Algeria Visa Information
An Algeria visa
in a valid passport is required of any
U.S. citizen who plans to travel to Algeria. You can get a visa
directly from the Alegerian Consulate or by contracting an expediting
service. For fast and convenient service, apply online for an Algeria visa
To get an Algeria business visa, you have to submit the application
form and passport together with a letter from the employer stating the
purpose of the trip, full name of the applicant and the contacts in the
country. The letter should show the official letterhead of the company.
The letter should discuss in detail the nature of business to be
performed, name and address of the reference person intended for visit,
and the guarantee of return transportation as well as a proof of
availability of funds to spend for the visit. The letter should be
signed by an official in the company and not by the applicant.
Algeria business visa is different from work visa
because the latter is initiated by the applicant himself/herself. It is
also required for the applicant to obtain an employment authorization
from the Algerian Ministry of Labor.
Tourism visa applicants are allowed entry as long as they submit an
itinerary of their airline travel and confirmed hotel reservation. In
some cases, the applicant's funding capacity to go on the trip is
evaluated. Another sub-type of tourism visa is the family guest visit.
In this case, no such documentation is required. Instead, the applicant
must secure an invitation from their host in Algeria. This shall be
notarized at the respective city hall in the place of residence of the
host. Spouses of Algerian citizens need not obtain such documentations.
Instead they have to submit a copy of the current Consulate
Registration Card of the Algerian spouse as well as a notarized
sponsorship letter. Applicants for Algeria tourist visa are required to
make travel arrangements based on the date of entry as they are not
allowed to arrive in Algeria before the said date.
Other types of Algeria visa are cultural visa and journalist visa that
can be obtained by simply submitting the general requirements as
Business, tourist, family visit, journalist and transite visa
fee is at $160. Work, temporary work and cultural visas cost $190. All
application fees must be paid by money order made to either the Embassy
of Algeria or the Consulate General of Algeria in New York, depending
on where the application is submitted.
Information regarding entry and exit requirements to the
People's Democratic Republic of Algeria can be obtained from their
Embassy located at 2137 Wyoming Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008.
The Algeria visa application form
should be type-written. Attach two recent passport size pictures to the
two forms. Submit your passport that is valid for at least six months
and that contains at least one blank visa page. The non-refundable US
Post Office money-order for the visa application fee must also be
U.S. citizens who plan to live or visit Algeria are encouraged
to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the said
country. They may also go to the State Department's travel registration
website to do so and to obtain information regarding travel and
security in Algeria right after the approval of their Algeria visa
application. This will make it easier for the Consulate to contact them
in case of emergency.
If you don'tt live in either the Washington D.C. area, you might want to contract a expedited visa courier service.
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