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The "Certificat de Changement de Residence- CCR" or Change of Residence Certificate was established in order to enable Algerian expatriates planning to return home for good, after having lived at least three years abroad to be able to take back their personal belongings including a car, without paying custom duty and other taxes.


General Conditions

  • Age (e) over 19 years
  • Be legally resident and registered (e) at the consulate since the month

three years

  • Not having received a CCR with a diplomatic or consular post or in

his name or in that of a spouse.

  • The removal of beneficiary registration records shall be effective upon

obtaining C.C.R
Admission furniture, personal effects and vehicles

  • Maximum permissible value including vehicle
  • For employees and assimilated against the value of 2 million dinars
  • For students 1500000 DA

The motor vehicle is admitted free of duties and taxes
Following conditions:

  • Putting into circulation for less than three years
  • Cylinder equal to or less than 1800cm3 the gasoline vehicle
  • Cylinder equal to or less than 2100 cm3 for diesel vehicle

Vehicles with the cylinder between 2100 and 2500 for diesel and
1800 and 2100 for gasoline, are required to pay 25% for the

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Maximum permitted value of belongings (including a car)
3.000.000 Algerian Dinars , for applicants who are currently employed .
2.000 000 Algerian Dinars , for students and trainees.

Required Information

  • Name of the applicant
  • Address
  • Passport No.
  • Residence
  • Declaration on honor with never having received CCR
  • Signature


  • Applicant must be registered at the consulate.
  • Applicant must provide documents which show three (3) years of legal and uninterrupted residence in the country you want to change residence from.
  • The CCR is granted once only to the Head of the family (spouse and minor children are not entitled to this). It is valid for six (6) months from the date of issue and cannot be extended without the approval of Algerian Customs (Direction Generale des Douanes).
  • Declared items on the inventory list should under no circumstances be amended. The addition of other items may result in the cancellation of the CCR by Algerian Customs.

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Required Documents

  • Application form
  • Inventory of personal belongings.
  • Original copy of the Consular Card
  • Copies of pages 1,2,3 of the passport
  • Original copies of Proof of residency
  • Vehicle registration documents, issued under the name of the applicant
  • Original invoice for the car + copies
  • Proof of activity or enrolment certificate for students or trainees.
  • Fees.
  • Declaration on honor with never having received CCR


  • For employees and related workers, stamp duty:

$ 3.75, plus a fee determined based on the declared value of the inventory are including the vehicle.

  • For students, stamp duty: $ 3.75 plus a fee established in accordance

50% of the declared value of the inventory, including the vehicle.

  • Certificate of removal $ 0.38


It is valid for six (6) months from the date of issue

Documents to Use


Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Direction Générale des Douanes Algériennes Regional Offices:

Regional Directorate of Algiers Exterior
Address: 14, rue Dar el Beida amar ali Algiers
Phone: 0021321 508475
Fax: 0021321 508360

Regional Directorate of Algiers Port
Address: Street Béziers-Algiers Algeria
Phone: 0021321 754350
Fax: 0021321 744469

Regional Directorate of Annaba
Address: Port before Annaba Algeria
Phone: 0021338865231
Fax: 0021338865351

Regional Directorate of Bechar
Address: Shelf sea Niger Bechar Algeria
Phone: 002134981 7735
Fax: 002134981 6074

Regional Directorate of Setif
Address: Financial District 600 housing Setif
Phone: 002133691 01 75/77
Fax: 0021336918071

Regional Directorate of Tamanrasset
Address: BP 87 TamanrassetAlgérie
Phone: 00213344438

Regional Directorate of Oran
Address: Barki Oran Algeria
Phone: 0021341 394952/54
Fax: 0021341 392666

Regional Directorate Tébessa
Address: Road Tébessa Constantine Algeria
Phone: 0021337491448
Fax: 0021337494664

Regional Directorate of Tlemcen
Address: Boulevard Akid Lotfi Tlemcen Algeria
Phone: 0021343261900
Fax: 0021343261342

Regional Directorate of Ouargla
Address: Industrial area Ouargla Algeria
Phone: 0021329714441
Fax: 0021329718790

Regional Directorate of Constantine
Address: 18, rue Belmeliek eg pine street get onstantine Algeria
Phone: 0021331 91 1709
Fax: 0021331 91 1930

Regional Directorate Illizi
Address: Route Ain el Kourse Illizi Algeria
Phone: 0021329421706
Fax: 0021329421202

No 5 Jalan Mesra
off Jalan Damai 55000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Tel: +603-21459604 ,+603-21488159
Email :
Closed on Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays and Algerian Public Holidays.

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Information which might help

It advised to get an immunization course or booster against typhoid and s poliomyelitis. Malaria risk is limited. Hepatitis A, B, diphtheria and tuberculosis are all present.
Note: In 2003, there were three reported outbreaks of bubonic plague in western Algeria: El Kehailia, south of Oran, and in the areas of Mascara and Sidi Bel Abbes; the last reported case was on July 10 2003.
At this time there are not any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Algeria.
Prescription medications are not always readily available and names and dosages may also be different.
Individuals with physical disabilities will find limited accommodations severely lacking.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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Prohibited Items:

  • Narcotics/illegal drugs of any kind
  • Pornography and subversive material
  • Explosives, ammunitions and weapons of any kind
  • Radio equipment, receivers, CB’s, walkie-talkie type devices, binoculars
  • Politically sensitive literature
  • Gold & jewelry
  • Pork products of any kind, live plants
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