Travelling to the EU
For travelling to the EU, Jordanian citizens require a visa. Depending on the travelling destination, it is either a Schengen visa or a national visa.
NEWAs of 10 May 2012, all consulates of Schengen States in Amman will apply a new procedure for visa applications through the VisaInformation System (VIS) whereby mandatory fingerprinting will be introduced for all passport categories. Consular sections will collect biometric data - fingerprinting of ten fingers - from all visa applicants. Consequently, all visa applicants, irrespective of nationality, shall be required to present themselves at the consular sections in Amman at the time of their visa application.
Exemptions from the obligation of fingerprinting are provided for children under 12, and for other limited categories, including members of the national governments and spouses, if they travel for official purposes. Holders of diplomatic passports are not exempted from the obligations.
Visa applicants will only have to come to the consulate for the collection of fingerprints every 5 years. The procedure will be quick, simple and discreet. Visa applicants will find it easier establishing the lawful use of previous visas and their bona fide status, for instance when applying for a multiple-entry visa.
TO WHICH COUNTRIES DO SCHENGEN RULES APPLY?
Today, 22 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), plus Norway, Iceland and Switzerland fully apply the provisions of the Schengen acquis. With a Schengen visa, you may enter one country and travel freely throughout the Schengen zone.
TO WHICH COUNTRIES ARE NATIONAL VISAS REQUIRED?
Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania still issue national visas. This means that these visas are only valid for a short stay in the territory of the Member State which issued them.
WHERE TO APPLY FOR THE VISA?
If you intend to visit only one Schengen Member State, you must apply at the Embassy or Consulate of this Member State. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your main destination. If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, you should apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your first point of entry.
To learn more about the Schengen visa, please visit:
To learn more about visa application procedures, please visit Member State embassy or consulate websites at the following links:
Belgium Embassy in Amman:
Ministry of foreign affairs of France:
Netherlands Embassy in Amman:
Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark
Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Swedish government - Asylum, migration and integration:
Swedish Migration Board (Migration office)
Embassy in Amman: