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I have a Syrian friend, who has a Syrian passport, and also a visa for Italy. He is in Jordan right now, and he wants to visit the Caucasus. Would the Italian visa let him enter Georgia also?

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Yes, he can.

The Georgian government provides a "Do I need a visa?" wizard. It says that your friend would be able to enter on the basis of Ordinance 256, which gives a list of countries "whose visa and/or residence permit holders may enter Georgia without a visa for an appropriate period and under appropriate conditions" "for 90 calendar days in any 180-day period."

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You need to be more specific about what kind of visa does he have issued by Italy? Is it a long term visa or a short term visa? Or is a valid residence permit?

If it's a long term visa or residence permit - then he can enter Georgia for short stay without any problems. He'll have to prove that he has enough funds to support himself during his stay in Georgia.

  • Short-stay Schengen visas are fine too – Crazydre Jun 5 '17 at 6:27

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