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.

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 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 (Download) . 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;

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 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 (Download) .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.

Delivered to applicants who want to visit Algeria for tourism.

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 stub, bank statement…);
  • Passport 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 (Download) . 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.

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 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 (Download) . 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.

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 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 (Download) . 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.

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;
  • 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.
  • Passport 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 (Download) . 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.

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 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 (Download) . 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;

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 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 (Download) . 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.

Spouses of Algerian citizens: 

Application: If you are a spouse of an Algerian citizen, please submit the following:
  • A copy of the Algerian spouse consular registration card, Algerian ID or passport
  • A copy of marriage certificate;
  • Passport 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 application form (Download) . 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.

Citizens with dual citizenship

Application: Algerians who hold expired Algerian passport and want to apply for a visa with their US passport need to submit the following:
  • A copy of first and second page of expired Algerian passport, a copy of consular card or a copy of Algerian ID.
  • Passport 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 application form (Download) . 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.

Kids of Algerian citizens:

 Application: If you are Algerian applying for your son or daughter, please submit the following:
  • A copy of your consular registration card, Algerian ID or passport
  • A copy of the birth certificate of your son  or daughter.
  • Passport 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 application form (Download) . 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.

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 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 (Download) . 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.
  • 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 stub, bank statement…);
    • Passport 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 (Download) . 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.

    A transit visa of a maximum duration of seven 07 days. Delivered to foreigners transiting through Algerian territory and holder of a visa of the country of destination.

    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;
    • A copy of round trip flight ticket;
    • Statement of financial resources or proof of income (pay stub, bank statement…);
    • Passport 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 (Download) . 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.