Many countries do not require a United States citizen to acquire a visa in order to travel to their country. However, in order to visit the country of Algeria you must apply and be approved for a tourist visa. If you are considering taking a trip to the second largest country in Africa it is important to know what you need to do to get your tourist visa. Here is a look at the steps you will need to do to get a tourist visa.
Passport Requirement. You will be required to have a United States passport in order to apply for a tourist visa. However, unlike some countries the passport needs to be valid for at least six months before you can apply for a tourist visa to Algeria.
Photography Requirements. It is standard procedure to have to take a photo for your passport. However, the Embassy of Algeria requires that a United States citizen submit two recent photos of themselves taken with a completely white background.
A Visa Fee. In order to apply for a tourist visa to Algeria you will have to pay a processing fee. This fee can only be paid via a money order. The current fee for a tourist visa to Algeria is around $135.
Visa Application. The visa application for tourists to Algeria must be typed out. There is also a requirement that the applicants send in two copies of the application to the Embassy of Algeria. All documentation must have a hand written signature to verify the authenticity of the papers.Otherwise you may face legal issues.
Flight Schedule. When applying for a tourist visa to Algeria you will be required to submit a flight schedule detailing what airline you will be taking, when you leave, where you will arrive in Algeria and when you leave Algeria. Without this information your tourist visa will be denied.