During the Soviet era, Georgia was a popular tourist destination for holidaymakers from other republics of the USSR. And now the country retains resorts and attractions that are interesting to visit. Also, a certain part of Russians visit Georgia on work issues. But in order for the trip to be a success, the necessary formalities must be observed. So how do you go to Georgia?
It is necessary
- - general civil passport;
- - international passport;
- - money to buy tickets.
Get your passport if you don't have one yet. To do this, contact the Office of the Federal Migration Service (FMS) at your place of residence. You can get a passport for five or ten years (new generation passport). If you have a passport, check that it is valid for at least another three months after leaving Georgia. Also, there should be no marks on the entry to Abkhazia or South Ossetia, this can cause problems at the border.
Determine if you need a visa to Georgia. It must be issued to all citizens of Russia, except for residents of border areas or territories close to the Georgian border - Chechnya, the Republic of Adygea, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia and North Ossetia.
If you need a tourist or transit visa, you can apply for it at the border, no matter what type of transport you want to use - by plane, car or sea transport. To do this, you will have to pay a visa fee of about $ 30. If you are traveling with a child, you will also need his birth certificate and, if you are not a parent, permission from one of the parents to leave the child.
For other types of visas, for example, if you want to leave for Georgia for permanent residence, you need to contact the consulate, which is located at Moscow, Ostozhenka street, 26. The embassy, along with a passport and a receipt for payment of the consular fee, will need to be provided passport photographs.
Previously, the additional department of the Georgian presence at the Swiss consulate was involved in the processing of Georgian visas, but now visas are not issued there.
After resolving the visa issue, purchase plane or train tickets. It is better to do this in advance in order to have time to buy cheap tickets. You can also get to Georgia by car, but it must be borne in mind that queues at the border are possible.