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

Citizens of Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates may visa Jordan without a visa for tourism or business purposes.

Citizens of many nations are required to have a visa to visit Jordan which can either be obtained on arrival or must be obtained before your trip. Please note that visa on arrival cannot be obtained at the Wadi Araba Crossing.

Citizens of the following nations can obtain a visa on arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport, Aqaba Airport and the Sheikh Hussein border crossing: Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China (including Hong Kong), Costa Rica, Croatia , Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Holland (the Netherlands), Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India , Indonesia , Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan , Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malawi , Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Serbia, Seychelles , Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

Nationals from countries not listed above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Jordan.

Visa note

You can obtain a single-entry visa on arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport and at Aqaba Airport.

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

Visa on arrival in Jordan costs: JD40 (single-entry), and JD60 (double-entry).

There is also a JD10 exit tax on all border crossings except the airports.

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).

Working days

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

Extension of stay

Visas may be extended to a maximum of six 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.

Entry with pets

All cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian health and rabies inoculation certificate. Birds must be approved by the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture and must have health certificates. Imports of falcons are strictly prohibited.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 966 2664. Website: http://www.jordanembassyus.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7937 3685. Website: jordanembassy.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1600.
British Embassy in Jordan
Telephone: +962 06 590 9200. Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/jordan Opening times: Sun-Wed 0800-1530, Thu 0800-1500.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.