TYPES OF VISA

 

  1. Diplomatic or Official Visa: is issued to diplomat or Government’s official holder of a diplomatic or an official passport.

The applicant must provide the following documents:

 

  • A Diplomatic note stating the applicant’s position and the purpose of the visit;
  • Invitation letter from Algerian authorities or the organizer side of the diplomatic event (conference, seminar, multilateral meeting, etc.);
  • Diplomatic or official passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • A confirmed copy of a round trip flight ticket;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

 

  1. Media visa: is issued to representative of foreign mediator journalist.

The following documents must be provided:

 

  • Letter of employment stating the position of the applicant and purpose of the visit;
  • A copy of the professional card;
  • When applicable, the Algerian partner invitation letter;
  • A detailed list of filming and recording equipment;
  • The program of the visit and the list of persons to be interviewed and filming locations;
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • A confirmed copy of a round trip flight ticket;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

  1. Business visa: is issued to businessman andhigh level representative offoreign companies who intend to visit Algeria for a business purpose (attend business meeting, conclude contracts, etc.).

 

The following documents must be provided:

 

  • Employer letter providing a brief presentation of the company and stating job title or position of the applicant and purpose of the visit. The company should assume financial responsibility of expenses incurred during the trip;
  • Algerian partner or company local branch invitation letter;
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • A confirmed copy of a round trip flight ticket;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

VERY IMPORTANT: Holders of business visa are NOT allowed to work and business visa cannot replace work visa

 

  1. Work visa: is issued to foreign worker or employee of a foreign company assigned to work in Algeria for a period more than 90 days.

 

The following documents must be provided:

 

  • Work permit issued by the Algerian authority in charge of employment (for more information, please check with the local office of employment);
  • Copy of employment contract;
  • Employer letter stating the applicant job title or position and purpose of the visit and in which the employer pledges to cover all living expenses and to repatriate the employee upon terminating the contract;
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

  1. Temporary work visa: is issued to a foreign worker or employee of foreign company assigned to work in Algeria for a period of 90 days or less. (For more than 90 days, it’s necessary to apply for a work visa).

 

The following documents must be provided:

 

  • Temporary work authorization (APT) issued by the Algerian relevant authority in charge of employment(for more information, please check with the local office of employment);
  • Copy of employment contract;
  • Employer letter stating the applicant job title or position and purpose of the visit and in which the employer pledges to cover all living expenses and to repatriate the employee upon terminating the contract;
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

  1. Family visa: is issued to a foreigner who is member of an Algerian’s citizen family. 

 

The following documents must be provided: 

 

  • A legalized invitation letter (by the local municipality), in which the host pledges to lodge and cover all the expenses of her/his guest. The host must provide also a copy of her/his Algerian ID or passport. 
  • Spouses of Algerian citizens are requested to provide copy of the marriage certificate.
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

  1. Tourist visa: is issued to applicant who wants to visit Algeria for tourism.

The following documents must be provided:

 

  • A confirmed hotel reservation or a legalized invitation letter signed by an Algerian host who must provide a copy of his ID or passport;
  • A confirmed copy of a round trip flight ticket;
  • Statement of financial resources or proof of income (bank statement);
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • A confirmed copy of a round trip flight ticket;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

  1. Study visa: is issued to a foreign student who wants to study in Algeria.


The following documents must be provided:

 

  • Acceptance letter from Algerian University;
  • Copy of scholarship notification letter if any;
  • Statement of financial resources or proof of income (bank statement);
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

  1. Medical visa: is issued to applicant who wishes to visit Algeria for a medical reason.

 

The following documents must be provided: 

 

  • Medical certificate and a letter from an Algerian healthcare institution;
  • Proof of financial resources;
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

  1. Cultural visa: is issued to applicant who wants to visit Algeria to participate to a cultural or scientific event.

 

The following documents must be provided

 

  • Invitation letter from the Algerian event’s organizer;
  • Statement of financial resources or proof of income (bank statement);
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

 

  1. Sport visa: is issued to applicant who wants to visit Algeria to participate to a sport event.

 

The following documents must be provided:

 

  • Invitation letter from the Algerian event’s organizer;
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

 

 

  1. Transit visa: is issued for a maximum of seven (07) days.

 

The following documents must be provided:

 

  • Valid visa or passport to the country of destination;
  • Statement of financial resources or proof of income (bank statement) during the period of stray in Algeria ;
  • Passport and a copy of the first page (the passport should be valid for at least six months);
  • Copy of the ID;
  • Two (02) photos;
  • Two (02) copies of application form.

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