Algeria Work Permits

Immigration is one of the primary concerns for anybody hoping to start working in Algeria. Permanent employees will find it easy to get their Algeria work permit because they’ll receive “sponsorship” for their entire stay from their prospective employer. The Algerian work permit is dependent on this sponsorship because it confirms that you’ll be earning money during your stay in the country. Contracting in Algeria is more difficult because the work permit is tied to one employer, so you have to change it to suit each new contract. Thankfully, umbrella companies provide a convenient and effective solution to this issue. 

Algeria Work Permits

What is a Algerian Umbrella Company?

Umbrella companies in Algeria “employ” contractors, but don’t make any decisions about your workload, clients or anything to do with your day to day operation. They simply process your payments by billing and collecting money from your clients, calculating your taxes and sending you a net wage. This is equivalent to the PAYE (pay as you earn) system employed by many companies, and it makes handling your tax in Algeria a lot simpler. The fact that they technically become your employer helps you get your working visa in Algeria with minimal fuss. 

How Can Umbrella Companies Help You Get a Algeria Work Permit?

As your permanent employer, umbrella companies are able to sponsor you for your Algeria work permit provided they’re on the register of approved sponsors. Many different companies offer this service, because it makes contracting in Algeria infinitely simpler and saves you the hassle of continuous paperwork. Instead of changing your work permit every time you get a new contract, you can just work how you ordinarily would under the same permit. They protect you from the bureaucratic “rain” of legal compliance with the Algerian immigration authorities. They can even deal with the Algerian Embassy directly. 

Through their service you may be able to use a business visa to get started quickly and then transition to a work visa in Algeria. It depends on your specific Algeria visa requirements. Be aware you may have to register for a residence permit in Algeria.

Can Umbrella Companies Also Assist You with Algeria Taxation?

Some umbrella companies are specialists in the Algerian tax system. They constantly stay up to date with the legislation and ensure that you get to keep the biggest proportion of your earnings possible. The PAYE system is ideal for most workers because you don’t have to complete any paperwork (aside from submitting your timesheets to the umbrella company) or worry about your taxes in any way (you’ll receive documentation for your records, though). You have a team of experts ensuring that you’re paid promptly and the various requirements for tax in Algeria are met. 

How We Help You with Contracting in Algeria

We work closely with numerous umbrella companies in Algeria and we have a thorough knowledge of the different services they provide - especially regarding immigration to Algeria. If you’re a business analyst, IT project manager, software developer, tester, telecommunications contractor or an oil and gas worker, we can help you get sponsorship for your work permit and keep more of your earnings by setting you up with an umbrella company. We’ll also answer any questions you have about Algerian visas or the country’s tax law, and we’ll contact the experts directly to guarantee 100 percent accurate advice. This all comes at no charge whatsoever to you and you’re not obligated to take on the services of any company. We’re just here to make your move as stress-free as possible. 

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Question and Answers about

Question and Answers about Work Permits in Algeria

Q: Is it possible for a foreign national to be sponsored on a Work Permit in Algeria?

A: Yes

Q: How long does it take to get an Algeria Work Permit?

A: 4-8 weeks but it’s dependent on the Algerian Consulate in each country of application.

Q: What is the visa process?

A: The Algerian company sponsoring the visa makes the application to the Algerian immigration authority, once approved the Work Permit must be taken to the Algerian Consulate in the candidates country of residency to be ratified. Once it is ratified the applicant can then enter Algeria.

Q: What documentation is required from the candidate?

A: Copies of the candidate’s – passport, CV (notarized), police certificate, 4 passport photos, degree/diploma certificates (notarized), employment contract with the Algerian employer, Algerian employers Certificate of Company Registration, completed application forms.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: €1500

Q: Can you transfer from a Business Visa to a Work Permit in Algeria 

A: No you must leave the country.


Common Questions and Answers about Business Visas in Algeria

Q: Can you organise business visas for Algeria?

A: Yes

Q: How long does it take to process?

A: 5-10 days Consulate dependent

Q: How much does a business visa in Algeria cost? 

A: €250

Q: Can nationals of certain countries enter Algeria without a Business Visa? For example on an entry visa or visa waiver? 

A: No