Algeria Visa FAQ’s

Algeria is a country that typically requires a visa before entering the country. This process can feel overwhelming, so we've compiled a list of the most common questions around the Algeria visa.

How do I get an Algeria visa?

An Algeria visa can be obtained by mailing your visa application to the Algerian Embassy OR we suggest you use a trusted visa service like ours to guide you through the process, review documents and hand deliver to the Embassy.  Learn more about our Algerian visa services.

What is an Algeria visa?

An Algeria visa is a travel document that is a sticker placed in your passport. It is required before you depart to Algeria and generally is suggested to apply at least a month or two prior to your trip.

What types of Algeria visas are there?

An Algeria visa can be used for several types of travel.

Tourist visas are multiple entry permits and allow for a stay of 90 days and are valid up to 2 years.  You'll generally need to provide your passport, the Algeria visa application, photo, letter describing what you intent on doing and a travel itinerary.

Business visas are also valid for 90 days and are mulitple entry.  You'll typically need to provide your passport, the Afghanistan visa application, photos and a letter from your employer introducing yourself and describing your business activities along with an invitation letter from the sponsoring company in Algeria.

Who is eligible for an Algerian visa?

Generally most foreign nationals require a visa to Algeria and a passport with 6 months of validity left.  Nationals of Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Seychelles and Tunisia do not need a visa to enter Algeria.

How long is an Algeria visa valid for?

The Algerian visa is typically valid for 2 years and good for a stay of up to 90 days.

How long does it take to get an Algeria visa?

It takes anywhere from 10 to 21 business days depending upon seasonality and they type of visa.  Check our Algeria visa requirements for more details.

How much does an Algeria visa cost?

The Embassy fee or application fee starts at $160.  If you use a service like ours, a service fee applies as an additional cost to handle the process on your behalf.  Check here fo the latest Algerian visa fees.

Once in Algeria, how long can I visit?

Once you enter the country, you can stay for a maximum of 90 days per visit.  However; with a multiple entry visa you can enter multiple times over a 2 year period.

What activities can I do in Algeria with a visa?

An Algeria visa is only for tourist and business purposes. You are not allowed to take on paid employment with this visa. You can attend conferences, business meetings, and tourist activities.

What does an Algeria visa look like?

An Algeria visa is a sticker in your passport and includes your personal information, the visa validity information, and the visa conditions.


What are the documents required to apply for an Algeria visa?

To apply for an Algeria visa, you must have:

  • A passport that will be valid for six months after your visa expires.

  • An Algeria visa application, completed and signed.

  • Passport Photos

  • Travel Itinerary

  • If for business, a company letter describing your trip and possibly an invitation letter from the company or organization in Algeria as well as an invitation or support letter from the sponsor in Algeria.

  • If for tourist, typically a hotel reservation

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