EMERGENCY PASSPORT

EMERGENCY PASSPORT


The emergency passport is a limited-validity travel document established by executive decree No. 16-58 of February 3, 2016. It is subject to a number of conditions (as listed in the decree) and is intended for Algerian nationals who do not have a full-validity passport and who are required:

  1. to travel to Algeria for an urgent situation (family death, a summons, etc.);
  2. or, to undertake administrative proceeding in the United States that requires a valid passport , such as filing an application for marriage, for an immigration matter (Adjustment of status), or for an Employment Authorization.

The emergency passport is a non-biometric document, it is a machine-readable electronic passport printed in Algerian embassies and consulates and in some cases by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Algiers. The passport validity is a non-extended period of 3 months to one year only, depending on the purpose of issuance.

The emergency passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Directorate General of Consular Affairs and National Community Abroad- is intended for nationals residing abroad whose passports were lost, stolen, damaged or expired during their stay in Algeria to allow them to return to their domicile. They must provide their consular registration card and proof of legal status abroad.

Emergency passport issued by embassies and consulates:

Documents to provide are:
  • A written request to the Ambassador or Consul General, explaining the purpose of your application for an emergency passport;
  • An emergency passport application form to be completed and signed by the applicant;
  • Proof of Algerian nationality (old passport, consular card, identity card, etc.)
  • Proof of address (Prior to submitting your application to the Consulate General of Algeria in New York, make sure you reside within one of the 44 States of its jurisdiction);
  • Document proving your emergency (death certificate of a relative, a summons, Immigration appointment or marriage appointment, etc.);
  • 02 current and plain white background passport photos;
  • 75 USD USPS money order.

Emergency passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Documents to provide are:
  • An emergency passport application form (provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to be completed and signed by the applicant;
  • Proof of foreign residence;
  • Consular registration card;
  • Statement issued by any police station in Algeria indicating the loss, theft or deterioration of the passport to be replaced;
  • 02 current and plain white background passport photos;
  • A receipt issued by the tax services in Algeria, stating the payment of 6000 DA.