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Visa to Abkhazia

visa to Abkhazia

Visa to Abkhazia. Photo: Megan Starr.

To get an Abkhazian visa is a slightly long process that has to be started at least 2 weeks in advance of your journey. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your planned entry to Abkhazia.

How to get an Abkhazian visa

First you will have to fill out the electronic visa application and upload scan of your passport (in color). You’ve should get an automatic reply from the Ministry that your documents have been received.

It usually takes up to 5 working days for your application to be processed. After that period you will get the clearance letter to enter Abkhazia. Print this paper before the your trip – you’ve will have to show it at the Abkhaz check point border control.

Upon your arrival to Abkhazia you must visit the Consular Service in Sukhum within three working days in order to receive the visa of the Republic of Abkhazia. The fee for a visa for a period up to 10 days is around $10.

If you are travelling with us – we will take care of the necessary visa-procedures, and all the services are included in the price.

Visiting Abkhazia from Russia

When visiting Abkhazia through the territory of the Russian Federation you must have at least a double-entry Russian visa (the first time you enter Russia on the way to Abkhazia and the second time you visit Russia on your way from Abkhazia back to your home country). The border operates 24/7. During high resort season (July–August) we recommend that you cross the border in the evening/night to avoid lines.

Visiting Abkhazia from Georgia

VISIT ABKHAZIA FROM GEORGIA
Essential information and tips

Issues with Georgia

You should not have an Abkhaz visa inside your passport. If you do have one glued into your passport, then you will be banned from visiting Georgia or have to pay a huge fine.

More information

Get more details about Abkhazian visas at the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia website.

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