What is the change? A new law in Jordan restricts the validity period for visas on arrival for nonrestricted nationals to 60 days. The visas were previously valid for up to 90 days.

What does the change mean? Anyone intending to stay in Jordan for longer than 60 days must obtain a three- or six-month visa at an embassy or consulate or leave and re-enter the country.

  • Implementation time frame:Immediate and ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: Visas on arrival.
  • Who is affected: Nonrestricted nationals traveling to Jordan on a visa on arrival.
  • Impact on processing times: Those who intend to stay in Jordan longer than 60 consecutive days must account for the time it takes to obtain a visa at an embassy or consulate.

Background: Jordan allows nonrestricted nationals to obtain visas at airports to enter the country for tourist, business, technical or professional activities. Nationals of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom and most European countries are among those eligible for visas issued at the airport. The visas are available for 40 dinars (about US$56). Under a new law, the validity period for a visa issued at the airport has been restricted to 60 days, rather than 90.

BAL Analysis: Travelers intending to stay in Jordan for longer than 60 days must obtain a three-month visa (available for 60 dinars) or six-month visa (120 dinars) at an embassy or consulate prior to travel. Contact your BAL professional with any questions about what types of activities are permitted on visas issued at the airport.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Jordan. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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