Visa-free travel between Georgia and the EU came into force on March 28, 2017. This means that citizens of Georgia with biometric passports can enter the Schengen area visa-free and can stay for no more than 90 days in any 180-day period.
The visa free travel rules apply applies to 30 countries in total. This includes EU Member States, which are part of the Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), EU Member States not yet fully applying the Schengen acquis (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania) as well as Schengen-associated states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).
The visa free rules apply to travel only. They do not grant citizens of Georgia the right to reside for more than 3 months or take up employment in the Schengen area. People who hold a non-biometric passport only still need a visa. The same applies to those who intend to work during a short stay – or who want to stay for more than 90 days. Both visas and work permits are required.
Working or living in the Schengen area without the relevant national residence or working permit is illegal.
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