Who needs a visa to enter Algeria?

All non Algerians need to apply for a visa to Algeria except those from the countries listed below : 

Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Arab Sahrawi Democratic Republic, Seychelles and Tunisia. 

Citizens holding diplomatic Passports from the following countries do not need a visa to travel to Algeria: 

Argentina, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary , Poland and Romania.

Citizens holding diplomatic or official passports (passeports de service) from the following countries do not need a visa to travel to Algeria:

Albania, Benin, Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, Ehiopia, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Niger, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Senegal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Who can apply for a visa?

The Embassy of Algeria in Oslo accepts visas applications made by Norwegian citizens. Other foreign citizens must provide proof of residence in Norway.

Regardless their age, children travelling with their parents need a visa. For this purpose they have to hold an individual passport.

Visa general instructions:

Please read carefully the instructions below:

Lodging of applications:

Applicant must either lodge its applications in person at the Embassy from Monday to Friday between 10:00 am 13:00, or sent it by mail to the following address: Embassy of Algeria: Sigurd Syrs Gate 2, 0273 Oslo.

The following documents are requested from applicants, all types of visa included:

Application forms:

The application forms must be duly filled, printed, dated and signed by the applicant. Applications with missing information will be delayed or rejected;

The application form is not electronically sent and data are not stored in our database. The applicant must bring or send the application form by post to the Algerian Embassy.


Passport must have at least six months remaining validity and contain at least two (02) blank visa pages for visa to be issued.


Photos must be recent, frontalview, of the same batch, untouched and taken on white background and showing applicant wearing no glasses of any kind, except for prescription eyewear. Please write first and last names of applicant in pencil on back of photos.

Travel insurance:

The travel insurance is mandatory for the citizens of the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, F.Y.R of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. 

Visa fees:

Visa fees vary according to the visa type, duration of stay, number of entries (single or multiple) and the nationality of the applicant.

The visa fees can be paid by credit card at the Embassy or via bank transfer to account number 1503.10.43953. Printed receipt payment should be submitted with the application.

Visa fees for Norwegian citizens are as follows:

Please note that visa fees may change with regard to bank rate (NOK/ EURO);

Citizens of the other nationalities should contact the Embassy to confirm the relevant visa fees to pay.

Please note that:

Processing time:

Return of passports

Applicants may pick up their passports at the Embassy from Monday to Friday between 10:00 15:00.

Period of stay (durée de séjour):

Visitors must make travel arrangements to Algeria based on the date of entry indicated on their visas. Visitors must not arrive in Algeria before that date, otherwise they will not be allowed to enter. In case of change in travel plans, applicants must apply for a new visa.

Required documents

Applicants for visa entry to Algeria must provide the documents detailed below following each visa category requirement. No scanned or faxed documents are accepted (except in urgent cases dully justified).

Diplomatic or official passport ( passeport de service):

Press visa:

Tourist visa:

Business visa :

Study visa:

Work Visa:

Temporary work visa:

N.B: Temporary work visa is also issued to a foreign citizen holder of a support contract or service delivery concluded either by himself or his employer with a partner company in Algeria.

Family Visa:

N.B: Instead of the invitation letter, spouses of Algerian registered citizens may submit a copy of the current consular registration card of their spouse.

Medical Visa:

Cultural visa:

Transit Visa: