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.
Passports and emergency travel documents
How to renew or replace your British passport when outside of the UK and information on getting an emergency travel document if your passport is lost or stolen.
If your passport has been lost or stolen you will need a police report before an emergency travel document can be issued. You can make a police report at the nearest Police office.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.
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
Information about official documents, certificates, and notes available at the British Embassy in Algeria.
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