Getting married in Algeria

Hi all,

We invite all the ones who got married in Algeria or who are about to get married in Algeria to participate in this thread :)

What are the formalities to get married in Algeria? Is it the same for a couple of foreigners of for a mixed couple (between a foreigner and a native of Algeria)?

Are the procedures complicated?

How long does it take to carry out all the formalities?

Thank you in advance for participating,


hi! i'm romanian and my boyfriend is algerian, we hope we will get married by the end of the year :) i will tell you what papers you need for a mariage of this type,mariage with a foreign. but i have to warn you that it's not gonna be easy at all,if you get married with an algerian and you decide to live in algeria it's perfect,but if you want to bring your husband/wife back with you in your native country it's very difficult,almost imposible,in spite the fact that you are married. you need lot of patience,you'll face many obstacles :( i don't want to scare you...but it's worth it in the end :heart: ok the papers:passport,id,birth certificate,celibate certificate(a paper that says you are single),medical tests,for my boyfriend was needed his record too and a paper that shows he is algerian citizen,also very important:D from the mayor in the city where he lives you need an approbation to get married,hope i didn't miss something,but to be more sure go to police departament where you are registrated and ask,because in algeria is not all places the same,there are some differences from town to town,and region :D good luck! :happy:

there's more :D all papers have to be translated into french and make copies by all the papers,do no let your original papers,because you will never get it back,in algeria you can make new papers all the time,as many as you want and they don't  understand that we have only one original,so make certified copies to a nottary.bye:D

Thank you for your contribution Micheline! :)

You don't need no translation to get married in Algeria

I have noticed this topic has been inactive for sometime.  I am wondering if anyone has an update on the subject of getting married in Algeria for a British citizen  (man) to and Algerian citizen  (woman).
What are the requirements,  what documents are needed in Algeria. 
Also roughly how long does the process take.
The Algerian consulate in London could not help at all. Their reply was contact Algeria.

Hey I was just wondering if you had got married yet? I'm hoping to get married to my algerian boyfriend next year and was wondering how long your process took and the documents you needed?
Any information would be much appreciated.

I am Indian Muslim male living in Dubai and willing to find & marry Algerian girl. Please advise how I need to proceed.

I can help if you are british and what papers you need your birth certificate, certificate of no impediment, passport and they need to be translated into french
you can send me a message

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