A passport with a validity of at least six months and a visa are required. Jordan issues single-entry visas to U.S. citizens upon arrival at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport, Sheikh Hussein crossing at the Israeli border, and the three border crossings with Saudi Arabia (Umari, Mudawara and Durra). Multiple entry visas must be obtained in advance of travel.
The Jordanian visa issued upon arrival currently costs 40 JD (approximately 56 USD) for a single entry with one month validity.
The Embassy of Jordan in Washington D.C. issues multiple-entry visas for 60 JD (approximately 85 USD) for two entries with three months validity, and 120 JD (approximately 170 USD) for a multiple entry with six months validity. .
Travelers who enter Jordan on a single entry visa issued upon arrival may go to the Jordanian Ministry of Interior in Amman and apply for multiple entry visas.
Visas upon arrival for U.S. citizens are typically valid for a 30-day stay.
Foreigners who wish to stay longer than the time limit given to them by Jordanian immigration upon entry must register at a Jordanian police station before expiration of that time limit. Travellers are typically, but not always, given a single extension of 60 days.
Travelers who fail to properly register subject themselves to a fine of 1.5 JD (approximately 2 USD) per day beyond their permitted length of stay.
This fine is usually assessed at departure.
Travelers are barred from leaving until they can pay the fine.
King Hussein/Allenby Bridge:
Visas are not issued upon arrival at the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge land border crossing.
U.S. citizens must have a valid visa to Jordan or have a special entry permit from the Jordanian Ministry of Interior to enter Jordan at this crossing.
Diplomatic or official passport holders may enter Jordan at the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge without a visa.
U.S. citizens who enter Jordan on a single or multiple entry visa and 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 10 JD (approximately 14 USD) is assessed to all visitors departing through the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge, except for diplomats residing in Jordan.
For more information regarding travel to the West Bank and Jerusalem, please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem.
HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of Jordan. Travelers may be denied entry at ports of entry, including land border crossings, if they are known to have HIV. This policy, however, is rarely enforced and Jordanian authorities do not screen for HIV/AIDS at the border. Jordan does not permit residency for foreign nationals with HIV/AIDS. Travelers seeking to extend their stay beyond the initial timeframe are legally required to have an HIV/AIDS test performed at a government medical facility as part of a general medical screening. Those who fail to submit to the test or who test positive for HIV are denied residency and may be deported. For further information, please see the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan website before you travel.
Travelers should check the Country Specific Information and Travel Advisories 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 Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom 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.
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