Retention of Georgian citizenship

In case of acquiring foreign citizenship, a citizen of Georgia shall retain Georgian citizenship if he/she obtains consent from the Georgian state to retention of Georgian citizenship before acquiring citizenship of the aforementioned country.

In case of acquiring foreign citizenship, the consent to retention of Georgian citizenship shall be granted if the connection of a citizen of Georgia with Georgia is deemed realistic.

A minor, who, along with Georgian citizenship, has acquired foreign citizenship by birth, shall retain Georgian citizenship from his/her birth until reaching 18 years of age. If an application for retaining citizenship of the minor is not submitted within this period, his/her Georgian citizenship shall be terminated. Georgian citizenship of a minor may be retained on the basis of an application of parents or a legal representative. If the application is submitted by either of the parents, Georgian citizenship of a minor may be retained with the consent of the other parent.

Note: Georgian citizens, in relation to whom the decision with regard to losing Georgian citizenship due to acquiring foreign citizenship was not made before 15 August 2018, may, from 15 August 2018 on and within a one-year period thereafter, apply to the PSDA for retaining Georgian citizenship.

Additional information on procedures of retention of citizenship of Georgia is available on the websites: www.sda.gov.ge; www.psh.gov.ge; www.centri.gov.ge.

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