The State Commission on Migration Issues (SCMI/Commission) was set up on 13 October 2010 on the basis of the Government's Ordinance No. 314. The Commission is the Government's consultative body to discuss and take decisions on various important issues related to migration management. The Commission comprising 9* government entities is chaired by the Ministry of Justice and co-chaired by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The Commission is a key platform for discussing migration-related issues and an instrument for coordinating competences falling under different bodies. To this end, the Commission is being provided with analytical and administrative support by the Secretariat (set up with the funding from the EU) at the Public Service Development Agency - a Legal Entity of Public Law under the Ministry of Justice.

To further activate the Commission's work in different directions, inside the Commission thematic working groups have been set up to work on Integration and Reintegration issues, Migration Risk Analysis, Migration Strategy, Reduction of Statelessness, Unified Migration Data Analytical System and Migration & Development.

In addition, in 2013, international and non-governmental organizations working in the field were granted a consultative status within the Commission to provide additional expertise and develop a format of cooperation. Thanks to their active cooperation with the Commission’s Secretariat, significant progress has been achieved in eradicating thematic overlap and ensuring targeted use of existing resources. In 2021 Public Defender's Office also joined SCMI with the consultative status.

Agencies – members of the commission (In Geo alphabetical order)

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

Address: 12 Chanturia str., Tbilisi 0108 Telephone: +995 322 991 111 Email: Website:

Ministry of Justice

Address: 24a Vakhtang Gorgasali str., Tbilisi 0114 Telephone: +995 322 405 087 Email: Website:

Ministry of Education, Science and Youth

Address: 52 Dimitri Uznadze str., Tbilisi 0102 Telephone: +995 322 200 220 Email: Website:

Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs

Address: 144, ak. Tsereteli ave. Tbilisi 0119 Telephone: +995 322 510 012 Email: Website:

Ministry of Finance

Address: 16 Vakhtang Gorgasali str., Tbilisi 0114 Telephone: +995 322 261 330 Email: Website:

National Statistics Office

Address: 30 Tsotne Dadiani str., Tbilisi 0180 Telephone: +995 322 367 210 Email: Website:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Address: 4 Sh. Chitadze str., Tbilisi 0118 Telephone: +995 322 945 005 Email: Website:

State Security Service

Address: 4. 9 Aprili str., Tbilisi 0118Email: Website:

Ministry of Internal Affairs

Address: 10 G. Gulua str., Tbilisi 0114 Telephone: +995 322 411 158 Email: Website:


Organizations with the consultative status

Delegation of the European Union to Georgia
Address: 64b Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue, 0179 Tbilisi
Telephone: + 995-32-236 43 64
Public Defender's Office
Adress: Davit Aghmashenebeli Avenue, 80, Tbilisi 0102
German International Cooperation Society (Giz)
Address: 31 Griboedovi str., Tbilisi 0105
Telephone: +995 322 201 800
Innovations and Reforms Centre
Address: 2 Gamrekeli str., 0160 Axis Palace, 4th floor Tbilisi
Telephone: +995 322 552 001/ +995 322 552 002
International Centre for Migration Policy Development
Address: 6 Marjanishvili str., Tbilisi
Telephone: +995 322 904 098
Migration Centre
Address: K.Kekelidze street 10/13 Tbilisi.
Telephone: +995 599 961 606
Facebook page:
International Organization for Migration
Address: 19 Tengiz Abuladze str., Tbilisi 0162
Telephone: +995 322 252 216
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Address: 2a A. Kazbegi ave., Tbilisi 0160
Telephone: +995 322 386 202


 Partner Organisations

 Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association 

 Address: 15 Jansugh Kakhidze str. Tbilisi 0102

Tbilisi State University

Address: 1 Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue, Tbilisi 0179
Email: migration,

UN Global Compact Network Georgia

Adress: I. Abashidze street 34, Tbilisi, 0179





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