What you need and where to apply

Getting a visa for Jordan is really simple: as we will see, citizens from the vast majority of countries do not need to meet any prior requirements, and their acquisition can be immediate. This is a clear example of the tourist vocation of this country, which wants to show itself as an open and welcoming place for foreign travelers. On this page, we explain how to obtain a visa for Jordan and where to obtain it.

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Requirements for obtaining a visa for Jordan

All travelers need a visa to enter Jordan, without exception. But the good news is that citizens of almost all countries can obtain it without the need for prior or difficult procedures. That is, they do not need to go to the Jordanian embassy in their country and fill out forms to make a formal request.

The only requirement is to pay the visa fees for Jordan, either upon arrival in the country or online, within travel packages offered by the country itself (see “Jordan Pass” below).

The cost and validity of the visa for Jordan

As of the writing of this content (September 2022), the visa for Jordan costs 40 Jordanian dinars (JD), although that price may vary depending on nationality. It should also be noted that if you leave the country by a means other than air, local authorities will require another payment of 10 JD.

On the other hand, if you arrive in Jordan through Aqaba (declared a Special Economic Zone or ASEZA), either by ferry from Egypt or on an international flight, you will not need to pay any visa fees.

The validity of a tourist visa in Jordan is 30 days, although an extension of up to three months can be requested, usually at a similar price of 40 JD.

The Jordan Pass, also a solution for Jordan visa

There is an interesting option for foreign tourists: buying the Jordan Pass. This tourist pass offers benefits for monument entry, but more importantly, the Jordan visa fees are included.

These are the three available options, with their corresponding prices (as of September 2022):

  • Jordan Wanderer: 70 JD. Includes Jordan visa fees, 1-day visit to Petra, free entry to around 40 Jordanian monuments, and downloadable tourist information.
  • Jordan Explorer: 75 JD. Includes Jordan visa fees, 2 consecutive days of visit to Petra, free entry to around 40 Jordanian monuments, and downloadable tourist information.
  • Jordan Expert: 80 JD. Includes Jordan visa fees, 3 consecutive days of visit to Petra, free entry to around 40 Jordanian monuments, and downloadable tourist information.

In all cases, it is an essential requirement to purchase the Jordan Pass before entering the country and to prove a minimum stay of 4 nights in Jordan.

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Countries whose citizens do require prior authorization:

As we mentioned, only citizens from certain countries are required to apply for prior approval to obtain a visa in Jordan. These countries are:

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Iran, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Iraq, Yemen, Bangladesh
  • Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Angola, Uganda, Botswana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Tanzania, Togo, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cameroon, Congo, Liberia, Mali, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, Libya
  • America: Belize, Cuba

Where to obtain the Jordanian visa:

The Jordanian visa can be obtained at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, which is the main entry point to the country. No specific form needs to be filled out, just pay the indicated fees.

If you’re arriving by road, Jordanian visas are only issued at the Sheik Hussein Bridge, the main border crossing with Israel. Visas are not issued at the other two border crossings with Israel (Wadi Araba and the King Hussein Bridge).

Alternatively, we would like to remind you that the Jordan Pass can be obtained online.

If you wish to apply for an extension of the Jordanian visa beyond 30 days, you must go to certain police stations in Amman or Aqaba, or request that an agent perform this procedure for you.

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