Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States aged two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.
Special MRV Fee Notice
The U.S. Mission to 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 U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until December 31, 2021, 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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Please be advised that if you arrive late for your scheduled visa appointment interview, you will not be guaranteed an interview that day. If you arrive more than one hour late you will be required to reschedule your appointment to the next available date via the regular online appointment system. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment. For applicants who arrive on time, the average time spent at the Embassy for a routine nonimmigrant visa interview is between 2 to 3 hours, but in some cases the wait is shorter or longer than the average times. Arriving late will increase your wait time, as will coming unprepared for the interview. Please review our website carefully to ensure you arrive prepared.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.
Immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Georgia and Azerbaijan at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.
To apply for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa.
The sponsor begins the process by filing a petition on the foreign citizen’s behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You may wish to review our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to learn about the different types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program. Then, follow the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process, or on the Diversity Visa Process, on usvisas.state.gov to begin applying for an immigrant visa.
Once USCIS has approved your petition and you have completed pre-processing with the National Visa Center (NVC), or if you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and completed processing with the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), review the instructions given to you by the NVC or the KCC, along with the information presented on this website, for further guidance and instructions.
NOTE: Applicants required to appear at the Embassy for an interview or other consular service must meet the following requirements:
Please note that vaccination status does not affect the above requirements and there is no waiver of or exemption from these requirements.
If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:
If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.