How to Get Free Visa to Jordan

Getting a visa to Jordan can be simple or can be complicated - depending on your nationality, your entry point to Jordan and whether you are traveling as an individual or in a group.

How to get visa to Jordan

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Jordan Visa Requirements Fees 2016

Most nationals can obtain the following visa types at arrival to a Jordanian border point - except the King Hussein Bridge/Allenby Bridge crossing, where no visas are issued.

There are no special documents or photo required for the visa, only your passport must be valid for at least 6 months.

Single Entry 2 months 40 JD (56 USD)
Double Entry 3 months 60 JD (85 USD)
Multiple Enrty 6 months 120 JD (170 USD)

Nationals Requiring Prior Visa Clearance

According to the Jordan Tourism Board official website, citizens of the following countries need to obtain their visitor visas prior their travel.

Disclaimer: Please note that the country list provided below is for informational purposes only and its accuracy is not checked daily.

ALWAYS do your own research and contact the nearest Jordanian Consulate for up-to-date official information regarding visa requirements before travelling to Jordan.


Albania, Moldova

North America

Belize, Cuba

South America



Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam


Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameron, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Ghana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia

Free ASEZ Visa to Jordan

One way to get a free entry into Jordan is arriving through Aqaba airport or port.

In this case you will be granted a free visa by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone. This free visa entitles you to travel all around Jordan for 1 month, but you will have to leave via the same border point you entered at.

So if you can, ditch Amman Airport and fly directly to Aqaba using one of the various charter flights.

Turkish Airlines also operates regular flights between Istanbul and Aqaba several times a week.

However, as of January 1st 2016, Jordanian visa on arrival is no longer available at the Eilat-Aqaba land border (Wadi Araba or Arava border crossing).

Read this:

"Starting 1st of January 2016, entry visas will no longer be issued at the Wadi Araba Border Crossing.

The only exceptions are Israeli tour groups and others carrying proper entry documentation entering Jordan for tourism purposes.

Moreover, Israeli tourists and those carrying proper entry documents who have bought the 90JOD entrance ticket to the Petra Archeological Site, will be exempted from the obligatory 24 hour stay in Jordan under the following conditions:

  • 1- Local tour operators should submit manifest lists and travel documents of the touristic group to the Tourism and Marketing Directorate of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority at a minimum of 48 hour prior to the group’s arrival to the country, so that visas and clearances can be issued smoothly in accordance with laws and procedures of ASEZA.

  • 2- Local tour operators should submit necessary guarantees that all members of the touristic group will leave together as one group through the Wadi Araba Border Crossing and not through any other point of departure.

  • 3- All members of the touristic group included in the original submitted manifest should be present upon departure; permissions for departure will not be granted to groups in which members included in the original manifest are not present.

  • 4- No entry visa will be issued for any other nationality through the Wadi Araba Crossing and entrance will only be granted to those who have obtained an entry visa to Jordan through Jordanian embassies abroad prior to their arrival at the border crossing."

(Source: Jordan Tourism Board)

UPDATE: Visa at Eilat-Aqaba border

"Visa on arrival" is back at the Wadi Araba/Arava Crossing but it is not free of charge any more, it costs JD 60. However, it can be refunded fully or partially, according to the following terms and conditions:

  • No refund: if you leave Jordan through another border point.

  • Full refund: if you leave Jordan via the same border point after spending here 3 days/2 nights, even if you don't visit Petra during your stay in Jordan.

  • Refund of JD 20: if you visit Petra and leave visa the same border point on the same day or spend 2 days/1 night in Jordan.

Please note: to prove your visit to Petra, you will have to get your entry documents (visa fee receipt and passport list) stamped at the Petra Visitor Center.

Obtaining ASEZ Visa at Other Borders

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People arriving at any entry point other than Aqaba, who say to the authorities that they are going to Aqaba can claim a free visa, but with the obligation to register with the ASEZA visa office in Aqaba within 48 hours of their arrival in Jordan. Failure to do this brings liability to pay for the visa plus a fine of 1.5 JD/day for each day non registered.

ASEZ & Jordan Visa Extension

If you wish to stay longer than 1 month, you have to extend your ASEZ visa at the Visa & Employment Directorate of the Aqaba Special Zone Authority. Their new office building is located on the north-east end of town and only accessible by taxi or car.

Click here for map and directions to the new ASEZA office building

Regular (non ASEZ) Jordan visa can be extended at local police stations.

Free Jordan Visa For Groups

The requirements for free group visa are the following:

  • Travel in a groups of five persons or more
  • Arrive through a designated Jordanian tour operator with a government certified tour guide
  • The group must arrive and depart together
  • Stay a minimum of 3 nights in Jordan

Click here to get a quote from a Jordanian tour operator

Leaving Jordan

All visitors (and residents too) must pay the Exit Tax, whether holding an ASEZ visa or not, when leaving the country.

Departure or Exit tax is 10 JD per person and 5 JD per vehicle at the land and sea borders.

If you leave Jordan by a regular flight, the Exit Tax is included in your ticket so you do not have to pay anything extra.

However, if you leave with a charter flight from Aqaba, you might be charged 20 JD Departure Tax at the King Hussein Airport. Please consult with your travel agency.

Overstay Fine

If your visa expires and you fail to extend it, you will be charged a fine of 1.5 JD/day for overstaying.

Jordan Visa For Work Or Study

Employment and study visas are different from visit visas. If you are planning to come to Jordan to work or study, ask your employer or university to assist you with the visa application procedure.

Also visit the new Jordanian e-Goverment Portal for up-to-date information and requirements regarding study and work visa to Jordan.

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