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: 





Embassies of the EU Member States in Georgia



H.E. Arad Benkő, Ambassador
Address: 31 Griboedov Street / 42 Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi
Phone:   (+995 32) 243 44 02


H.E. Dessislava Ivanova-Kozleva, Ambassador
Address: Gorgassali Street, Third exit N 15, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 32) 291 01 94/95
Fax: (+995 32) 291 02 70

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


H.E. Kai Kaarelson, Ambassador
Address: 4 Mlikhauri Street, Saburtalo, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 32) 236 51 22
Fax: (+995 32) 236 51 38


H.E.Viktoria Horvath, Ambassador
Address: 83 Lvov Street, Saburtalo, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995-32) 239 90 08
Fax: (+995-32) 239 90 04


H.E. Diego Colas, Ambassador
Address: 49 Krtsanisi Street, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 32) 272 14 90
Fax: (+995 32) 272 13 55


H.E. Hubert Knirsch, Ambassador
Address: Metechi Palace, 20 Telavi Street, 4th floor, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 32) 244 73 00
(+995 32) 243 53 99      E-mail:     


H.E. Dimitrios Karabalis, Ambassador
Address: 37 d T. Tabidze Street, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 32) 291 49 70-5
Fax: (+995 32) 291 49 80


H.E. Antonio Enrico Bartoli, Ambassador
Address: 3a Chitadze Street, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 32) 299 64 18
Fax: (+995 32) 299 61 15


Ambassador H.E. Ingrida Levrence

46 A.Khakhanashvili Str., Avlabari, 0144 Tbilisi

Phone: (+995 32) 224 48 58
(+995 32) 238 14 06
Fax: (+995 32) 238 14 05


H.E. Giedrius Puodžiūnas, Ambassador
Address: 29 Krtsanisi Street, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 32) 291 29 33
Fax: (+995 32) 222 17 93


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


H.E. Mariusz Maszkiewicz, Ambassador
Address: 19 Dzmebi Zubalashvilebi Street, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 32) 292 03 98
Fax: (+995 32) 291 29 33


H.E. Radu Liviu Horumba, Ambassador
Address: 7 Lvovi Street, Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 32) 238 53 10
Fax: (+995 32) 238 52 10


H.E. Ulrik Tideström, Ambassador
Address: 15 Turn Kipshidze Street (Vake Region), 0162 Tbilisi
Phone: (+995 32) 255 03 20

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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