In the current practice of the Royal House, a grant of arms may be combined with what is known as a Family Charter. This takes the form of a formal certificate on the model of a Grant of Arms, to which is attached a longer document aimed at establishing a family line or house with certain principles, values, and rules. A Family Charter is the fruit of significant reflection by the head of the new House, with the intention to be passed on an honored by successive generations.
Obtaining a Family Charter from the Royal House of Georgia is significant and valuable for several reasons:
- The royal house is among the oldest Christian dynasties
- It is of special interest to Orthodox and Catholic families
- The process is open to citizens of countries where no heraldic authority exists or has jurisdiction over the request
- The grant of arms may be associated with a family charter
- The process is done in cooperation with the Intergovernmental College of Arms and Traditional Societies (ICATS), a duly chartered and established intergovernmental institution.