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We have made significant progress and issued most of the delayed visas worldwide.  We are working to bring our systems back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are printing visas for these cases with very few delays. We are aware of a small number of visa cases still in process because of system performance issues.  We are working diligently to clear those cases. Visa applicants are advised to expect delays of up to one week in addition to normal processing times.  Please take this into consideration when making travel plans.  

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.