Algeria Visa

Algeria Visa - Definitive Guide

Algeria is the largest African country and is a preferred destination for people from around the world. Being ruled by multiple dynasties and empires such as the Ottoman Empire, the French colonial empire, and even the Spaniards, the place is rich in history. However, to enter the country, almost all nationalities require an Algerian Visa.

What is an Algeria Visa?

Except for a few of the visa-exempt countries, people from every other country require a permit to enter Algeria. It allows people to visit the country for particular purposes as per the type. The permit is issued for periods as per the consular officer. However, the short term visas are allowed for visits from 30 days in case of single-entry, to 90 days in case of multiple entries. The long term is issued for a duration of more than 90 days. They may be given for 1 year or even 2-3 years depending on the exact type.


How to apply for an Algeria Visa?

The application for an Algeria Visa for Indians can be done by following the below-mentioned procedure -

  • Determine the type of visa you require, and also to acquire the documents that are necessary for that particular type of Algeria Visa for Indian nationals.
  • Visit the website of the Algerian Embassy and fill in the Algeria Visa application form. The form should be filled online, and cannot be hand-written.
  • Take a print out of the completed form, and sign in the required places.
  • Attach your photograph to the form, and along with 2 copies of the Algeria Visa form, relevant documents, and the bank draft, submit it at the Embassy of Algeria.

Please note that alternately, you can consult any visa agency to help you with the application as it can be tasking. You will also have to ensure that you write in the correct details. And also submit the original and genuine documents. Improper applications may lead to visa delay or rejection. A visa denial may cause unnecessary complications in the future.

Algerian Visa types

Based on the purpose of the visit, the permits to visit the country can be classified into the following visa types -

Algeria Tourist Visa - for the sole purpose of tourism

Algeria Business Visa -for business-related activities such as conferences, meetings, etc Work - for the purpose of employment exceeding 90 days

Temporary Work - for the purpose of employment less than 90 days

Algeria Visitor Visa - to meet a family/friend

Cultural - for taking part in cultural events

Press - for reporters and crew for the purpose of journalism

Documents required for Algeria Visa

As per the Algeria Visa documents requirements for Indian citizens, there are specific documents required for each type of the permit. However, the standard documents required are as follows -

  • Original Indian Passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of travel, and atleast 1 blank page
  • Two recent size photographs
  • Detailed cover letter
  • Proof of finance/invitation/relevant documents

Photo Specifications for Algeria Visa

The photo specifications for Algeria visa are as follows -

  • 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 directed towards the camera and wide open.
  • Glasses: prescription glasses are allowed
  • Headgears are allowed only for religious reasons
  • Facial hair is permitted

Algerian Visa fees

The Algeria Visa fees for Indian passport holders depend on several factors such as the type of permit, the type of entry, as well as any agency service charges. The Algeria Visa application fees have to be paid in Indian Rupees in the form of a Bank Draft only.

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

Where to apply?

The applications for the Algerian permit has to be made only at the Embassy of Algeria, Delhi between the working days and hours mentioned. Once your application has been completed and a decision has been made, you can collect your passport from the embassy during the appointed collection hours. You can also apply at a visa agency who will do the application on your behalf, thereby reducing your leg-work, cost, as well as time for the visa.

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