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“The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.”

What is a visa? A visa is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A visa entitles the holder to travel to the United States and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry. An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder's eligibility for admission into the United States.

Almost all non-US citizens require visas to travel to the United States. US Embassy Algiers require the online application (DS-160) for all business, tourist,  student and other nonimmigrant visas.

The embassy processes applications for both non-immigrant and immigrant visas to the United States.

Nonimmigrant Visa Processing Fees

                            Type of Visa


ExchangeVisitor, and Journalist visas


Petition-Based visas (H, L, O, P, Q, and R)


reaty Investor and Trader visas (E)


Fiancé(e) visas (K)


Border Crossing Cards (age 15 and older)


Immigrant Visa Processing Fees

                     Type of Visa


Immediate Relative and Family Preference


Employment-Based Applications


Other Immigrant Visa Applications


Diversity Visa Program Fee


Determining Returning Resident Status










Fee information may also be found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website,, and on the websites of U.S. embassies and consulates.

There are no phone information lines for visas at the U.S. Embassy.  All questions should be directed to the Visa Information Service.  Contact information can be found here 

Travel & Tourism in the U.S.

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Individual Passports

  • The U.S. Embassy in Algiers will no longer be accepting family passports.
    Every individual applying for a U.S. visa must have their own passport.