Algeria Work Permits

A Contractor's Guide to Work Permits: 

Immigration is one of the primary concerns for any contractor hoping to start working in Algeria. Permanent employees will find it easy to get their Algerian 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. 

How Can Umbrella Companies Help You Get a Work Permit in : 

As your permanent employer, umbrella companies are able to sponsor you for your 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 visa requirements. Be aware you may have to register for a residence permit in Algeria.


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                                                 


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