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Algeria - Obtain a Marriage Certificate

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Algerian nationals may obtain a marriage certificate, by providing the family book or a copy of a previous marriage certificate issued by the state registrar or notary or competent cadi.
The state registrar or notary or competent cadi filling/ prepare the marriage certificate of the spouses is either that of their residence or that of one of the two.


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.

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The applicant for the marriage has the right to choose between his presence itself in the service of civil status or sending a written request by mail:

  • The first case: In case of presence itself in the service of civil status, the applicant must have the family book and in case of absence this document; he or she must provide all the information to assist research.
  • The second case: case of match. The application must include the name, surname, date and place of birth of both spouses and date of transcription of their marriage marital status. The applicant must submit a request in a stamped envelope and reads the address of the applicant

Required Information

  • The names of both spouses
  • Surname
  • Self addressed stamped envelope
  • Date and place of birth of both spouses
  • Date of transcription of their marriage marital status.


  • The applicant can send a written request by mail to the registrar’s office to be issued with a marriage certificate.
  • The applicant must submit a request in a stamped envelope and reads the address of the applicant.
  • Remember to send the required documents together with the application form.
  • The registrar’s office will then send the marriage certificate to the applicant through the address provided.
  • The other way requires the applicant to go to the registrar’s office in person.
  • There, he or she will submit the application form together with the required documents to the registrar.
  • The registrar processes the application and issues the applicant with a marriage certificate.

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Required Documents

  • Family book
  • Self addressed stamped envelope
  • Certificate mentioning the dissolution of previous marriage(s) where necessary
  • Birth certificates
  • National identity card.
  • Booklet of the parents.


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


This certificate expires when the marriage is dissolved e.g. divorce.

Documents to Use

Application form

Sample Documents

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of the Interior and Local Government
Government House,
01 Rue Dr Saadane Algiers - Algeria
Tel: +213

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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

A woman, whose previous marriage has been dissolved, shall produce, as appropriate:
A copy of the death certificate of the former husband or a copy of the birth certificate of one that refers to the death, or the family book which include the death certificate.
An extract of the marriage certificate or birth certificate mentioning the dissolution of marriage or family book or figure this statement or even a copy of the judgment of dissolution accompanied by a certificate from the competent magistrate or clerk certifying it became final.

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.

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The application for a marriage registration submitted by an Algerian women married to a non Algerian husband must be accompanied by the Long birth certificate of the husband and a certificate of Muslim Religion (Certificat de Conversion à l'Islam) issued by a mosque or an association agreed by the British or Irish Authorities.

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