Consular services

Toursit and family visas

British nationals must apply for a visa to enter Algeria. They should submit their visa applications through the General Consulate of Algeria in London.

Foreign nationals residing in the UK can also submit their visa applications through the General Consulate of Algeria in London.

For information on how to apply for a visa to Algeria, please click here https://www.algerian-consulate.org.uk/visas/visa-to-algeria

Contact details of the Visa Section at the General Consulate of Algeria in London are as follows:

Address: 5 Portal Way, London – W3 6RT – United Kingdom

Working days: Tuesday to Saturday

Opening hours:
Lodging and collection of applications:
 9:30 am to 01:00 pm

Tel: (+44) 0208 752 8068

E-mail: visa@algerian-consulate.org.uk

Press and diplomatic visas

Applications for Press Visas (accreditation) and Diplomatic or Official Visas must be submitted at the Embassy of Algeria in London (and not at the Consulate).

Applications should be submitted at the following address:

Face covering and social distancing of 2 metres are mandatory when visiting the Embassy.

Algerian Embassy

Visa Section
1-3 Riding House Street
London W1W 7DR

Tel:  0207 299 7077
Fax: 0207 299 7076
Email: visas@algerianembassy.org.uk 
Website: www.algerianembassy.org.uk

Opening Hours:

Application Lodge:        Mon-Fri from 10:00 am to 01:00pm.
Passport Collections:   Mon-Fri from 03:00pm to 04:30pm.




Required documents:

Press Visas

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • x02 Press Application Form (here) dully completed, dated and signed by the applicant;
  • x02 recent passport size photographs;
  • Copy of passport and copy of any previously issued visa (s) to Algeria (if applicable);
  • Letter from the employer requesting a press visa (accreditation) stating the purpose of travel;
  • Copy of the Press Card;
  • Copy of applicant CV, or Biography ;
  • List of equipment to be introduced into Algeria;
  • Original passport (with at least 6 months validity) ;
  • Visa fees of £85.00 GBP payable either in Cash, by Cheque, or by Postal Order to the Embassy of Algeria for British Passport holders. For all other nationalities please contact the Visa Section by clicking here (link to contact details page on Embassy website). 

Diplomatic or Official Visas

UK Diplomats and Government employees travelling to Algeria for an official visit or on a diplomatic posting  are invited to provide the following documents: 

  • Two (02) visa Application Form (here), dully completed, dated and signed by the applicant;
  • Two (02) recent passport size photographs;
  • Copy of passport showing the applicant’s details and copy (s) of any previously issued visa (s) to Algeria;
  • A Note Verbale from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office stating the purpose of the visit;
  • Flight details to Algeria in light of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Written confirmation that the applicant will quarantine upon arrival to Algeria for 14 days (stating place of quarantine) in light of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Original passport (with at least 6 months validity) ;
  • As a courtesy between nations, diplomatic and official visas are waived of visa fees.

Please be advised that the Embassy of Algeria is closed on Algerian and UK Bank Holidays, for more information please clic( here).


For consular emergency or any general inquiries on consular issues please contact the Consulate General of Algeria in London.

Tel: 0208752 1177

Email: info@algerian-consulate.org.uk

Address: 5 Portal Way, London – W3 6RT – United Kingdom

Practical consular information is made available on the Website of the Algerian Consulate General in London (create link) relating to registration and issuance of administrative and consular documents to Algerian nationals residing in the UK.   

Contacts and opening hour of the Algerian Consulate in London:

Address: 5 Portal Way, London – W3 6RT – United Kingdom

Working days: Tuesday to Saturday

Opening hours: 9:30 am to 03:00 pm

Telephone Numbers:

General inquiries: 0208752 1177

Immigration and Emergency passports: 0208752 8065

Student: 0208752 8066

Civil Status: 0208752 8074

Visas: 0208752 8068

First registration and Biometric Passports: 0208752 8070

Email Addresses:

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