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 expedite the process and quickly gain the right to visit or work in Algeria in full compliance with Algerian legislation.
Visas & Immigration
Depending on the the passport you hold and type of visa being applied for, requirements vary. Additional documents or information may also be needed but, with LRED’s support we will guide you through each step and over each hurdle.
Processing times vary between the country applying from and the the type of visa being requested. There is no standard fee structure for Algerian visas, like timeframes these can vary from country to country. It should also be noted that fees are non-refundable for incorrect applications.
It can take upwards of 20 days for a successful application being lodged to receiving the visa, if everything is correct. If it isn’t then further delays are inevitable. In most cases the visas are issued based on the discretion of the consulate or embassy staff’s discretion.
If this sounds discouraging, don’t worry; LRED can take care of the entire process on your behalf and have a 100% track record for getting visas.
To work in Algeria expatriates must hold one of the work permit issued to employees of foreign nationality. However, to hold a work permit in Algeria, you must first receive a temporary work authorisation (APT). APT’s can only be lodged in Algeria, in the district the work will be done and and which requires specific documents to be submmitted. 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. A[er 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.