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 contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in France, rather than Algeria.
Please, be advised that as of October 1, Embassy Algiers can no longer accept telephone calls, emails, or walk-in consultations regarding Social Security issues.
For more information or any questions about the services provided at the FBU in France and how to contact them, please visit their webpage. You can also reach them at 331-4312-2705, or FBU.Paris@ssa.gov.
If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warning for Algeria, and the Country Specific Information for Algeria
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Algeria, located at 5 Chemin Cheikh Bachir El-Ibrahimi (former Chemin Beaurepaire) in the El Biar district of Algiers, at Telephone +213 (0) 770-08-2000, available 0800-1700 Sunday-Thursday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +213 (0) 770-08-2200.