In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Georgia, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Georgia.
Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Georgia does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:
NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Georgia, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.
Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.
In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.
We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.
Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.
The Georgian capital, Tbilisi hosts 41 embassies.
There are also 36 consulates and two other Representative Offices: European Union and Russia.
All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Tbilisi, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Georgia and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.
You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Georgia. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.
Chinese Embassy in Georgia
Address: 52 Barnov Str. 380008 Tbilisi
Tel: (+995) 32 225 26 70
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ChineseEmbassyinGeorgia/
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except Chinese and Georgian public holidays) from 9:00 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 17:00
The consular section provides a range of consular services such as document authentication and legalization processing, as well as notary certification and marriage registration.
French Embassy in Georgia
Address: 51a, rue Krtsanissi 0114 Tbilissi
Tel: (+995) 32 272 14 90
Social Media: https://twitter.com/francediplo and https://www.facebook.com/france.georgia/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00
The French General Consulate in Georgia provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.
Embassy of Germany in Georgia
Address: Nino Ckheidze Str. 38, 0102 Tbilissi
Tel: (+995) 32 244 73 03
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/DeutscheBotschaftTiflis
Opening hours: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Emergency Service (outside of regular office hours): +995 599 58 61 91
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Georgia provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.
Embassy of the Japan in Georgia
Address: 9 Krtsanisi Street, Tbilisi
Tel: (+995) 32 275 21 11
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/EmbassyofJapaninGeorgia
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:45
The Japanese embassy provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.
British Embassy in Georgia
Address: 51 Krtsanisi street, 0114 Tbilisi
Tel: (+995) 32 227 47 47
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ukingeorgia and https://twitter.com/UKinGeorgia and https://www.instagram.com/ukingeorgia/?hl=en
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
The British Embassy in Georgia provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, etc.
Embassy of the United States of America in Georgia
Address: 29 Georgian-American Friendship Avenue, Didi Dighomi, 0131 Tbilisi
Tel: (+995) 32 227 70 00
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/usingeo and https://twitter.com/usingeo and https://www.instagram.com/usingeo/
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm except U.S. and Georgian holidays
The US representation in Georgia provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.
Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.
For countries with no consulates or embassies in Georgia, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Baku, in Azerbaijan or Ankara, in Turkey for Georgia.