British Embassy in Jordan
Note that the British embassy in Amman is closed on Fridays however they are open on a Sunday. We have also included the visa stats for the embassy listed below if you are looking at applying for a British visa. See more details for the British Embassy in Jordan listed below.
In case of a lost passport while in the country, it is necessary to report the incident to the Jordanian police in order to obtain a case number. With this number, a letter will be issued by the police which can be taken to the British Embassy to apply for a temporary passport (UK passport renewal tracking) or a new one, depending on the situation. The temporary passport will enable the holder to leave the country. However if the individual resides in Jordan, a new passport (UK passport renewal) will have to be obtained and the old visa transferred to the new one. Likewise see the renew British passport online as well as the emergency passport UK.
For those who are planning to get married, a letter from the Embassy proving single status must be obtained, which can take several days. The original documents, such as a divorce decree or the death certificate of a previous spouse, must be provided. The authenticity of this letter will need to be verified by the Jordanian government, and then it will have to be translated and certified. See also the fiancé visa UK. Once these steps are completed, the marriage can be registered in Jordan using these documents.
British Embassy in Amman
Consular appointment hours:
The Embassy is closed on Fridays and Saturdays
Public Holidays in Jordan
These are the public holidays for Jordan. Note that these are not the British Embassy days as they have excluded Easter Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas and Boxing Day. Email the embassy before you go down to the embassy to ensure that they are open on the day on which you wish to visit them. The National Day in Jordan is also celebrated by the embassy so the embassy will be closed on those days. Note also that the embassy is closed on a Friday being a Muslim country in the Middle East.
|Date||English name||Local name|
|1 January||New Year’s Day||Ras Assanah al-Miladi|
|30 January||King Abdullah’s Birthday|
|1 May||Labour Day||Eid el-Ommal|
|date varies||Easter Sunday||Eid Al Fiseh Al Atheem, Al Eid Al Kbeer|
|25 May||Independence Day||Eid al-Istiklaal|
|9 June||King Abdullah’s Accession to the Throne||Eid al-Jolous|
|14 November||Birthday of King Hussein|
|25 December||Christmas Day||Eid Al Milad Al Majeed, Al Eid Il Sagheer|
|10 Dhul Hijja||Feast of the Sacrifice or the Big Feast||Eid al-Adha|
|1 Shawwal||The Little Feast||Eid al-Fitr|
|1 Muharram||Hijri New Year||Ras Assanah Al Hijri|
|27 Rajab||Isra and Mi’raj||Isra wal Mi’raj|
|12 Rabi’ al-awwal||Prophet Muhammad’s birthday||Mawlid al-Nabi|
UK visa Jordan
These are the stats for the Jordanian based British Embassy and their stats for issuing a British visa for a Jordanian. Times will vary depending on the type of visa you are apply for so ensure that you have all the documents needed and requested to ensure that there is no delay in obtaining a visa.On average in Jordan you will obtain a British visa within 30-40 days being on average the longest for a visitors visa for the UK. See the figure below for your visa.
|Visits Visas||5 days||10 days||15 days||40 days||90 days||Total decisions made|
|Premium Visit (more than 6 months)||31%||71%||99%||100%||100%||222|
|General Visit (6 months or less)||21%||68%||98%||100%||100%||246|
|Business Visit (6 months or less)||24%||75%||100%||100%||100%||154|
|Family Visit (6 months or less)||4%||55%||93%||98%||100%||92|
|Other Visit (6 months or less)||10%||61%||96%||100%||100%||57|
|Other Non Settlement Visas||5 days||10 days||15 days||40 days||90 days||Total decisions made|
|EEA Family Permits||0%||0%||100%||100%||100%||1|
|Settlement Visas||5 days||10 days||15 days||40 days||90 days||Total decisions made|