On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This proclamation, which took effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021, ended the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In place of these restrictions, the President announced a global vaccination requirement for all adult foreign national travelers. More information about this global vaccination requirement, including details on exceptions and waivers due to humanitarian concerns, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website..


Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test (a viral detection test for SARS-CoV- 2 approved or authorized by the relevant national authority), taken within 72 hours of departure. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. This requirement is separate from the visa application process. All Presidential Proclamations restricting travel due to COVID-19 remain in place, and continue to apply to subject potential travelers regardless of their test results or vaccination status. Travelers holding a National Interest Exception also remain subject to all applicable pre-departure testing requirements. For more information on waivers to the testing requirement please click here.Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.


Any B1, B2, B1/B2, I, and C-1 appointments scheduled for June, July, and August 2021 have been cancelled due to current COVID conditions. Applicants whose appointments were cancelled may re-schedule their interviews for any available date in future.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants required to appear at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia for an interview or other consular service must meet the following requirements: have no COVID or other illness symptoms in the last 14 days; be physically present in Georgia for at least 10 days; and comply with any Georgian Government quarantine and COVID testing requirements. Access may be similarly restricted for applicants who were physically present in the last 10 days in areas within Georgia of epidemiological concern for increased COVID risk. When in doubt, please contact us before making any travel plans.

As of February 17, the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia is resuming certain immigrant visa services, including immediate relative spouse and child immigrant visas, and K visas. In addition, a limited number of family preference, employment-based, returning resident, and diversity visa cases are also being processed. Applicants will receive instructions regarding the scheduling of appointments when their cases are ready for interview. The Embassy is currently providing emergency nonimmigrant visa services for certain limited travel purposes to Georgian citizens and residents; a limited number of routine appointments for C1/D visas; and a limited number of routine appointments for Georgian citizens and residents in the following nonimmigrant visa categories: E, F, H, J, L, M, O, P, Q, and R. We will resume additional visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date.

While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule a nonimmigrant visa interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2023. If you have an urgent nonimmigrant visa matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided here to request an emergency appointment.  If you have an urgent immigrant visa matter, please email tbilisiconsular@state.gov and request an emergency appointment, providing your full name and date of birth, case number if known, and justification for an emergency appointment.


The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the Embassy will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Georgia. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Georgia.