Algeria Visa FAQs

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Algeria?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Algeria:

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 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.

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.

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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

Algeria visa FAQ's

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How long does it take to obtain a Algeria visa?

Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15+ days to process in the Algeria Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application. The processing time for a visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate's discretion. Please refer to our service selection page for the most up-to-date processing times for Algeria visas:

What is the difference between a passport and a Algeria visa?

A passport is an official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship.  The passport serves two purposes; to regain entry to the country of citizenship (i.e. the United States) and is a requirement by many countries to gain entry to the country you are visiting.
A Algeria visa is an official government document that temporarily authorizes you to be in the country.  Many countries require a visa to gain entry.  The Algeria visa is in the form of a stamp/sticker IN the passport and is obtained from a Algeria Embassy in Washington DC or consulates around the country.  We have staff spread around the country to hand carry your application for you and then overnight the passport back when it is completed.

Do I need a Algeria visa?

All US Citizens require a visa and a US passport to travel to Algeria, whether for business or tourism.  MOST foreign nationals require a visa.  We can help you to obtain a visa as well as a US passport.

What is a Algeria Visa?

A Algeria visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of Algeria on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Algeria.  Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of Algeria for your visit.  "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.  There are over 270 countries that offer visas and literally thousands of different types of visas available based upon country, type of visit, and length of visit.

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Algeria?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Algeria: