Georgia to introduce eVisa solutions for Indians

Archil Dzuliashvili, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Georgia represented by, Ambassador of Georgia; Chris Dix, Head of Business Development, VFS Global; and Alok Singhal, Re-gional Head- North , VFS Global, signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 19, 2019.

The MoU followed common objectives like providing easier access to Georgia for travellers who shall visit for tourism and business whereas improving the integrity of the visa and admission process, ensuring that foreign students travelling to Georgia on study visas have the right credentials, academic ability, financial capability and intent, helping Georgian educational establishments improve the standard of their foreign students making Georgia an attractive study destination and increasing the flow of travellers to experience the heritage of Georgia and have the chance to explore what Georgia has to provide.

Under the MoU, VFS global shall work with the Dzuliashvili to develop and manage a digital eVisa solution to aid in the processing of eVisa/Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) applications. This service will include the choice to upload the required supporting documents and make the required fee payments online.

Giorgi Tabatadze, Director of the consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, said, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with alternative agencies, is currently undertaking active efforts to create more effective the tourism promotion mechanism already in place. VFS global – a reput-ed international company has been awarded a contract by Georgia to facilitate visa submission method for Indian citizens. As per this contract, VFS global operates 16 Georgia visa applications centers across India. The memorandum signed on 19 July between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and VFS global will further simplify procedures and remove all types of technical barriers. one more necessary part is that pre-checks and initial validation of visa documents will be provided on the ground – in India- that will contribute to the free movement of bona fide tourists and guests across the Georgian border.”

Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO – South Asia, middle east and China, VFS Global said, “We are honored to have been chosen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Georgia to provide travelers from India new eVisa services in addition to the regular visa services we’ve offered so far. The convenience of eVisa/ETA will encourage additional travelers from India to choose Georgia as their next travel destination.”

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