Jordan to accept US, Schengen visas for entry, extend visa validity to 5 years

macro shot biometric passport with schengen visa
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AMMAN — In a dialogue session held at the Jordanian Economic Forum (JEF), Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya revealed that Jordan will now recognize visas issued by the US and the Schengen Area as valid entry permits for nationalities that previously required prior approval to enter the Kingdom. اضافة اعلان

Furthermore, Faraya announced the issuance of visas valid for five years, according to Khaberni.

The ministry has undertaken several initiatives to boost the Jordanian economy and attract investments. Notably, the introduction of an electronic visa system has significantly simplified and expedited the entry process, resulting in an increased influx of individuals and investments into the country, Faraya said.

Digital transformation for streamlined processes:
Digital transformation has played a vital role in the ministry's efforts to enhance administrative processes and facilitate business operations.

Faraya emphasized the use of digital means to facilitate permits for investors and their families, reducing bureaucratic hurdles and promoting ease of doing business.

Additionally, tourism companies were empowered to facilitate month-long tourism experiences within Jordan for Syrian refugees residing in Europe, America, and Canada, resulting in an impressive influx of over 45,000 tourists to the Kingdom.

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