A personal or family coat of arms, also known as a heraldic achievement, may be petitioned from the royal house by qualified individuals.
After due consideration and if all requirements are met, a grant of arms signed by the head of the royal house may be issued in the form of an elaborate and official attest. Traditionally, this important document is duly framed and preserved by the head of the house as a perpetual memorial for his descendants.
In the current practice of the royal house, a grant of arms may be and often is combined with a family charter. This is a longer document aimed at establishing a family line or house with certain principles, values, and rules.
Obtaining a grant of arms from the royal house of Georgia is significant and valuable for several reasons:
- The royal house is among the oldest Christian dynasties
- 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.