The Georgian government has previously extended the deadline for foreigners to December 31, 2020 and this date has now been extended to July 1, 2021. Foreign nationals without a residence permit who were lawfully resident in the country on March 14, 2020, have stayed in the country for longer than 365 days and were not able to leave the country due to the border being closed, may stay until July 1, 2021, without penalty. More information can be found here.

The US Embassy does not make recommendations to US citizens on how to manage their personal immigration status in Georgia. As a precaution, however, US citizens should assume that this date will not be extended any further, and should therefore take appropriate precautions now. One option is to leave the country before July 1 and apply for re-entry permission under an appropriate program run by the Georgian government (e.g. as a business traveler, teleworker, or student). Another option is to apply for a residence permit. Please note, however, that the embassy is currently unable to provide notarial services in connection with applying for a residence permit.

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