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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Jordan

Jordan
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 60 Months
B-2 None Multiple 60 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 None One 3 Months
E-2 2 None One 3 Months
E-2C 12 None One 3 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B $420.00 Multiple 12 Months 3
H-1C $420.00 Multiple 12 Months 3
H-2A $420.00 N/A N/A3
H-2B $420.00 N/A N/A3
H-2R $420.00 Multiple 12 Months 3
H-3 $420.00 Multiple 12 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 12 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 $420.00 Multiple 12 Months
L-2 None Multiple 12 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 12 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 12 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 12 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 12 Months 3
R-1 $25.00 Multiple 12 Months
R-2 None Multiple 12 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

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Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: One Jordanian Dinar

Document Name:  Certificate of Birth “Shihadat Wiladah”

Issuing Authority:   Civil Status & Passport Department

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:   21cm/15cm document; cream background, with light red and light blue swirling pattern; black type; stamp from Civil Status and Passport Department in the lower right corner; ink signature; water mark throughout; UV pattern throughout.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:   Civil Register

Registration Criteria: All in-country births, regardless of the parents’ nationality

Procedure for Obtaining:   For in-country births to a Jordanian father, you must submit both the birth notification issued by the hospital and the family book.  For in-country births to a non-Jordanian father and foreigners, you must submit the birth notification issued by the hospital, along with the parents’ passports.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents

Exceptions:   None

Comments:  The old versions are not accepted unless accompanied by the new version.
 

Death Certificates

Available:   Obtainable from the Civil Status & Passport Department “ Al-Ahwal El Madanieh (the Civil Register Office).

Fees:  One Jordanian Dinar

Document Name:  Certificate of Death “Shahadat wafat”

Issuing Authority:  Civil Status & Passport Department

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:    21cm/15cm document; cream background, with light red and light blue swirling pattern; black type; stamp from Civil Status and Passport Department in the lower right corner; ink signature; water mark throughout; UV pattern throughout.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:   Civil Register

Registration Criteria: All in-country deaths

Procedure for Obtaining:  Submittal of a Notification of Death issued by the Ministry of Health is required

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available:  Though couples can provide government-issued marriage certificates as evidence of their legal marriage, a marriage contract signed by the couple in the presence of either a sharia court judge (for Muslims) or a clergy member (for Christians) is also considered an acceptable form to prove that a couple is married.

Fees:  One Jordanian dinar

Document Name:   Certificate of Marriage

Issuing Authority:   Ministry of Interior, Civil Status and Passport Department

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:   21cm/15cm document; cream background, with light red and light blue swirling pattern; black type; stamp from Civil Status and Passport Department in the lower right corner; ink signature; water mark throughout; UV pattern throughout.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:   Civil Register

Registration Criteria:   No civil marriage ceremonies are performed in Jordan. Applicants must have a marriage contract from either a sharia court (for Muslims) or a church (for Christians).

Procedure for Obtaining:   Applicants must take their family book and their marriage contract to any office of the Civil Status and Passport Department.  Processing takes approximately one hour.

Certified Copies Available:   Certified copies are available. They are identical to the original copy.

Alternate Documents:  Sharia court or ecclesiastical marriage contracts serve as acceptable marriage certificates as well.

Exceptions:   None

Comments:   Old versions of documents are accepted when accompanied by a new version described above.

 

Divorce Certificates

Available:   Obtainable from the Civil Status & Passport Department.

Fees:  One Jordanian Dinar

Document Name:   Certificate of Divorce

Issuing Authority:   Civil Status & Passport Department

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: 21cm/15cm document; cream background, with light red and light blue swirling pattern; black type; stamp from Civil Status and Passport Department in the lower right corner; ink signature; water mark throughout; UV pattern throughout.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:   Civil Register

Registration Criteria:   Final irrevocable divorce decree

Procedure for Obtaining:   Divorce decrees issued by a Sharia court for Muslims or Ecclesiastical courts for Christians

Certified Copies Available:   Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents:  Divorce Decrees issued by Sharia or Ecclesiastical courts

Exceptions:   None

Comments:  None

Adoption Certificates

Unavailable:  Adoption is not legal in Jordan.

Identity Card

Available

Fees: Two Jordan Dinars

Document Name:   Identity Card

Issuing Authority:   Civil Status & Passport Department

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:   Civil Register

Registration Criteria: At age 16, all Jordanian nationals must obtain a national ID card.

Certified Copies Available:   Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents:   Non-Jordanian citizens may not obtain a Jordanian ID card but can apply for a residency card issued by the Police Department.

Exceptions:   Jordanians living abroad are not required to have valid IDs during their stay outside Jordan, but they must apply for ID cards upon return to Jordan.

Comments:   The Government of Jordan is in the process of replacing all ID cards issued prior to 2016 with a new ID card that has an embedded microchip used to store personal data pertaining to the ID card holder.

Police, Court, Prison Records

Certificate of Non-Conviction

Available

Fees:  Six Jordanian Dinars

Document Name:   Certificate of Non-Conviction

Issuing Authority:   Ministry of Justice

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:   21cm/15cm document; cream background, with; black type; stamp from Ministry of Justice in the bottom; ink signature; UV pattern throughout.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:   Ministry of Justice

Registration Criteria:   Adults over the age of 18

Procedure for Obtaining:   Applications to obtain the certificate can be submitted online through the Jordanian Government's official website or by phone through the National Call Center (06-500-8080). Applicants can also request the certificates in person at the local court (mahkamet al bedaya). Persons who request the non-conviction certificate online must have been previously fingerprinted; otherwise they will have to go in person to be fingerprinted.    

Certified Copies Available:   Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents:   There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:   None

Comments:   Available to resident Jordanian citizens and foreigners regardless of the length of stay.

 

Police Certificates

Unavailable

Military Records

Available

Fees:  Two Jordanian Dinars

Document Name:   Military Service Book

Issuing Authority:   Jordan Armed Forces

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:   Jordan Armed Forces

Registration Criteria:   At the age of 16, Jordanian males must register with the Office of Moral Guidance closest to their place of residence to obtain a military service book.

Procedure for Obtaining:   Application in person      

Certified Copies Available:   Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents:  Military Service Exemption Card

Exceptions:   Males over the age of forty are exempted from military service.

Comments:   If the family has only one male child, then the child is exempted from mandatory military service.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available:

  • Ordinary passports are valid for five years and can be renewed for an additional five year period at any Jordanian diplomatic or consular office abroad.
  • Ordinary passports issued to residents of the Gaza Strip are marked as such on the last page of the passport and are valid for three years only.
  • Diplomatic and special passports from Jordan are generally valid for two years, but can be issued for longer periods.

The Government of Jordan also issues an official passport, valid for one trip or for a period of either three or six months, for those on an official mission. These passports satisfy the requirements of INA Section 212(a) (7) (B).

Fees: Forty Jordanian Dinars

Document Name:   Passport

Issuing Government Authority:  Only the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues Diplomatic Passports. All other passports are issued by the Civil Status & Passport Department.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:   Civil Status & Passport Department

Registration Criteria:   Jordanian citizens can apply for passports in person by presenting a valid ID card. For minors, the application must be signed by the father or an adult who has a guardianship over the minor.

Procedure for Obtaining:   Application in person at the Civil Status & Passport Department or Jordanian Embassies and Consulates overseas.            

Alternate Documents:           There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:   On rare occasions (with cases of a lost or stolen passport), Jordanian embassies may issue a transportation letter in lieu of a regular passport.   

Comments: In some cases you may see children added onto one of the parents’ passports, which is a normal practice in Jordan.

Other Documents Available:   There are no other documents available.

Other Records

Not applicable.

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title:  US Embassy Amman

Address:  Abdoun, Al-Umawyeen St. Amman-Jordan

Phone Number:   962-6-579-9560

Visa Services

Note: The U.S. Embassy work week is Sunday through Thursday. US Embassy Amman provides visa services to all of Jordan east of the Jordan River. Applicants residing west of the Jordan River should apply at Jerusalem.