Introduction of the VIS
October 2011 the Schengen member states introduced the Visa Information System
(VIS). The VIS will also be used to store the biometric data (10 fingerprins
and the facial image) of the visa applicants. The diplomatic representations of
the Schengen member states will be gradually connected to the system region by
the connection to the VIS on 23 June 2015 all diplomatic representations of the
Schengen member states in Georgia have to capture the biometric
data of persons applying for a Schengen visa.
Information leaflet (ENG) (PDF, Number of pages 2, 1.3 MB) Information leaflet (GEO) (PDF, Number of pages 2, 1.9 MB)
General Visa Information
The Embassy of Switzerland in Tbilisi issues entry visa for Switzerland and Austria to persons with residence in Georgia.
For Austrian Schengen visas, the host in Austria has to provide the “Elektronische Verpflichtungserklärung EVE” (see more details under Visitor Visa point 12).
If the stay in Austria will exceed 3 month and/or be for employment, study, marriage or family reunion, the applicant must be lodged directly with the Embassy of Austria in Baku (Landmark III, 7. Stock, Nizami Str. 90A, AZ-1010 Baku, Azerbaijan, Tel. (+994 12) 465 99 33, Fax: (+994 12) 465 99 94, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make sure to submit a duly completed and signed application form accompanied by all the required documents. Please note that there are different types of visa to which different requirements apply.
Please, pay attention to our public holidays!
List of public holidays in Georgia