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The Embassy of Algeria Starts Issuing Biometric National ID Cards

The Office of Consular Affairs at the Embassy of Algeria in Washington has started issuing biometric national identification cards and the first one was delivered today, Dec. 23, 2016, to a member of the Algerian community living in the United States.

Algerian citizens already registered with the Embassy's Office of Consular Affairs are hereby invited to submit online their applications for biometric national identification cards at the following address:


The Algerian Embassy in Washington DC informs the national community members residing in its consular area, holders of a biometric passport and a national identity number (NIN), that they can apply for their biometric national identity card (CNIBE) through the following website:


The Embassy of Algeria in Washington is pleased to share with the Algerian community the coming introduction by the Foreign Ministry of streamlined consular and administrative procedures through expanded use of new technologies of information and communication, greater engagement with the community.

These and many other exciting measures are scheduled to be officially announced by Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra during an appearance on a Canal Alg?rie TV show called "Action et Modernisation : Le MAE au service de la communaut?" scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 10 p.m. (Algeria Time), with a repeat broadcast the following weekend.



In accordance with the Presidential Decree Num 11-15 of January 24, 2011 the Embassy of Algeria in Washington DC ensures the consular coverage of the following states:

North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC.

The consular district includes also the territories of: Bermuda, Haiti, Port St Lucia, Porto Rico, Dominican Republic and Virgin Islands.

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