How to get Georgia visa for Saudi Iqama holders?

Saudi Nationals, GCC residents and Iqama holders living in Saudi Arabia (including Pakistanis) do not need a visa to travel to Georgia if they meet 7 conditions. Recommended: List of on-arrival visa countries for Saudi Iqama holders

Do I need a visa for Georgia?

You can enter your details in the link to check if you need a visa to Georgia. We have entered information of a Pakistani iqama holder living in Saudi Arabia in the link and the system has shown us that they are exempt from a Georgia visa.

Moreover, if you have a valid visa for any of these countries which includes USA, UK, and Schengen visa, you can get visa-free entry to Georgia.

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7 Conditions to get Georgia visa-free entry

It is important to remember that the visa-free entry to Georgia is only available if a Saudi Iqama holder or GCC resident meets all of the below-mentioned conditions. Many people have been deported so far from Tiblisi airport for not meeting the requirements.

Passport Validity

In order to get visa-free entry to Georgia, Saudi Iqama holders should ensure the passport validity of 180 days. Georgia immigration allows you to stay in the country for 90 to 180 days. If your passport is not valid for that period, you might face difficulties.

Iqama or GCC residence permit

In order to get visa-free entry to Georgia, Saudi Iqama holders and GCC residents should take the following two documents;

  • Original Iqama or GCC residence card with 3 months validity. Although they don’t publicize it on their website, you might face trouble if your Iqama is not valid for the entire period of stay in their country.
  • In addition to that, a copy of the Iqama along with its attested translation by any translator in Saudi Arabia.

Return Ticket

Make sure to carry a confirmed and paid ticket with you to get visa-free entry to Georgia. Otherwise, you will be either asked to book a ticket at the spot or be deported from the airport.

Hotel Booking

You must provide a confirmed hotel booking for all the days you are going to spend there. The booking made through Agoda.com is considered confirmed by the Georgian authorities.

Exit Re-Entry Visa

Saudi Iqama holder should take a print of the exit reentry visa to ensure visa-free entry to Georgia. In case you have forgotten to carry it, you can take a print of an exit reentry visa at the spot.

Cash in Hand or Credit Card

Make sure you are taking enough cash with you to meet your expenses in Georgia. I think $50 per day per person is enough in this regard. 

If you don’t want to carry that much money, you can show them your credit card along with last month’s credit card statement showing your credit limit. 

Make sure you convert Saudi Riyals to USD before you leave Saudi Arabia for Georgia due to 2 reasons. The SAR to USD rate is fixed at 0.27 USD so you will not be charged for conversion. The USD is exchanged at a very good rate with Georgian Lari.

Travel Insurance

All GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders are required to carry travel insurance to get visa-free entry to Georgia. It is not difficult to get it as you can request your health insurance company to get one for you free of charge. 

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FAQs

How much is the Georgia visa fee?

There is no fee for the visa-free entry for GCC residents and Saudi Iqama holders.

Do Pakistani and Indians need a visa for Georgia?

Indians and Pakistani Iqama holders living in Saudi Arabia or any other GCC country with a valid iqama do not need a visa to Georgia. 

Can my wife living in Saudi Arabia on a family visit visa get a Georgia visa?

Unfortunately, only iqama holders of Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries can get visa-free entry to Georgia. In your case, your wife should apply for a Georgia visa.

Can I get visa-free entry to Georgian if I am under my father's sponsorship?

If your father is accompanying you, you and the whole family can get visa-free entry to Georgia. Otherwise, you will have to apply for a visa.

What is the best time to visit Tbilisi, Georgia?

The temperature of Georgia goes below the freezing point during winter. Therefore, the best time to visit Tiblisi is during summer between May to September.

Can we find Halal food in Georgia?

The population of Georgia is around 3.7 million out of which 10% are Muslims and 84% are Christians. Therefore, it is not very difficult to find Halal restaurants in the major cities of Georgia.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.