British Ambassador to Georgia
We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Georgia.
We work on a wide range of issues including democratisation and institutional reforms. We support Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations. We also work closely with local and international actors on peaceful resolution of conflicts and contribute to the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia. We have recently reinvigorated the commercial section at the embassy and work hard at identifying business opportunities for UK businesses.
We have led a successful trade mission and are looking at deepening the existing cooperation as well as promoting new ties. We also maintain a good consular network and deal with range of issues.
Visit our travel advice for Georgia for information, news and updates, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.
Emergency travel documents
Details of how to get an emergency travel document can be found in the Passports section of this website.
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact our consulate as soon as possible. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if: • you have never applied for a British passport before • you are applying on behalf of a child
An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.
Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in the Embassy.
For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that our consular section cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply, go to the UK Border Agency website. Please, note that our consular section cannot deal with individual enquiries about visa applications.
Births and deaths registration
Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas. From 14 January 2015, UK birth or death registrations transferred from the British Embassy Tbilisi to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK. There are no changes to the entitlement to register a birth or death. The processing time remains the same. However, you will now need to allow extra time for the documents to be sent to and from the UK.
Information on getting married abroad. If you are planning to marry in Tbilisi, you should contact the Justice House where your marriage will take place to obtain further information on local procedures and requirements.
Guidance on Surrogacy overseas
Visit the Legalisation Office website for information on how to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine, so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, certificates, letters, and notarial services available at British Embassy in Tbilisi.
List of lawyers and interpreters
A list of English speaking lawyers and translators who may be able to help you with official transactions in Georgia. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
List of medical facilities
List of medical facilities
List of funeral directors
A list of English speaking funeral directors who may be able to help you with funeral service. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
Explanation of the prison system in Georgia for British nationals.
All notarial and documentary services are by appointment only. Before booking an appointment please e-mail us a scan of the document(s) in question to ensure that we can conduct this service. Tbilisi.ConsularEnquiries@fco.gov.uk Please note that appointments are only available from 9:30am to 12pm on Wednesdays.
How else we can help
How else we can help In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- issue emergency passports (emergency travel documents)
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
What our consulate cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
We cannot meet the costs of losses you might incur overseas, for example, medical expenses, loss of belongings, replacement of passport, travelling back to the UK. We strongly advise that any British Nationals travelling overseas should always take out adequate travel insurance before travelling, whether they are travelling independently, as part of a package holiday, or just to visit family and friends. Please visit the FCO travel advice for more information and guidance.
Compliments and complaints procedure