Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

Travel to the EU from Georgia

11/05/2016 - 17:20
Travel to the EU

There are a variety of European Union (EU) opportunities available to Georgian individuals and institutions for engagement with EU organisations, policies and issues, as well as for EU nationals in Georgia.

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.

More information on visa liberalisation: 

 

 

 

 

Consular protection is the help an EU Member State can provide to its citizens in case they need assistance abroad. Typically, consular protection can include cases such as:

  • A need for emergency travel documents;
  • A serious accident or serious illness;
  • Relief and repatriation in case of an emergency;
  • Being a victim of crime;
  • Arrest or detention;
  • Death.

17 EU Member States have a resident Embassy in Georgia: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

You are an EU citizen in need of consular protection in Georgia?

  • You can contact your resident Embassy.
  • If your EU Member State has no resident Embassy in Georgia you can turn to another EU Member State for consular protection.

Indeed, any EU citizen abroad whose own Member State has no local representation is entitled to receive consular protection from the diplomatic or consular authorities of any other EU Member State. In that case, EU citizens are entitled to benefit from consular protection under the same conditions as the nationals of that other EU Member State.

You can find contact details of the resident EU Member States Embassies in Georgia in the list below.

Please note that the EU Delegation in Georgia cannot provide direct consular assistance.

As an EU citizen, you can take simple steps to make consular protection more effective, for example:

  • Following the travel advice issued by your country’s Foreign Ministry.
  • When abroad, registering with your Embassy or Consulate and/or through dedicated platforms, if applicable.
  • Other tips include keeping an electronic copy of your travel documents, subscribing to a travel insurance or saving crisis contact details.

For more information on consular protection, see the dedicated pages on the websites of the EEAS, the European Commission and the Council of the EU.

Embassies of the EU Member States in Georgia

 

Austria

H.E. Thomas Mülhmann, Ambassador

Address: 31 Griboedov Street / 42 Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi

Phone:   (+995 32) 243 44 02

E-mail: tiflis-ob@bmeia.gv.at

Web-site: www.aussenministerium.at/tiflis

 

Bulgaria

Mr Iliya Nachev, chargé d´affaires, a. i.

Address: Gorgassali Street, Third exit N 15, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 291 01 94/95, +995 32 2722263/65, +995 577 585152

Fax: (+995 32) 291 02 70

E-mail: embassy.tbilisi@mfa.bg

Web-site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/georgia

 

Czech Republic

H.E. Petr Mikyska, Ambassador

Address: 37 Chavchavadze Avenue, block 6, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 291 67 40/41/42

Fax: (+995 32) 291 67 44

E-mail: tbilisi@embassy.mzv.cz

Web-site: www.mzv.cz/tbilisi

 

Estonia

H.E. Riina Kaljurand, Ambassador

Address: 55 Dolidze Street, Saburtalo, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 236 51 27

Fax: (+995 32) 236 51 38

E-mail: tbilisisaatkond@mfa.ee

Web-site: https://tbilisi.mfa.ee/

 

Hungary

H.E.Anna Mária Sikó, Ambassador

Address: 83 Lvov Street, Saburtalo, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995-32) 239 90 08

Fax: (+995-32) 239 90 04

E-mail: mission.tbs@mfa.gov.hu

 

France

H.E. Diego Colas, Ambassador

Address: 51a Krtsanisi Street, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 272 14 90

Fax: (+995 32) 272 13 65

E-mail: contact.tbilissi-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Web-site: https://ge.ambafrance.org

 

Germany

H.E. Hubert Knirsch, Ambassador

Address: 38 Nino Chkheidze str., 0102 Tbilisi, Georgia

Phone: +995 32 244 73 00

Fax: +49 30 5000 67133

E-mail: info@tiflis.diplo.de

Web-site: www.tiflis.diplo.de

 

Greece

H.E. Maria Theodorou, Ambassador

Address: 37 d T. Tabidze Street, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 291 49 70-4

Fax: (+995 32) 291 49 80

E-mail: gremb.tbi@mfa.gr

Web-site: http://www.mfa.gr/georgia

 

Italy

H.E. Enrico Valvo, Ambassador

Address: 3a Chitadze Street, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 299 64 18

Fax: (+995 32) 299 61 15

E-mail: embassy.tbilisi@esteri.it 

Web-site: http://www.ambtbilisi.esteri.it/Ambasciata_Tbilisi/

 

Latvia

Ambassador H.E. Ingrida Levrence

 

46 A.Khakhanashvili Str., Avlabari, 0144 Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 224 48 58, (+995 32) 238 14 05

Fax: (+995 32) 238 14 05

E-mail: embassy.georgia@mfa.gov.lv

Web-site: www.mfa.gov.lv/en/georgia

 

Lithuania

H.E. Andrius Kalindra, Ambassador

Address: 29 Krtsanisi Street, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 291 29 33

Fax: (+995 32) 222 17 93

E-mail: amb.ge@urm.lt

Web-site: http://ge.mfa.lt/

 

Netherlands

H.E. Maake van Koldam, Ambassador

Address: Pixel Center, 34 Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 227 62 00

Fax: (+995 32) 227 62 32

E-mail: tbi@minbuza.nl

Web-site: https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/

 

Poland

H.E. Mariusz Maszkiewicz, Ambassador

Address: 24 Oniashvili Street, Tbilisi

Phone: +995 32 292 03 98, +995 32 292 03 18

Fax: +995 32 292 03 97

E-mail: tbilisi.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl

Web-site: https://www.gov.pl/gruzja/

 

Romania

H.E. Razvan Rotundu, Ambassador

Address: 7 Lvovi Street, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 238 53 10

Fax: (+995 32) 238 52 10

E-mail: tbilisi@mae.ro

Web-site : www.tbilisi.mae.ro

 

Slovakia

H.E. Pavel Vízdal, Ambassador

Address: 13 Mtskheta Str., Apt. 23, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 222 4437

E-mail: emb.tbilisi@mzv.sk

 

Spain

Mr. Jorge Lucini Serrano de Haro, chargé d´affaires a.i.

Address: GMT Plaza 4th floor, 4 Freedom Square, Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 220 00 63,

Fax: (+995 32) 220 00 61

E-mail: espana.georgia@gmail.com

 

Sweden

H.E. Ulrik Tideström, Ambassador

Address: 15 Turn Kipshidze Street (Vake Region), 0162 Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 255 03 20

E-mail: ambassaden.tbilisi@gov.se

Web-site: www.swedenanroad.com/tbilisi

 

 

Erasmus+ is the EU’s new programme for education, training youth and sport for the period 2014-2020, offering EU-funded opportunities for higher education students, researchers, staff and institutions.

A key aim of Erasmus+ is the learning mobility of individuals, which includes the following opportunities:

Consortia with Georgian partners are:

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions fund worldwide and cross-sector mobility for all stages of a researcher’s career supporting research training and career development focused on innovation skills, forming part of the EU's Horizon 2020 programme.

Youth exchanges: These experiences lasting between 5 and 21 days allow young people from different cultures to work together on short-term projects. An EU grant to cover practical and activity-related costs is available.

European Voluntary Service: Young people aged 17-30 take part, through a sending and receiving organisation, in projects lasting from 2 weeks to 12 months. The projects range from being based on culture to those focused on the environment and development cooperation.

Traineeships in the EU institutions
The three central EU institutions below all offer training opportunities of varying lengths:

Organisations can take part in a range of opportunities for institutional cooperation to achieve innovation and good practices. These include:

The Jean Monnet programme promotes excellence in the teaching and research of EU studies worldwide, developing dialogue between the academic world and policy makers.

Under the European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP), young leaders from outside the EU are invited on a 5-day visit to Brussels, giving participants a better understanding of the EU and its activities. Participation costs are fully met by the EU, while the Delegation provides visa support. 

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