National Identity Card


Algerian citizens wishing to apply for a National Identity Card must be registered at the Algerian Embassy in Canberra.

National Identity Card

The documents required for applying for a new National Identity Card:

  • The expired National Identity Card;
  • Copy of the valid applicant’s consular registration card;
  • The application form and annex form, duly filled in and signed by the applicant;
  • Proof of address (any copy of the last utility bill);
  • Three (3) similar recent passport-sized photographs (3,5 x 4,5 cm);
  • Two (2) prepaid Registered Post envelopes for the return of the documents.


  • National Identity Card is valid for 10 years from the date of issue.

Lost, stolen or damaged National Identity Card

If a National Identity Card is lost, stolen or damaged, you must report it immediately to the Algerian Embassy, where you can apply for a new one.

The replacement National Identity Card is issued after cancellation of the lost, stolen or damaged one.

In addition to the documents listed above, please provide:

  • Letter explaining in detail how the National Identity Card has been lost, stolen or damaged;
  • The lost document declaration form duly filled in and signed by the applicant;
  • Payment of the stamp fees ($1 AUD).