MEETING WITH THE CONSUL

MEETING WITH THE CONSUL

Visit to the Algerian consulate and embassy.

Date: Friday 21st April 2018

Our representatives of the British Algerian Association visited the Algerian consulate in London to raise important issues with the consul Mrs Kenza.

After the welcome, we have been invited to the consulate office and we had the opportunity to raise some issues regarding the Algerian community with the honourable consul and his assistant and how we can make the administration closer to the Algerian citizens and at his service as well as how the British Algerian Association can get closer to the consulate and support them in serving better the Algerian community in UK. The following questions regarding the Algerian community:

  • The number of Algerians living and residing in UK with Permanent residence or British citizenship where 75% of them are new generation born in UK who need to be registered within consulate needing Algerian passport, consulate registration card etc…
  • Algerian Citizenship to children whose fathers or mothers are Algerians
  • The renewal of the passport to biometric passport cost and timing
  • Consulate registration procedures and documentations
  • Problems with biometric passport
  • Biometric National identity card
  • National military service and exemption card for Algerian / British who were born outside Algeria
  • Power of the attorney (procuration)
  • Autorisation paternelle.
  • The S12 certificate and its process.
  • Birth registration and certificate for kids born out side Algeria.
  • Photocopy of original documents and its necessity.
  • Request of consulate visit to North of England for Algerian citizens to renew their documents (i.e. Passport, Consulate registration card, Id Card etc..)
  • New Algerian generation born in UK who needs to be registered within consulate needing Algerian passport, consulate registration card etc…
  • The renewal of the passport to biometric passport how to get the message across.
  • The issue of £150 on those whose passports have been stolen and have a crime number.
  • Algerians not registered with the consulate due to different reasons include illegal immigrants.
  • Coming presidential elections
  • Visa to Algeria for those who are not Algerians but have an invitation or Wife/Husband or member of their family
  • In case of death of Algerian who is not registered or registered with the consulate and repatriation of his body and expenses.
  • The role of community associations and its relationship with the consulate and its benefits to both side community and consulate.
  • What kinds of help and support are available to celebrate national days such as 8 may 1945, November 1st, 1954, independence day 5th July (i.e; Seminars, Conference and Exhibitions…)
  • Marriage certificate for Algerian married and registered in Britain

The consul answered most of the questions and re-directed us to the consulate website for further information.

With the presence of the consul and her assistant, we spoke about the issues facing the Algerian community and the consulate. In particular, we discussed the idea of how to make the administration closer to its national citizens and how the British Algerian Association can work with the consulate to provide support in reaching out and serving better the Algerian community in UK.

As we would like to thank HE ambassador for his kindness to accept our request to see him but due to traffic problem we could not do so. But he instructed his assistant to wait for us which he did and and we are thankful for. We had discussion on how the ambassador and the embassy can get closer to the Algerian community by raising awareness and exploring opportunities such as cultural, social and economical within Algeria.

We discussed an invitation to our future events especially the ones to celebrate the remembrance of the 8th May 1945 massacre day (73rd anniversary), the independence day 5th July 1962 (56th anniversary), the 1st November 1954 day (64th anniversary of the Algerian revolution) and other social events.

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