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Updated September 2023
Jordan is a beautiful country that boasts a rich history and culture. It’s one of the safest and most advanced countries in the Middle East, with bustling cities, delicious cuisine, and breathtaking natural scenery. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, Jordan offers a unique and authentic cultural experience.
If you’re a UAE resident planning to visit Jordan, here’s everything you need to know about the Jordan visa process.
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Do UAE residents need a visa to visit Jordan?
UAE residents can enter Jordan without a visa and stay for up to 30 days. However, foreign citizens residing in the UAE who are not eligible for visa-free entry to Jordan must apply for a relevant Jordan visa if they plan to stay in Jordan.
For further information, please refer to our dedicated article on entry regulations from UAE to Jordan.
Jordan visa for UAE residents
The following are some of the Jordan visas available for UAE residents in the UAE:
Jordan visa on arrival
The Jordan visa on arrival is available for nationals from eligible countries. To obtain this visa, visitors must present a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket. UAE residents can apply for a single entry visa at the port of entry, which allows them to stay in the country for 30 days.
Please note that if residents plan to stay longer in Jordan, they must apply for a longer-term visa at the Jordanian Embassy.
To obtain a Jordan visa on arrival, you will need the following documents:
- a passport, which is valid for at least another six months and has at least two blank pages
- proof of an onward travel ticket
- proof of accommodation
- proof of sufficient financial means to sustain yourself during your stay
- enough money to pay for the visa fee
- if applying at an embassy, you will also need any documents that they ask for, depending on your reason for travel, e.g.
- business letter, if travelling for business purposes
- proof of academic and work experience, if applying for a work visa
- proof of enrollment in a Jordan university, if applying for a student visa
To apply for a Jordan visa upon arrival, you can visit the airports in Aqaba and Queen Alia, as well as most border crossings, except for King Hussein/Allenby Bridge. You don’t need to take any prior steps before arriving. Here’s what you need to do upon arrival:
- approach the visa on arrival counters. There are usually two immigration officers present. One will ask you questions regarding your trip, whereas the other will verify your documents and stamp your visa.
- submit the required documents and pay the Jordan visa on arrival fee (JOD 40). Make sure you have the cash for the fee ready
- once your visa is stamped, you can enter Jordan
UAE residents can obtain a Jordan visa on arrival for JOD 40, which is approximately AED 207.
If you’re entering Jordan through a land border, you’ll need to pay an exit tax of JOD 10 (AED 52) in addition to the visa fee. Please note that not all borders accept credit or debit cards, so be sure to carry cash for the fees.
For further information, please refer to our dedicated article on Jordan visa on arrival for 2023.
Jordan standard visa
UAE expats who are ineligible for a Jordan visa on arrival or wish to stay in Jordan for a longer period than the duration allowed by a Jordan visa on arrival must apply for a Jordan Standard Visa at the Embassy of Jordan in Abu Dhabi.
- for the purpose of issuing travel visas, make sure to provide the original passport with a copy of the passport, residency page and two personal photos. Please note that the passport and residency must be valid for at least 6 months
- US nationals, Canadians, Western Europeans and some other nationalities can obtain a visa from the Embassy or directly through the Jordanian Border Centers (according to the times of receipt and delivery of documentation)
- Lebanese citizens receive entry visas directly from border posts
- Iraqi nationals residing in the UAE can obtain a visa from the Embassy without the prior approval of the Ministry of Interior (depending on the time of receipt and delivery of the documentation) provided that they have valid residency in the UAE and that the passport is not in category S
- maids accompanying Jordanians, UAE nationals and nationals of non-restricted countries do not need the prior approval of the Ministry of the Interior, provided they have an annual residence permit to return to the UAE and travel only with their employers (according to the times of receipt and delivery of documentation)
- citizens of China and Romania can obtain a visa from the Embassy (depending on the times of receipt and delivery of documentation)
- citizens in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Iran need the prior approval of the Ministry of the Interior
- travellers carrying Palestinian travel documents of all kinds wishing to visit Jordan need prior approval from the Ministry of Interior website
To apply for a Jordan Standard Visa at the Embassy of Jordan in Abu Dhabi, you’ll need to complete the Jordan visa application form, gather all the required documents, and pay the prescribed fees. Once you’ve completed these steps, you can submit your application and documents in person to the embassy at the following address.
Before visiting the embassy, please ensure that you consult with them to confirm whether or not you need prior approval for your Jordan visa application.