07 Dec 2022
Malaysia citizenship
Visa Visa-free up to 90 days
Useful information
Car traffic
Car traffic Right-hand
Currency Algerian dinar
Language Arabic, French
Phone code
Phone code +213
Covid There are no COVID restrictions
Minimum passport validity
Minimum passport validity at least 6 months
Health Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required
Insurance policy Insurance policy recommended


All coronavirus restrictions on entry from any country in the world have been lifted

Citizens of most countries must obtain a visa before traveling to Algeria.
The countries whose citizens are exempt from having a visa to Algeria when traveling for tourist or business purposes for a period of up to 90 days are:
  • Libya;
  • Malaysia;
  • Mali;
  • Mauritania;
  • Morocco;
  • Seychelles;
  • Tunisia.
In addition, holders of diplomatic and service passports from the following countries are exempt from Algerian visas: Albania, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Guinea, Kuwait, Niger, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela.
Holders of diplomatic passports from the following countries are also exempted from Algerian visas: African Union, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Malta, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, and Vietnam.

You must apply for an Algerian visa at the Algerian embassy or consulate in your country or the nearest one responsible for your region.
Before applying, you should find out which embassy or consulate covers your region.
There are 11 types of visas to Algeria. Among them, the following can be singled out for travel:
  • Tourist visa issued to foreigners traveling to Algeria for tourist or recreational purposes.
  • Algeria visitor visa issued to foreigners traveling to Algeria to visit friends or family members that are living there.
  • Cultural visa to Algeria issued to foreigners who wish to enter Algeria to attend cultural, scientific, sporting events or for research purposes.

The necessary basic documents for applying for a visa to Algeria are:
  • The original passport with at least six months of remaining validity from the date of entry into Algeria. It must have at least one blank page to place the visa.
  • Photocopy of passport (some consulates may require you to provide photocopies of all pages in your passport, even blank ones).
  • A completed and signed application form for a visa to Algeria. If the applicant is a minor, the parent or legal guardian must sign the application form. The application form can be downloaded from the consulate or embassy's website.
  • Your passport-sized photo that meets the following requirements:
  • Dimensions: 35 mm x 45 mm;
  • Done within the last three months;
  • Colored;
  • Your entire face and head must be visible;
  • Must be printed on quality photo paper;
  • Neutral facial expression;
  • No glasses, hats, or other headgear unless worn for religious reasons.
  • An invitation letter that your Algerian host can issue (if you have one) or an Algerian travel agency. The invitation letter must be notarized at the city hall in Algeria or a notary's office.
  • A copy of your recipient's identity card, passport, or consular card (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of employment status: letter from employer, company documents, if self-employed, etc.
  • Proof of funds in the form of a bank statement or payment receipts.
  • Airline ticket or flight itinerary.
  • If you are applying by post, please include a self-addressed, prepaid envelope for the embassy/consulate to return your passport and documents.
  • If you are applying through a proxy, please include a notarized power of attorney to apply on your behalf.
  • Confirmation of payment of the visa fee to Algeria in accordance with the requirements of the embassy/consulate.
  • In the case of a minor visa, attach a letter of consent from the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) stating that they agree for the child to travel alone.
Necessary documents for (except basic):
  • Tourist visa: proof of residence in Algeria, such as a hotel reservation if you are staying in a hotel or an invitation from your host. 
  • Visitor visas: letter of invitation from your Algerian host (the letter must be notarized at the city hall in Algeria or a notary's office); a copy of your recipient's identity card, passport, or consular card.
  • Cultural visa: letter of invitation from the institution where you will attend the cultural event.
The Algerian authorities may request any additional documents they deem necessary. Depending on the consulate, you may need to submit one or two copies of all required documents.

How to apply for a visa to Algeria?
You can apply for a visa to Algeria in one of the following ways:
  1. By appearing at the Consulate/Embassy of Algeria in person and submitting the necessary documents.
  2. Per post or by courier. Make sure you use a secure postal service as you will be sending important documents.
  3. Through a proxy to whom you must provide a notarized power of attorney stating that you agree to them applying on your behalf
  4. Through the authorized visa authority
However, before you apply, make sure you know the requirements of the consulate or embassy that will be processing your application. Not all consulates accept the submission of documents in all the ways mentioned above.

The procedure for obtaining a visa to Algeria is as follows:
  • Visit the website of the Algerian embassy or consulate where you will be applying for a visa to find out appointment requirements, business days, and hours.
  • Sign up for a visa to Algeria. Depending on the consulate, you can do it online.
  • Fill out the application form for a visa to Algeria.
  • Collect the necessary documents for obtaining a visa to Algeria (listed above) and submit them on the day of your appointment. When you apply, you may be asked a few questions about the purpose of your trip, what you will be doing in Algeria, or personal questions such as your job, salary, etc.
  • Pay the visa fee.
  • Wait for the visa to be processed. When a decision is made, the embassy or consulate will notify you of the decision.
  • If the visa is approved, a consular/embassy officer will contact you to collect your passport with the visa attached. Your passport with the visa affixed will be sent to your postal address if you apply per post. In addition, the date you will be allowed to enter the country will be specified in your visa.

How long does it take to get a visa to Algeria?
Algeria visa processing time depends on the type of visa you are applying for, the county you are applying from, and the specific embassy or consular post. However, it usually takes about 10-20 working days to process an Algerian visa. To be sure, contact the embassy or consulate where you are applying. If you apply per post, the processing time will be longer.
If you submit any false documents, it may delay the processing time of your visa or even result in the rejection of your application.

What is the validity period of a visa to Algeria?
If you are applying for a tourist or business visa to Algeria, it is usually valid for a maximum of 90 days. The date you can enter Algeria and the number of days you are allowed to stay in the country are listed on your visa. Overstaying your visa can lead to airport detention upon departure and even imprisonment, so be careful.

How can you extend your visa to Algeria?
An extension of a visa, the duration of which may not exceed ninety (90) days, may be granted by the competent territorial administrative authorities, as an exception, to foreigners who wish to extend their stay in the territory of Algeria beyond the period granted by the visa, without any desire to settle there his residence.
A visa extension is granted, in particular, for the following reasons:
  • Humanitarian circumstances: often related to medical limitations or health conditions (severe illness, etc.);
  • Family reasons: death, marriage, serious accident with a family member;
  • Professional reasons: organization of a meeting, the conclusion of a contract or operation that was not completed within the stipulated time, completion of activity or work;
  • Pedagogical reasons: continuation of internship, study, participation in scientific forums;
  • Economic circumstances: development of the national economy or promotion of tourism development;
  • Force majeure: flight cancellation, natural disaster, etc.;

Where to go?
A foreigner is obliged to appear at the competent service for foreigners of the territorial administrative body ten (10) days before the end of the legal period of stay, submitting the following documents:
  • Application issued by the diplomatic service of the territorially competent administrative body or downloaded from the official website of the Ministry:, duly completed by the interested person and accompanied by:
  • A passport or any other valid document recognized by the Algerian government as a travel document;
  • Three (03) recent identification photographs;
  • Proof of residence on the national territory (residence certificate, hotel reservation certificate, or any other document confirming residence, etc.);
  • Payment of fees for visa extension or stay. This amount is established by the legislation on finances in compliance with the principle of reciprocity;
  • Confirmation of the availability of means of subsistence during the remaining period of stay, which will be extended in the national territory;
  • Any document confirming a request for a visa extension or stay.
The actual aggregate period of stay (visa duration and extension duration) may not exceed one hundred eighty (180) days per year from the date of first entry.

Only citizens of the following countries must obtain health insurance before applying for a visa to Algeria: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands.
Medical insurance for an Algerian visa must cover at least €30,000 in medical, accident, and repatriation costs for your stay.








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