Visa procedures

Procedures vary depending on the types of visa (Please click on each visa for required documents).
Applicant is required to submit 2 application forms duly filled in and signed, 2 recent ID photos (passport size) and the necessary documents for each type of visa. Please make sure that your passport has at least 6 months of validity remaining. Please contact the Consular section for visa fees.

Consular services hours : Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

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 copies)
  • A valid air ticket for traveling to the final destination country (2 copies)

2. Work visa

  • Main application form duly filled in and signed by the applicant (2 copies)
  • Commitment letter issued by the employer (1 original & 1 copy)
  • Corporate profile explaining the company’s activities, duly signed and stamped by the company (1 original & 1 copy)
  • Temporary work permit issued by the local employment authorities in Algeria (1 original & 1 copy)
  • Work contract signed by Algerian employer (1 original & 1 copy)
  • Letter guaranteeing the worker’s return issued by Algerian employer and duly stamped by the local employment authority in Algeria (1 original & 1 copy)
  • Copy of the applicants passport (2 copies)

3. Tourist visa

Applicants for a tourist visa must contact an Algerian travel agency or their legal representative in Japan (A list of agencies is also available. Please contact the consular section). Tourist visas is subject to Algerian authorities’ approval before being able to be issued by the embassy.

Required documents:

  • Main application form duly filled in and signed (2 copies)
  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining (2 copies)
  • 2 recent ID photos (passport size)
  • Round trip air ticket to Algeria (2 copies)
  • Itinerary of your trip in Algeria drafted in English or French (2 copies)
  • Proof of accommodation during your stay in Algeria (2 copies)

4. Family visa

  • If spouse of Algerian nationality is not registered in the embassy, it is necessary to submit documents certifying the relationship (Certificate of marriage etc.)
  • Accommodation certificate issued within 3 months certified by Algerian local authorities
  • 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 (Journalists and media reporters wishing to visit Algeria)

  • Application form for press visa duly filled in and signed (2 copies)
  • Assignment letter issued by employer
  • Copy of press ID proving that you are engaged in the press activity
  • Invitation 
  • Travel schedule, itinerary, planners and visiting city names etc.
    Caution: It will take at least 15 business days for administrative processing of application documents after the approval by Algerian authorities.

7. Transit Visa

  • Necessary documents or a valid visa allowing entering into the final destination country 
  • A valid air ticket for traveling to the final destination country

Visa application form

Please download the application forms (PDF format) by clicking on the links below.
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