Licence is the right granted to a person by an administrative body under an administrative act to carry out a specific type of activity if the person meets the conditions laid down by law;
Licence of use (which might be may divided and/or fully or partially transferred to another person, including by inheritance) usually is issued through an auction. Whereas licence to operate (which cannot be transferred by inheritance or in any other form) is issued directly, when licence applicant meets all conditions laid down by Georgian legislation.
The applicant can obtain general licence (so there won't be necessity to obtain a separate licence for each activity), or can get special licence to carry out a specific activity falling under the type of licence.
A licence shall be issued for an indefinite period of time.
Permit is the right granted to a person on a basis of the administrative act, to carry out the activities one-time and/or for a certain period of time in specific areas, under the conditions set by law.
A permit may be transferred to another person unless prohibited by law or unless the permit is intrinsically linked to its holder.
Any person (physical or legal) who is willing to obtain the licence or permit can submit an application. There are no restrictions about citizenship of applicant.
If a legal person carries out a permitted action, a branch of the legal person may also carry out the same action (the permit holder shall notify the permit issuer in advance that the branch meets the permit conditions).
N.B. A licence or a permit issued by a foreign country may be recognised by an international agreement or law and granted the same legal status as that of a licence or a permit issued under the legislation of Georgia.