Relocating or living in Algeria? Here’s our expat guide for you:

Algeria is located in North Africa and is bordered by a few other African countries and the Mediterranean Sea. Both Arabic and French is spoken in Algeria. The country boasts large amounts of natural gas which it exports. This is a big draw for expats who come to Algeria in order to find work and earn a good living.

Algeria City of Bridges

International Schools in Algeria

El Kalimat School
This English-speaking school is located at a residential district in Alger. They use the Cambridge International Curriculum that covers both primary and secondary years for children aged 5 to 14. A Foundation Stage class is also offered for children 3 and 4.
Curriculum: Cambridge International
Address: 52A lot la fumée Bouzaréah 16200, Ben Aknoun, Alger, Algeria
Tel: +213 (0) 21 908783, +213 (0) 21 908784
Fax: +213 (0) 21 908785

Lycee International Alexander Dumas Alger
Curriculum: French
Address: Chemin Areski Mouri, 16030, Alger, Algeria
Tel: +213 (0) 21 913292

Residency and Visa Information

Visitors from Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Seychelles, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen may come in visa-free and stay for up to 90 days. Algerian Consulates and Embassies in respective countries handle visa applications. There are different kinds of visas available: tourist, family, business, work, cultural, transit, press, medical, and student; each with different requirements. Please check in with the Algerian Embassy/Consulate in your country for these requirements.

Visitors must hold:

  • Completed application form
  • Three recent passport size photos
  • Personal invitation or hotel booking
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Copy of first two pages of the passport (for US and UK, two copies of the whole passport is required)


Healthcare facilities, resources and staff in Algeria are in short supply, however they are up to a reasonable standard. Cash payments are to be expected; emergency cases are treated for free. Expatriates are advised get vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid and any other routine vaccinations before visiting. Make sure to secure a comprehensive medical insurance.

Insurance Companies

MSH International

With ASFE (Association de services des Francais de l’Etranger), MSH Internation provides insurance solutions for expatriates around the world, with packages for different age brackets.
Address: 16, rue Monceau, 75008, Paris, France

Tel: +33 (0) 144 204877
Fax: +33 (0) 144 204880

Clinique Chifa
Address: Micro Zone d’Activite Hydra, Algiers, Algeria
Tel: +213 216 05252
Fax: +213 216 0 1717
Website (French):