Jordan visa for Filipinos 2020: applying in the Philippines vs applying abroad
This post was last updated on February 10, 2020.
Applying a Jordan visa for Filipinos was not that easy for me. However, with research and persistence, I was able to spend five wonderful weeks in Jordan.
I need to warn you that applying for a visa in the Philippines, as we all know has always been complicated. In this article, I will show you how I was able to obtain a visa.
Applying a Jordan Visa for Filipinos in the Philippines
So here’s how it goes: the Jordanian Consulate in Manila is an honorary consulate thus the process takes longer (3-4 months). As soon as you lounge your application in Manila, it will be sent to Tokyo. After reviewing, the Jordanian Consulate in Tokyo will send it to the Ministry of Interior in Amman for the final approval.
Follow the steps below in how to apply for a Jordan visa for Filipinos in the Philippines and make sure to be diligent.
Step 1: Prepare the documents you need in applying for a Jordan visa
- Accomplished Jordan visa application form that should be filled out electronically. Complete the form and remember not to leave anything blank. Put “N/A” if not applicable.
- Photocopy of your passport data page. Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months for the duration of the trip.
- If you have a friend from Jordan, you can request a letter of invitation as long as he/she is a Jordanian citizen/resident. Along with that, your host/sponsor will need to provide a photocopy of the data page of their passport. If it’s a non-Jordanian citizen living in Jordan, they will need to provide more documents such as house lease, work permit or employment certificate. For guaranteed results, ask your host for relevant documents even if the consulate will not ask for it. Remember that your host should clarify they will be sponsoring your trip and will guarantee your departure from Jordan.
- If you don’t have a sponsor, you will need to write a letter of intent stating your purpose of visit to Jordan. You will also need to prove that you have financial capabilities to shoulder the trip.
- If you are going to Jordan with a tour operator, you can request a certification from them stating that you paid for the trip.
- 2×2 ID picture (2 pieces) with white background.
- If staying in a hotel, you need to present your booking reservations. You don’t have to pay right away. Booking.com allows you to book prior to departure without payment. If your Jordan visa will be denied, your reservations at Booking.com can be canceled without a fee. Just make sure you choose the properties that don’t charge cancellations. If you will be staying at your host’s house, he/she can indicate that in the letter of invitation.
- Airline booking reservation is also required.
Step 2: Pay the visa application fee
Jordan visa for Filipinos costs ₱7,200 PHP. You will need to deposit the payment to the Jordan Consulate in Manila’s bank account below:
Bank: EastWest Bank
Account Number: 69-01-00-444-5
Note that this fee is non-refundable even if your application is denied. Keep the proof of deposit and follow the next steps.
Step 3: Send your application via mail or e-mail
If sending via e-mail, make sure all your documents are clearly scanned. It’s best to scan it with color. Do not forget to send your visa application fee deposit slip. You can send it to [email protected] with subject:
YOUR FULL NAME – Jordan Visa Application (ex: VELARMINO, ANA PATRICIA – Jordan Visa Application).
If sending via mail, put all the documents in the envelope including a photocopy of your visa application fee deposit slip and send it to:
Honorary Consulate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Room 315, 3/F Sitio Grande Bldg. (formerly BOC Building)
409 A. Soriano Jr. Avenue
Intramuros, Manila 1002
Make sure to send it with trusted couriers like DHL, UPS or FedEx. LBC is fine, too. You will get a tracking number so don’t worry about monitoring the arrival of the documents. You can also double check by calling +63-2 310 5160.
Applying for a Jordan visa for Filipinos (outside the Philippines)
If you have a friend in Jordan, they can process the application in Amman on your behalf. All the requirements for Jordan visa for Filipinos stated above should be submitted to your representative. The visa processing fee is ₱4,500 PHP.
As soon as this is approved, you will receive an approval letter via e-mail. You will have to personally bring this letter together with your passport to the Jordanian Consulate in Manila. They will stamp the visa on your passport as soon as it is verified.
The easier option I did was to sign up with a tour agency. They will arrange everything for you but note that it can be more expensive (around ₱10,000 PHP est.)
In my experience, the tour agency provided a security deposit for me. They will also escort you when entering and exiting Jordan. Since I was traveling by land, the agency met me at Wadi Arava, also known as the Israel-Jordan border. You can process the visa without being in Israel but note that you need one month to process it.