Local Resources for U.S. Citizens

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

The U.S. Embassy is committed to providing the full range of American Citizen Services to all U.S. citizens present in Jordan. U.S. citizens who are dual nationals, however, should realize that holding Jordanian nationality may complicate legal matters. Please see our information on Dual Nationality. The Embassy maintains a list of local attorneys who are familiar with Jordanian law.

The Embassy does not provide fingerprinting or background check services, however, we can point you in the right direction.  You will need to go to the Forensic Labs of the Public Security Department (PSD), located at Prince Hashim Ben Al Hussein Street in Al-Yasmin neighborhood (GPS coordinates: 31°55’24.9″N, 35°53’20.0″E (31.923593, 35.888887)), next to the PSD’s Policewomen Department. Their phone number is +962 6 429 3150 or +962 6 429 3151, email address is labs.dept@psd.gov.jo. They will take your fingerprints there and certify the PSD-issued fingerprint card.

Upon completion, you will need to take the card to one of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) authentication offices.  MFA’s headquarters are located on Airport Road (GPS coordinates: 31°55’23.3″N, 35°51’30.6″E (31.923144, 35.858499).  An MFA official will verify the credentials of the Forensic Lab Department, and add their own stamp and signature to the fingerprint card.

Finally, bring the fully executed fingerprint card to the Embassy and we will certify the signature of the Jordanian MFA official.  Please note that you will need an appointment for a notarial service.  You can then mail your completed and notarized fingerprint card to the U.S.