With the Assistance of "Rights Georgia," an Iranian Citizen Won the Dispute on Granting the Residence Permit in the Supreme Court of Georgia

6 May, 2022

The Supreme Court of Georgia declared the cassation appeal of the Public Service Development Agency (PSDA) inadmissible and upheld the decision of the Tbilisi Court of Appeals, which ordered the Agency to issue a short-term residence permit to V.M.

The legal dispute over the issuance of a short-term residence permit for V.M. has started with the assistance of “Rights Georgia” on December 29, 2020, with the support of the International Organization for Migration.

The Tbilisi City Court upheld the lawsuit of “Rights Georgia”, declared invalid the Agency's refusal to issue a residence permit to V.M., and ordered the agency to grant the short-term residence permit to V.M. 

Agency appealed the respective decision before the Tbilisi Court of Appeals and then to the Supreme Court of Georgia. Finally, the Supreme Court declared the Agency's cassation appeal inadmissible and the decision to issue a short-term residence permit to V.M. entered into force.

Mariam Magradze, a lawyer of "Rights Georgia", represented the beneficiary interests before the Supreme Court of Georgia within the framework of the IOM project – “COVID-19 and Needs of Migrants in South Caucasus”, implemented with the support of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM).


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