When travelling to Jordan or any other country it is important to remember that you should have your passport and at least one other form of identification with you at all times. This may be in the form of a driver’s license, birth certificate or any other form of identification that is accepted worldwide. Along with your passports bring at least two copies of all of your identification in case of loss or theft. It is also a good idea to find out where your country’s embassy is in case of an emergency.
It is essential that your passport be valid for at least six months from the date that you return to your home country. Visas are required by all except residents of the following countries: nationals of Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen for a maximum stay of one month, extensions are available at the nearest police station. Transit passengers continuing their journey to another country by the same or connecting aircraft within 24 hours, provided they are holding valid onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport will not have to hold a visa.
Nationals of certain countries including all Western European countries, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan should note that they are able to obtain visas on arrival at the airport in Jordan.
Types of visas for Jordan include Tourist visas, Transit and Business visas, all costing JD$15 for single entry and JD$30 for multiple entry. For United Kingdom, United States, Canadian and Australian nationals Jordanian visas are valid as follows: Tourist visas are valid for three months for single entry, six months for multiple entry and three months for business visas. It is essential that after the first two weeks of stay in Jordan that all visitors holding visas report to the nearest police station.
Your application for a visa should be made to the Jordanian Consulate. The requirements for application are a completed application form; a passport valid for at least six months and with at least one blank page; one recent passport-sized photograph; a stamped, self-addressed, recorded or registered envelope if applying by post and the required fee (only cash or postal order are acceptable). In addition to that those applying for business visas need to provide a company letter supporting their application.
The expected waiting time for visas is two working days if the applicant is applying in person or ten working days if applying by post. For temporary residence applications should be made to the embassy.