• Permit of Temporary Residence in Georgia shall be issued for no more then 6 years to a foreigner intending to stay in Georgia for a period longer then 90 days, who:
• carries out work activity in Georgia in compliance with the requirements of the Georgia laws, as well as to a self-employed person;
• arrived in Georgia for medical treatment or for educational purposes;
• is invited by respective governmental structure as highly-qualified specialist or art worker, or if his/her invitation is linked to state interests;
• is guardian or a curator of a citizen of Georgia;
• is under guardianship or curatorship of a citizen of Georgia;
• is a spouse, patent, child, foster parent, foster child, sister, brother, grandfather or grandmother of a citizen of Georgia or a foreigner holding a permit of residence in Georgia.
Permit of Permanent Residence in Georgia may be issued to:
• a foreigner having lived in Georgia legally within the last 6 years. This period shall not include a period of stay in Georgia for medical treatment or educational purposes and a period of employment at diplomatic missions and representations of equal status;
• a spouse, patent, child, foster parent, foster child, sister, brother, grandfather or grandmother of a citizen of Georgia;
• highly qualified scientific experts and technicians, sportsmen and art worker, whose arrival in Georgia is consistent with the interests of Georgia.
Registration of Foreigners
A foreigner who holds a permit of residence in Georgia shall be obliged to undergo registration at a respective service of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia according to his/her place of residence within one month after his/her entry to Georgia, and in case he/she is on the territory of Georgia – after obtaining a residence permit.
The Ministry of Justice shall issue a respective certificate to a foreigner obtaining a permit of residence.
Foreigners living in Georgia shall be subject to taxation in the same manner as citizens of Georgia and stateless persons having the right of permanent residence in Georgia.