Visa requirements for Jordan

Traveling to Jordan is a rewarding experience, and understanding the visa requirements will ensure a smooth entry into the country. Fortunately, Jordan facilitates easy entry for many visitors by providing a visa on arrival and the option for an extension (they know you might not want to leave!). Since visa requirements differ depending on your country of citizenship, it’s essential to thoroughly verify the details before your trip, as entry requirements can change.

Who can enter Jordan without visa

Citizens of Bahrain, Egypt, Israel (at the Sheikh Hussein border crossing and the Wadi Araba crossing), Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, the Palestinian Authority (with a passport issued by the Palestinian Authority), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates can enter Jordan visa-free for varying periods, typically up to three months.

Who needs a visa to enter Jordan?

Most visitors from non-Arab countries will need a visa and a passport valid for at least six months to enter Jordan. While some travelers must obtain a visa from a Jordanian embassy before departure, visitors from 115 countries can receive a single-entry visa on arrival for JD40.

Type of visas to enter Jordan:

Visa on Arrival: Citizens of many countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, the European Union, and several others, can obtain a visa on arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and at various land border crossings. This visa is typically valid for 30 days and costs approximately 40 Jordanian Dinars (about $56 USD).

E-Visa: Jordan also offers an electronic visa (e-visa) application process. Travelers can apply online through the official Jordanian e-visa portal. The e-visa is convenient and saves time upon arrival, as you won’t need to queue for a visa on arrival.

Visa Exemptions: Citizens of some countries, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the UAE, do not require a visa for stays of up to 3 months.

Jordan Pass: For those planning to visit several tourist attractions, the Jordan Pass can be a great option. It includes the cost of the visa fee (if staying for at least three nights) and entry to over 40 sites, including Petra, Wadi Rum, and Jerash. It can be purchased online before arrival.

Visitors from over 130 countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, have the option to obtain the Jordan Pass- If you’re a citizen of a non-Arab nation and intend to explore Petra and spend at least three nights in Jordan, it’s worth verifying your eligibility.

Upon purchasing the Jordan Pass, you’ll receive an email containing a QR code. Presenting this code to immigration officials upon arrival allows for the acquisition of your visa right away. It’s essential to keep the QR code accessible on your phone and have a hard copy readily available while traveling within and around Jordan.

Extended Stays: If you plan to stay longer than 30 days, you must register at a Jordanian police station before your visa expires. Failure to do so can result in fines when leaving the country.

Special Visas: For specific purposes like work, study, or residency, additional documentation and application procedures are required. It’s best to contact the nearest Jordanian embassy or consulate for detailed information.

Where can I obtain a visa on arrival?

If you qualify for a visa on arrival, it can be obtained at various entry points, including Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba, and Sheikh Hussein Bridge near Irbid.

Selene in Petra

What are the steps to obtain a multiple-entry visa for Jordan?

To acquire a multiple-entry visa, it is necessary to apply beforehand at a Jordanian embassy or consulate located outside of Jordan. However, there have been recent changes to this requirement – certain visitors, such as US citizens, now have the option to purchase a multiple-entry visa for JD120 upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport. For the latest and most accurate information, it is advisable to consult the Jordanian embassy or consulate in your home country.

Always check the latest visa requirements before traveling, as policies can change. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date, and enjoy your visit to the historical and natural wonders of Jordan.

Are you ready to start discovering Jordan?

When going to Jordan, I decided to book a tour and had a blast! I’m leaving the link to the tour below in case you are interested!

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