Applying for a long-stay visa (MVV) for residents of Georgia

If you want to stay in the Netherlands for longer than 90 days, you may need a residence permit. In many cases you will also have to apply for a long-stay visa before you travel to the Netherlands. This visa is also called an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV).

In Georgia, you can apply for this visa at the Netherlands embassy in Tbilisi.

Important notice!

If the EU travel ban has been lifted for the residents of your country, you can apply for all visa categories. If the EU travel ban has not been lifted for the residents of your country, you can only apply for a visa if you fall under the exemption categories. Check the page " Q&A's Travel restrictions for the Netherlands" to see for which countries the EU travel ban has been lifted and what the exemption categories are. You cannot apply if the embassy/consulate general or the external service provider is not open for service. Please check if you can make an appointment via the appointment system. Are there no dates available? Then it is not yet possible to submit an application.

Do I need an MVV and/or a residence permit?

You should check whether you need an MVV and/or a residence permit. This depends on things like your nationality and the purpose of your stay.

Applying for a residence permit and an MVV

You can apply for a residence permit and an MVV in two ways:

  • through a host in the Netherlands (such as an employer, family member or educational institution)
  • in person at a Dutch embassy or consulate.

If you have a host in the Netherlands, in most cases your host will have to submit the application to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

First check whether you need to take the civic integration examination.

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Long-stay visa for residents of this country or region

MVV application procedure for residents of Georgia

Applications for a long-stay visa (MVV) can be submitted at the Netherlands embassy in Tbilisi.

You will have to make an appointment via the online appointment system.

MVV application procedure for residents of Armenia

When you live in Armenia, and you already have an approval from the Dutch Immigration (IND) for a permanent stay in the Netherlands (MVV/national visa), you can submit the application at the Netherlands embassy in Tbilisi.

To make an appointment you will have to send a request via e-mail.

Please check the approval letter from the IND as well as the instructions on this page for the documents you need to bring to your appointment. The embassy can only accept complete files for treatment.

MVV application procedure for residents of Azerbaijan

When you live in Azerbaijan, and you already have an approval from the Dutch Immigration (IND) for a permanent stay in the Netherlands (MVV/national visa), you can submit the application at the Netherlands embassy in Tbilisi.

To make an appointment you will have to send a request via e-mail.

Please check the approval letter from the IND as well as the instructions on this page for the documents you need to bring to your appointment. The embassy can only accept complete files for treatment.

Any questions?

In case you have a question after reading the information on this page, you can send an email via the contact form.

We will normally reply to your email within 48 hours.