Visa Types & Requirements
We ensure that all documentation is complete and correct before personally presenting it at the embassy. Our involvement normally helps individuals to more quickly gain the right to visit or work in Algeria in full compliance with Algerian legislation.
Visas & Immigration
Depending on the country you are from and type of Algeria visa you are asking for, requirements may vary. You may also need to provide additional documents such as travel insurance, an accommodation certificate, a letter from your employer or a work permit may be requested.
The processing time depends on the type of visa you’re applying for, the country you are applying from, and the specific embassy or consular office. It can take upwards of 20 days and if any of your documents are incorrect then further delays will be inevitable.
There is no standard fee structure for Algerian visas, and payment methods differ from country to country. Visa fees are non-refundable and in all cases Algeria visas are usually issued based on the Algerian consulate’s discretion.
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To work in Algeria an expatriate must hold one of the work permit issued to employees of foreign nationalities. However, to hold a work permit in Algeria, you must first receive a temporary work authorisation (APT) that needs to be lodged in Algeria and which requires specific documents to be submitted. Once an APT has been obtained, we can apply for a temporary work visa.
Timelines: As soon as the expatriate arrives in Algeria there are 15 days to file the work permit application. After this, obtaining the work permit takes a minimum of 30 days.
Rejection criteria: Work permits are generally rejected if the expatriate does not hold a university degree, or the degree does not correspond to his work occupation.
Business visas are issued to foreign nationals travelling to Algeria for a business trip such as businessmen, company representatives or employees of foreign companies. However, this type of visa is not authorization to actually work in Algeria or be paid from an Algerian employer. In order for us to represent you and apply for your visa we just require a letter from your employer stating your position in the company, the reason why you are travelling, and confirming they will cover your expenses on the trip. We also need a ‘Letter of Invitation’ from the Algerian company which you will be visiting/doing business with. Leave the rest to us.
Temporary Work Visa
Temporary work visas are issued to foreign nationals who have received permission to work in Algeria on a specific short term project for a specific amount of time, not exceeding 90 days.
The application process is similar to the one for a full work visa with some slight differences. In order for us to apply on your behalf we will need Work authorisation issued by an Algerian office of employment, a copy of your employment contract and a letter from your employer, starting your job title, position, purpose of travel. Your employer must also state that they will cover your living expenses and the cost of your repatriation.