Georgia has set up new rules regarding residency permit and visa, which comes into force from September 2014, for overseas nationals who want to reside for a less or longer period of time.
The latest rules also include measures for unlawful immigrants. The government newly implemented legislative changes intended for balancing legislation with the EU, which was a part of responsibility while signing an association contract with Brussels in the month of June.
The Director of the Consular Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Giorgi Tabatadze, has said that there are modifications in three fields such as approving of residency permit, visa rules and the measures for expelling unlawful immigrants.
Giorgi Tabatadze highlighted on visa rules. The major change in this field is duration of stay in the country i.e. it is feasible to stay in Georgia for a highest period of 90 days in a time span of 180 days. In case overseas nationals wish to reside in Georgia for longer period in order to work, study or to join with their family, they need an immigration visa.
With new changes coming into effect, no nations are listed in the decree as excluded from the visa regulations. These nations will be listed in a separate law which is expected to be issued afterwards by the government.
As per the Tabatadze, the list of nations with visa exception will be declared in mid of August.