Birth Registration

Please take note of the following general information:

  • The Consular Section of the Embassy of Algeria in Windhoek performs transcription of birth for children born in Namibia only, if your child is born in another country, the registration must be made at the Algerian Embassy or Consulate in the country where the child is born;

  • The birth of an Algerian child must be registered at the Algerian Embassy as soon as you get the birth certificate from the Home Affairs Department in Namibia;

  • 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 below (see required documents section);

  • Citizens who are not registered at the Consulate can apply for the registration of birth for their children; 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 should be submitted from 9am to 1 pm in the afternoon (Monday to Friday);

  • Priority is given to applications for registration of births lodged in the same year of birth of the child;

  • The process of birth registration depends on the number of applications and it may take more than a week.

 

Required documents:

The documents required for the registration of birth (Only for those born in Namibia) are:

  1. The application form, to be filled in Arabic, dated and signed by the applicant;

  2. The original and a copy of the unabridged birth certificate of the infant (abridged certificates are not accepted);

  3. The family book, if you have one;

  4. A copy of the applicant's consular registration card for those registered in the Embassy;

  5. Applicant's proof of Algerian nationality and identity (should be the Algerian passport, the National identity Card (CNI) or the Military Card with a photo) for non registered citizens.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.

 

12s Birth Certificate

 

What is it?

It is an extract of birth certificate, issued once in a lifetime, on a special and secured paper, this document is compulsory for the issuance of the biometric passport.

Where/how can I get it?

You can get it from:

  1. The Municipality of your place of birth if you are born in Algeria;

  2. Online through a website made available to the Algerian residing abroad by the Ministry of the Interior and Local Authorities: http://demande12s.interieur.gov.dz (read more how to apply below Step-by-step guide to obtaining your 12S birth certificate online); 

  3. by proxy (procuration) to someone in Algeria to get it for you, the proxy must be done at the consulate;

  4. The Consular Section of the Embassy of Algeria in Windhoek if you were born in Namibia and your birth has been registered at the Consular Section of the  Embassy;

  5. The Civil Status Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Algiers if you are born abroad and residing in Algeria, and your birth has been registered at the embassy or consulate territorially competent. 

Note: Please note that an Algerian ID (Consular registration card, passport or national identity card) is mandatory for the issuance of the 12s.

Step-by-step guide to obtaining your 12S birth certificate online

  1. If you were born in Algeria, and you live in Namibia, and you are registered at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Algeria in Windhoek you can submit an online application to receive your “12S” birth certificate.

  2. The application form can be found at: http://demande12s.interieur.gov.dz

  3. You are required to register on the website, after which you will receive an e-mail containing your password.

  4. In order to register, please click on the “Register” tab, and enter your first and last names, as well as your e-mail address.

  5. Click on the “12S Application” tab and input your e-mail address, along with the password you’ve received, and click on “enter”.

  6. Fill out the submission form with the relevant information, and click on “register”

  7. By logging in, you can keep track of your applications by clicking on “Submission Tracking”.  This will display the status of all of your applications.

  8. Your “12S” birth certificate will be retrievable at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Algeria in Windhoek.

 

Death and transfer of corpse

One of the main tasks of the the Consular Section of the Algerian Embassy in Namibia is to provide assistance to families of Algerian Nationals who die abroad.

 

The Embassy 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 Algerian regulations as well as. 

In case of death of an Algerian national, the Embassy must, without delay, be contacted at following toll free number 

080 0221 507  in order to 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 Embassy can recommend reliable Undertakers.

The Embassy 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 remains "Authorisation de Transfert de corps".

To obtain the "Authorisation de Transfert de corps", the following documents are required:

  • Birth Certificate for citizen not registered at the Consulate;

  • Medical Certificate named "Free from infection" (to be issued by the hospital or the Doctor who determined the death);

  • Death certificate;

  • Embalming Certificate issued by the funeral services;

  • Certificate by the Undertaker stating that the coffin contains only the remains of the late citizen (name to be mentioned);

  • Certificate stating that the body has been laid out according to Muslim rituals;

The identity documents, including the consular registration card, of the deceased;

 

Marriage & divorce registration

Please take note of the following general information:

  • The marriage of an Algerian citizen solemnised in a register office in Namibia can be registered at the Consular Section of the Embassy of Algeria in Windhoek, if the marriage has been celebrated in another country than those countries, the registration must be made at the Algerian Embassy or Consulate in that country or the one covering it;

  • A family book (livret de famille) is issued after registration;

  • The marriage certificates issued by a Mosque in the aforementioned countries must be recognised by the Tribunal in Algiers (judgement of wedding validation);

  • Please be advised that it is in the Algerian citizen's interest not to delay the application for the registration of their marriage. It must be registered at the Algerian Embassy as soon as getting the original marriage certificate from the register office;

  • The application for a marriage registration submitted by an Algerian women married to a foreigner must be accompanied by the unabridged birth certificate of the husband and a certificate of Muslim religion (Certificate de Conversion à l'Islam) issued by a mosque or an association agreed by the local authorities;

  • Please note also that it is in the citizen's interest to provide all the documents listed below (see required documents section);

  • Citizens who are not registered at the Embassy can apply for the registration of their 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 Algerian National Identity Card (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 marriage should be submitted from 9 am to 1pm (Monday to Friday);

  • Priority is given to applications for registration of marriage made in the same year it has taken place;

  • The process of marriage registration can be achieved instantly as it can take a while, a week maximally (depending on the number of applications).

Required documents:

The documents required for the registration of marriage (Only for marriage celebrated in Namibia are:

  1. The application form, to be filled in Arabic, dated and signed by the applicant;

  2. A copy of the marriage certificate issued by the Register Office;

  3. Husband's and spouse's original full birth certificate (short birth certificates are not accepted), of less than 01 year, issued by the municipality of the place of birth (for Algerian husbands and spouses, the birth certificate must be issued from the municipality of the place of birth in Algeria or from the Algerian Embassy or the Consulate in the country of birth);

  4. Birth certificates issued in another language than Arabic, English or French must officially translated (by a sworn translator) into one of these three languages;

  5. Certificate of Muslim Religion (Certificat de Conversion à l'Islam) issued by a mosque or an association agreed by the local authorities for non-Algerian husbands;

  6. A copy of the applicant's consular registration certificate for those registered in the Embassy;

  7. Applicant's proof of Algerian nationality and identity (should be the Algerian passport, the National Identity Card (CNI) or the Military Card with a photo) for non-registered citizens. 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.

Divorce registration:

In case of a divorce in Namibia and if the marriage is already registered by our office, an act of execution (Exequatur du judgement de divorce) must be obtained from the Tribunal in Algeria.

Exequatur d'un jugement: is a Court order, by an Algerian judge, which makes enforceable on the national territory a final judgment of divorce (or ruling) of a local Tribunal. Final judgment of divorce and certificate of no appeal of divorce, if the mention: final judgment is not worn, are required

Lost family book:

If a family book issued by the Consular Section of the Embassy of Algeria in Windhoek is lost, the head of the family may obtain a duplicate. In this case, the documents to be provided are the following:

  1. The lost document form (déclaration de perte) to be filled, dated and signed by the applicant;