About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:20 - 12 Feb.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
EU-Georgia Visa Easing, Readmission Treaties to Enter into Force in March
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 19 Jan.'11 / 00:47

EU Council, the bloc’s main decision-making body, concluded on January 18, two agreements with Georgia - one on visa facilitation and another on readmission of illegal immigrants.

The two agreements, which were ratified by the European Parliament in December, will enter into force on March 1, 2011, EU said in a press release on Tuesday.

The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Denmark are not part to the agreement on visa facilitation agreement.

The visa facilitation agreement will simplify procedures for obtaining visas for certain categories of the Georgian citizens, including for close relatives who are visiting Georgian citizens residing in the EU, businessmen, scientists, students and journalists. It will cut the current EUR 60 visa fee to EUR 35; it  also envisages waiving fees for specific categories such as close relatives who are visiting Georgian citizens residing in the EU, pensioners, children below the age of 12, disabled persons, scientists, students and journalists. The agreement also stipulates that a decision upon the request to issue a visa must be taken within 10 calendar days.

Readmission agreement lays out obligations and procedures for the Georgian authorities as to when and how to take back people who are illegally residing in EU.

Latest News
12 Feb.'16 17:20
Four NATO Ships Make Port Call in Batumi
Two Turkish, as well as Spanish and Romanian ships make port call in Batumi on February 12-15.
12 Feb.'16 01:19
Govt Mulls GEL 400m Budget Cut Amid Planned Corporate Income Tax Reform
Govt proposes to introduce zero corporate income tax on undistributed profits from July.
11 Feb.'16 20:45
President Names Candidate for C.Bank Board
If approved by the Parliament, Koba Gvenetadze will replace Giorgi Kadagidze in central bank’s board.
11 Feb.'16 18:58
NATO, Georgian Defense Ministers Meet in Brussels
Joint NATO-Georgia training center will start tactical training of Georgian officers in May.
11 Feb.'16 12:53
PM Vows Holding of 2016 Elections at Highest Standards
“This is vitally important for us that all the components of democratic elections be observed,” he said.
10 Feb.'16 23:40
Politicians Comment on U.S. Intelligence Annual Report
U.S. diplomat said the report was “unfortunately a little bit misconstrued here in Georgia.”
10 Feb.'16 12:52
Georgia in U.S. Intelligence Annual Report
Frustration of elites with pace of Western integration may slow Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic efforts, it says.
09 Feb.'16 22:28
European Commission to Formally Propose EU Members to Lift Visas for Georgia in Coming Weeks
“I trust that Georgia will keep up its good performance,” Commissioner Hahn said.
09 Feb.'16 16:55
Georgian PM Meets European Council President
Upcoming elections in Georgia and the issue of visa-free travel rules discussed.
09 Feb.'16 14:48
Georgia to Reintroduce Visa-Free Rules with Iran from Feb.15
Georgia suspended visa-free rules with Iran in July, 2013.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
67