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How To Apply For Georgia Digital Nomad Visa

Georgia shares borders with Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan and is located between the Black and Caspian oceans. Due to its stunning natural surroundings, delectable local cuisine, and friendly people, it has become a well-liked tourist destination.

Georgia is one of the finest locations to live, thanks to its vibrant cities and quaint towns, gorgeous scenery linking mountain panoramas with white-sand beaches, and a moderate environment with all four seasons. There are several tourist sites in Georgia. Despite the country's modest size, there is much to see there. The largest city in Georgia is Tbilisi, which is situated in the Caucasus mountain range. The city is accessible and appealing to many people courtesy of its airport, which offers direct airline connections to many other European airports.

The country is renowned for being incredibly amiable. Locals are welcoming and eager to provide guests with helpful information. Georgia's affordability is still another fantastic feature, especially in Tbilisi, where you can discover top-notch entertainment, competitive and recreational sports, and restaurants serving cuisine worldwide.

 

View of old town Sololaki in Tbilisi, Georgia

Old Town Sololaki in Tbilisi, Georgia

Visa Overview

Georgia is one of the newest countries to provide a remote work visa for digital nomads. The visa aims to make it possible for citizens of a list of 95 countries to apply for the program, offering a fantastic opportunity for those who want to visit it for an extended period of time, such as remote workers, self-employed persons, and entrepreneurs with their families to enter visa-free. However, you will need a visa to enter Georgia if you don’t belong to one of the 95 countries mentioned. The Georgian digital nomad visa is valid for a full year. Also, business registration programs like the Individual Entrepreneur Program can result in permanent residency. The Georgia digital nomad visa program's application cost is free, which is a big advantage over similar programs/visas that charge non-refundable costs.

 

A view of the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi at night, Georgia

Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi at night, Georgia

How to apply for a Digital Nomad Visa in Georgia

The Georgia digital nomad visa application process can be completed entirely online and is pretty straightforward. You need to obtain all the required documents first. You will require a current passport, bank statements, evidence of remote employment, and health insurance. To submit your application, be sure to scan and digitize all of these documents. It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to complete the application and attach all the required documents.

 

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Adigeni, a small town in Georgia

Adigeni, a small town in Georgia

Documents required to apply for the Georgian visa for digital nomads

  • A valid passport
  • Proof of $2000 USD monthly income or $24,000 USD in savings
  • Proof of remote work
  • Proof of health insurance

You’ll be asked for your anticipated date of arrival in Georgia. Though it doesn’t have to be an exact date, rather the time you intend to move there. The Georgian government will review your application in around ten days. If any more information is required, the procedure might take longer than ten working days, depending on how long it takes you to submit it, so be sure to gather all the data upfront.

 

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View of Sataplia Karst Cave in Staplia Reserve, Kutaisi, Georgia

Karst Cave in Staplia Reserve, Kutaisi, Georgia

Advantages of Working as a Digital Nomad in Georgia

Georgia has a monthly cost of living of around $698 USD.  It is 1.34 times less expensive than the global average of other countries. The cost of living, however, differs depending on the city in which you live. The application for a digital nomad visa for Georgia is free, and 95 nations can enter Georgia without a visa and remain for 365 days. This makes Georgia the only country that offers this opportunity compared to other countries with similar programs.

You are not obligated to pay taxes as a digital nomad in Georgia until your 183rd day of residence. If you remain for more than 183 days, you are regarded as a tax resident and are subject to a flat income tax of 20% only from income sourced from Georgia. Georgia also provides an individual entrepreneur program that allows you to pay just 1% of your first $155,000 income. However, this plan is perfect for you if you work as a freelancer or digital nomad.

Georgia doesn't require residency to create a bank account, in contrast to other nations that do. You can open a bank account as soon as you arrive in Georgia. As a digital nomad, having a bank account in the country where you reside makes your stay more convenient and pleasurable.

 

The road to the village of Shatili, Khevsureti, Georgia

Village of Shatili, Khevsureti, Georgia

Conclusion

Georgia is a beautiful country with magnificent mountain landscapes, black sea beaches, and historic sanctuaries. Tbilisi and Batumi are two places where digital nomads are most likely to visit. Each has benefits and offers fantastic coffee shops and office spaces with free wifi. The network of like-minded remote workers will be easy to locate, making it simple to feel at home and meet new people. You may experience calm, tranquillity, and excitement in Georgia while experiencing historic cities, medieval castles, gorgeous hiking routes, and the country's natural beauty. You may even come to want to make it your second residency.

 

 

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Mikkel Thorup

Written by Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup is the world’s most sought-after expat consultant. He focuses on helping high-net-worth private clients to legally mitigate tax liabilities, obtain a second residency and citizenship, and assemble a portfolio of foreign investments including international real estate, timber plantations, agricultural land and other hard-money tangible assets. Mikkel is the Founder and CEO at Expat Money™, a private consulting firm started in 2017. He hosts the popular weekly podcast, the Expat Money Show, and wrote the definitive #1-Best Selling book Expat Secrets - How To Pay Zero Taxes, Live Overseas And Make Giant Piles Of Money.

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