Before departure and formalities Jordan

Before departure and formalities Jordan

Entry formalities

- Passport: it must be valid for another 6 months from the date of entry into Jordan.

- A visa is obligatory. Its validity lasts 3 months for a 1 month stay on site. European Union, Swiss and Canadian nationals obtain it either at the embassy of Jordan (compulsory for a multiple entry visa), either directly at the border (1 entry visa only; count 40 JD, payable only in Jordanian dinars; no photo needed).

Both border crossings with Israel as well as the Allenby / King Hussein Bridge are closed to passengers in both directions.

Jordan Pass

Another solution trè75 or 80 JD, depending on the number of days desired in Petra (1 to 3 days). Very advantageous therefore, the pass being quickly reimbursed (separate costs: 50 JD for 1 day in Petra and 40 JD for the visa at the airport). It must be used within 12 months of purchase.

At the frontier in several copies, in case of loss, you will always have a backup.

For those who have time before departure and in order to avoid the wait at Amman airport, it is possible to have the visa stamped on the passport for free directly at the Jordanian embassy. You must have the printed pass and plane tickets.

By land, tourists entering Jordan in Aqaba from Israel must complete a form, called a "manifesto" specifying the number of days planned in the country. If they stay more than 3 nights, including a visit to Petra, then the visa will be free. Do not forget to have the “manifesto” stamped by the Visitors' Center of Pétra to prove its passage.

If they stay less than 3 nights (including Petra), the visa fee payable when leaving the territory is 40 JD and 60 JD for less than 2 nights without going to Petra.

Useful contacts

In France

No Jordan Tourist Office. But, in principle, embassies can provide some brochures. Also see the official website

- Barrèsur-Seine. Me55-62-00-00. Email: Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for the deposit of passports. The tourist visa costs € 67,50 for 1 entry. Pick up 1 to 2 days later between 12:30 p.m. and 13:30 p.m.

- Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris. Phone: 01-40-51-38-38. Méend) end) August Monday from 13 p.m. to 18 p.m.).
This futuristic building by Jean Nouvel (whose sculpture in the square was made by Mona Saoudi, a Jordanian artist) is a must-see for anyone interested in Arab culture. Multimedia library, beautiful exhibitions and numerous conferences. Then, go drink a mint tea at the mosque cafe, 2 steps away.

In Belgium

- D.-Roosevelt, 104, Brussels 1050. Tel: 02-640-77-55. From 15 p.m. for 2 working days.

In Swiss

- 384-04-04. Email: 12:30 p.m. Time to obtain the visa: 3 working days. Request by correspondence possible. It is advisable to start the procedures at least 15 days. before departure for more security. The visa costs 90 Fs for one entry, 130 Fs for 2 entries and 250 Fs for multiple entries.

In Canada

- 6G8. TE80-90. Open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 14 p.m. Allow approximately 3 working days to obtain the visa. It costs CA $ 80 for a single entry, CA $ 120 for 2 entries and CA $ 240 for multiple entries, add CA $ 10 in taxes. Payable by certified check or bank transfer (contact them for more details).
You can request it by mail.

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