09.11.2022
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Author: Sea Inside

HOW TO MOVE TO GEORGIA

How to move to live in Georgia, where to find housing and what to do?

Due to the fact that Georgia has a warm climate, an acceptable standard of living, affordable prices and no entry visa for citizens of more than 100 countries, the country has become a place of attraction for foreigners, including Russians. Since the beginning of 2022, almost a million Russian citizens have come to Georgia - about 150,000 of them have remained to live and work.

How to move to Georgia from Russia

How to leave Russia for Georgia now? There are two ways: air and land. Air - in transit through Istanbul, Yerevan, Baku, Minsk. You can fly to Tbilisi, Batumi or Kutaisi. The excitement of September-October, caused by mobilization, subsided - the prices for air tickets stopped jumping and amounted to $400. The overland route lies through the Upper Lars checkpoint, which is periodically closed in winter due to the danger of avalanches. When crossing the border, a stamp is put in the passport - from that moment on, you can freely stay in the country for 360 days.

What about housing?

Since the beginning of 2022, the demand for rental property in Tbilisi and Batumi has increased dramatically. Those who are financially able and who plan to stay in Georgia for a long time buy an apartment. The advantage of such a solution is, firstly, it can always be sold and the invested funds can be returned (and possibly even earned, since real estate is constantly becoming more expensive), and secondly, that it costs several times cheaper than in Russia . For example, in Batumi apartments in a new building can be bought for 50-60 thousand US dollars. An apartment with similar conditions in Sochi is three or even four times more expensive.

SeaInside organizes a real estate tour to Georgia, including flights, accommodation and excursions. You won't have to worry about anything. Going on tour is an opportunity to visit the country and look after or buy real estate.

How to get a residence permit

Georgia gives a residence permit for several reasons. The most common are studies, work, real estate, investments, the presence of a spouse or children who have Georgian citizenship. Each case is considered individually. When buying real estate worth more than 100 thousand dollars, you can apply for a residence permit.

This method has been mastered by many foreign citizens. The only necessary condition is that the apartment must be ready, in a completed house, that is, real estate in a facility under construction, which will be commissioned in a few years, is not a basis for a residence permit. SEA INSIDE offers a wide range of real estate in Georgia. Our lawyers will help with obtaining a residence permit. You can choose a residential complex to your taste and wallet from the catalog.

How to get a job in Georgia

This is more difficult. Finding a job in Georgia will not be easy. Best for those who work remotely. There are good conditions for “remote work”: fast Internet and modern infrastructure. Freelancers, IT specialists, translators, teachers, marketers and people of other professions who work remotely will find their niche faster and better than others.

For freelancers, the Remotely From Georgia program is available. Anyone who has an income of two thousand dollars can get into it. In six months, the project participant will receive the status of a tax resident.

A separate category of people are businessmen. Private entrepreneurs, whose occupation allows relocation, transfer business to Georgia (in part or in whole). Getting the status of an entrepreneur is not difficult, but you need to know the nuances that the newcomer is often unfamiliar with. SEA INSIDE lawyers within the program "Relocation: services for starting a business in Georgia" will help to register a case in accordance with the law.
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