FAQ 1 What are the benefits of consular registration?
Consular registration certifies that you are identified among the members of the national community established abroad. This status entitles you to consular protection.
Get some administrative documents (passport, national identity card, civil status, power of Attorney, criminal record...);
Being registered in the electoral roll (except if you do not wish to);
Benefit, to a maximum of 3,000,000.00 DA, from the transfer in exemption from taxes of your personal belongings, as part of the terminiting of residency (CCR).
but I do not have a legal residence, can I apply for registration and passport?
FAQ 2 ing in the UK or Ireland but I do not have a legal residence, can I apply for registration and passport?
No, the legal residence is the main condition for registration.
FAQ 3 I am staying in the UK or Ireland but I do not have a legal residence, can I apply for the registration of my marriage and the birth of my kids?
Yes, regardless your status in the country, you can apply for the registration of your marriage and the birth of your kids.
FAQ 4 I do not have a leave to remain in the UK nor in Ireland, what are the other services I am entitled to?
In addition to the registration of a marriage or a birth, you can apply for a translation of certain documents (birth certificate, driving license, ...) and a power of attorney (procuration).
FAQ 5 Prior to my stay in the UK or Ireland, I lived in another country and I was registered at the Algerian Embassy/Consulate, do I need to apply for a new registration?
No, you should make an application at the Consulate in London for the transfer of your registration file from the Embassy/Consulate where you were registered.
FAQ 6 Can I apply for the renewal or extension of my passport without being registered at the Consulate?
No, the passport renewal application is considered once the consular registration is processed.
FAQ 7 Can I keep my expired passport when applying for a new one?
No, the expired document must be collected by the Consulate. In case of transfer of the leave to remain endorsement on the new passport, the expired one can be exceptionally handed over and returned back after completion of the procedure.
FAQ 8 Can I add my children on my passport? Is there an age limit?
A minor is entitled to an individual passport at any age and is no longer permitted to add his photo on his parent passport.
FAQ 9 As an Algerian national registered at the Consulate, can I apply for any service by post?
Except the biometric passport, ID card, 12s birth certificate, paternal authorisation and terminiting residency (CCR) applications, your presence, is not compulsory at the Consulate.
FAQ 10 What should I do if my passport is lost or stolen?
Report the loss or theft to the local police and obtain a written police report, then notify the Consulate and apply for a replacement passport. In addition to a police report, a statutory declaration concerning a lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed must be submitted.
FAQ 11 How can I get assistance if I am arrested or detained in the UK or Ireland?
You should inform the arresting authorities that you wish to have the Algerian Consulate notified promptly of your arrest. Under the Vienna convention on consular relations, the arresting authorities must advise you of your rights of access to consular representation and to make arrangements for such access. Unless you specifically ask them to do, the arresting authorities are not required to inform the Consulate of your detention or arrest.
FAQ 12 Can I vote if I am living in the UK or Ireland?
Algerian nationals living in the Uk and Ireland and registered at the Algerian Consulate can vote in electoral events (parliamentary elections, presidential elections and referendums) on condition that:
They are 18 years or older on polling day;
They are registered on the electoral list;
If your ordinary residence is in Algeria and you are away from your electoral district on polling day, you cannot vote in the Uk or Ireland.
For more details, see the elections section.
FAQ 13 Terminating Residency (CCR)
If you are planning to leave the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland for good, then you may wish to apply for a certificate of change of residency (Certificat de Changement de Residence) or abridged CCR.
The CCR has been established in order to enable Algerian expatriates planning to return home for good, to take back their personal belongings, including a new car, without paying custom duties and other taxes. Personal belongings include the whole family personal effects (clothing, books, toys, electronic devices, tools...), furniture (bedrooms, mattresses, sofa beds, kitchen appliances, entertainment devices ...).
FAQ 14 General conditions
For the purpose of terminating residency in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, the applicant must meet the following conditions:
Applicant must be registered at the consulate since three (03) years minimum;
Applicant must provide documents which show three (03) years of legal and uninterrupted residence in the UK or in the Republic of Ireland.
The presence of the applicant at the Consulate is compulsory for lodging his application and collecting the document.
Applicant must not have benefited already from a transfer of residency.
The CCR is granted once only to the Head of the family (spouse and minor under 19 years are not entitled to this). It is valid for six (06) months from the date of issuance and cannot be extended without the approval of Algerian Customs (Direction Générale des Douanes).
Declared items on the inventory list should under no circumstances be amended. The addition of other items may result in the cancellation of the CCR by Algerian Customs.
Total value of the CCR:
The total amount of the value of the personal belongings, including a new car, allowed on the occasion of a transfer of residency (CCR) has been increased by the Finance Law for 2013 (read Article 31 of the law Nº 12-12 dated 26 December 2012 published in the Official Gazette Nº 72 dated 30 December 2012). Hence, the total value must not exceed the following amounts:
Two million Algerian Dinars (2 000 000 dzd ≈ £15 370) for the students and the trainees.
Three million Algerian Dinars (3 000 000 dzd ≈ £23 050) for the other citizens.
A new vehicle (voiture touristique) and whose engine size must not exceed 2000 cm3 (for Petrol model) or 2500 cm3 (for Diesel model).
Or a new Light Commercial Vehicle (véhicule utilitaire neuf) whose total weight (Poids total en charge) must not exceed 5.950 tons.
Or a two wheel vehicle subject to registration (Motor Bike).
Note: Please note that a 25% tax is imposed on vehicles of which the capacity is between 1800 cm³ and 2100 cm3 (for Petrol models) and between 2100 cm³ and 2500 cm³ (for Diesel models).
CCR Consular fees:
The beneficiary of the CCR must pay stamp duties, the amount of which is calculated on the basis of the total amount of the inventory provided with the file.
The copies of the required documents, the inventory as well as the declaration on honour must be legalized at the Consulate (£ 0.40 each).
The issuance of the CCR leads systematically to the cancellation (Radiation) of the applicant's consular registration. To seek re-registration, applicant must wait six (06) months and must provide a first registration file.
For the purpose of terminating residency in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, please provide the following documents:
1. CCR application form; 2. Inventory of personal belongings Lodging and collection:
3.Original of the consular registration card + two (02) copies;
4. Algerian passport + two (02) copies of pages 1, 2 and 3; The applicant must be present when
5. Original copies of Proof of residency in the UK or in Ireland (Home office visa endorsement, British, Irish or European Economic Area passport) + two (02) copies;
6. Vehicle registration documents, issued under the name of the applicant + two (02) copies.lodging
7. Original invoice for the car + two (02) copies; application and when collecting the ccr;
8. Proof of activity or enrolment certificate for students or trainees; Lodging: From Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 3pm;
Processing time: 7 to 10 days after lodging date.
Any excess of the amount authorized shall be subject to payment of duties and taxes;
Recreational and fishing boats, pleasure crafts, zodiac boats are not allowed under CCR and cannot be added to the CCR Inventory. Applicants assume full and entire responsibility in this regard;
Since July 1st, 2007, Power of Attorney or Proxy (Procuration) issued in the context of a CCR (Certificat de Changement de Residence) is no more valid. The Algerian Customs remind that the presence of the holder of the CCR is compulsory to carry out customs procedures. Embassies and Consulates are not allowed to issue any Power of Attorney (Procuration) to be used in this context.