Business Visa

STANDARD REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL BUSINESS VISAS

  • A) Applicant’s Passport: original, undamaged, and must valid for at least another 6 months beyond intended stay.
    • Foreign nationals residing in the USA also need to show Proof of status.
      • Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (i.e. I-20, H1B approval notice, US Visa, etc.)
      • FP&V cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders.

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  • B) Visa Application Form: Two (2) fully completed typed and signed and notarized. Applications will not be accepted if they are not typed. If any spaces are not used they must be filled with N/A. The consulate will reject applications that are not fully completed.
  • C) Photograph: 2 Passport-type photographs required. The consulate will only accept actual 2×2 passport type photographs from a reputable source, i.e. Kinko’s, Walgreens, CVS, etc. Photos printed at home or from an office printer will not be accepted under any circumstances. Photos that are sent in invalid format will be rejected and will cause a delay in submission at the traveler’s expense.
  • D) Business Letter a business letter from the sending company in the US. The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate General of Algeria in New York”
    • Original: original signature of a senior manager;
    • Notarized: signee’s signature acknowledged by a US notary public
    • Issued by applicant’s company/employer in the United States; Must state the following information
    • Nature of business of the U.S. company;
    • Applicant’s title and/or functions with the U.S. company;
    • Detailed information concerning nature of business and activities to be conducted in Algeria;
    • The responsibility of the U.S. company that applicant will not be pursuing any activities that are incompatible with a business visa (such as paid work, technical assistance, technical training) during his/her stay in Algeria;
    • Name(s) and address(es) of Algerian company(ies) with which applicant is going to deal/negotiate with;
    • Name(s) of person(s) to be contacted in Algeria, phone number(s) and his/her/their functions with the Algerian company(ies);
    • Expected travel dates of the trip to Algeria;
    • The responsibility of the U.S. company for applicant’s stay in Algeria and his/her return to the country of origin;
    • NOTE: business letters MUST HAVE ALL of the above-mentioned information. Business letters missing any of the required information and/or without original signature WILL NOT be accepted and therefore visa application WILL NOT be processed.
  • E) Business Invitation: An ORIGINAL business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in Algeria. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to “Consulate General of Algeria in New York, 15 East 47 Street, New York, NY 10017”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above). The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Algeria.
    • Specify the type and desired validity of the visa (ie. a single entry business visa).
  • F) Travel Itinerary: Copy of itinerary or flight tickets (must show applicants name)
  • G) Copy of Earnings Statement:  Copy of your paycheck

Approval may be required for certain applicants and could delay the processing times for several weeks
 The Embassy of Algeria is CLOSED every Friday.

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