Strategic Changes: Georgia’s Non-Resident Worker Registration Updates – Employment Contract

November 21, 2023


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With the implementation of a groundbreaking law on September 1, 2023, Georgia’s world of work is experiencing a revolutionary change. This legislation marks a significant step forward in the registration process for non-resident workers. Local employers employing non-permanent foreigners in Georgia are now subject to special obligations.

These obligations result in the need for local employers to conclude an employment contract in Georgian with migrant workers. In addition, employers must register migrant workers in the unified database of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Protection within 30 calendar days of signing the contract. For migrant workers employed before September 1, 2023, registration in the ministry’s unified database must be completed by November 1, 2023.

In addition to these requirements, it is important to properly submit a scanned copy of the foreign worker’s passport and the signed employment contract on the designated website.

The information requested includes, among other things, the level of education, qualifications, professional experience (type and duration) as well as the amount and form of remuneration.

In addition, employers are obliged to report all information about the early termination, extension or change in the remuneration of the employment contract concluded with the immigrant employee.

While the system is currently operational, certain features are still being developed and facilitated. Providing all necessary information for each foreign (non-resident) worker is essential. Failure to register may result in fines; However, the specific amounts have not yet been defined at this point.

In conclusion, the introduction of a groundbreaking law on September 1, 2023 has set in motion a revolutionary change in Georgia’s world of work. This significant legislation represents a significant step forward in the registration process for non-resident workers and ushers in a new era in which local employers who hire non-resident non-residents will be bound by certain obligations. As we witness these transformative changes, it is clear that Georgia is taking a decisive step towards a more regulated and optimized employment landscape.

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