Connecticut, US

Jordan Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Jordan — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Jordan, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

Jordan has one of the most liberal economies in the Middle East and North Africa and foreign investors looking to do business in Jordan will likely find opportunities in the country’s growing economy. Jordan hosts large populations of refugees, which has significant impact on the country's national labor market and its working population. Within the private sector, many sectors have become dominated by specific nationalities of migrant workers.
 
The Jordan Investment Commission oversees the operation of free zones and special economic zones which are dedicated to various fields of business and industries (mostly apparel-manufacturing factories) and facilitate the work of investors by offering low income taxes or tax-exemptions. There are approximately twelve zones located in various parts of the country.
Foreign nationals traveling for business may require a visit visa issued by a Jordanian consular post abroad, unless they are eligible for a visa-free entry or a visa-on-arrival. The maximum allowable duration of stay depends on the traveler's nationality. Extensions of stay are possible and can be arranged through the police stations, respective to the place of foreign national's stay, or through the Ministry of Interior.
 
Foreign nationals who require work authorization may enter Jordan as visitors and apply for a work permit and residence permit upon arrival. The employer in Jordan may also apply for a foreign national's work permit while the applicant is outside of the country. Work permits are usually granted for one year and may be renewed annually, at the discretion of labor and immigration authorities. A work permit can also be issued for six months, without an opportunity for renewal. All foreign nationals applying for a work permit must undertake a medical examination.
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.