Depending on your country of residence, you may or may not need a pre-arranged visa for Jordan. In general, however, most international visitors require a visa in order to enter Jordan, but many nationalities can obtain the visa on arrival. Luckily, obtaining a visa to Jordan whether or pre-arranged, or on-arrival is a relatively simple process. Depending if you are entering Jordan via the Queen Alia Airport or at one of the land border, the visa rules may differ so it is important to always check in advance.
What countries are exempt from Visas to Jordan?
If you hold a passport from one of the following countries, a visa is not required to enter Jordan and you are able to visit for up to 3 months receiving a visa on arrival.
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- European Countries: All European countries except Albania and Moldova are eligible to get a visa to Jordan on arrival
- North American Countries: All North American countries except Belize and Cuba are eligible to get a visa to Jordan on arrival
- South American Countries: All South American countries except Columbia are eligible to get a visa to Jordan on arrival
Do I need to pre-arrange a visa to Jordan?
If you are from one of the following countries, you are not eligible for a visa to Jordan on arrival. You must pre-arrange a visa directly with the Jordanian Embassy in your home country.
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Where can I get a visa to visit Jordan?
Those who are visiting Jordan for less than one month can obtain a single entry visa upon arrival at the airport. Visitors can get this visa at all airports in Jordan as well as the Jordan/Israel border for those traveling from Israel by land. Those crossing at the Wadi Araba/south border or Allenby/King Hussein Bridge should check with their tour operator first as these borders do not provide visas on arrival.
Types of Visa for Jordan
There are a number of different types of visas for Jordan depending on how long you are planning to stay and how many times you are planning to re-enter the country.
Those who are traveling through Jordan and plan to spend less than 24 hours in the country are exempt from visa fees. Transit visas are issued at the Jordanian airports upon arrival. Make sure you tell the passport control that you are a passenger in transit.
Single Entry Visa to Jordan
This visa can be obtained at Jordanian airports upon arrival. Visitors on a single entry visa can only enter Jordan for up to one month and must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. A single entry visa costs around 40 JD (56 USD).
Double Entry Visa to Jordan
This visa allows visitors to stay in Jordan for up to three months from the date of issue. These visas should be purchased in advance via your local Jordanian embassy. A double entry visa to Jordan costs around 60 JD (85 USD).
Multiple Entry Visa to Jordan
This visa entitles you up to 6 months in Jordan with multiple entries. The visa costs 120 JD (170 USD).
Entry Requirements to visit Jordan
Passports should be valid for a minimum of 6 months upon arrival to Jordan. Always make sure your passport is up-to-date before you travel. Visitors who intend to stay in Jordan for more than 30 days as a resident or a long-term visitor will require an HIV test and certificate.