Gov’t prepares amendments against illegal migration in Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced today that the Ministry of Justice has prepared changes against illegal migration in Georgia.

The Prime Minister explained that the motivation for providing the changes is that some foreign nationals break the law and benefit from Georgia’s loyal migration policy.

The amendment to be approved by Parliament reads as follows:

  • A foreigner has to live in Georgia for 10 years to get a permanent residence permit. The term is 6 years according to the applicable law.
  • Foreigners can get a temporary residence permit for 12 years instead of six years. However, if they no longer have a reason to stay after six years, they will be given a temporary residence permit again and will not apply for permanent residence.
  • The Georgia Ministry of Economy is working to raise the $15,000 limit for investors to get temporary residency permits.