The CCR has been established in order to enable Algerian expatriates planning to return home for good, to take back their personal belongings, including a new car, without paying custom duties and other taxes. Personal belongings include the whole family personal effects (clothing, books, toys, electronic devices, tools...), furniture (bedrooms, mattresses, sofa beds, kitchen appliances, entertainment devices ...).

General conditions:

For the purpose of terminating residency in South Africa, Botswana or Lesotho, the applicant must meet the following conditions:

  • Applicant must be registered at the Embassy since three (03) years minimum;
  • Applicant must provide documents which show three (03) years of legal and uninterrupted residence in the consular constituency of the Embassy.
  • The presence of the applicant at the Embassy is compulsory for lodging his application and collecting the document.
  • Applicant must not have benefited already from a transfer of residency.
  • The CCR is granted once only to the head of the family (spouse and minor under 19 years are not entitled to have it). It is valid for six (06) months from the date of issuance and cannot be extended without the approval of Algerian Customs (Direction Générale des Douanes).
  • Declared items on the inventory list should under no circumstances be amended. The addition of other items may result in the cancellation of the CCR by Algerian Customs.
  • Total value of the CCR:
    The total amount of the value of the personal belongings, including a new car, allowed on the occasion of a transfer of residency (CCR) has been determined by the Finance Law for 2013 as follows (Article 31 of the law Nº 12-12 dated 26 December 2012 published in the Official Gazette Nº 72 dated 30 December 2012).:
     - Two (02) million Algerian Dinars (2 000 000 DZD) for students and the trainees.
     - Three (03) million Algerian Dinars (3 000 000 DZD) for other citizens.
  • Vehicle Specification:
     -  New vehicle (voiture touristique) and whose engine size must not exceed 2000 cm3 (for Petrol model) or 2500 cm3 (for Diesel model).
     -  New Light Commercial Vehicle (véhicule utilitaire neuf) whose total weight (Poids total en charge) must not exceed 5.950 tons.
     -  Two-wheel vehicle subject to registration (Motor Bike).

Note: Please note that a 25% tax is imposed on vehicles of which the capacity is between 1800 cm³ and 2100 cm3 (for Petrol models) and between 2100 cm³ and 2500 cm³ (for Diesel models).

  • CCR Consular fees:
     - The beneficiary of the CCR must pay stamp duties, the amount of which is calculated on the basis of the total amount of the inventory provided with the file.
     - The copies of the required documents, the inventory as well as the declaration on honour must be legalized at the Embassy (11 Rand each).
  • The issuance of the CCR leads systematically to the cancellation (Radiation) of the applicant's consular registration. To seek re-registration, applicant must wait six (06) months and must provide a first registration file.

Required Documents:

For the purpose of terminating residency in South Africa, Botswana or Lesotho, please provide the following documents:

  1. CCR application form;
  2. Inventory of personal belongings;
  3. Original of the consular registration card + two (02) copies;
  4. Algerian passport + two (02) copies of pages 1 and 2;
  5. Original and two (02) copies of proof of residency in South Africa, Botswana or Lesotho (work permit, business permit...);
  6. Vehicle registration documents, issued under the name of the applicant + two (02) copies.
  7. Original invoice for the car + two (02) copies;
  8. Proof of activity or enrolment certificate for students or trainees;

Lodging and collection:

The applicant must be present when submitting application and when collecting the CCR;

Submitting: From Monday to Thursday,

Morning: 9am to 12am

Afternoon: 2pm to 4pm

Processing time: 7 to 10 days after submitting date.

Important notes:

  • Any excess of the amount authorized shall be subject to payment of duties and taxes;
  • Recreational and fishing boats, pleasure crafts, zodiac boats are not allowed under CCR and cannot be added to the CCR Inventory. Applicants assume full and entire responsibility in this regard;
  • Power of Attorney or Proxy cannot be issued in the context of a. The Algerian Customs insists that the presence of the holder of the CCR is compulsory to carry out customs procedures. Embassies and Consulates are not allowed to issue any Power of Attorney to be used in this context.

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