Nonimmigrant Visas

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Embassy in Amman remains unable to resume routine visa operations. We are currently offering as many appointments as local conditions, resources, and safety considerations allow in mission-critical visa categories, including a limited number of appointments for petition-based employment visas, student visas, and exchange visitor visas. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2022. We encourage all applicants to be mindful of the constraints and to apply early. Appointments will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis as capacity allows.

Proof of Vaccination Requirement

Effective November 8, all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa) airline passengers traveling to the United States must demonstrate proof of vaccination as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Order prior to boarding a U.S. bound aircraft.  More details regarding what constitutes full vaccination are available on this page of the CDC website.

Fully vaccinated travelers will continue to be required to show a pre-departure negative test taken within three (3) days of travel to the United States prior to boarding.  This applies to all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals, including non-immigrant visa holders.  To further strengthen protections, unvaccinated travelers – whether U.S. citizens, LPRs, or the small number of excepted unvaccinated foreign nationals – will now need to test within one (1) day of departure.  Additional information may be found on CDC’s website.

Visa Renewal for Student and Work Visas (Updated November 10, 2021)

If you currently have a valid F, M, J, H, or L visa (F1, F2, M1, M2, J1, J2, H1B, H4, L1A, L1B, or L2) in your passport and need to renew your visa at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, please bring all required documentation and your passport to the Embassy on one of the following days from 1:00pm – 2:00pm:

  • Sundays: November 14, 21, or 28, and December 5, 12, or 19
  • Wednesdays: December 1, 8, 15, 22, or 29.

Please note: a new photo is required. Submitting the same photo as your prior visa will result in a processing delay. Applicants, who arrive outside of these scheduled times or who do not bring all required documentation, will not be permitted to submit their renewal applications. The Embassy will make all efforts to process the renewals quickly but cannot guarantee visa issuance or timeline of the application process. Your passport and visa will be returned to you via Aramex.

Required documentation for F and M visas:

– Passport valid for at least 6 months
– I-20
– SEVIS payment receipt
– Visa application payment receipt
– New photo
– School transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
– For F visas, you will be required to pay the 76 JD/$106 USD reciprocity fee

Required documentation for J visas: 

– Passport valid for at least 6 months
– DS-2019
– SEVIS payment receipt
– Visa application payment receipt
– New photo

Required documentation for H and L visas:

– Passport valid for at least 6 months
– Visa application payment receipt
– New photo

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Amman is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

Important note :

Please apply for your visa at least 90 days before your desired travel date to give yourself enough time in case additional information or other requirements are needed for your visa application.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below:

  • Email: To reach a customer service representative via email, please write to
  • Telephone: Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:
    • Callers in Jordan: Call +962 65799560.
    • Callers in the United States: Call 1 703 520 2242.

    Skype: To use Skype to speak to a customer service representative during regular hours of operation, add a new contact to your Skype account with the Skype name ustraveldocs-Jordan.

You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy while carrying any of the following items:

  • Battery-operated or electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital diaries, digital watches, pagers, cameras, audio/video cassettes, compact discs, MP3s, floppy disks, laptops, or portable music players
  • Large shoulder bags/purses – only bags that can be carried by hand will be permitted
  • Bags such as travel bags, backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, leather, cloth bags, and zip folders – you can only carry plastic bags containing application-related papers
  • Food and liquid items
  • Sealed envelopes or packages
  • Cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, lighters
  • Sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files
  • Weapons or explosive materials of any kind

This list is not exhaustive. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff.

There is no facility at the U.S. Embassy to store prohibited items. You must make arrangements to store these items before entering.

Due to security considerations, there is no information window for walk-in visitors at the U.S. Embassy. Only visa applicants with scheduled interviews will be admitted.