Last update 25 July 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Jordan
Address: Um Uthaina, 7, Al Mоsel Str., 11195 Amman, P.O.Box 950578
Fax: +9626 5539393
+962 6 5529391
Office hours: Sun - Thu, 8.00 - 16.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: +962 6 553 3243
Sun-Mon; Wed-Thu, 9.00 - 12.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
The Jordanian dinar (JOD)
1 JOD = 0.80EUR (approx.)
1JOD – 0.71 USD (fixed)
The same time zone as Bulgaria – GMT+2.
The Bulgarian community in Jordan amounts to 1,000 people approximately, the majority of whom are Bulgarian women married to local citizens, their children with dual citizenship and a small number of Jordanians who have been granted Bulgarian citizenship.
Crime and security
The crime rate in Jordan is relatively low.
Safety and security is relatively good, specifically around the big hotels, in public areas and tourist sites.
Jordanian government enforces strict measures against any attempt at extremism, for the protection of foreign citizens in the country.
Nevertheless, every Bulgarian citizen visiting the country for any reason has to take all routine precautionary measures for the protection of their own safety, against theft, scam or assault.
It is advisable that women are accompanied by men.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is not a signatory party under the Hague Convention of 1961 and there is no agreement for bilateral legal assistance signed between Bulgaria and Jordan, therefore the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Amman certifies the seal of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The same is valid for the documents/papers issued in Bulgaria which have to bear the stamp of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to be certified by the Honorary Consulate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Sofia.
There are no restrictions on the amount of currency carried.
Foreigners are allowed to bring into Jordan up to 20 packets of cigarettes and 1 bottle of alcohol.
In case a foreigner brings into the country a tape recorder, camera or other devices for temporary use the former will be recorded in his/her passport by a customs officer.
When leaving the country the said devices must be shown to the customs officer in confirmation of the fact that they have not been sold in Jordan.
Jordan is an emerging medical tourism destination, with related revenues exceeding one billion dollars in 2007.More than 250,000 patients from other countries sought treatment in Jordan that year. This included an estimated 45,000 Iraqis and approximately 25,000 patients each from Palestine and Sudan. An estimated 1,800 US citizens, 1,200 UK citizens, and 400 Canadians also sought treatment in Jordan that year. Treatment costs can be as low as 25 percent of costs in the US.The country’s competitive pricing and high quality health services have been attracting regional patients from other Middle Eastern and North African countries including Yemen, Algeria, Iraq, Palestine and Sudan for quite some time now.The World Bank ranked Jordan as being the top medical tourism destination in the Middle East and North Africa, followed by Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Israel. More than 250,000 patients from 84 countries were treated there in 2008, according to a recent study by Jordan's Private Hospitals Association (PHA).
Travel papers and visas
Passport – validity to cover the period of stay in Jordan.
There is no Consular Agreement signed between Bulgaria and Jordan.
The two countries apply full visa regime.
Bulgarian citizens can apply for visa both at the Honorary consulate of Jordan in Sofia and in any embassy of Jordan abroad as well as at the border crossing points of Jordan.
The visa issued at a border crossing point entitles you to a maximum of 15-day stay.
A single entry visa is valid for two weeks and can be extended at the respective police department twice for 3 months each time.
Diplomatic and consular representations of Jordan abroad issue single entry visas, 6-month multiple entry visas and 6-month multiple entry transit visas.
A foreigner can work in Jordan only if he/she holds a work visa.
It is prohibited for foreigners who have entered the country with tourist visas to be hired at work.
The Bulgarian embassy recommends that Bulgarian tourists or visitors stay in touch with the embassy throughout their stay in the country and contact it in a timely manner if need be.
Bulgarian citizens visiting the country should know that taking photos of administrative buildings, embassies, hotels and other places with armed guards and enhanced security measures is forbidden.
Bulgarian citizens visiting the country during the Ramadan should know that until sunset they should abstain from eating, drinking water or other beverages and smoking in public places (excepting the hotels where they are staying). The law provides for severe penalties against foreigners.
There are no restrictions in respect of clothing; still, it is recommendable that it is decent since the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan respects the Muslim traditions, customs and morality.
Legalisation and certification
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is not a signatory party under the Hague Convention of 1961 and there is no agreement for bilateral legal assistance signed between Bulgaria and Jordan, therefore the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Amman certifies the seal of the JordanianMinistry of Foreign Affairs. The same is valid for the documents/papers issued in Bulgaria which have to bear the stamp of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to be certified by the Honorary Consulate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Sofia.
Issuance of Bulgarian identity documents
The embassy inِAmman has the technical equipment for the collection of biometric data - fingerprints and photographs for issuing of new passports, identity cards and driving licences.
At the Consular Section in the Embassy in Amman registration of birth, marriage or death of Bulgarian citizens can be made, and requests for issuance of Bulgarian birth certificate and marriage certificate can be filed. To that end the Bulgarian citizen must present a Jordanian act of the respective event, certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Jordan and translated into Bulgarian. The translation can not be made at the Embassy, but in Amman there are companies that make translations from / into Bulgarian.
In case of death of a Bulgarian citizen the Jordanian papers / death certificate, medical reports / issued for the event should be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country, translated into Bulgarian and brought for certification to the consular section of the Bulgarian Embassy.
The Kingdom allows the marriage between a man and a woman who are Bulgarian citizens; a man and a woman if one of them has Bulgarian and the other one has a Jordanian citizenship; a man and a woman if one of them has Bulgarian and the other has dual citizenship / Bulgarian and Jordanian or Bulgarian and foreign one/; a man and a woman if one of them has Bulgarian and the other one has a foreign citizenship. Marriage is allowed subject to the above conditions and if the marriage contract adheres to the legal rules, if there are not restraints imposed and it is not contrary to morality in the Hashemite Kingdom.
Under these conditions the authorities in Jordan recognize as legitimate also the concluded marriages in the consular section of the Bulgarian Embassy in Amman.
A visa issued at a border crossing point shall cost 40.00 Jordanian dinars.