Updates on U.S. Embassy Algiers Consular Services

U.S. Embassy Algiers Consular Section is now offering all routine consular and visa services.  Please read all information below carefully before contacting the Embassy with questions.
To adhere to U.S. and Algerian government health recommendations to limit the spread of COVID-19, all persons with appointments at the U.S. Embassy must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing.

 American Citizen Services

If you are a U.S. citizen and need a passport, CRBA, or notarial service, please email us at ACSAlgiers@state.gov.  If you already previously emailed or contacted us, we ask that you please email again with information specific to your situation.

 Immigrant Visa Services 

The Consular Section is currently processing immigrant visas, though with reduced capacity.  Given our need to balance American Citizen Services, prioritize immediate relative visa cases, and allow time for emergency appointments, our capacity and caseload changes weekly.  Therefore, it is not possible for us to provide estimated dates for interviews for any specific case. Either NVC or the Embassy will contact you directly when we are able to schedule your interview. We are processing cases in chronological order by documentarily qualified (DQ) date, as they are sent to the Embassy by NVC.

 Rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014 

On February 24, 2021, Presidential Proclamation 10014 expired, enabling the Consular Section to resume processing of IR5, F1, F3, F4, family preference visa categories (F2A, F2B), Diversity Visas and employment-based immigrant visas.  We are continuing to prioritize immediate relative categories, followed by limited numbers of family preference, Diversity Visas, and employment-based visas.  Again, NVC, KCC, or the Embassy will contact you directly when we are able to schedule your interview.

On the date of your appointment:

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing inside the waiting room. Masks will not be provided at the Embassy. If you do not have a mask, you will not be permitted to enter the embassy.

 Expired Visas 

If your immigrant visa has expired and you wish to have your visa renewed, please email us at IV-DVAlgiers@state.gov with information about your situation.  Please note that a new immigrant visa fee is required for visa renewals.  Typically, applicants are afforded one visa renewal only. We are unable to renew expired DV 2020 visas.

 Nonimmigrant Visas

We are currently processing routine nonimmigrant visas and are periodically posting appointments for interviews.  If you have an emergency, please email us at algiersniv@state.gov and we will respond as soon as possible.

We are aware that as routine visa processing is re-introduced applicants may face extended visa interview wait times.  We are committed to lowering those wait times as quickly and safely as possible, recognizing that visas for work and tourism play a critical role in the U.S. economy.  Regular updates on estimated nonimmigrant visa (NIV) wait times are available on travel.state.gov.

Legal Permanent Residents (Returning Residents)

If you are a Lawful Permanent Resident and you have been outside of the United States for more than one year, you may need to apply for a SB1 returning resident visa. We are accepting returning resident visa (SB1) applications, please email us at IV-DVAlgiers@state.gov with information about your situation.  More information about the requirements can be found here: https://dz.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/returning-resident-visa/