1. Processing Time

 2. Applying for a visa

 3. Payment & Fees

 4. Important Notice


Processing Time

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The processing time may vary according to the nationality and visa type. However visas are generally issued within five working days*.


*During certain periods of the year the processing time may vary and can take up to 10 working days. This is due to the high volume of applications being processed.


Consulate of Algeria

6 Hyde Park Gate

London SW7 5EW

T:(020) 7589 6885

F:(020) 7589 7725



Applying for a visa

Travel and Tourism

Nationals from the following countries do not require a visa to travel to Algeria:

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Democratic Republic Sahraoui, Seychelles, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen.



1. The Consulate will process visa applications made by applicants who are resident in the UK and the Republic of Ireland only.


2. For Diplomatic or Official passport holders, as well as  official visits, the lodging of visa applications and collection are made at the Algerian Embassy.


Standard Documents:

   1. Two application forms fully completed

       and signed by the applicant.

   2. Passport valid for at least 6 months.

   3. Two recent passport size photographs (to be

        attached to each application)
   4. Letter of Employment or Evidence of Activity in the UK

   5. Additional documents


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Payment & Fees


1- Visa fees will vary according to visa type (single or multiple) and nationality.

2- Payment can be made by cash, UK or Irish Postal Order made payable to the "Algerian Consulate".



1- Apart from the applicable fees shown in the table above, the consulate does not request additional fees for urgent visas. 

2- We regret that from Monday 28th November 2005 we no longer accept payment by cheques.



Important Notice

1. Processing of an application may be delayed if prior agreement by Algerian authorities is required. Furthermore, the Consulate reserves the right to request additional documentation from applicants.


2. For applications made by post please include a special delivery self addressed envelope (up to 500 grams, use the 4.10 stamps not the white SD Sticker). Applicants from the Republic of Ireland should include a 6 postal order instead. Please note that applications made by post can take up to 10 working days.

3. When applying by post,  please make sure you indicate the date of entry on the application form.

4. We regret that we cannot accept applications made by fax.

5. The Algerian Consulate declines any responsibility for the loss of documents sent by post .


6. Applicants should make travel arrangements to Algeria based on the date of entry indicated on their visa. Applicants should not arrive in Algeria before that date.


7. Applicants should leave Algeria before the expiry date shown on the top right hand corner on the visa sticker.


8. The date of departure does not affect the processing time of the visa.


9. Visa applications dropped into the consulate letterbox will not be processed.

10. The consulate is not responsible for any delays caused by late submission of documents by courier and visa service companies.


11. Visa applications with missing documents including  passport will not be processed.