With elegant cities such as Algiers and Constantine, stunning coastline, several UNESCO sites, Algeria is a charming country. Due to the civil war in 1992, there was a halt in tourism. However, since 2004, it has been on the rise again in terms of tourism; Attracting thousands of tourists every year. To visit the country, you’ll need an Algeria Tourist Visa.
For citizens belonging to nationalities other than the 7 countries that are on a visa-exempt status with Algeria, every other nationality requires a tourist visa to enter Algeria for the purpose of tourism. This visa, however, is issued for a single entry for 30 days, or multiple-entry for 90 days. The visa comes in the form of a stamp inside the passport.
The process of applying for the tourist visa, even though straightforward, can be a demanding task. Before you start the applications, it is important to ensure that this is the right type of permit for you and that you have all the necessary documents that have to be submitted. Upon doing this, you may proceed as below -
Make sure that you submit the application only during the mentioned hours. The embassy has the right to ask for additional documents for further processing. You can either submit the application by yourself, or you can also procure the services of a visa agency to do this process for you.
Ensure that you fill the application form correctly, and with the right documents. A faulty application is likely to be rejected. A visa denial or rejection may affect your future applications.
To be eligible to apply for the tourist permit, you have to meet the following requirements -
As per the requirements of Algeria tourist visa, the following are the list of documents you will have to submit for the application.
The photo specifications for Algeria tourist visa are as follows -
The visa applications are usually processed within 10-15 days. However, it may take longer depending on the type of entry, additional documentation requirements, complications of the application, workload, and so on. It is therefore advised to apply for the visa well in advance before your travel date.
The fees for the Algerian visa depends on the number of entries and the duration of the visa. It is advised to check the right price shortly before applying. There may also be additional service charges for the visa services. The visa application fees have to be paid only in the form of a Demand Draft to ‘Embassy of Algeria in New Delhi.
|Multiple entry Normal||90 days||3 months||24243.0|
|Single entry Normal||30 days||3 months||20243.0|
Once you have submitted your application, the embassy will start processing it. If they require additional documentation to process, they will contact you for it. In the meanwhile, you can track the status of your visa by contacting the embassy. Alternately, you can contact your agency to find out the status of your application.
Once you have the permit, you will have to keep the following in mind before and during your travel -
Thanks to the government’s efforts to increase the revenue from tourism, you are allowed to extend the Algerian tourist visa. For this, you will have to visit the Foreigners’ Office in Algiers and apply for an extension. Although it is technically possible to get an extension, the chances of it getting approved are dependent on the decision of the office.
Once your tourist permit has expired, you are not allowed to stay back in the country for any longer. You are expected to leave the country before your permit expires. Staying back in the country after expiry is considered as an offence and can lead to fines and maybe even deportation.
As per the requirements by the Algerian embassy, there are no medical test requirements for the tourist visa from India. However, certain other nationalities may require you to get a medical test. Although, it is suggested that you get medical check-ups done before travelling to a foreign country.
No, it is not possible to convert the tourist visa into a work permit. Since the embassy expects you to return back to your country upon expiry, no conversions are allowed. You are also not allowed to work while you are in this category. If you require a work permit, you must apply for one once you are back in your home country.