Algeria Specific Information

December 2, 2020  Country-Specific Information: As of December 1, Algeria confirmed 84,152 cases of COVID-19 and 2,447 COVID-19 related deaths in its borders. The Algerian government has started to ease the measures it had undertaken to limit the spread of COVID-19 by allowing more businesses to reopen and allowing public transportation in cities to resume, …

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Demonstration Alert

Location: Throughout Algeria   Event: October 29 Holiday (Mawlid, the Prophet’s birthday) and November 1 (Anniversary of the Revolution and Constitutional Referendum Vote)   Thursday, October 29, is a national holiday commemorating Mawlid al Nabi, the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.  This occasion is typically celebrated with outdoor events, fireworks, and religious gatherings.   As security forces continue to enforce COVID-19 prevention measures, there may be an increased security presence in downtown areas.   Sunday, November 1, is …

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The 2020 U.S. general elections will be held on November 3, 2020. 

At the federal level, voters will choose the U.S. president, 35 members of the U.S. Senate and all 435 voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  At the state level, 11 governorships are will be decided, as will more than 5,000 state legislature seats.  As a U.S. citizen living in Algeria, you can vote absentee while living away from your voting residence. Here’s …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Upcoming Legislative Elections

Algerians will go to the polls for legislative elections on May 4.  While the elections are expected to be peaceful, there likely will be an increased police presence immediately before and after the election and there could be crowds around polling places.   As always, U.S. citizens should remain aware of their surroundings. For further information: …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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Demonstration Alert

Location: Throughout Algeria Event: Saturday, February 22 will mark the one-year anniversary of major protests in Algiers and around the country.  Social media indicate calls for an increase in the number protests, possibly including Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as an increase in the number of protesters.  Although activists continue calling for protestors to remain peaceful …

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2020 U.S. Elections

The 2020 U.S. general elections will be held on November 3, 2020. At the federal level, voters will choose a U.S. president, 35 members of the U.S. Senate and all 435 voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives. At the state level, 11 governorships are up for grabs this year, as are more than …

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April 17, 2019: American Citizen Townhall in Constantine

Location: Constantine, Algeria Event: Ambassador Desrocher invites you to an American Citizen Townhall at Hotel Novotel Constantine on Monday, April 22nd from 5pm-6:30pm. All American citizens and parents of American citizens are welcome. No RSVP is required but proof of American citizenship is required for entrance. Embassy staff will discuss consular services available to U.S. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria: The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S.Embassy Algiers reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness …

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Social Security Services

Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria: The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Algiers who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must …

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New American International School

Message for U.S. Citizens: Opening of American School in Algiers  Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria:  You’ve probably been hearing about the new American International School of Algiers that will open this fall.  We wanted to share some exciting news from its Director: The American International School of Algiers became a reality on 29 December 2015, when …

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VOTING IN 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow a …

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Temporary Suspension of Visa Requirements

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy Algiers 19 January 2016 Dual Nationals: Temporary suspension of visa requirements  For dual national Algerian-Americans:  The Algerian government has announced that Algerian Americans holding dual nationality and who do not yet have their Algerian biometric passport may travel to Algeria simply with the U.S. passport and an Algerian National Identity Card …

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Revised Country Travel Information for Algeria

Revised Country Travel Information for Algeria / U.S. Tax Information for Americans Abroad 8 March 2015 Dear American Citizens: We wanted to share two items of interest for you: Updated travel information IRS tax information for Americans abroad*** Updated travel information  The U.S. Embassy has updated its  Algeria Country-Specific Travel Information , with updates to the sections on Safety …

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