Last update 21 February 2019Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Algeria
Address: 13, “Colonel Bougara”, El-Biar
Telephone: +213 21 230 014; +213 21 230 121
Fax: +213 21 230 533
Out-of-hours hotline: +213 21 230 014
Office hours: Sun to Thu, 08.00 - 14.00 h
Office hours Consular service: 11.30 - 14.00 h
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/algeria
Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in Sofia
Address: 16, Slavyanska Street, Sofia
Telephone: +359 2 980 22 50; +359 2 981 02 96
Fax number: +359 2 981 03 28
Office hours: 09:00 - 16:00 h
Web site: ambalg-sofia.org
Algerian dinar (DZD)
99,07 DZD = 1 EUR
Crime and security
Algeria is a country with a risk and real danger for the personal safety of tourists. Visitors in Algeria are advised to take prudent security measures, including:
- to be met, accompanied and assisted upon departure by pre-determined local contacts;
- to avoid travelling at night outside the city centre;
- upon arrival, to stay only at large, internationally recognized hotels.
Upon entering Algeria, customs authorities shall allow the import of goods that meet generally accepted international standards. The quantities of each type of goods should not exceed the needed and reasonable consumption limits of personal or business use of every traveller or family. There are no restrictions for small amounts of alcohol (2-3 bottles) and cigarettes (1-2 boxes) for personal consumption.
The risk of infectious diseases in Algeria is relatively low. There are no reports of epidemics or outbreaks of infectious diseases. No specific vaccinations are required for entry into the country.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens can enter the territory of Algeria with entry visas obtained in advance by the Embassy of Algeria in Sofia or in another country.
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the expiry of the visa.
In exceptional cases the stay in Algeria may be extended once for a term of up to 1 month by filing in an application before the local authorities of the Ministry of Interior at least 15 days before the expiration of the term of stay under the initial visa.
Temporary travel document
In cases of a stolen, damaged or lost passport of a Bulgarian citizen in Algeria, he/she shall apply to the Bulgarian Embassy in Algiers for issuance of a temporary travel document that will allow his/her return to Bulgaria.
Certifications and legalisation
Bulgaria has a bilateral treaty with Algeria whereby documents issued or certified under the jurisdiction of any authority or officer of one of the two countries, do not require legalisation in order to be used in court or by other authorities of the other country provided, however, that they are signed and stamped with an official seal.
These provisions are applicable also to the signatures of documents certified by court or another competent authority.
The Embassy of Bulgaria in Algeria can make registration of a birth or death of Bulgarian citizens.
In order to issue a Bulgarian birth certificate, the Bulgarian citizen must submit to the Embassy the Algerian birth certificate, preferably in French, certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Algeria.
In case of death of a Bulgarian citizen the medical findings and the death certificate (issued by the Ministry of Justice of Algeria) must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Algeria and then certified by the Consular Section of the Bulgarian Embassy.
As regards marriages in Algeria, under the local law the only institutions authorized to conclude marriages between two Algerians or Algerian and foreign nationals or between two foreign nationals, are the National Municipal Councils. Marriages concluded between Algerian and foreign nationals in the diplomatic and consular missions accredited in Algeria are not recognized by the Algerian authorities.
The Agreement on Judicial Cooperation in Family, Civil and Criminal Matters concluded between Bulgaria and Algeria is still in force.