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Important Notice:  Some nonimmigrant and immigrant visa application fees will change on September 12, 2014.  For complete details, please consult the following website:  Please note fees for the majority of nonimmigrant visas, including Visitor and Student Visas, will remain unchanged

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 (effective September 12, 2014)

                            Type of Visa


Tourist, Business, Transit, CrewMember, Student, 
ExchangeVisitor, and Journalist visas


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


Treaty Investor and Trader visas (E)


Fiancé(e) visas (K)


Border Crossing Cards (age 15 and older)


Immigrant Visa Processing Fees (effective September 12, 2014)

                     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.