes individual elements.
Opening a bank account for a non-resident individual takes place on the same day, the bank may request the completion of an additional questionnaire (the questionnaire is individual according to the banks).
Opening a service account is free, and the average account service fee is 1.50 GEL (banks have individual rates).
If you want to use a Georgian Sim card with your regular phone you’ve brought from home, you’ll need to make sure it’s unlocked.
Tourist packages are available at Kutaisi and Tbilisi airports, but it’s better value to buy a regular sim and data package.
When buying a Georgian Sim card, you’ll need to present your passport for registration. Make sure you’re carrying it with you.
There are three mobile phone operators in Georgia, all of them offering SIM cards with data: Geocell, Beeline, and Magticom.
Excellent coverage; fast speed; good in-store service; slightly higher prices.
Best-value data bundles; good coverage;
Poor coverage (limited to cities).
For more information regarding Sim card please refer to the following link: https://wander-lush.org/georgian-sim-card-beeline-magti/-
If you are looking for a property rental, please refer to the following web pages:
If you are looking for a car rental, please refer to the following web pages:
No matter in which city you decide to rent a car in Georgia, you will need a minimum number of documents such as passport, driver’s license from your country of residence, with a name and surname written in English. You don’t need to have an international driver’s license.
The driver must be at least 21 years old (some companies may require the age of 23 or 25) and you should hold a license for 2-3 years before renting a car.
How to buy a car
Foreigners are allowed to buy, sell, and rent cars in Georgia. Just with your passport you can own your car or sell it in a couple of minutes. In some cases, you might need to translate your passport and notarize it. You don't need to have a residence permit in Georgia to own a car
If you are looking for a car, please refer to the following web pages:
Registration for all cars in Tbilisi takes place at the Service Agency for the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Rustavi, 25km south of Tbilisi. When you’re ready to buy a car, you will need to visit the agency with the seller for the registration.
For more information, refer to the blog
There are 16 insurance companies operating in Georgia. Out of these companies, Irao, GPI, TBC Insurance and Ardi have special offers from Ukrainian citizens.
Please see the links of these insurance companies below:
There is private as well as public schools in Georgia. In most cases, public schools are fully in Georgian Language.
Currently, there is 1 Ukrainian public school in Tbilisi.
Please see the links of private schools which have English sector:
Other relevant information
112 Emergency Response Center - 112 unifies three different services in Georgia, in particular, these services are: patrol police, fire/rescue and medical services
032 272 22 22 – Tbilisi City Hall’s Emergency Hotline for Ukrainian Citizens
032 2311161 - Ukrainian embassy in Georgia
032 2945000 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs
0322405405 – House of Justice