How to Enter Jordan

Do I need a passport or visa to enter?

A passport with a validity of at least six months and a visa are required. Jordan issues visas to U.S. citizens for a fee at most international ports of entry and at most international land border crossings upon arrival. The visa currently costs 25 JD ($37.50 USD) for a single entry, 45 JD ($67.50 USD) for two entries, and 65 JD ($97.50 USD) for a multiple entry. Please note that visas are not issued upon arrival at the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge land border crossing. U.S. citizens must already have a valid visa to Jordan or have a special entry permit from the Jordanian Ministry of Interior to enter Jordan at this crossing. U.S. citizens who depart Jordan via the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge may return to Jordan through the same bridge without a new visa as long as the current visa is still valid. An exit fee of 8 JD ($11.30) is assessed to all visitors departing through the Allenby Bridge. Visas can also be obtained from any Jordanian embassy or consulate ahead of travel for 25 JD (approximately $37) for single entry; 45 JD (approximately $67) for two entries; and 65 JD (approximately $97) for multiple entries.

For more information regarding travel to the West Bank and Jerusalem, please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem.

U.S. citizens are typically given visas that are valid for 30 days. Foreigners who wish to stay longer than the time limit given to them by Jordanian immigration upon entry into Jordan must register at a Jordanian police station before expiration of that time limit. Travelers who fail to properly register subject themselves to a fine of 1.5 JD (approximately $2.25 USD) per day beyond their permitted length of stay. This fine is usually assessed at departure.

Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of Jordan. Jordan does not permit entry or residency for foreign nationals with HIV/AIDS. Travelers known to have HIV are denied entry at ports of entry, including land border crossings. Travelers seeking to extend their stay beyond the initial timeframe are legally required to have an AIDS test performed at a government medical facility. Those who fail to submit to the test or who test positive for HIV are deported. For further information, please see the Embassy of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan website before you travel.

Travelers should check the Country Specific Information and any existing Travel Warnings and TravelAlerts for all countries they plan to visit during their travel to the region. Border crossing requirements may change, and borders may be closed during periods of heightened security. For further information, travelers may contact the Embassyof the HashemiteKingdom of Jordan at 3504 International Drive NW, Washington, DC 20008, or by telephone at (202) 966-2861 or (202) 966-2664. Jordan also maintains Honorary Consulates in Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA.

Special Travel Circumstances in Jordan

Currently under Jordanian law, any adult male may prevent a female or child relative from leaving Jordan by registering a hold on their travel with the Jordanian authorities. This is possible even if the child or woman holds only U.S. nationality. Jordanian authorities consider disputes surrounding travel holds as private family matters, and the Embassy is limited in its ability to intervene. Travel holds may only be removed by the person who placed them or by a court. Please see the section below on Children’s Issues. U.S. citizens are subject to Jordanian laws while in Jordan. U.S. citizens who possess Jordanian nationality may also be subject to laws that impose special obligations on Jordanians. For example, all Jordanian men under the age of 37 are required to register for service in the Jordanian military. Those subject to registration may be prevented from leaving Jordan until exit permission is obtained from appropriate Jordanian authorities. This permission is often granted to U.S. citizens, but may take some time to obtain and may be limited to a single exit.

The Government of Jordan considers U.S.-Jordanian dual nationals to be Jordanian citizens. Local authorities typically do not notify the U.S. Embassy of arrests, detentions, or accidents involving dual nationals. For this reason, dual nationals in particular should carry a copy of their U.S. passport with them at all times so that evidence of their identity and U.S. citizenship is readily available for local authorities.

Islam is the state religion of Jordan. The Jordanian government generally does not interfere in religious practices. However, some religious groups cannot obtain legal recognition of their denominations. On official documents such as birth and wedding certificates, the Government of Jordan only allows affiliation with legally recognized faiths, including Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Not listing an affiliated faith, or listing a faith outside those recognized by the government, is generally not permitted. Activities such as proselytizing or encouraging conversion to any faith other than Islam are prohibited. U.S. citizens have been deported, detained, and arrested for discussing or trying to engage Jordanians in discussions about religion.

Jordanian customs authorities may enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Jordan of items such as drugs, firearms, poisons, chemicals, explosives, and pornographic materials, communications equipment, and antiquities, among other items. You should contact the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Washington, D.C., or one of the Jordanian consulates in the United States, if you seek specific information regarding customs requirements.


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