Student Visa and Embassy Information
Students who are U.S. citizens must apply for a visa through the Jordanian Government upon arrival in Jordan. Students who are not U.S. citizens should contact their Jordanian Consulate immediately to inquire about any specific admission/visa requirements. Rules and regulations for student visas are constantly changing and each Jordanian Consulate in the U.S. functions independently and makes its own rules, deadlines and policies.
Students must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months AFTER their expected departure date from Jordan. Although it is not recommended, it is sometimes possible to apply for a visa before departure for Jordan. If you choose to do this, your passport will physically remain at the Consulate until your visa is approved, so keep this in mind if you plan to travel internationally before your program. Be sure to verify that the Consulate will be open and accepting applications before you make specific travel plans as some Consulates only accept a specific number of applications per day. Visa applications submitted in this manner are normally processed within 5 business days.
Per the U.S. Department of State, 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 Jordanian government medical facility. Those who fail to submit to the test or who test positive for HIV are deported.
Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.
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Embassy of the United States in Jordan
Consular Services include new passport applications and renewals; adding visa pages to passports, reporting the birth of a U.S. citizen abroad (Consular Report of Birth Abroad), notarials, and affadavits. While all services are available to walk-in customers, you can significantly reduce your wait time by making an appointment. Appointments are strongly encouraged for services associated with a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).
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Normal walk-in hours are Sunday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. They are closed for all Jordanian and U.S. public holidays, as well as the last working day of each month.
You may also reach the U.S. Citizen Services by telephone between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm Sunday through Thursday by dialing (06) 590-6950, excluding U.S. and Jordanian holidays and the last working day of each month.
Washington, D.C., United States
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the United States