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People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Embassy of Algeria in Brussels

Biometric documents

1- The biometric passport

The validity of the biometric passport is 10 years for adults and 5 years for minors under 19.

The biometric passport is an individual document. As a result, minors must hold an individual passport and can no longer have their names and photos added to their parents’ passports.

Personal appearance is required for photograph taking and fingerprint data collection.

Personal presence is required for biometric passport submission and for pickup. Kids exempted from electronically scanned fingerprints at application submission day, do not need to be present for pick-up.

Biometric passports are issued in Algeria. This procedure requires a minimum period of 6 weeks between the facial and fingerprint recognition operation and passport reception.

2- National Identity Card

Requirements:

- Valid consular registration card.
- Application form available at the Embassy.
- Three (3) similar recent passport-sized photographs.
- Expired National Identity Card.
- No fee is required.

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