Monday, September 8, 2008

Info regarding simplification of visa regime with the Russian Federation

On 3 September 2008 the President of Georgia issued Decree N 426 on the simplification of visa regime with the Russian Federation.

In connection with the lifting of martial law on the territory of Georgia and the Russian Federation’s suspension of consular relations with Georgia, the Georgian Border Police – a state agency under the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs has been entrusted to restore the issuance of visas (with a validity of up to three months) to citizens of the Russian Federation at all border checkpoints for international traffic.

To obtain a Georgian visa, a citizen is required to submit a valid foreign passport and fill in a visa application form. Visa fee is 60 GEL.

The Presidential Decree will enter into force upon publication.