Last modified: 02 September 2013

IMPORTANT: READ THIS SECTION UNTIL THE END


  • Please be advised that it is in the citizen's interest not to delay the application for the registration of one's and/or kid's birth.
  • Please note also that it is in the citizen's interest to provide all the documents listed under each category. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and those sent by mail will be returned to the sender.
  • Applications sent by post should include a copy of the valid consular registration card signed by the holder and a prepaid self addressed special or recorded delivery envelop for the return of the documents. The citizens residing in Ireland must include a postal order of £8 (in Pound only, cheques are not accepted) for the mailing fees for the return of the documents. All postal orders must be made payable to the Algerian Consulate. Please write your name at the back of the postal order. Do not send money by post.
  • Citizens who are not registered at the Consulate can apply for the registration of birth or marriage. The applicant must be in possession of a proof of his/her Algerian nationality and identity. In this regards, the only documents accepted are: the Algerian passport, the National Card of Algerian Identity (CNIA) or the Military Card with a photo. The applicant must also fill an Application form for non registered national and provide two (02) recent passport size photos with the name at the back.
  • It is worth to recall that applications for the registration of birth and marriage must be lodged mornings only from 9 am to 12 noon (Tuesday to Saturday).


PROCEDURES AND LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE REGISTRATION OF BIRTH, MARRIAGE OR DEATH
 


FOR BIRTH REGISTRATION (Only for those born in the UK or Ireland)


The birth of an Algerian child must be registered at the Algerian Consulate. The documents required for this purpose are:
  1. One Application form, to be filled, dated and signed by the applicant;
  2. The original and a copy of the full birth certificate of the infant (short certificates are not accepted);
  3. The family book, if you have one.
  1. The birth registration at the Consulate must be done as soon as you get the birth certificate from the register office. These applications will be processed first.
  2. If an application for registering a child is made the same year of his/her birth, it will be processed in priority.
  3. If your child is born in another country than the UK or Ireland, the registration must be made at the Algerian Embassy or Consulate in the country where the child is born.
  4. Before applying for a passport for your kid(s) or for adding his/her/their photo(s) on one parent's passport, please make sure that your child is already registered at the Civil Status Office of the Consulate in London or in another relevant Algerian Embassy or Consulate if the kid is born outside the UK or Ireland. In this case, please provide the Algerian family book or the birth certificate issued by the relevant Algerian Embassy or Consulate where the birth of your child is registered when applying for a passport.

FOR MARRIAGE REGISTRATION (Only for those celebrated in the UK or Ireland)


The marriage of an Algerian citizen solemnised in a Registration Office in the UK or Ireland can be registered at the Algerian Consulate in London. A family book (livret de famille) is issued after registration.
To apply for a marriage registration, the required documents are:
  1. One Application form, to be filled, dated and signed by the applicant;
  2. A copy of the marriage certificate issued by the Registration Office;
  3. The applicant's original full birth certificate, of less than 01 year, issued by the Town Hall of the place of birth in Algeria (Acte de naissance Nr 12 de moins d'1 an délivré par la mairie du lieu de naissance).
  4. A copy of the full birth certificate of the spouse. If the spouse's birth certificate is issued in another language than Arabic, English or French, please provide an official translation (by a sworn translator) of this document in one of these three languages.

IMPORTANT:

  1. The marriage certificates issued by a Mosque in the UK or Ireland must be recognised by the Tribunal in Algiers (judgement of wedding validation).
  2. If an application for registering a marriage is made the same year it has taken place, it will be processed in priority.
  3. The application for a marriage registration submitted by an Algerian women married to a non Algerian husband must be accompanied by the Long birth certificate of the husband and a certificate of Muslim Religion (Certificat de Conversion à l'Islam) issued by a mosque or an association agreed by the British or Irish Authorities.

LOST FAMILY BOOK:


If a family book issued by the Consulate of Algeria in London is lost, the head of the family may obtain a duplicate. In this case, the documents to be provided are the following:
  1. One Lost document form (déclaration de perte) to be filled, dated and signed by the applicant;
  2. Payment by cash only of £1.50 (one Pound fifty) representing the fees for the lost document (£0.50) and the issuance of the duplicate (£1).
If the application is sent by mail, please send a prepaid self addressed special or recorded delivery envelop and a postal order of £1.50 for the payment of the fees. The postal order must be made payable to the Algerian Consulate. Do not send cash by post.

For citizens residing in Ireland, the same fees (£1.50) are payable only in Pound and by postal order which must include also the mailing fees £8 for the return of the documents.

OBTAINING BIRTH AND MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE:


The citizens whose birth and/or marriage are registered at the Consulate in London may obtain a birth or marriage certificate. The document to be provided is the family book or a copy of a previous birth or marriage certificate issued at the Consulate in London.

PROCESSING TIME:


The process of either birth or marriage registration takes a minimum of a calendar month (depending on the number of applications).

DIVORCE REGISTRATION:


In case of a divorce in the UK or Ireland, an act of execution (Exequatur du jugement de divorce) must be obtained from the Tribunal in Algeria, if the marriage is already registered by our office (Exequatur d'un jugement: is a Court order, by an Algerian judge, which makes enforceable on the national territory a judgment (or ruling) of a British or an Irish Tribunal).

THE CORRECTION OF CONSULAR CIVIL STATUS ACTS:


Regarding the correction of consular civil status acts, Article 108 of the Order Nº 70-20 dated 19 February 1970 relating to the civil status provides that: "No act of civil status received in a diplomatic or consular post can be, for errors or omissions, rectified except by an Order of the President of the Court of Algiers. If an act transcribed on the civil status registers is corrected by a foreign judicial decision, this decision must obtain the exequatur from the Court of Algiers". (For the meaning of exequatur, please read above).

FOR DEATH REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER OF THE REMAINS:


One of the main tasks of the the Algerian Consulate is to provide assistance to families of Algerian Nationals who die abroad. The consular officer is committed to assist the family in making arrangements with local authorities for the preparation and transfer to Algeria of the remains of the deceased, in accordance with the family's wishes and local as well as Algerian regulations. However, the Consulate does not pay the transfer of the remains (read the Note below).

In case of death of an Algerian national, the Consulate must, without delay, be contacted in order to inform the family and provide assistance and advice, if necessary.

All administrative formalities (Paperwork) are dealt with by the Funeral Services (Undertaker) appointed by the deceased's family or relatives. On the request of the family, the Consulate can recommend reliable Undetakers.

The Consulate informs the family and the relevant Algerian Authorities about the death, the date of arrival of the deceased and issues the death certificate and the authorisation for the transfer of the of remains "Authorisation de Transfert de corps".

To obtain the "Authorisation de Transfert de corps", the following documents are required:
  1. Birth Certificate for citizen not registered at the Consulate.
  2. Medical Certificate named "Free from infection" (to be issued by the hospital or the Doctor who determined the death).
  3. Death certificate.
  4. "Out of England" certificate issued by the Coroner.
  5. Embalming Certificate issued by the funeral services.
  6. Certificate by the Undertaker stating that the coffin contains only the remains of the late citizen (name to be mentioned).
  7. Certificate stating that the body has been laid out according to Muslim rituals.
  8. The identity documents, including the consular registeration card, of the deceased.

IMPORTANT:

The Algerian national insurance company SAA proposes an insurance contract for the repatriation to Algeria of the remains of a deceased Algerian citizen residing abroad. This insurance, called "Assurance rapatriement de corps", ensures the repatriation of the remains of the insured deceased person from the country of residence to the place of burial in Algeria. It also guarantees the provision to a close relative of a round trip airplane ticket to accompany the body. The fees for this insurance are 2500 Algerian Dinars per year and per person. For more information on this insurance, please visit the website of the SAA at: www.saa.dz