Apply for Algeria Visa

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Regular Visa

Yes, a visa is required for your trip to Algeria.

Citizens of United States of America must obtain a visa in advance. You have to apply for visa through a Algeria diplomatic mission or one of its authorized visa agents outside Algeria. You will need to visit the Embassy in your country to process this visa. Need help in getting prepare the required documentation contact us.


In the near future, the Algeria visa will be introduced as an electronic visa that can be applied for online, making it easier for eligible applicants to obtain the necessary paperwork to visit the country. The online application is expected to take just a few minutes, and the eVisa will be available for international travelers visiting for business or tourism.

Travelers must complete the online application before traveling to Algeria, while those with other travel purposes should reach out to their nearest Algerian embassy or consulate for further guidance. Additional details will be provided by the Algerian government in due course.

Algeria Visa Types and Categories

Algeria offers various visa types depending on the purpose and duration of the visit:

  • Tourist Visa: For travelers visiting Algeria for tourism or recreation.
  • Business Visa: For business travelers not authorized to work for an Algerian employer.
  • Visitor Visa: For visiting friends or family members living in Algeria.
  • Official/Diplomatic Visa: For government officials or diplomats traveling for official purposes.
  • Work Visa: For long-term employment in Algeria.
  • Temporary Work Visa: For short-term employment, not exceeding 90 days.
  • Study Visa: For students accepted into an Algerian educational institution.
  • Family Visa: For non-Algerian immediate family members of Algerian citizens.
  • Medical Visa: For those requiring medical treatment in Algeria.
  • Media Visa: For foreign journalists or media representatives.
  • Cultural Visa: For attending cultural, scientific, or sporting events or conducting research in Algeria.

Algeria visa types based on the number of entries

Algerian visas can be single-entry or multiple-entry. Single-entry visas allow only one entry, while multiple-entry visas allow for multiple entries as long as the total number of days spent in Algeria does not exceed the allotted time.

Documents Required for Algerian eVisa Online / Visa on arrival / ETA / Invite letters

To apply for an Algeria visa, you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Valid passport with at least one blank page and valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry to Algeria
  • Completed and signed Algeria Visa Application Form
  • Passport-size photo meeting specific requirements
  • Invitation letter (if applicable)
  • Copy of host's ID, passport or consular card (if applicable)
  • Proof of employment status and financial means
  • Reserved flight ticket or itinerary
  • Payment of Algeria visa fee
  • Additional requirements may apply for minors or if applying by mail or proxy

What is the duration of an Algeria visa?

Algeria visa duration depends on the reason for travel. Tourist or business visas are valid for up to 90 days, with the entry and exit dates specified on the visa.

Overstaying the visa can lead to detention at the airport and imprisonment, so it's important to leave the country before the expiry date.

Where Can I Submit an Algeria Visa Application?

If you're planning to visit Algeria, you need to apply for an Algerian visa at the embassy or consulate that is responsible for your region. This means you must apply at the Algerian embassy or consulate in your country, or the one nearest to you if there is no Algerian diplomatic mission in your country.

It's essential to find out which embassy or consular office covers your region before applying for the visa. You can get in touch with the embassy or consulate to obtain information regarding the visa application process, requirements, and fees.

It's essential to follow the instructions and submit all the necessary documents to avoid any delays in the visa processing.

Understanding the Online Algeria Visa Application Form

The online Algeria visa application form requires personal details, travel purposes, duration, and entry/exit dates. Applicants must submit supporting documents like a passport-sized photo, passport copy, and travel itinerary. Accurate and complete information is crucial to avoid delays or rejection.

How to Apply for a Algeria Visa?

Applying for an Algeria Visa at an Embassy or Consulate

  • Advantages:
    • You can apply in person and get assistance from the embassy or consulate staff if you have any questions.
    • You may be able to get your visa approved more quickly if you apply in person.
  • Disadvantages:
    • You may need to make an appointment in advance.
    • You may need to travel to the embassy or consulate in person.
    • The processing time may vary depending on the embassy or consulate.

Applying for an Algeria eVisa

  • Advantages:
    • You can apply online and get your visa approved quickly.
    • You do not need to make an appointment or travel to the embassy or consulate in person.
  • Disadvantages:
    • You may need to pay a visa processing fee.
    • The eVisa application process may be more complicated than the application process for a visa at an embassy or consulate.

Which method you choose to apply for an Algeria visa will depend on your individual circumstances. If you have any questions, you should contact the Algerian embassy or consulate in your country.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when applying for an Algeria visa:

  • The visa application fee varies depending on your nationality.
  • You may need to provide additional documents, such as a letter of invitation or proof of employment, depending on your purpose of travel.
  • The processing time for a visa application can vary, so it is important to apply well in advance of your travel date.
  • You should always check with the Algerian embassy or consulate in your country for the latest visa requirements.

How long Does it Take to Process a Algeria Visa?

The processing time for an Algeria visa varies based on the type of visa, embassy or consulate, and application method. On average, it takes 10-20 working days to process an Algerian visa, but it may take longer if you apply by mail or make mistakes on your application.

Contact the embassy or consulate for more information on processing times.

Urgent Algeria Visa Application

For urgent travel, request expedited processing:

  • Additional fee required.
  • Submit necessary documents and information.
  • Processing time varies but is usually a few business days.

Note: Not all embassies or consulates offer expedited processing. Confirm availability before applying.

Countries Eligible for Algeria eVisa?

The Algerian government has not yet announced which countries will be eligible for the eVisa. However, it is expected that the eVisa will be available to citizens of most countries, with the exception of countries that are considered to be a security risk. The Algerian government will release more information about the eVisa in the coming months.

Algeria Visa Policy Map


Eligible Countries/Nationalities for e-visa/visa on arrival

Countries/Nationalities Required Regular/Paper Visa for travelling to

Visa Exempt Countries/Nationalities for travelling to
Algerian visa policy map.

Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Algeria

Citizens of many countries require a visa to enter Algeria, and this visa must be obtained from an Algerian embassy or consulate in their country of residence. Some countries require their citizens to obtain an embassy or consular visa to enter Algeria.

What Are the Algeria Visa Fees?

The Algeria visa fees differ depending on various factors, such as the type of visa, the applicant's nationality, and the processing time. 

To determine the exact cost of your visa, we suggest using the fee tool provided above. By using the tool, you can check the Algeria visa fees and proceed with your application accordingly. It is always a good idea to confirm the fees before starting the visa application process to avoid any surprises later on.

Algeria e-visa or sticker-visa

Algeria issues both e-visas and sticker visas. The e-visa is sent to the applicant via email, while the sticker visa is affixed to the passport.

Here are the differences between the Algeria e-visa and sticker-visa:

Algeria e-visa:

  • Can be obtained online
  • Requires an application form and supporting documents to be submitted electronically
  • Processing time is generally faster than a sticker-visa
  • Only valid for tourism and business purposes
  • Allows for a single-entry stay of up to 90 days


  • Requires an in-person application at an Algerian embassy or consulate
  • Processing time may take longer than an e-visa
  • Can be valid for various purposes such as work, study, or family visits
  • May allow for multiple entries and longer stays, depending on the type of visa issued
  • Visa sticker is affixed to the applicant's passport.

Algeria Work Visa

The Algeria Work Visa permits individuals to work in Algeria for a specific employer and period. To obtain this visa, applicants need:

  • Job offer from an Algerian employer.
  • Work contract and certificate of employment.
  • Proof of qualifications, work experience, and financial means.
  • Visa application submitted to an Algerian embassy or consulate in the applicant's country.
  • Processing time may take several weeks.

How Can I Transit Through Algeria?

To transit through Algeria, apply for a transit visa:

  • Valid passport.
  • Visa for the next destination.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Two passport-size photos.
  • Application form.
  • Proof of financial means.
  • Visa fee payment.

Transit visa is valid for a maximum of 7 days.

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Transit Through Algeria

To transit through Algeria, apply for a transit visa:

  • Valid passport.
  • Visa for the next destination.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Two passport-size photos.
  • Application form.
  • Proof of financial means.
  • Visa fee payment.

Transit visa is valid for a maximum of 7 days.

Algeria Visa expired?

If an Algeria visa has expired, the individual must leave the country immediately. Overstaying a visa in Algeria is a serious offense, and penalties can include fines, deportation, or even imprisonment.

If the individual wishes to return to Algeria, they must apply for a new visa through the Algerian embassy or consulate in their country of residence. It is important to note that visa regulations and policies can change without prior notice, so it is essential to check the latest requirements before applying for a new visa.

Can you Extend an Algeria Visa?

Algeria visa can be extended by applying at the Foreigners' Office in Algeria at least 15 days before the current visa expiry date. An invitation letter from someone in Algeria and a valid reason are required. The person inviting must be present during the application, and the decision is up to the administration.

FAQs about Algerian eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies