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Algeria - Apply for a new passport

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The Algerian passport is issued to citizens of Algeria.

Algeria issue both bio-metric and ordinary passports.

However, ordinary passports will be issued only until 2015.


All citizens of Algeria are eligible to acquire Algerian passport

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An application form for acquiring a biometric passport in Algeria is available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior and Local Governments

When children are added to their mother's passport or are issued passport, a notarized father's authorization is required.

Children above fifteen (15) should benefit from the individual passport.

Children under fifteen (15) can be listed in the father's or mother's passports.

Required Information

  • Applicant name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Parents’ name
  • Sex
  • Address


  • Fill in the forms
  • Submit the forms and the required documents at the police inspectorate office for processing

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Required Documents

  • Birth certificate in special format 12-S;
  • Algerian nationality certificate;
  • Residence certificate, issued within the last three months;
  • Family record delivered by the Civil Registrar, for those who are married;
  • Proof of employment or certificate of school attendance for students;
  • Four recent photographs;
  • Fees
  • Copy of a blood type card




Passport for citizens under 19yrs is valid for 5yrs. Passport for citizens over 19 is valid for 10yrs

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Processing Time

Processing is done within 15-20days

Office Locations & Contacts

For more info contact the ministry of interior and local governments at

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

  • Used for international travel
  • Used for identification
  • Used as a proof of citizenship

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