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How to apply for residence in Algeria (for non-Algerians)

To apply for residence in Algeria, you will have to visit the ‘bureau d’etranger’ at your local Police station. The following are the documents and paper works you will need to provide. But make sure to ask in advance! As each wilaya may ask for slightly different things (some may ask more, others may ask less documents). Continue reading


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Registering children at school in Algeria

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Children in Algeria start school when they are six years old. For example, if you want to register your child to start school in September 2016, his date of birth should be between 01/01/2010 and 31/12/2010. In this case you can register him/her at the Primary School.

The documents to give to the school office are (although we advise to double check with the school your child will attend):

  • child birth certificate
  • parents residency certificate (primary schools allow the registration for children who are local but can accept children from different areas in some circumstances. In that case parents have to discuss it with the headteacher).
  • the school form filled it in by the parents (the school will provide it)
  • child vaccines book or the vaccines certification

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