Visa policy of Jordan

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The visa policy of Jordan deals with the requirements which a foreign national wishing to enter Jordan must meet to be permitted to travel to, enter and remain in the country.

Jordanian visas are documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its subsequent diplomatic missions abroad with the stated goal of regulating and facilitating migratory flows.

Visitors to Jordan must obtain a visa from one of the Jordanian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the 10 visa-exempt countries and territories or one of the 120 countries and territories whose citizens are eligible for a visa on arrival.[1]

Citizens of member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Lebanon, and Turkey may travel to Jordan without visa limits for a maximum stay of 3 months granted per a period of 6 months. However, citizens of Egypt and residents of the Palestinian Authority have visa free access valid for one month only per a period of 6 months, while citizens of Israel have visa free access valid for one month with unlimited times per period of 6 months.[2] All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months beyond the period of intended stay and with two blank pages. Visitors to Jordan must hold must hold a non-refundable return or circle trip tickets except for Government workers continuing to Iraq. An identity card is accepted in lieu of a passport for Lebanese citizens,[1] and EU citizens (except Croatians) arriving at Aqaba airport on a direct flight from Brussels.[3]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Jordan

As of right[edit]

The following citizens do not require a visa to enter, reside, study, and work indefinitely in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan without any immigration requirements:

  • Jordan Jordanian citizens1
  • Holders of a travel document issued by Jordan to stateless persons and refugees, including their wife and children with proof thereof.

1 – May enter with a Jordanian Identity Card or an expired Jordanian passport.

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of passports of the following 12 countries and territories do not require a visa to visit Jordan up to 3 months per a 6 months for tourism or business purposes (unless otherwise stated). An identity document is accepted in lieu of a passport for Lebanese citizens:

1 –Provided that the passport's number does not start with "00".

Visa is not required for holders of diplomatic passports issued by any country or territory except Iraq and Myanmar.
Visa is not required for holders of special passports issued by Russia for a maximum stay of 60 days.
Visa is not required for citizens of  Syria,  Iraq  Libya and  Yemen only if holding residence permits issued by a GCC Member States, Switzerland an EEA Member state, Australia, Canada, Japan, or a Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) issued by the USA. The residence permit should be valid for a minimum of 6 months and they must hold a non-refundable return or circle trip tickets.
Visa is not required for citizens of Iraq being crew members on duty.
Visa is not required for merchant seamen and crew members of all countries and territories except Myanmar arriving by air in order to board a ship, or if arriving by ship in order to board an aircraft, provided they are traveling on duty and are holding a Letter of Employment or Letter of Guarantee of the shipping company.
Visa is not required for holders of a Laissez-Passer Passport issued by the United Nations provided they are traveling on duty and are holding a security clearance issued by the Jordanian Ministry of Interior.
Visa is not required for members of the US military or personnel of the Department of Defense (DoD) provided they are holding a US Military ID card (i.e.CAC card) and a travel order.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of countries and territories other than the following listed below and the countries and territories whose citizens are visa exempt can obtain a visa on arrival for a JOD 40.- for a maximum stay of 2 months (30 days for citizens of Algeria, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Morocco and South Africa) and single entry:

Visa on arrival is not applicable to holders of emergency, temporary, or ordinary passports issued by the following countries and territories:

1-visa on arrival only if holding residence permits issued by, a GCC Member States, Switzerland an EEA Member state, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea or a Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) issued by the USA. The residence permit should be valid for a minimum of 6 months and they must hold a non-refundable return or circle trip tickets.

2-visa on arrival if traveling for medical treatment for female or male older than 50 years and younger than 15 years

3-visa on arrival if holding a residence permit issued by a country whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 2 months. residence permit valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date

Special provisions exist regarding the visa on arrival for the citizens of the following countries and territories:

  •  Iraq – visa on arrival if provided holding an ID-card, a certificate of nationality, an official "Businessmen card" issued by the government of Jordan, and an official letter confirming the attendance to conferences or workshops, issued to official delegates entering or transiting Jordan or holding a residence permit issued by a country whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival(except Lebanon) for 1 month maximum stay. Visa on arrival for holders of service passports.
  •  Morocco – females between the age of 17 and 35 years of age require prior approval obtained from the Jordanian Ministry of Interior, except if they are accompanied by their husband, father, or brother, being a member of an official delegation or being the daughter of high-ranking personnel.
  •  Myanmar - visa on arrival for holders of diplomatic passports.
  •  Sri Lanka – visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 2 months provided traveling on Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) and are holding hotel reservation in a 3 to 5 star hotel and an official documents confirming business or official delegate status.

Accompanying staff (housemaids, drivers), traveling with their employer, can obtain a visa on arrival for a max. stay of 3 months however this is not applicable for holders of ordinary passports issued by Myanmar, Libya, Syria and Yemen.
Visa on arrival for holders of an Interpol passport provided they are traveling on duty. The Interpol office in Amman must be notified prior to departure.

Transit[edit]

Transit visa is not required if have a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 48 hours.

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Jordan were from the following countries of nationality:[4][5][6]

Country 2017 2016 2015 2014
 Saudi Arabia Increase 775,700 Decrease 756,989 Decrease 883,884 1,057,604
 Palestinian Authority Decrease 647,846 Increase 693,454 Increase 611,601 542,059
 Egypt Decrease 172,841 Decrease 244,418 Increase 258,366 249,561
 Iraq Increase 143,241 Decrease 142,044 Decrease 158,364 224,596
 United States Decrease 138,421 Increase 166,441 Increase 161,013 160,766
 Israel Decrease 118,148 Decrease 141,881 Decrease 154,316 176,032
 Syria Decrease 98,081 Decrease 136,973 Decrease 193,966 421,166
 Kuwait Decrease 85,245 Decrease 89,994 Increase 92,343 91,069
 Germany Decrease 49,194 Increase 57,497 Decrease 47,951 56,323
 India Decrease 43,668 Increase 57,720 Decrease 49,755 54,129
 United Kingdom Decrease 41,707 Increase 64,766 Decrease 60,820 73,702
 China Increase 35,975 24,826
 France Increase 33,189 27,882
 Yemen Decrease 31,905 Decrease 57,333 Increase 71,895 67,071
Total Decrease 4,565,158 Decrease 4,778,529 Decrease 4,809,274 5,326,501

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "ירדן מבטלת את הוויזה למטיילים ישראלים" (in Hebrew). ynet.co.il. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
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