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Nabilo replied to the thread Moving in Algeria with my son on the Algeria forum:
nessysun initially posted:
Hello there, I want to travel with my 2 year old son for Algeria. We are from Portuguese origin. I'm not married or divorced, I'm a single mother. I want to know what we need to go to Algeria. What I need and what my son need? Can you give me any info please? Thank you, Vanessa
Nabilo replied most recently with:
The authorization depends on which country you are in right now. For example the Algerian law doesn't allow any minors under the age of 18 to leave the country without authorization from their parents, so you have to check with your local authorities. As for getting into the country, I highly doubt there will be any problems as long as you are his legal guardian.
nessysun replied most recently with:
Hello Nabilo, Thank you for your reply. I want to live there with my currently boyfriend(Algerian). I have no job there or job offer. But what I would like to know is if I will need the autorisation of the father of my son to go in Algeria. Nessy
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Nabilo replied to the thread Looking for Job in Alger/Center on the Algeria forum:
eshepherd initially posted:
I work as a translator and I'm looking for jobs in Alger/Center French Portuguese Spanish English Italian Thank you
Nabilo replied most recently with:
Hello, These are some useful websites that have lots of job ads: Good luck!
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chellaid1 replied to the thread Doing Business in Algeria on the Algeria forum:
Pulsar initially posted:
Looking for resources to get information on doing business in Algeria. We are an American company looking to partner with a local group and looking for legal and general advice.
chellaid1 replied most recently with:
Greetings, What is your private email address? Thank you, Ahmed
legendaire replied most recently with:
Dear Sir, Could you please contact me for possible collaboration in the legal field. I have a couple of foreign companies willing to do business in Algeria. Best regards,
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internationalmathstutor replied to the thread Home schooling on the Algeria forum:
sleham1 initially posted:
Hi Everybody, we started home schooling in uUK, my wife and I, would like to know if there is people interested in home schooling while in Algeria, is it possible? we are moving in Summer 2013 to Algiers. Currently we are using a variety of teaching programs and so far our daughter is really enjoying it and there is great progress We started by using ABC Mousse program from USA and many others. so please contact us on if you would like to share ideas many thanks
internationalmathstutor replied most recently with:
Hi you might find these two sites of interest - Kathy Ceceri - Homeschooling ( & Grace Flemmin - Homework & Study Tips (
Nina78 replied most recently with:
Hello, Sally79, check ur PM box...thx
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of El Kalimat School in Bouzzareh, Algeria
Review-of-El Kalimat School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Facilities are extremely limited. The pupils are not allowed to play on the lawn and are thus restricted to a small paved area on the side of the school to utilise during the breaks.

The few times I have been inside the school building (parents are not allowed to enter except for parents evenings)- the stench from the toilets could be smelt meters away!

Not a single extra-curricular activity is offered by the school. (Continue)

sally79 replied most recently with:
Hello Well I was trying for other a month to contact them it was useless till I had to go there nd the door man at the end gave me a number to call nd find someone to talk to he didnt let me in thu. So they said they r full but after reading here I think I have to find another place.. problem is that no other English school here That is sad .. any advice dont know for how long ill be staying here but my daughter is 5 now nd I should put her in a proper school nd she speaks only english
A reader replied recently with:
El Kalimat teaches only in the way it wants to do. Any feedback, suggestion or complaint is ignored by all the staff. No criticism from parents or visitors is notation all tolerated. The school actually does not like parents commenting on their school however most parents who want their child to study in an English school and have to stay in Algeria for a couple of years(if they do not want to change or lose their job) have no other choice. Even the children of diplomats are admitted in the school but that is the only English school in Algeria and parents who want an English school have to manage with what the school accepts and refuses. The school actually does not want many children in classrooms since their rooms are small, the canteen isn't that large and the school,as a whole is not big enough. Their public website is never kept up to date nor is it edited.
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Good people,I am a South African citizen who holds a South African citizen and will be marrying an Algerian citizen who holds an Algerian passport and is currently living in Algeria. After we marry, we will be applying for his visa to come back to South Africa with me. What kind of visa will this be? If I marry him in Algeria, do I lose my South African citizenship? Will he definately get the South African visa by virtue of my South African citizenship and our marriage in Algeria? How long will it take for him to aqcuire a South African visa? How much will it cost? We have already lost over R40000 trying to apply for his visitor's visa to come to South Africa. The South African embassy in Algeria is unreasonable. They interviewed him twice and rejected his visa application for a 1 month visit and refused to give him a reason. The South African consular services official literally said:"I know these Algerians, they are crooks and liars so I will not allow any of them to get into South Africa". How does an official say such xenophonic and prejudice things? Please help us.
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Expat Report Culture Shock in Algiers, Algeria was published
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?

Do not compare your new country with what you are used to ... take it for what it is and try and find a way for you to enjoy the positives it has to offer.

Be patient and remind yourself that you are the one that needs to adapt.

adminee posted Survey about Healthcare in Algeria on the Algeria forum:
We've put together a brief survey about expat healthcare. The goal is to collect information from you about the quality and availability of medical services, health insurance, prescription medicines and emergency care in your region of Algeria. We'll be soon publishing the responses to help others who are following in your footsteps. Please take several minutes to answer the survey. The more detailed you can be in your responses, the better. Thank you, in advance, for sharing and helping others moving to your area!
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jennykebir replied to the thread Marriage and Moving to Algeria on the Algeria forum:
fatimahbrown initially posted:
Hi all, I really need some help. Seems like embassy doesn't want to answer the phone. I am American and have been talking to an Algerian for 3 years, As it seems easier and less of a burden for me to go there, we have decided to meet, marry and live in Algeria. When... we don't know. If it wasn't for my grandparents Id be homeless right now. Money is so tight. But I really need answers so I can know better of what to do. What visa do I take? How do I get residence? Basically what can I do to stay there once Im there? I have no interest in coming back and if I do then I will be homeless and out of work. Not to mention I would be married so I would like to stay with my husband. I also have no problem doing a dual citizenship or becoming Algerian. He is a cop though and has said its against the law to marry a foreigner, but there might be ways. If not he said he will move and look for another good job. Any advice would be appreciated. muslimah502@gmail
jennykebir replied most recently with:
I too am married to an Algerian and it is not illegal and they can marry women who are not muslim. But I also agree it is a very difficult life here and not easy as an American woman to adjust to the lifestyle here. Many men do want out and will do just about anything to accomplish that. Not saying your man is that way but just because you marry doesn't mean he will get a visa to the USA. They are suspicious at the embassy and make it very hard and may not give it. Then you will be stuck here unless you leave without him. Think long and hard about it before you do it. There are very few Americans here and you will feel lonely and isolated.
Dasie replied most recently with:
Hi, I'm american and I'm married to an Algerian. So, him telling you they're not allowed to marry foreigners isn't true. We've been married almost 20yrs..and it's a registred marriage in Algeria..we also have 2 kids. About moving to Algeria; I'd think twice if i were you. Jobs are hard to come by and it's a very different style of life than living in the west. Basic services can be hard to come by. Nice to visit, but living there?
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mairismom replied to the thread U.S. citizen to marry Algerian man on the Algeria forum:
btingler initially posted:
Im a citizen of the U.S.A and Im needing information on obtaining an Algerian marriage visa and marriage in Algeria.
mairismom replied most recently with:
salam dh opened an advisory office and this is one of the things he deals with. maybe ur dh to can contact him. i can pm the addy to you if u wish. as for marriage ceremony, the walima is easy and its your money really. the actual marriage tho... tell ur dh to contact his townhall to book the appointment and get other pertinent info
jennykebir replied most recently with:
It will take a while depending on when you come. If it is during Ramadan or August (vacation month) alot of people don't work and things move slow. Many people have to return back to the states because their visa's expire in the time they are waiting. It isn't easy and you have to be prepared for frustration and aggravation and a lot of wrong information. Nothing is consistent here so you must check with the Wilaya where your man is from. Good luck.
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