IOM Georgia Participated in the Workshop on Migrant Integration before Departure: Perspectives, Approaches and Supporting Measures

The Workshop - ,,Migrant Integration before Departure: Perspectives, Approaches and Supporting Measures’’   took place in Rome, Italy on 24-25 September 2014 and focused on promoting exchange of practises between pre-departure integration service providers. Pre-departure orientation practices and policies were presented in national context by different countries.

IOM has Assisted the Georgian Authorities in Widely Disseminating Information on the New Application Rules for Georgian Visas

IOM has supplied to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia large quantities of flyers that outline the new rules for the application for a Georgian entry visa. These new rules will enter into force on 1 September 2014, as part of the newly adopted law “On the Legal Status of Aliens and Stateless Persons”. This flyer is currently being disseminated to foreigners arriving to Georgia at Tbilisi Airport and other major ports of entry.

IOM Supports Homecoming Workshop for Georgian Visa/Consular Officers

On 25 August 2014 IOM made a presentation and lead a discussion session concerning the challenges to be faced with the increase in visa applications that will be received from 1st September 2014 when the new regulations concerning aliens comes into force.  With 61 MFA officials serving overseas gathered at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tbilisi, IOM used its in-house experience to guide officials on best practice in dealing with significantly increased volumes of applications.