PASSPORT

Algerian citizens wishing to apply for a passport must be registered at the Algerian Embassy in Canberra.


Important

  • The biometric passport is an individual travel document. Accordingly, minors must have an individual passport and cannot be worn on their parent's passports;
  • The applicant must be present at the Embassy in Canberra when submitting the application and collecting the passport;
  • As the biometric passport is issued in Algeria, the processing time may take weeks;
  • The picture that will appear on the biometric passport will be taken at the Embassy during the operation of enrolment; you must be prepared to be photographed;
  • The applicant must first make an appointment by calling the Embassy on the following phone number:

          +61 (0) 2 6286 7355

          +61 (0) 2 6286 7818

The documents required for applying for a new biometric passport:

  • The expired passport;
  • The valid applicant’s consular registration card;
  • The application form and annex form, duly filled in and signed by the applicant or by the legal guardian for minors;
  • The original applicant’s special birth certificate 12S;
  • The applicant’s blood type must be indicated on the form;
  • Copy of a valid residency visa, delivered by the Immigration Department;
  • Proof of address (any copy of the last utility bill);
  • Four (4) similar recent passport-sized photographs (See photographic requirements below);
  • Proof of employment (a letter from the employer or copy of Certificate of Business of Registration or copy of Enrolment Certificate for students);
  • The parental authorisation form, duly filled in and signed by the legal guardian, if the applicant is minor with the payment of the stamp fees, $1 Australian Dollar;
  • Payment of the stamp fees $75 US Dollar (payable by cash only when applying for the passport).

Important

  • The original special birth certificate “12S” will be kept at the Embassy and it will be returned to the holder when issuing its biometric passport;

Photograph requirements

  • To be taken just before lodgement of a passport application;
  • To be 45 mm in height and 35 mm in width;
  • The face should occupy 75% of the photo;
  • To be centred, clear and in sharp focus with no shadows;
  • Must have plain white background;
  • To be of high quality, with no ink marks or creases;
  • To have appropriate brightness and contrast that show natural skin tone;
  • Looking directly at the camera, with a neutral expression;
  • If applicant normally wears glasses, he/she does not need to wear them for a passport photograph.

 

Lost, stolen or damaged passport

If a passport is lost, stolen or damaged, you must report it immediately at your local police station and to the Algerian Embassy, where you can apply for a new one.

The replacement passport is issued after cancellation of the lost, stolen or damaged one.

In addition to the documents listed above, Please provide:

  • The full lost property report, issued by your local police station;
  • Letter explaining in detail how the passport has been damaged;
  • The lost document declaration form, duly filled in and signed by the applicant or by the legal guardian for minors with the payment of the stamp fees, $1 Australian Dollar;
  • Payment of additional fees $75 US Dollar, (payable by cash only when applying for the passport).
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