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Updated June 2023
Jordan is a well-known travel destination in the Middle East since it is home to some of the world’s oldest cities and natural wonders. For travellers from a specified list of countries, visa-on-arrival facilities are readily available at the airport immigration checkpoints.
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Jordan visa on arrival countries
The Jordan visa on arrival allows nationals of 125 countries to obtain a visa on arrival to Jordan by presenting a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket. As per Jordan’s Ministry of Interior, the unrestricted countries are as follows:
- Antigua and Barbuda,
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Cape Verde
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- North Korea
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- San Marino
- São Tomé and Príncipe
- Saudi Arabia
- Solomon Islands
- Trinidad and Tobago,
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
Jordan visa on arrival requirements
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
Jordan visa on arrival application
At the airports of Aqaba and Queen Alia, as well as the majority of border crossings with the exception of King Hussein/Allenby Bridge, you can apply for a Jordan visa upon arrival. Nothing else has to be done prior. When you get to the airport or entrance point:
- 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
Jordan visa on arrival fee
The cost of a visa on arrival is JOD 40, or roughly USD 56.
If you are not entering from the airports, you must also pay an exit tax of JOD 10 at the border. Remember to carry cash for the visa fees, as not all borders have credit/debit card facilities.
Jordan visa on arrival validity
You will be issued a single entry visa when you apply for a visa at the port of entry, allowing you to stay in the nation for 30 days.
However, you must apply for a longer-term visa at the Jordanian Embassy if you intend to stay in the nation for a longer period of time.
Jordan visa on arrival extension
You can extend your Jordan visa on arrival validity by registering yourself at a Jordanian police station before the expiration of your visa on arrival. You could get an extension of up to 60 days upon registration.
If you want to stay in Jordan for longer than three nights and visit multiple tourist sites, you can apply for the Jordan Pass. The Jordan Pass will allow you to save on entrance fees because it removes the requirement of having to pay admission fees at popular sites like the city of Petra.
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