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FAQs
[ Last modified: 27 September 2012 ]

 
 

Q: What are the benefits of consular registration?
R: consular registration certifies that you are identified among the members of the national community established abroad. This status entitles you to consular protection.
    - Get some administrative documents (passport, national identity card, civil status,            power of Attorney, criminal record...);
    - Being registered in the Consulate General Electoral register (except if you do not wish        to) Benefit, to a maximum of 2,000,000, 00 DA, from the transfer in exemption from        taxes of your personal belongings, as part of the change of residence (CCR).

Q: I have a B1 visa (Temporary visitor for business), can I get registered at the Consulate?
R: No, visas B1 and B2 are visiting visas and not qualify for consular registration.    

Q: I am living in the USA but I do not have a legal residency. Can I apply for registration and passport?
R:No, The legal residency is the main condition for consular registration.

Q: I am living in the USA but I do not have a legal residency. Can I apply for the registration of my marriage and the birth of my kids?
R: Yes, regardless of your status in the country, you can apply for the registration of your marriage and the birth of your kids. In addition to that, you can apply for a translation of certain documents (birth certificate, Driving license, Identity card) and a power of attorney (procuration).
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Q: I am already registered at the Consulate; Do I need to provide a new file when applying for the renewal of my registration card or my passport?
R: No.
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Q:Prior to my stay in the USA, I lived in another country and I was registered at the Algerian Embassy/Consulate. Do I need to apply for a new registration?
R: you should make an application at the Consulate General in New York for the transfer of your registration file from the Embassy/Consulate where you were registered.
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Q: Can I apply for the renewal or the extension of my passport without being registered at the Consulate?
R: No, the passport renewal application is considered once the consular registration is processed.
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Q:  Is there a minimum age for my kids to apply for an individual passport?
R: No, your kids can apply and obtain an Algerian passport at any age.
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Q:  What should I do if my passport is lost or stolen in the USA?
R: Report the loss or theft to the local police and obtain a written police report. Then notify the Consulate General and apply for a replacement passport. In addition to a police report, you will need to submit:
     - A Statutory Declaration concerning a lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed (Pdf form)         available at the Consulate General 
     - A completed passport application form (Pdf form) 
     - Three (03) recent passport-sized photos;
     - The required passport fee;
     - US residency document. 
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Q: How can I get assistance if I am arrested or detained in the USA?
R: You should inform the arresting authorities that you wish to have the Algerian Consulate General notified promptly of your arrest.
Under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the arresting authorities must advise you of your rights of access to consular representation and to make arrangements for such access. Unless you specifically ask them to do, the arresting authorities are not required to inform the Consulate General of your detention or arrest
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Q:  Can I vote if I am living in the USA?
R: Algerian nationals living in the USA and registered at the Algerian Consulate General can vote in electoral events (Parliamentary elections, Presidential elections and Referendums) on condition that:
     - They are 18 years or older on polling day
     - They are registered on the Consulate General Electoral list
     - If your ordinary residence is in Algeria and you are away from your electoral district        on polling day, you cannot vote in the USA.
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FAQs
[ Last modified: 27 September 2012 ]

 
 

Q: What are the benefits of consular registration?
R: consular registration certifies that you are identified among the members of the national community established abroad. This status entitles you to consular protection.
    - Get some administrative documents (passport, national identity card, civil status,            power of Attorney, criminal record...);
    - Being registered in the Consulate General Electoral register (except if you do not wish        to) Benefit, to a maximum of 2,000,000, 00 DA, from the transfer in exemption from        taxes of your personal belongings, as part of the change of residence (CCR).

Q: I have a B1 visa (Temporary visitor for business), can I get registered at the Consulate?
R: No, visas B1 and B2 are visiting visas and not qualify for consular registration.    

Q: I am living in the USA but I do not have a legal residency. Can I apply for registration and passport?
R:No, The legal residency is the main condition for consular registration.

Q: I am living in the USA but I do not have a legal residency. Can I apply for the registration of my marriage and the birth of my kids?
R: Yes, regardless of your status in the country, you can apply for the registration of your marriage and the birth of your kids. In addition to that, you can apply for a translation of certain documents (birth certificate, Driving license, Identity card) and a power of attorney (procuration).
Back to Top

Q: I am already registered at the Consulate; Do I need to provide a new file when applying for the renewal of my registration card or my passport?
R: No.
Back to Top

Q:Prior to my stay in the USA, I lived in another country and I was registered at the Algerian Embassy/Consulate. Do I need to apply for a new registration?
R: you should make an application at the Consulate General in New York for the transfer of your registration file from the Embassy/Consulate where you were registered.
Back to Top

Q: Can I apply for the renewal or the extension of my passport without being registered at the Consulate?
R: No, the passport renewal application is considered once the consular registration is processed.
Back to Top

Q:  Is there a minimum age for my kids to apply for an individual passport?
R: No, your kids can apply and obtain an Algerian passport at any age.
Back to Top

Q:  What should I do if my passport is lost or stolen in the USA?
R: Report the loss or theft to the local police and obtain a written police report. Then notify the Consulate General and apply for a replacement passport. In addition to a police report, you will need to submit:
     - A Statutory Declaration concerning a lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed (Pdf form)         available at the Consulate General 
     - A completed passport application form (Pdf form) 
     - Three (03) recent passport-sized photos;
     - The required passport fee;
     - US residency document. 
Back to Top

Q: How can I get assistance if I am arrested or detained in the USA?
R: You should inform the arresting authorities that you wish to have the Algerian Consulate General notified promptly of your arrest.
Under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the arresting authorities must advise you of your rights of access to consular representation and to make arrangements for such access. Unless you specifically ask them to do, the arresting authorities are not required to inform the Consulate General of your detention or arrest
Back to Top

Q:  Can I vote if I am living in the USA?
R: Algerian nationals living in the USA and registered at the Algerian Consulate General can vote in electoral events (Parliamentary elections, Presidential elections and Referendums) on condition that:
     - They are 18 years or older on polling day
     - They are registered on the Consulate General Electoral list
     - If your ordinary residence is in Algeria and you are away from your electoral district        on polling day, you cannot vote in the USA.
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