400 investors granted Jordanian citizenship since 2018

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AMMAN — According to the minister of interior, Mazen Al-Faraya, Jordan has granted approximately 400 investors Jordanian citizenship since 2018.اضافة اعلان

He added that the criteria for obtaining Jordanian citizenship through investment have been amended, opening up several fields and reducing the requirements, which are constantly being reviewed, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

He also mentioned that residence permits and temporary passports have been made more accessible.

He pointed out that Jordan has provided easy residency options for investors who do not meet the citizenship requirements. The conditions for obtaining citizenship through investment have been modified for all sectors.

Instructions for granting Jordanian citizenship were issued on December 12, 2018, with several amendments made since then. Investments were distributed across various sectors, including industrial, tourism, medical, educational, energy, and satellite broadcasting sectors.

Commercial sectors
In March 2022, the Council of Ministers approved the addition of commercial sectors to the approved productive sectors for granting Jordanian citizenship to investors through investment.

The added sectors include pharmaceutical and medical supplies warehouses, medical equipment, automobile and heavy machinery agencies and showrooms, and logistics companies in the food sector (storage and major warehouses), along with the maritime and shipping sector.

In each of these sectors, specific investment sizes, fixed asset requirements for the company, and the number of Jordanian employees within and outside the capital were set as conditions for obtaining citizenship.

In the pharmaceutical and medical supplies warehouses sector, the minimum investment size is JD1.5 million, and the investor should be a founder or a partner with a share not less than JD1 million.

In the tourism restaurant sector, the minimum investment size required is JD1 million, and the investor should be a founder or a partner with a share of not less than JD750,000. Additionally, a minimum number of Jordanian employees within and outside the capital is required, and they should be registered with the General Social Security Institution for the last three years.

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