British Ambassador to Algeria
We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Algeria. This involves dealing with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Algeria.
The Embassy provides consular assistance to British nationals in distress and manages British government business with the Algerian government, and encourages business links between Britain and Algeria.
Travel advice for Algeria
Information, news and updates for Algeria to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling in Algeria.
Emergency travel documents
We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate as soon as possible. For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you , and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if: * you have never applied for a British passport before * you are applying on behalf of a child
An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.
This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration UK Visas & Immigration pages.
Once the UK visa online application process has been completed customers must also register their details on UK Visa Application Centre website .
The UK Visa Application Centre is located at: UK Visa Application Centre Buttes des Deux Bassins Oued Romane El Achour Alger (Résidence Sahraoui)
The UK Visa Application Centre offers a range of Added Value Services such as a Priority Visa Service. Further details on all of the services offered, including eligibility criteria, is available on the UK Visa Application Centre website .
Once applicants have completed the application online and attended an appointment at the UK Visa Application Centre the completed applications will be sent to the Decision Making Centre in Paris for processing. Application centre staff will play no part in the decision making process. For further details on the application process and processing times please visit the UK Visas & Immigration pages .
All applicants in Algeria requesting information should contact the new international enquiry service .
From 1 April 2014 UK visa customers will be able to use the new international enquiry service to find information about the visa application process.https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-international-enquiry-service-for-visa-applications
Registering a birth or death
Documentation for getting married in Algeria
Support and information when someone is detained or arrested in Algeria
If a relative or friend is detained or arrested while you are in Algeria, the Prisoner Pack gives details of the legal and prison systems in Algeria.
Support and information when someone dies in Algeria
If a relative or friend dies while they are in Algeria, we can help you cope with some of the steps involved .
Notarial and documentary services
Where local notaries can provide services, the British consulate will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently. You can find the notarial and documentary services here
Visit the Legalisation Office website for information on how to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine, so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you are the victim of a crime or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees.
What our consular section cannot do for you:
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers .
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf