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Algeria - Apply for a Temporary Work Visa

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A visa is a document stating that a person is authorized to enter or leave the territory for which it was issued, subject to permission granted by the immigration official at the time of actual entry.

The authorization may be a document, but it is commonly in a form of a stamp endorsed in the applicant's passport (or passport-replacing document).

Temporary work visas are issued to foreigners who holds a contract assisting or providing services to a company or body doing business in Algeria.

Following are procedures on how to apply for a Temporary Work Visa in Algeria.


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Fill in the Visa Application Form
  2. Submit form along with all the required documents.

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Required Documents

  • A passport valid for 6 months
  • Completed visa application form, three (3) copies, properly filled out and signed
  • Three photographs, recent
  • Certified copy of the original employment contract for a term not exceeding three months and a temporary work permit issued by the competent Algerian authority in charge of employment and a certificate under these same agency, by which the employing organization is committed to support the repatriation of foreign workers from the breakdown of the employment relationship.

Contact the Algerian Embassy in your area for any additional documents you will be asked to submit.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Please attach documents which can be used by people who would like to follow this procedure.    

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

Please explain the processing your application.    

Office Locations & Contacts

Search for Algerian Diplomatic Missions Abroad

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

Information which might help

List of countries not subjected to the visa requirement:

  • Tunisia
  • Morocco
  • Mauritania
  • Libya
  • Yemen
  • Mali
  • Malaysia
  • RASD
  • Seychelles
  • Syria

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Algeria:


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