VISA APPLICATION

VISA TO ALGERIA


Contact information

visa@algeria-cgny.org

212-486-6930,31 or 32 Ext 204

Visa office, Consulate General of Algeria 15 E 47th Street, New York City 10017

General Information


Who can apply for visa at the Consulate General in New York?

You can apply for visa at the Consulate General in New York, if you are;

A US citizen living within our consular jurisdiction (it includes all states except the District of Columbia and the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia).

You have to apply for visa at the Algerian Embassy in Washington DC, if you are living in the District of Columbia or in the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

A permanent resident living in one of the States of our consular jurisdiction (can apply with your non-US passport but a copy of your green card must be submitted with the application).

A national of another country currently working in one of the States of our consular jurisdiction (please include an employment verification letter in the application).

A national of another country currently following your studies at a university in one of the States of our consular jurisdiction (must include a confirmation of enrollment letter in the application).

NOTE • Applicants with dual citizenship MUST apply with their US passport. • Nationals who are visiting the United States as tourists need to apply for visa in their countries of origin.

Do kids need to apply for visa?

Yes. Every passport holder needs to apply for visa including kids regardless their age. Their father or legal tutor can apply and sign the application form on their behalf. In case kids are on their parent’s passport, only two photographs and the birth certificate are required in addition to the parent’s application.

Nationals who are exempt from holding a visa to enter Algeria:

Nationals of the following countries can enter Algeria without visa; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Seychelles and Tunisia.

Nationals of Argentina, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary and Romania holding a diplomatic passport do not need a visa to travel to Algeria.

Nationals of the following countries holding diplomatic or official passports can enter Algeria without visa;

Albania, Benin, Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Niger, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Senegal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and Vietnam.

How can I apply for visa at the Consulate General in New York?

Applicants can either;

A- Come to the Consulate and apply in person;

B- By proxy, the representative must show a notarized letter, by which the applicant authorizes him/her to apply on his/her behalf;

C- Through a visa services agency.

Applications can be dropped off at the Consulate General ONLY on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during working hours from 9 am to 3 pm. These three business days are the same days of passports pick up.

D- Applicants can also mail their applications directly to the Consulate General of Algeria, 15 E 47th Street, New York, 10017. We request applicants to take into consideration the time needed for shipping and handling. Applicants must include a prepaid self-addressed return envelope to be used for mailing back their passports.

Very important:

The Consulate General will not be responsible, in any way, of any LOSS or DELAY caused by shipping carriers. In this regard, visa office reminds applicants of the following:

  • Prepaid return envelopes MUST be certified mail with tracking number.
  • Name of applicant MUST appear as the SENDER and RECEIVER of the mail on the air bill.
  • To avoid delays, we recommend USPS or FedEx. UPS agents do not collect mail on a daily basis.

How can I pay the fee?

  • We accept only USPS money order payable to the Consulate General of Algeria in New York. Applications with non-USPS money orders will not be processed.
  • Money order is NOT refundable, whether the visa application is approved or not.

Please write your name on the money order before you submit your application.

  • All other nationals must check with the Visa Section for the applicable requirements and fees.
  • Rush fees are not applicable.

Important information:

Please read carefully the following instructions.

  1. Visa office is open ONLY on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 3pm.
  2. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please read carefully the instructions in the types of visa before you submit your application. The Consulate is not required to inform applicants of their incomplete applications. Incomplete applications with return envelopes will be sent back.
  3. Application form MUST be filled out on screen, printed and then dated and hand signed. Handwritten forms are not accepted. Photos should be glued on the box reserved for photo at the upper right side of the application form. There is only ONE application form but you have to submit two copies with a glued photo on each copy.
  4. Applications with application form missing information will not be processed. Please fill out all the boxes (For example, if your parents are deceased, give their full names. Do not leave the section blank and do not write “Deceased”.)
  5. Please do not fold your documents and do not use small envelopes. Applications with folded documents in small envelopes will not be processed. Please do not put more than three (03) applications in one envelope.
  6. Visa processing time is no less than a week. The processing time may vary according to the type of visa and nationality of the applicant.
  7. Day of issuance is the first day of validity. We urge applicants to apply within a period that doesn’t exceed sixty days of their travel date.
  8. Some nationals may need to submit more documents (such as proof of travel insurance), please contact visa office for more information.
  9. The visa office may request additional documents more than what is listed in our website. 10- Submitting all the required documentation does not guarantee the issuance of a visa. In case your visa application was not approved, visa office is not required to provide the reasons.

Types of visa


Visa

Delivered to diplomats or government officials holders of diplomatic passports, official passports or UN laissez-passer.
Please allow 08 business days to process the application after we receive it at the Consulate General.
Application: Please submit the following:
Diplomatic note stating the applicant’s position and purpose of the visit. For UN employees, please send also a copy of it to the Algerian Permanent Mission in New York;
Diplomatic or official passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
Invitation letter from Algerian authorities (Participants in conferences, seminars, multilateral meetings…);
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm;
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Delivered to representatives of foreign media or journalists.
Important Please allow at least 20 business days to process the application after we receive it at the Consulate General.
Application: Please submit the following:
Employment verification letter indicating job title or position of the applicant and purpose of the visit;
A copy of professional card;
When applicable, Algerian partner invitation letter;
List of filming equipments;
Program of the visit, list of persons to be interviewed and filming locations;
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$160 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Delivered to applicants who want to visit Algeria for tourism.
Please allow at least 08 business days to process the application after we receive it at the Consulate General.
Application: Please submit the following:
Hotel reservation, notarized invitation letter or travel agency invitation letter. Algerian host invitation letter can be notarized at the city hall in Algeria or at a notary public office if made by an Algerian living in the US. Algerian host must provide a copy of his Algerian ID, passport or consular card;
A copy of round trip flight ticket;
Statement of financial resources or proof of income (pay stab, bank statement…);
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$160 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Delivered to businessmen, representatives or employees of foreign companies who visit Algeria for business purposes (attend business meetings, conclude contracts…).
NB: Holders of business visa are NOT permitted to work and business visa cannot replace work visa.
Please allow at least 08 business days to process the application after we receive it at the Consulate General.
Application: Please submit the following:
Employer letter providing a brief presentation of the company and stating job title or position of the applicant and purpose of the visit. The company should assume financial responsibility of expenses incurred during the trip;
Algerian partner or company local branch invitation letter;
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$160 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Delivered to students who want to study in Algeria.
Please allow at least 08 business days to process the application after we receive it at the Consulate General.
Application: Please submit the following:
Acceptance letter from Algerian educational institution;
Copy of scholarship notification letter if any;
Proof of financial resources;
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$160 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Delivered to foreign workers or employees of foreign companies assigned to work in Algeria.
Please allow at least 08 business days to process the application after we receive it at the Consulate General.
Application: Please submit the following:
Work permit delivered by an Algerian office of employment;
Employment verification letter;
Work visa request addressed to the Directorate General of Legal and Consular Affairs, Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Repatriation commitment letter in which the employer pledges to repatriate the employee upon terminating the contract.
For more information, please check with the local office of employment. The application must include also:
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$190 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Temporary work visa holders can work for a period of 90 days or less.
Please allow at least 08 business days to process the application after we receive it at the Consulate General.
Application: Please submit the following:
Copy of employment contract;
Temporary work authorization delivered by an Algerian office of employment;
Employer letter stating the applicant job title or position and purpose of the visit and in which the employer pledges to cover all living expenses and to repatriate the employee upon terminating the contract;
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$190 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm;
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail). OR
Contract for technical assistance or for the provision of services concluded with a local partner or operating company.
Employer letter stating the applicant job title or position and purpose of the visit and in which the employer pledges to cover all living expenses and to repatriate the employer upon terminating the contract.
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$190 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Delivered to members of an Algerian family.
Application: Please submit the following:
Notarized invitation letter (at the city hall), in which the host pledges to lodge and cover all the expenses of her/his guest. If the host is also a US citizen (dual citizenship), the invitation letter can be notarized at a notary public office. The host must provide also a copy of her/his Algerian ID, passport or consular card.
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$160 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Spouses of Algerian citizens:
If you are a spouse of Algerian citizen, please submit the following:
A copy of the Algerian spouse consular registration card, Algerian ID or passport
A notarized invitation letter or a copy of marriage certificate.
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$160 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Citizens with dual citizenship: Algerians who hold expired Algerian passport and want to apply for a visa with their US passport need to submit:
A copy of first and second page of expired Algerian passport, a copy of consular card or a copy of Algerian ID.
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$160 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Delivered to applicants who wish to visit Algeria for medical reasons (get medical care or treatment …).
Please allow at least 08 business days to process the application after we receive it at the Consulate General.
Application: Please submit the following:
Medical certificate and a letter from an Algerian healthcare institution;
Proof of financial resources;
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$160 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm./br> You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).
Delivered to applicants who want to visit Algeria to participate in a cultural event, scientific event (conference, research…) or sporting event.
Please allow at least 20 business days to process the application after we receive it at the Consulate General.
Application: Please submit the following:
Invitation letter;
Statement of financial resources or proof of income (pay stab, bank statement…);
Passport hard copy and a copy of the first page. The passport should be valid for at least six months;
$190 money order, we accept ONLY USPS money orders;
Two (02) copies of application form. Please fill out the editable PDF application form on screen, print it and then date and hand sign it. On each copy, please glue a photo on the box reserved for it at the upper right side of the form. The photos should be US passport photos, 2 x 2 inches or 51 x 51 mm.
You can apply in person, send your application through a visa services agency or mail it directly to the Consulate General. If you prefer to mail it directly, please provide a prepaid self-addressed return envelope (certified mail).