Jordan Visa Policy

Browse the Jordan visa policy to learn about travel requirements for the Kingdom for your nationality.

Visa policy for Jordan

The visa policy of Jordan determines which countries do not need a visa to travel to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and who may enter the country without a visa.

Regardless of whether they need a visa for Jordan or not, most foreign citizens are required to present a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay, containing at least 2 blank pages, to gain entry to the Kingdom. There are not currently any Jordan visa bans in place for any foreign citizen.

The only exceptions are citizens of Lebanon and EU countries (except for Croatia), who are able to present a valid national ID card if arriving at Aqaba Airport on a direct flight from Brussels. It is also necessary for all foreign visitors arriving in Jordan to hold a non-refundable return or circle trip flight ticket, with the exception of Government workers transiting onward to Iraq.

At present, citizens of up to 10 countries are granted visa-free entry to Jordan for varying periods of stay from 1 month up to 3 months depending on their nationality, including nationals of all member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

All other foreign citizens are required to obtain an approved visa for Jordan, whether this is an eVisa through a simplified online process, a visa on arrival by waiting in an immigration queue at the border, or an embassy visa from a diplomatic government office of Jordan in advance.

The electronic visa for Jordan is available through a simplified online tourist package named the Jordan Pass, eliminates the need to wait in long border lines to submit a visa on arrival application, and allows expedited entry to the country at Jordanian immigration control.

Those who wish to travel to Jordan for purposes other than tourism are required to apply for a visa at the nearest Jordanian embassy or consulate. Additionally, foreign citizens not eligible to apply for a Jordan visa online, roughly 80 nationalities, must apply for an embassy visa for Jordan regardless of travel purpose or the expected duration of stay.

Further information about the different visa types for Jordan can be found below.

Tourist Visa Policy for Jordan

The Jordan immigration policy for tourism currently states that over 230 nationalities are required to have an approved tourist visa to travel to the Kingdom, whether this is an electronic visa, a visa on arrival, or an embassy visa.

Up to 140 nationalities are able to obtain an eVisa for Jordan for tourism through an expedited electronic application, called Jordan Pass. Those who apply for this online tourist package have their visa fees for Jordan waived if they are staying at least 3 nights in the country, and the Pass also includes free entry to over 40 major tourist attractions in the Kingdom.

The application for the electronic Jordan tourist visa is simple and fast, and can be completed in just a few minutes. After paying the online fee, the applicant receives their approved Jordan Pass sent via email as both a PDF copy and as a QR code, either of which can be presented at immigration checkpoints to gain entry to the country.

Those not eligible to submit a tourist eVisa application for Jordan, around 80 nationalities, are required to obtain an embassy visa for tourism from their nearest Jordanian diplomatic mission in advance of travel.

Find more detailed information about these tourist visa types for Jordan below.

EVISA for Jordan

Jordanian immigration requirements specify that up to 140 nationalities are able to obtain a Jordan eVisa through an electronic tourist package named Jordan Pass, removing the need to wait in long lines to obtain a visa on arrival or to visit an embassy to submit an application in person.

Travelers from these nationalities are able to apply for the Jordan Pass online visa and have their visa fees waived if they intend to stay a minimum of 3 nights and 4 days in the country. An approved Jordan pass also covers the cost of visiting over 40 attractions, museums, and castles in the country.

Once approved, an eVisa for Jordan is valid for 1 year from the date of issue and permits a single-entry stay of 1 month in the country. It is also possible to extend the permitted length of stay by paying an extra fee at any police station in Jordan once inside the country.

To apply for an electronic visa for Jordan, it is necessary to fill out the simple Jordan Pass application form, which can be completed in a matter of minutes.

After paying the mandatory fee, the applicant will receive the approved Jordan eVisa sent by email in both PDF format and as a QR code. The traveler is advised to print a copy of the Jordan Pass to present to immigration authorities and touristic site officials in case of any problems with scanning the QR code.

Discover a comprehensive list of nationalities eligible to apply for the online visa for Jordan below.

EVISA for Jordan: Country list

  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Zimbabwe

Jordan Visa on Arrival

Current Jordanian laws regarding visa regulations identify approximately 10 countries whose citizens are able to obtain a visa on arrival, a type of travel document issued directly at border control checkpoints.

A Jordan visa on arrival is issued for a maximum stay of 2 months for most eligible citizens, although it only permits a stay of 30 days for nationals of Algeria, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Morocco, South Africa, and South Korea. All visas on arrival for Joran permit a single entry to the country.

To obtain a visa on arrival for Jordan, it is necessary for the traveler to arrive at either Queen Alia Airport or the Sheikh Hussein Bridge border checkpoint.

After arrival at these designated entry points, the individual is required to wait in an immigration queue to be given a visa on arrival application by border authorities. This form must then be filled in with a range of personal and passport information and travel details.

It is also necessary to supply immigration officials with a variety of supporting documents and to pay a compulsory visa on arrival fee before the application can be processed and approved.

As obtaining a visa on arrival often involves long waits in border queues, passport holders who are also eligible to apply for an online visa for Jordan are advised to choose this application program to expedite the process of entering the country.

Find below a complete list of visa on arrival eligible countries for Jordan.

Jordan Visa on Arrival: Country list

  • Algeria
  • Ghana
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Samoa
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tunisia
  • Venezuela

Jordan Embassy or Consular Visa Required

At present, Jordan’s visa rules and regulations state that citizens of over 80 countries are required to have an approved embassy or consular visa to visit the Kingdom no matter the purpose of traveling or the period of expected stay.

The protocol of obtaining an embassy visa for Jordan requires the applicant to make an appointment at the nearest Jordanian diplomatic government office well in advance of their travel dates, as it may take several weeks for a request to be processed and approved.

It is then necessary to complete a Jordan embassy visa application with personal, passport, and travel details to bring along to the consular appointment, alongside a range of supporting documents.

The supporting documentation required will vary depending on whether the applicant requires a tourist visa, student visa, business visa, work visa, resident visa or other visa option. The period of stay and total validity of an approved embassy visa for Jordan also varies depending on nationality and the purpose of travel.

Before the application can be processed and approved, it is also necessary to pay consular officials a mandatory embassy visa fee.

Find a full list of the countries that require a visa for Jordan from an embassy below.

Jordan Embassy or Consular Visa Required: Country list

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bonaire
  • Botswana
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Isle of Man
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mayotte
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norfolk Island
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Somalia
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia

Visa Not Required for Jordan

Jordanian rules and regulations regarding immigration currently identify approximately 10 nationalities who do not need a visa for Jordan for varying periods of short-term stay.

The majority of visa-exempt nationalities for Jordan are required to present a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond the duration of stay upon arrival to gain entry to the country, although citizens of Lebanon may enter with a valid national ID card.

Most travelers who enjoy visa exemption for Jordan are permitted a visa-free stay of 3 months within a 6-month period, including nationals of all GCC member states. However, Egyptian citizens, nationals of Israel, and residents of the Palestinian Authority are granted a visa-exempt stay of 1 month within a 6-month period, while Tunisian passport holders are allowed a 2-month stay within the same period.

Citizens of Syria, Libya, and Yemen are also granted visa-free access to Jordan if they hold a resident permit valid for at least months from either a GCC member state, Switzerland or an EEA member state, Australia, Canada, Japan, or the USA.

A transit visa for Jordan is not required for any foreign traveler as long as they hold a ticket for onward travel within 48 hours of arriving in the country.

Check the list below to discover if you come from one of the visa-free countries for Jordan.

Visa Not Required for Jordan: Country list

  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

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