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Living in Algeria guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Algeria with the expat guide

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Generalities

General information

Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Obtaining a visa is mandatory for all foreigners wishing to travel to Algeria, regardless of the length of their stay in the country.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • There are 12 types of visas available for foreigners wishing to travel or settle in Algeria. Visas application procedures are similar for all of these.

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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • Algeria's economic situation is quite conducive towards the recruitment of foreign trainees. Hence, finding internship there should not be difficult.

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  • Constantine is above all deemed to be an industrial city. But it is also rich in agricultural activities. Various employment opportunities are available.

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  • Being Algeria's second biggest city, Oran provides many career prospects. Indeed, the city is an important economic and industrial hub.

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  • Working in Algeria involves numerous procedures such as finding a job beforehand and obtain necessary authorizations.

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  • Algiers is an ideal destination for foreigners seeking professional opportunities in Algeria as it hosts many companies and diplomatic representations.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Accommodation offers in Constantine are greater than the demand. Hence, finding accommodation there should not be a difficult task.

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  • Oran, one of the major Algerian cities, is divided into 12 districts, each one hosting various housing units for expatriates wishing to settle there.

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  • Foreigners who intend to settle in Algeria can choose from a range of housing options, namely apartments, studios, houses, etc.

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  • If you are moving to Algiers, which is the Algerian capital city, finding accommodation should not be a very difficult task.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • If you wish to study in Algeria, you can choose from one of its many prestigious universities and other higher education institutions.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Algeria hosts many hospitals and other health care institutions. However, health care services not easily accessible in all regions.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • If you are going to work in Algeria, opening a bank account there will not only allow you to receive your salary but also perform other transactions.

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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • There are many types of taxes in Algeria. You will have to pay these according to the economic activities in which you are involved.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Algiers, which is Algeria's capital city, provides a range of transport facilities for its residents, namely buses, taxis, tram, subway, etc.

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  • Algeria has several means of transport, namely taxi, bus, train, etc. which can take you anywhere around the country during your stay.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • If you wish to drive in Algeria, prior to moving, you will have to obtain a driver's license which will be valid for three months.

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to Algeria requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • Keeping in touch with your close ones and performing researches in Algeria should not be a major issue thanks to a developed communications network.

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Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Algeria has so much to offer to expatriates in terms of leisure, namely a rich history and culture, along with sports and places of interest.

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  • Algiers, which is Algeria's capital city, provides many leisure activities for foreigners having settled there: nature, cultural events, etc.

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  • The Algerian lifestyle is very rich with many variations and punctuated by cultural events. Each region has its own characteristics.

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  • To travel to Algeria with your pet, you will need several documents such as vaccination and health certificates, a pet passport, etc.

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