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. Currently, there are not any Jordan visa bans in place for any foreign citizen.

A few exceptions include citizens of Lebanon and EU countries (except for Croatia), who may 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 flight ticket, except of Government workers transiting onward to Iraq.

At present, citizens of around 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. This may be a visa on arrival or an embassy visa from a  diplomatic government office of Jordan in advance.

Foreign nationals can get a free Jordan visa online when applying for a tourist package named the Jordan Pass. This covers entry to over 40 of the country’s most popular tourist sites, including Petra. It also includes the cost of a visa, which can be obtained on arrival or from a diplomatic mission.

Strictly speaking, there is no electronic visa for Jordan. Travelers can apply online for the Jordan Pass, which includes the visa fee, and is sometimes referred to as a Jordan eVisa. However, holders must still collect their visa.

Most nationalities eligible for the Jordan Pass can get their free visa on arrival.

Those not eligible for the visa on arrival can use the QR code from their Jordan Pass to apply for an embassy visa for Jordan free of charge.

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.

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 a visa on arrival or an embassy visa.

Up to 140 nationalities can 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  (4 days) in the country. 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 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 both as a PDF copy and as a QR code, either of which can be presented at immigration checkpoints to gain a visa for entry to the country.

Those not eligible to submit a tourist eVisa application for Jordan (about 80 nationalities) are required to obtain an embassy visa for tourism from their nearest Jordanian diplomatic mission before traveling.

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

EVISA for Jordan (Jordan Pass)

Jordanian immigration requirements specify that up to 140 nationalities may to obtain a Jordan eVisa through an electronic tourist package named Jordan Pass. The QR code on the Pass will allow you to obtain a visa on arrival or a visa from an embassy free of charge.

Travelers from these nationalities may apply for the Jordan Pass online visa and have their visa fees waived if they intend to stay a minimum of 3 nights (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, the Jordan Pass is valid for 1 year from the date of issue. The associated eVisa for Jordan 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 Pass sent by email in both PDF format and as a QR code.

The QR code must be shown at border control to receive the Jordan eVisa on arrival or at an embassy before traveling, depending on the nationality of the visitor.

There is no option to apply for an online visa for Jordan, although the Jordan Pass application is done online and enables the traveler to get a free visa on arrival or at an embassy.

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 (Jordan Pass): Country list

  • Albania
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • 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
  • Kenya
  • 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
  • Venezuela
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Zimbabwe

Jordan Visa on Arrival

Current Jordanian laws regarding visa regulations identify various countries whose citizens can 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 Jordan 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.

Jordan Pass holders can also get their visa on arrival at the Wadi Araba (Eilat-Aqaba) border checkpoint.

Travelers without a Jordan Pass must pay a compulsory visa on arrival fee, before the can be processed and approved. They may also have to spend longer applying for the visa on arrival.

Jordan Pass holders who are eligible for a visa on arrival get their visa free of charge.

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

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 type. 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.

Travelers who have obtained a Jordan Pass online do not need to pay a fee for their embassy visa.

The QR code on the pass entitles the holder to a free visa.

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
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bonaire
  • Botswana
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • 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
  • 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 6 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

This content has been reviewed by

Mauricio Torres

US Immigration Attorney

Mauricio Torres is a U.S. attorney licensed in the State of California, specializing in immigration and citizenship law. He has focused his career on family-based and employment-based immigration, naturalization and more.

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