Our Georgian office

Inter Relocation Group Ltd.
1068 Budapest,
Felsőerdősor u.
12-14. I. em. 4.
Hungary (Group Partner)

Contact
Stuart McAlister – Managing Director
Tel.: +36 1 278-5680
Fax: +36 1 278-5688
Email: info@interrelo.com
Responsible for: Operations in Georgia

Georgia Relocation Guide

Key Facts

Government type: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Capital: Tbilisi
Total Area: 69,420 km2
Population: 3,729,500

GDP Per Capita (PPP) $7,245
Official languages: Georgian
Religions: Orthodox Christian (official) 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian-Gregorian 3.9%, Catholic 0.8%, other 0.8%, none 0.7%
Country code: +995
Currency: Lari (GEL)
Voltage: 220 V

Brief Overview

Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, located at the crossroads between Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bordered by the Black Sea to the West, Russia to the North, Turkey and Arme­nia to the South and Azerbaijan in the Southeast.

Georgia, once a Soviet Republic, is now a unitary republic ruled by a semi-presidential system in which the government is democratically elected. The economy largely relies on agriculture, tourism and is becoming increasingly integrated into global trading networks and markets. In addition, Georgia produces copper, gold and manganese as well as alcoholic beverages and nonalcoholic products.

The country is positioning itself as an international corridor for air, land and sea transportation through Batumi, Poti and Anaklia ports as well as the oil pipeline Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and the parallel gas route, the South Caucasus Pipeline. Furthermore, Georgia has a sizable hydroelectric capacity in the energy sector.

While Georgia is known as a cradle of early Christianity, throughout history and especially nowadays, there are no religious restrictions on everyday life. People from different origins and religions such as Muslims, Jews, Assyrians, Armenian Orthodox live side by side and in peace.

Culture

Georgian culture and traditions can be traced back to ancient times. The country is notably known for its rich heritage, geography, art and folklore. Georgia is located on the historical Silk Road at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, subjecting it to the political and cultural events and influences from the East and West.
Hospitality, the Georgian Orthodox Church, wine, culinary traditions, poetry, singing and art are all deeply rooted in the Georgian soul.

Immigration

Foreign citizens (100+ countries) can stay in Georgia for up to 90 days without a visa. It usually takes 30-45 days and costs $50 to process a visa application. Immigration procedures here are quite straight­forward and reasonable. Some changes are expected in terms of immigration due to the signing of the EU and Georgia Agreement.

Temporary Residence Permits are issued for up to 6 years for foreigners intending to stay in Georgia over 90 days.

Rental Market

Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, is the main expat hub for both accommodation and work. It is a major cultural and academic centre with a university, institutes of higher education and over 100 research establishments. The Tbilisi real estate market is saturated with new and quality apartments, residential complexes, private houses, offices and commercial spaces available for both purchase and rent.

Tbilisi has a fairly large expatriate population who are based in very distinct areas of the city. The most popular areas are Old City, Vera-Vake and Saburtalo. All these areas have many trendy cafes, bars and restaurants. Good quality rental housing is widely available throughout the city. Tbilisi has both apartments and houses located within convenient commuting distance to the international schools.

1 bedroom 2 bedrooms 3 bedrooms
$800 – $1000 $1500 – $2000 $2500 – $3500

Health Care

There are various medical centers and institutions which are mainly located in Tbilisi; most of them are private. They have modern medical equipment and bilingual staff (Russian & English) who are very cooperative and helpful.

Schools

Georgia has a few international schools and universities such as QSI International School of Tbilisi, International School of Georgia, Ecole Marie Brosset, International Black Sea University and American Academy in Tbilisi.

Key Facts

Government type: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Capital: Tbilisi
Total Area: 69,420 km2
Population: 3,729,500

GDP Per Capita (PPP) $7,245
Official languages: Georgian
Religions: Orthodox Christian (official) 83.9%, Muslim 9.9%, Armenian-Gregorian 3.9%, Catholic 0.8%, other 0.8%, none 0.7%
Country code: +995
Currency: Lari (GEL)
Voltage: 220 V

Brief Overview

Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, located at the crossroads between Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bordered by the Black Sea to the West, Russia to the North, Turkey and Arme­nia to the South and Azerbaijan in the Southeast.

Georgia, once a Soviet Republic, is now a unitary republic ruled by a semi-presidential system in which the government is democratically elected. The economy largely relies on agriculture, tourism and is becoming increasingly integrated into global trading networks and markets. In addition, Georgia produces copper, gold and manganese as well as alcoholic beverages and nonalcoholic products.

The country is positioning itself as an international corridor for air, land and sea transportation through Batumi, Poti and Anaklia ports as well as the oil pipeline Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and the parallel gas route, the South Caucasus Pipeline. Furthermore, Georgia has a sizable hydroelectric capacity in the energy sector.

While Georgia is known as a cradle of early Christianity, throughout history and especially nowadays, there are no religious restrictions on everyday life. People from different origins and religions such as Muslims, Jews, Assyrians, Armenian Orthodox live side by side and in peace.

Culture

Georgian culture and traditions can be traced back to ancient times. The country is notably known for its rich heritage, geography, art and folklore. Georgia is located on the historical Silk Road at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, subjecting it to the political and cultural events and influences from the East and West.
Hospitality, the Georgian Orthodox Church, wine, culinary traditions, poetry, singing and art are all deeply rooted in the Georgian soul.

Immigration

Foreign citizens (100+ countries) can stay in Georgia for up to 90 days without a visa. It usually takes 30-45 days and costs $50 to process a visa application. Immigration procedures here are quite straight­forward and reasonable. Some changes are expected in terms of immigration due to the signing of the EU and Georgia Agreement.

Temporary Residence Permits are issued for up to 6 years for foreigners intending to stay in Georgia over 90 days.

Rental Market

Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, is the main expat hub for both accommodation and work. It is a major cultural and academic centre with a university, institutes of higher education and over 100 research establishments. The Tbilisi real estate market is saturated with new and quality apartments, residential complexes, private houses, offices and commercial spaces available for both purchase and rent.

Tbilisi has a fairly large expatriate population who are based in very distinct areas of the city. The most popular areas are Old City, Vera-Vake and Saburtalo. All these areas have many trendy cafes, bars and restaurants. Good quality rental housing is widely available throughout the city. Tbilisi has both apartments and houses located within convenient commuting distance to the international schools.

1 bedroom 2 bedrooms
$800 – $1000 $1500 – $2000
3 bedrooms
$2500 – $3500

Health Care

There are various medical centers and institutions which are mainly located in Tbilisi; most of them are private. They have modern medical equipment and bilingual staff (Russian & English) who are very cooperative and helpful.

Schools

Georgia has a few international schools and universities such as QSI International School of Tbilisi, International School of Georgia, Ecole Marie Brosset, International Black Sea University and American Academy in Tbilisi.

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