Mogherini situation in Georgia ‘extremely encouraging’ to get visa waiver

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Tbilisi, DFWatch – European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini on Monday has emphasized that the situation in Georgia is ‘extremely encouraging, extremely positive’ to deliver on visa liberalization for the citizens of the country. […]

Iran introduces visa-free regime for Georgians, visa-on-arrival for most countries

By | February 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Georgian citizens can enter Iran  visa-free for up to 90 days, while most foreign nationals can obtain 30-days visas at Iran’s airports. Iran has reintroduced visa-free regime for Georgian citizens, Iran’s deputy ambassador to Georgia Mohsen Kebriaizadeh told journalists on Monday. The decision follows a phone conversation between Georgian Prime Pinister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Iranian President [...]

Some challenges with EU’s simplified visa procedures

By | September 22nd, 2013|Categories: Europe, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A new study shows that there are some challenges with the visa facilitation agreement Georgia has with the European Union. The agreement has led to a considerably simpler procedure for Georgians who want to travel to EU, as the number of documents […]

Switzerland signs visa agreement with Georgia

By | September 14th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter. (Panjikidze’s Facebook page.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia and Switzerland has signed an agreement about simplifying procedures for the issuing of visas between the two countries. Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze signed the agreement during a visit to her Swiss colleague Didier Burkhalter, according […]

Georgia criticizes European embassies for being bureaucratic

By | May 1st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s vice prime minister criticizes foreign embassies in Tbilisi of not following up a new agreement meant to simplify visa application procedures. Giorgi Baramidze was reacting to a new report by Liberal Academy Tbilisi, adding that […]

A quarter of Georgia’s population are missing

By | April 30th, 2012|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – 23 per cent of Georgia’s population is away from the country, 80 per cent of which are illegal labor migrants and sole bread-winners. These are some of the findings in a new report made by Liberal Academy Tbilisi, called Visa Facilitation and Readmission: […]

Slovakian visas to be issued in Georgia

By | April 14th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Georgian Foreign Minister met his Slovakian colleague on Thursday during a visit to Bratislava. The ministers discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation, including important issues for both countries ahead of the NATO summit in Chicago […]

Georgians struggling to get through European visa maze

By | March 20th, 2012|Categories: Investigative reports, Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Vakhtang Nadibaidze (53) stands in line in front of the Polish embassy, waiting for the answer to his visa application. Many Georgians have been in his place, facing the labyrinth it is to get a visa at the European embassies here. He remembers how about […]