CONSULAR AFFAIRS

Consular Registration :

Documents required for first registration:

  • Application form completed and signed by the applicant.
  • Original full birth certificate.
  • Original father's full birth or death certificate.
  • Applicants born overseas should include birth certificates of two (2) paternal ascendants born in Algeria or a certificate of Algerian nationality.
  • Marriage certificate (for married citizens).
  • Divorced women should include record of divorce judgment
  • Original and a copy of a document showing the legal presence in the US, such as: F, H, G, A, etc?., Alien Registration Card (“Green Card”) or copy of US passport.
  • Proof of address in the consular district.
  • Statement of employment or school registration.
  • Five (5) standard passport-size photos. Photos must be recent, frontal-view, of the same batch, untouched, taken on white background and showing applicant wearing no glasses of any kind, except for prescription eyewear. Please write first and last names of applicant in pencil on back of photos.
  • Photocopy of the first page of the passport and page bearing US entry visa.
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope.

? Faxed or photocopied records of civil status are not accepted

Documents required for renewal of a consular registration card:

  • Expired Consular Registration Card.
  • Two (2) standard passport-size photos. Photos must be recent, frontal-view, of the same batch, untouched, taken on white background and showing applicant wearing no glasses of any kind, except for prescription eyewear. Please write first and last names of applicant in pencil on back of photos.
  • Original and a copy of a document showing the legal presence in the US, such as: Visa, Alien Registration Card (“Green Card”) or copy of US passport.
  • Proof of address in the consular district.
  • Statement of employment or school registration.
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope.

Consular registration transfer:

  • File transfer application form.
  • Original Consular Registration Card.
  • Four (4) standard passport-size photos. Photos must be recent, frontal-view, of the same batch, untouched, taken on white background and showing applicant wearing no glasses of any kind, except for prescription eyewear. Please write first and last names of applicant in pencil on back of photos.
  • Original and a copy of a document showing the legal presence in the US, such as: Visa, Alien Registration Card (“Green Card”) or copy of US passport.
  • Proof of address in the consular district.
  • Statement of employment or school registration.
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope.

For further information, please call (202) 265-2800 ext 134.