Jordan visa for Filipinos: applying in the Philippines vs applying abroad
Is it easier to apply for a Jordan visa for Filipinos in the Philippines or abroad? I did it in both ways and in this post, I will share my experiences with you! And yes, you can apply for a tourist visa in Jordan even if you are not in your home country.
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
Thank you for reaching out! Happy that you chose Jordan as your destination.
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.
Is Jordan open for tourism?
Jordan is open to tourism with a requirement of presenting a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival. Vaccinated travelers don’t need to present a PCR test but citizens from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka are still required to present a negative PCR test even if they are vaccinated.
You must complete a health declaration form before boarding. You will get a personalized QR code and you must present it before flying to Jordan.
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Lastly, it is also mandatory to present travel insurance for the duration of your stay in Jordan. I use SafetyWing and I only pay $40 USD per month for all my travels abroad so try it out because it’s really affordable!
When you are already in Jordan and are fully vaccinated, the curfew restriction does not apply to you but you have to bring your vaccination card all the time.
Do I need a visa to visit Jordan?
Filipino citizens need to apply for a tourist visa to Jordan. However, Philippine passport holders who have valid residency visas in the United Arab Emirates or any Middle Eastern country can enter Jordan visa-free.
All you have to do is to present your passport together with your valid residency card in the Middle East.
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Jordan visa for Filipinos: applying 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 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.
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Step 1: Prepare the documents
- 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 a house lease, work permit, or employment certificate. For guaranteed results, ask your host for relevant documents even if the consulate will not ask for them. 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 the 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.
- An airline booking reservation is also required.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the 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 a 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 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.
Jordan visa for Filipinos: paying for a tour package that comes with a visa
The easiest way (and also the most expensive) is to book a package tour. The tour company can do the visa for you as long as you already paid for a package.
This is way easier as you only need to send your documents to the agency and your visa will be 100% approved within one week to 10 days.
The Jordan tourist visa is only a stamp and will be provided as soon as you land in Jordan. The travel agency can provide a travel permit for you to be able to board your flight stating that your visa is approved and you will receive it upon arrival.
The package tour for families and groups starts at $1,000 USD but this is actually a great price for groups since you will be paying the same when you arrive in Jordan. Jordan is not a cheap country!
My team in Jordan has assisted over 100 Filipinos to apply for a visa so get in touch with me via e-mail and I will assist you!
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 have 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 for 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 for 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 for 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.
If you’re getting a visa through a travel agency, you don’t need to provide financial statements. Paying the tour is enough so get in touch and my team will handle it for you!
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. The application in the Philippines can take months. It’s really not efficient and you will wait forever. Contact me via e-mail and I will assist you!