Visa procedures

Procedures vary depending on the types of visa (Please click on each visa for required documents and visa fees).

Applicant is required to fill in 2 application forms and put their signature. Please make sure that your passport has at least 6 months of validity remaining, 2 recent ID photos (passport size) and the necessary documents for each type of visa.
For visa fees, please contact the Consular section.

Please submit your visa application from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 am.

Type of visa

1. Business visa

  • Main application form duly filled in and signed by the applicant (2 copies)
  • Commitment letter stating the purpose of the business trip to Algeria issued by the employer (1 original & 1 copy)
  • Invitation letter or sponsor letter issued by Algerian branch/partner (1 original & 1 copy)
  • Corporate profile explaining the company’s activities, duly signed and stamped by the company (1 original & 1 copy)
  • Copy of the applicants passport

2. Work visa

  • Commitment letter issued by the employer (1 original & 1 copy)
  • Work contract signed by Algerian employer
  • Worker’s return written owed by employer, duly stamped imprint of labor office of prefecture working
  • Temporary work permit issued by the local employment agency or Ministry of Employment

3. Tourist visa

Applicants for a tourist visa must contact an Algerian tourist agency, or his legal representative in Japan. (you can contact the embassy for a list of some agencies).

Documents to submit

Two (02) copies of the main application form filled and signed.

Passport valid for at least six (06) months.

Two (02) passport size photographs.

Two (02) copies of air ticket of round trip to Algeria

Two (02) copies of itinerary of trip in Algeria in English or French

This kind of visa is subject to the approval of the Algerian authorities.

4. Family visa

  • If spouse of Algerian nationality is not registered in the embassy, it is necessary to submit documents certifying the relationship (registration of marriage etc.)
  • Accommodation certificate issued within 3 months certified by local authorities in Algeria
  • If the applicant is a family member of a Japanese employee working in Algeria, a family transcript translated into French
  • Copy of Employment Certificate or Invitation Card by Algerian Employer

5. Cultural visa (required in case of staying for participation in cultural, scientific, social or sports events in Algeria)

  • Invitation letter from the organizing committee of the target event

6. Press visa (journalist, media reporter wishing to visit Algeria)

  • 2 copies of the press visa application form, signature
  • Assignment letter from employer
  • Copy of press ID (prove that you are engaged in the press activity)
  • Invitation
  • Travel schedule, schedule, planners and visiting city names etc.
    Caution: It will take 15 business days for administrative processing of application documents after the approval of Algerian authorities.

7. Transit Visa

  • In order to enter the final destination country, necessary documents or a valid visa
  • A valid ticket for traveling to the final destination country

Visa application form

Please download the application form (PDF format) by clicking on the links below. It is necessary to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.