Jordan tourist visa for Philippine passport holders

Jordan visa for Filipinos 2020: applying in the Philippines vs applying abroad

Reader Mail: Hi Trisha! I found you through a free magazine in the train station of Dubai and was amazed by your travels to Jordan! I did not expect to see a Filipina in a magazine in another country. Kudos to you! I want to ask if you already have a guide about Jordan visa for Filipinos? I am currently backpacking and looking for my next destination. Thank you!

Krissa Aguilar, Philippines

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.

Jordan Visa for Filipinos

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.

Jordan Visa for Filipinos

Step 1: Prepare the documents you need in applying for a Jordan visa

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Wadi Rum, Jordan / September 2016

  1. 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.
  2. Photocopy of your passport data page. Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months for the duration of the trip.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. If you are going to Jordan with a tour operator, you can request a certification from them stating that you paid for the trip.
  6. 2×2 ID picture (2 pieces) with white background.
  7. 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.
  8. Airline booking reservation is also required.
Jordan Visa for Filipinos

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.

Jordan Visa for Filipinos

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.

My application for Jordan visa for Filipinos in Manila was neither approved nor denied. I tried to follow up with them but they couldn’t give me an answer. I couldn’t wait for it anymore (it took more than 3 months) and I already lost hope. So what I did was applied for my visa in Israel.

Tourists often combine Jordan, Israel, and Egypt to save on airline costs. These three countries are so close to each other and are easily accessible by land. If you are coming from the Philippines, the cheapest option is to book a round-trip ticket to Tel Aviv, Israel and take a tour agency to go to Jordan and Egypt. These tours are very common in Israel.

Jordan Visa for Filipinos

Applying for a Jordan visa for Filipinos (outside the Philippines)

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Petra, Jordan / September 2016

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.

Jordan Visa for Filipinos

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How far ahead should I apply for Jordan visa for Filipinos?

If applying in Manila, it will take 3-4 months. If you want to apply in Israel, it will take one month. Get in touch with me and I can help arrange your visa! Make sure you always have enough days to allot to apply for your visa because Jordanian consulates can be really unpredictable. Also take note of Jordanian holidays like Eid where government offices are closed for a long time.

I am a Philippine passport holder and I have a residency visa in the United Arab Emirates. Am I required to apply for a visa to Jordan?

If you are holding a Philippine passport and has a valid residency visa in the United Arab Emirates, you still have to apply for a visa but it will be easier for you. It won’t take a lot of time but you still need to apply.

I am a nomad and have no residency visa anywhere but my home country. Can I apply a visa to Jordan in any country?

Yes, you can apply anywhere with a tourist visa. The only visa that requires Filipinos with no residency in any country but the Philippines is the Schengen visa. I always apply visas outside the Philippines and it always works. It’s only the European visa that requires you to go back to your home country. You can even apply US visa anywhere!

How much money should I have in the bank?

Jordan is an expensive country but it will only take you 3-5 days to complete your visit. I suggest you allot at least ₱80,000 PHP when printing your bank certificate.

What is the validity of the Jordan visa for Filipinos?

If you are applying for a Jordan visa in Manila, they normally give a 90-day validity. If applying it in Israel, they will give you a few days, depending on your tour itinerary from the travel agent. I can give you a discount if you sign up for my tour in Jordan (including the visa processing)!

Do I need to appear for an interview?

No. Interviews are not required when applying for a Jordan visa so make sure your requirements are complete. Your documents will be your chance to get your visa approved so be diligent!

What if my application gets denied?

I have to be honest here: your chances are better if you apply abroad than in the Philippines. Contact me via e-mail and I will assist you!

Trisha is one of those people who left their comfortable life to travel the world and learn about life. Her style is to stay in one place she likes for 3 months (or more) to know what it feels like to eat, cook, speak, and sleep in another culture that isn’t hers. She'd like to believe she's not traditionally traveling but she just chooses to be somewhere else all the time. In no particular order, her favorite cities in the world are Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Tel Aviv.

Comments

  • Anna
    April 3, 2019

    Hello! i’m a filipino nomad travelling around. Currently in Dubai as a tourist and would like to ask advise how to apply for a Jordan visa here. I’ve read that you need to be a resident here but they said it’s also fine if you use an agency to do it for you. I just dont want to go back to Manila just to apply for a visa. Would you know anything? Thanks!

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  • Leah
    April 5, 2019

    Hi Trisha, I am a Filipino but working currently in New Zealand (not yet a NZ resident), can I please ask your advice if applying for a Jordan Tourist Visa is possible without travelling back to the Philippines? Thank you.

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      • Leah
        September 14, 2019

        Hi Trisha,
        Thank you for your reply. Yes, I have a work-to-residence visa here in NZ. I just hope Jordan will grant me the visa using such as one of my supporting documents, together with the airline ticket and hotel booking. Thanks, again. More power.

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      • Ed
        September 22, 2019

        Hi Trish,

        I have a question about Leah that commented earlier this year that’s from NZ. I have a similar scenario and I have contacted the embassy which is located in AUS. Did she tell you her story on getting her visa. I want to reach out to her just to ask if she can give me any tips?

        Cheers

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  • Rose
    April 13, 2019

    Hi!. How long someone can stay in Jordan as a tourist and do they ask for show money?. If they do, would they skip that requirement if I have a sponsor from there?.

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  • Shyla Valdez
    May 7, 2019

    Hi. Can you recommend a travel agency (if there is any in Manila) that will process my visa to Jordan without booking my hotels and tours from them? Thanks

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  • Melissa
    June 5, 2019

    Thank you for this advice. I will be travelling there with my fambam (with little kids) this year. I think its better to get our visa from Israel through an agency 🙂 Hope you can recommend the tour agency you signed up with. Thanks again!

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  • Hilda
    June 17, 2019

    Helo.im filipino but working in Saudi arabia. I want to travel to jordan this August.
    I want ask if i can get VISA ON ARRIVAL
    THANX

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  • Theo
    July 25, 2019

    Hi im theo im here in Lebanon.. I want to visit my finance in Jordan for a week only.. How do i process it.. Could anyone help me.. I will go back in Philippines by next year march so i want to process all

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  • Cristina
    August 6, 2019

    Hello there! I sent you an email about applying for a Jordanian visa through an agency in Jordan. I will be traveling from Egypt then crossing the border to Eilat, Israel and from there I plan on going to Jordan, with first stop in Aqaba.

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  • Gween
    November 20, 2019

    Hi there,i just want to clarify..if it is posible to work in jjordan….we applied for chamber maid…direct hire.,we have agent who process our papers..and said that we got our visa already but need to process at the embassy of manila…how long it will take..thanxz

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  • Joselle
    January 29, 2020

    Hello dear! I’m Filipino applying for Jordan visa for 3days?How I can apply and what’s the processing?

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  • Judith
    February 6, 2020

    Can i ask , it is possible that if i enter isreal using visit visa then going to jordan as working visa it is possible..

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  • Emmanuel
    February 17, 2020

    Hi Trisha! Thank you for the very informative blog. I am planning to visit Israel and Jordan on April 2020 (Holy week season) and I am currently in Kurdistan, Iraq. I don’t have visa to enter Jordan yet so is it possible to ask a tour agency for my case too? If yes, how? Can you tell me how to contact that tour agency?

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  • Mae
    April 11, 2020

    Hi Dear,

    Am planning to surprise my husband who is living in Jordan. I would love to do my application by myself to avoid service fees. Hope you could advise me on how can I attain my visa without the help of my husband. Thank you and have a great day!

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  • Marlyn
    April 12, 2020

    Hello I’m marlyn and I’m filipino citizen I want to travel to Jordan but I travel from India because I need to meet my bestfriend first! Which is I already have a India tourist visa can u help me how to get a visa to Jordan travel from Mumbai India for Filipino citizen?? Thank you

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