On Monday, June 22, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Effective immediately, the proclamation extends the suspension of entry for certain immigrants (Presidential Proclamation 10014) through December 31, 2020. The new restrictions imposed by the proclamation are effective at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 24 and expire on December 31, 2020, unless continued by the President. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and aliens who are or were inside the United States or those holding valid nonimmigrant or immigrant visas on the effective date are not subject to the proclamation.
The proclamation suspends entry of nonimmigrants in the following categories: H-1B, H-2B, J (for aliens participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program) and L, along with their spouses and children. No valid visas will be revoked under the proclamation. Presidential Proclamation 10014 and this proclamation provide exceptions to their restrictions for certain categories of immigrants and nonimmigrants. The full text of the presidential proclamations are available on the White House website at:
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Algiers is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for temporary periods of time for tourism, business, exchanges, and studies.
How to Apply
Apply for a Nonimmigrant visa in 6 steps:
- Learn more about the application process and what type of visa you require
- Fill out your visa application (DS-160 Form)
- Set up an account and start the process of scheduling an appointment
- Pay your visa fees at an Aramex service center
- Schedule your interview
- Come in person to the Embassy for your interview
For questions about applying for Non-Immigrant (Visitor) visas email Support-Algeria@ustraveldocs.com or call 213 983 299299
If you are a foreign diplomat, please email AlgerNIV@state.gov
Tips for a Smooth Visit
Security Procedures and Prohibited Items
All visitors must be screened prior to entering the Embassy and are subject to inspection via a walk-through metal detector and a hand-held metal detector. In order to expedite your interview and required security checks, please keep in mind the following policies:
Large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages are not allowed within the Embassy grounds. Please also do not bring mobile phones or any other electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, PDAs or remote-entry automobile key “fobs” to the interview as they are not allowed within the Embassy. Failure to follow these instructions will result in the cancellation of your appointment.
Only applicants with appointments will be admitted into the Embassy. Exceptions will be made only if the applicant is under 18, if the applicant requires an interpreter or if the applicant is disabled and requires assistance. The parent or guardian, interpreter or carer’s name must be on the appointment list.
United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria
05 Chemin Cheikh Bachir Ibrahimi
If you have a question about visas or any other consular matter, please see the Consular Service page.
For questions about applying for Non-Immigrant visas, contact Support-Algeria@ustraveldocs.com or call 213 983 299299.
Already had an interview and need to submit additional evidence? Email it to AlgiersNIV@state.gov. This address is only for pending cases and we are unable to respond to other inquiries through it.
If you are a foreign diplomat, contact us at AlgerNIV@state.gov.