algeria visit visa

Algeria Visit Visa - Definitive Guide

With over 130 crore Indians in the world, it is inevitable that there are a good number of them in Algeria as well. It is also quite possible that some of them even marry an Algerian citizen. However, to visit Algeria to meet your family/spouse, you will need an Algeria visit Visa.

What is Algeria Visit Visa?

algeria visit visa

For most nationalities, to enter Algeria, you require a permit. And if your purpose of the visit is to meet your family members or spouse, you can apply for the visit visa. Similar to other short-term visas, this type also is granted for either a 30-month single-entry or for 90 days with multiple entries. 

How to apply for Algeria visit Visa?

To apply for a visit permit, first, you need to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria. After this, you need to obtain all the documents you require in order to apply. After this, you can proceed according to the following procedure. 

  1. You will need to visit the Algerian embassy website and fill in the online application form.
  2. The form has to be filled online, and not hand-written.
  3. Take 2 print outs of the same, and sign both of them.
  4. Attach a photo each in the application forms.
  5. Prepare a bank draft for the visa fees.
  6. Along with the other documents, send the application forms, and bank draft to the Algerian embassy.

Please note that submissions and pick-ups are to be done between the designated hours only. If you are consulting a visa agency, the can do the process for you.

Ensure that the application forms are filled accurately, and with the right documents. Fake documents or incorrect application forms may get your visa denied. A visa refusal may prove to be a blockade for your future visa applications. 

Eligibility for Algeria visit Visa

To be able to apply for the Algeria visit Visa for Indian nationals, you will have to qualify the following requirements- 

  • You must possess a valid Indian passport.
  • You must apply for the visa in India.
  • You should have an Indian family member living in Algeria, or a spouse who is an Algerian citizen.

Documents required for Algeria visit Visa

As per the embassy regulations, the documents required for Algeria visit visa during your application are as follows - 

  • Indian passport valid for atleast 6 months from the date of travel, and having atleast 1 blank page
  • 2 print outs of the application form, duly filled and signed
  • 2 recent passport size photographs
  • Document proving your relationship with the Algerian spouse (marriage certificate)
  • If visiting Indian family member residing in Algeria - their work permit, residence permit, etc.
  • Proof of accommodation - certified by the local authorities in Algeria

Photo specifications for Algeria visit visa

The photo specifications for Algeria visit visa are as follows -

photo specifications for algeria visit visa

  • Dimensions:  35mm X 45mm
  • Colour: Coloured 
  • Head must occupy the central position
  • Must be captured within the last 3 months
  • Background: Solid, plain white or grey
  • Must have 80% face coverage
  • The facial expression must be neutral
  • Eyes must be looking at the camera and wide open. 
  • Glasses: prescription glasses only
  • Headgears - only for religious reasons
  • Facial hair is permitted

Processing time of Algeria visit Visa

The time taken for the visa processing depends on various aspects of the process such as the duration of the visa, number of entries, complexity, as well as the embassy workloads. It is normally processed in 10-15 days. However, it could take longer in certain cases. As a result, it is advised to apply for the visa well in advance. 

Algeria visit Visa fees

The total fees of the permit vary upon the type of visa, any additional delivery and service charges, and so on. The visa fees have to be paid in the form of a demand draft in the name of the Embassy of Algeria in New Delhi.

Entry Stay Duration Validity Fees
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 24243.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 24243.0
Single entry Normal 30 days 3 months 20243.0
Single entry Normal 30 days 3 months 20243.0

After submission

Once you have submitted your application, the embassy will assess your documents, and start processing. If it is rejected, you will get your documents back. And if it has been accepted, you will have to pick it up from the embassy during the hours mentioned on the embassy website.

How to check visa status

You can track your application by sending an email to the embassy. However, you may not always get a response. Alternately, you can contact your agency to have them track it for you.

When you have this visa

Once you get your permit, you should keep in mind the following things to ensure that you have a pleasant visit and stay.

  • Ensure to carry your travel documents including your IDs, passport, and visa.
  • Keep a track of the visa expiry date. Do not extend your stay beyond this period.
  • While on a visit permit, you cannot engage in business activities, and also are not allowed to work. 
  • You have to abide by the laws in the country, as well as respect the traditions and culture of Algeria.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Extend My Algerian visit permit?

Due to the Algerian government’s focus on increasing the number of visits, you are allowed to extend the Algerian visit visa. For this, you will have to visit the Foreigners’ Office in the capital city of 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. 

After Expiring My visit visa for Algeria, How Long Can I Stay?

Once your visit permit has expired, you are not allowed to stay back in the country 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. 

What is the Medical Test for Algeria visit permit?

As per the requirements by the Algerian embassy, there are no medical test requirements for the visit 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. 

Can I Convert My visit visa for Algeria into a Work permit?

No, it is not possible to convert the visit visa into a work permit. Since the embassy issues the permit in the condition that you 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. 


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