Permanent residence permit in Algeria
To apply for residency in Algeria, you will have to visit the "Department for Foreigners” at the local police station and submit a certain "dossier." The file must contain the following documents:
- A completed application on a special form received at the police station or municipality at the place of residence;
- Five (5) recent and similar passport photos;
- Tax stamp in the amount of 3000 dinars;
- Three (3) medical certificates from the applicant (general medicine - phthisiology - serology);
- Copy of valid passport and visa;
- Housing rental agreement;
- Ordinary certificate of vaccination for minor children from 1 to 14 years;
- And depending on the situation:
- Work visa;
- Work permit or temporary work permit or declaration of employment of a foreign worker who does not require a work permit issued by the Ministry of Labor (for employees);
- School or university enrollment certificate;
- Confirmation of industrial, craft, commercial or freelance activities issued by competent services;
- Confirmation of the availability of sufficient resources in case the applicant does not intend to carry out the activity.
But don't forget to ask beforehand! Because different provinces may ask for different documents.
The applicant himself submits an application for a residence permit to the relevant territorial police department or municipality at the place of residence. After the file is verified, you will be given a deposit slip that will serve as your residence card. Its validity cannot exceed three (03) months. Then, after the review and approval of the security services, the regional state administration (DRAG) starts creating a resident card.
The residence card is valid for two (02) years. It should be noted that a foreigner can use a residence card, the validity period of which cannot exceed the validity period of the document that gives him the right to stay in Algeria (work permit, duration of his studies, etc.).
Issuance of a residence permit for ten years
A residence permit valid for ten (10) years may be issued to a foreigner who has resided in Algeria continuously and legally for seven (7) years or more, as well as to their children who live with them and have reached eighteen (18) years of age.
Any application for a resident card for ten (10) years must contain the following documents:
- An affidavit (on the attached special form) of the applicant that he has permanently resided in Algeria for more than seven (7) years, provided by the services of the police station or the territorially competent municipality, which can be printed on the MICL website
- Tax stamp established by the Finance Act
- A copy of the old valid resident card
- The legal justification of the request (marriage certificate for mixed couples).
- Statement from the place of work dated less than three (3) months
- A renewal certificate from CNAS for employees or CASNOS for non-employees dated less than three (3) months ago
A family visa to Algeria is issued to non-Algerian immediate family members of Algerian citizens for family reunification.
Necessary documents for submission (in addition to the basic ones):
- A copy of your host's Algerian identity card, passport, or consular card;
- A notarized letter of invitation from the host stating that they cover your living expenses;
- For spouses: a copy of the marriage certificate;
- For children: a copy of the child's birth certificate.
- The submission process is described above.
ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP
Who can apply?
A foreigner applying for Algerian citizenship can obtain it under the following conditions:
- lived in Algeria for at least seven years;
- has his place of residence in Algeria on the day of signing the naturalization decree;
- came of age;
- this person has not been convicted of any sentence that entails the loss of civil rights;
- can prove that he is self-sufficient;
- healthy in body and mind;
- can prove his assimilation in the Algerian community.
- Minor children of persons who acquired Algerian citizenship through naturalization become Algerians at the same time as their parents. In addition, the spouse and children of a deceased foreigner who, before his death, fell under the above categories can apply for his posthumous naturalization when applying for their own naturalization.
During the five years, a naturalized Algerian cannot be granted elective mandates.
What is the naturalization procedure?
Applications for Algerian citizenship are sent to the Ministry of Justice. If the applicant or the person making the application lives abroad, he can send it to a diplomatic or consular representative of Algeria.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure can take up to 12 months.
Syrian Expats in Algeria
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.