Jordan Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
Other EU Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes

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Passports

To enter Jordan, a passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

A single-entry visa obtained on arrival is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter Jordan.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Jordan.

Visa note

You can obtain the single-entry visa on arrival at any point of entry into Jordan, except at the King Hussein (Allenby) Bridge on the border between Jordan and the Israeli-occupied West Bank. No Jordanian visas are issued at this bridge, and if you attempt to cross without one you will be turned back by Israeli immigration officials before departing Israel. To enter Jordan at this bridge you must hold a Jordanian visa obtained in advance, either from a previous visit or by contacting the Jordanian Embassy in Ramat Gan (Tel Aviv).

Groups of five or more people arriving through a designated Jordanian tour operator with a government certified tour guide are exempt from all visa charges, as long as the group travels together and stays in Jordan for at least three days.

If visiting Israel and the Palestinian National Authority it is advisable to obtain a multiple-entry visa before departure. Multiple-entry visas are only available from Jordanian embassies/consulates.

Types and cost

Single-entry visa on arrival: JD40; multiple-entry visa: JD60. 

In advance: single-entry visa: £30; double-entry visa: £45; multiple-entry visa: £90. An additional fee of £7.50 applies to all visa types.

Jordan waives visa fees for those travelling in groups of five or more who stay for over three nights and use a local tour operator or a UK company which works with a Jordanian partner on the ground.

Validity

Single-entry visa on arrival: usually valid for a month.

Single-entry visa in advance: two months from the date of issue; double-entry visa: three months from the date of issue; multiple-entry visa: six months from the date of issue.

Transit

Transit passengers continuing their journey to another country within 24 hours are exempt from visa charges. Transit visas can only be issued at Jordanian airports and not at embassies or consulates.

Application to

Nearest consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Temporary residence

Any visa can be extended beyond its initial 30-day validity to three months by applying at any police station. Beyond three months, you should apply in person to the Borders and Residence Department in Amman.

Working days

If applying in advance, visa processing usually takes two to three days for nationals listed in the chart above, but may take longer for other nationals. Allow up to a week for postal applications.

Extension of stay

Visas may be extended for three months by registering with a police station in Jordan.

Entry restrictions

Unlike many other countries in the Middle East, Jordan has no restrictions on entry for people whose passports hold Israeli stamps. If you have evidence of a visit to Israel in your passport, you will not be turned back at Jordanian immigration, and you will not be subject to any unusual checks or scrutiny.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the USA
Telephone: (202) 966 2664. Website: http://www.jordanembassyus.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7937 3685. Website: www.jordanembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1600.
British Embassy in Jordan
Telephone: (06) 590 9200. Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/jordan Opening times: Sun-Wed 0800-1530, Thurs 0800-1500.
Edited by Jane Duru

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