Replies: 6 - Last Post: Aug 20, 2013 11:09 PM Last Post By: yellowmoonwy
Aug 19, 2013 5:59 AM
Jordan VisaHi All，
I plan to go to Israel from Jordan thru Allenby Bridge and will stay in Israel for 16 days. Does it mean these 16 days should be regarded as I “stay” in Jordan? My passport has 14 days visa free for Jordan. Does it mean I overstay in Jordan? How much is the penalty of the overstay? Any other consequence?.
I go to Lebanon before Israel and Jordan. Can I apply a visa for Jordan with a longer duration let say one month in Lebanon? What is the procedure like? How long and how much for the application? Can I apply the said visa in Israel (but I still am regarded as no exit of Jordan)? If I can apply, what is the procedure like? How long and how much for the application?
Aug 19, 2013 6:20 AM
In answer to your first question. Yes those 16 days count as your stay in Israel so you won't be able to re-enter.
Regarding applying for another visa I don't know as I'm British and we get 1 month on entry, so all I know is you are not British.
If you get issued a tourist visa on arrival then my suggestion would be to exit at Allenby and then to return via either sheikh hussein in the north (bus Nazereth to Amman - see my other posts) or go south and re-enter through Aquaba crossing. You could apply for a new visa in Tel Aviv while you're there but thats time consuming.
It all depends on what you're entitled to.
Aug 19, 2013 6:46 AM
Aug 19, 2013 11:51 AM
3The overstay penalty usually applies if you leave Jordan too late. If you come from the West Bank the Jordanians will perhaps simply not allow you back in. A few years back all tourists were still being encouraged to register at any police station in Jordan, as a reward of which they would get an automatic extension of the validity of their visa-on-arrival. I'm not sure if that procedure still exists, but if you have a few days in the country you can find out. Or go to the immigration office and get a regular visa extension inside Jordan.
If you plan to vsit the far south or far north of Jordan anyway the easiest solution, as suggested, is to simply buy a fresh visa-on-arrival when you re-enter Jordan. It's an extremely quick and painless pocedure.
Aug 19, 2013 3:09 PM
4Thanks for all answers!
Thanks for your suggestion! As you said, to leave and re-enter from Jordan to Israel/Egypt is quick and easy to get a new 14-day visa free stay in Jordan. The thing is I dont want Israeli stamps on my passport (I plan to go to Iran next year) and I am slightly worry about if the border in the south might close due to political situation in Egypt.
Looking forward to your reply!
Aug 20, 2013 1:28 AM
5Yes, in that case you better use Allenby Bridge both ways. Good chance to avoid an Israeli stamp and certainty of not getting a Jordanian stamp. Try to extend/renew your visa in Jordan. Or even ask at the airport when you first arrive if they give you (exceptionally) 30 days. Jordanian immigration officials are normally very friendly, even cheerful.
I think is extremely unlikely that the Aqaba/Eilat border will be closed because of trouble in Egypt. Yes Egypt (Taba) is only 10 or 20 km away, but it's its still a totally different border. Something outrageously dramatic would need to happen to make the conflict in Egypt spill over into the whole Gulf of Aqaba (in the same way Syria spills over into Turkey/Iraq).
Aug 20, 2013 11:09 PM
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