Nonimmigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Algiers continues to follow procedures that prioritize the health and safety of our applicants and employees. The Consular Section remains unable to resume routine non-immigrant visa services at this time but is processing limited non-immigrant visas for students and others with urgent travel needs.  While U.S. Embassy Algiers aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs.  To seek an emergency appointment for a non-immigrant visa service, please follow the guidance provided at   For assistance with non-immigrant visa applications or appointment scheduling, please contact our nonimmigrant visa support center by email at or call +213 982 402 688. 

U.S. Embassy Algiers understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment.  We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible.  In the meantime, rest assured that we will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until  September 30, 2022, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.  Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.

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.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

Apply for a Nonimmigrant visa in 6 steps:

  1. Learn more about the application process and what type of visa you require
  2. Fill out your visa application (DS-160 Form)
  3. Set up an account and start the process of scheduling an appointment
  4. Pay your visa fees at an Aramex service center
  5. Schedule your interview
  6. Come in person to the Embassy for your interview

For questions about applying for Non-Immigrant (Visitor) visas email or call 213 983 299299

If you are a foreign diplomat, please email

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.

Consular Section
United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria
05 Chemin Cheikh Bachir Ibrahimi
El-Biar 16030
Alger Algerie

Consular Service

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 or call 213 983 299299.

Already had an interview and need to submit additional evidence? Email it to 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