According to the Revenue Service,
in 2018 a total of 11,697 foreign nationals
are permitted to work in Georgia, which is 300 more than in 2017 when 11,402
foreigners were employed in the country.
In January-July 2019, the number of working
foreigners decreased to 10 573.
Citizens of 124 countries
are currently working in Georgia. By the number of working citizens leads Turkey
with 2,539 people followed by Azerbaijan
- 1210, Ukraine 1181, Russia - 964, Iran - 832, China - 818, Armenia - 469,
India - 362, Kazakhstan - 205, Belarus - 176.
Only 1-2 citizens from Algeria,
Tanzania, the Virgin Islands, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Vietnam, Zimbabwe,
Iceland, Liberia, Libya, Oman, Senegal, Liechtenstein, Mauritania, Malta ,
Mexico, Montenegro, Swaziland, Singapore, Kuwait and Chile work in Georgia.
As reported, from September 1, 2014 the visa rules were tightened for citizens of some countries.
The parliament has recently decided to
complicate the procedure for foreigners for obtaining a residence and work permit.