Initial Entry:
Arrival with Tourist Visa: International staff members (from unrestricted countries) can enter Jordan with a tourist visa, which is available at the airport for 40 JOD. This visa is initially valid for one month. 
If the contract with GJU is for one semester:
Within one month of arrival, international staff must visit the nearest local police station corresponding to their place of residence to extend the tourist visa. This extension allows for a total stay of up to three months in Jordan. This temporary residency can be renewed for an additional three months if necessary. It's important to note that each day spent in Jordan without a valid visa or residency will result in a fine of around 1.50 JOD.
It is required to visit the nearest local police station corresponding to their place of residence before the 4 weeks visa expires, to extend the visa and obtain a two-month extension. The concerned person has to have his/her passport the contract of rental, and a copy of the ID of the landlord.
In case the concerned person is living with a friend/colleague/family member, then he/she will have to show the rental contract of the person living.


Also here, before the two-month visa expires it is required to extend the visa for an additional 3 months which shall be done at the Management of Residence and Borders office, also known as Al-Iqama wal Hudood in Arabic. The office is located off Wasfi Al Tall Street in Khalda ( To initiate the extension process, it is required to complete an application at the Management of Residence and Borders office. The original passport, along with copies of the passport and visa page shall be shown (note that photocopy services are not available on-site). A fee for stamps is applicable. After submitting your application, the concerned person shall visit the Al-Iqama wal Hudood office after 2 weeks to check the status of your extension approval.
The procedure to obtain a Yearly Residency Permit (Iqama) which is essential for employment at GJU with a yearly contract: 
Obtaining a Residency Permit (Iqama) for employment at GJU involves several steps and requirements. Following a detailed overview of the process:
Extension for receiving a Temporary Residency: 
Procedure for Residency Permit based on Contract Upon Starting Work: As soon as international staff begin their employment at GJU with a contract of one year, the Welcome Office is responsible for issuing a residency permit for one year.
Required documents for issuing a yearly residency:
  • Copy of the passport and the Jordanian government entry stamp on the passport;
  • Copy of the employment contract;
  • Medical examination;
  • Two (2) personal photos;
  • 31 JOD for the first annual residency permit;
  • 3 JOD for stamps and copies. 
Renewal of Residency (in Case of Renewal): For the renewal of residency, the following documents are needed:
  • Copy of the last entrance stamp on the passport.
  • Copy of the new contract;
  • Copy of the passport;
  • Copy of the last annual residency and work permit;
  • 30 JOD fees for renewal;
  • Signing a declaration stating that the staff member will not leave Jordan during this process.
Submitting Documents to Welcome Office: All the required documents should be submitted to the Welcome Office to initiate the official procedure for obtaining or renewing the work permit and residency.
Official Letters for Renewal: After the Welcome Office receives the necessary documents, the procedures begin. Official letters are sent from the presidency to the relevant ministry, requesting the renewal of the work permit and residency. This process typically takes around two months.
Medical Test: As part of the renewal process, a medical test is required. More information about the medical test can be obtained from the relevant authorities.
Overall, obtaining and renewing a Residency Permit for international employment (from unrestricted countries) at GJU involves a set of administrative and documentation steps, as well as interactions with the relevant government authorities. International staff are advised to start this process promptly to ensure compliance with the three-month timeframe and to avoid any visa-related fines.
The Welcome Office serves as a valuable resource and guide throughout this process.