What is a UK ETA for Jordanian Citizens?

The UK electronic travel authorization for Jordanian citizens is a digital authorization that allows entry into the United Kingdom. It permits individuals to stay in the UK and allows multiple entries for up to 2 years.

This system is new for Jordanians, only being introduced in February 2024. Jordanian citizens play a huge part in the tourism industry in the UK and introducing the ETA for them streamlines the process, making entry simple. Allowing Jordanian citizens to obtain the ETA will also help to prevent illegal immigration and lessen potential threats and organized crime.

The UK ETA from Jordan is valid for up to 2 years. With the ETA, Jordanian citizens can travel to the UK for up to 6 months for tourism, business, or short-term study. The ETA can also be utilized by Jordanians coming to the UK for up to three months on the Creative Worker Visa, those participating in permitted paid engagements, or those transitioning through the UK. This streamlined process will provide greater flexibility for Jordanian citizens.

Benefits of the UK ETA for Jordanian Citizens

There are many benefits to entering the UK with an ETA for the citizens of Jordan. This streamlined process will help to provide seamless travel to many travelers.

Quick and Easy Application Process

The ETA makes the process of visiting the UK quick and simple. The online UK ETA application reduces the hassle and long wait times that Jordanians previously had to deal with when applying for a UK visa.

Cost Effective

When comparing the ETA with the previously required UK visa, it is much more cost-effective for Jordanian citizens. The cost for a standard visa is 115 pounds, but now with our services, the price is only 55 pounds for an ETA.

Long Validity Period

The United Kingdom ETA allows for a lot of flexibility when trip planning thanks to the long validity period it offers. While the traditional UK visa has varying validity depending on the individual situation, the ETA allows for multiple entries and a validity period of up to 2 years.

UK ETA Eligibility Criteria for Jordanian Citizens

Jordanian citizens must meet certain eligibility criteria in order to be eligible to apply for the electronic travel authorization.

  • Jordanian Citizen with a Valid Passport In order to apply for a UK ETA, it is required that you have a valid Jordanian passport. Your passport must have a validity period of at least 6 months past your intended departure from the UK.
  • No Criminal Record You should not have a criminal record. If you have any immigration breaches or have been incarcerated for over 12 months, your application may be denied. It is advisable to apply for a standard UK Visa if you have a criminal record.
  • Maximum of Six Months in the UKThe ETA is only valid for Jordanians who are planning on spending six months or less in the UK. If you are planning on spending more time than this you should apply for a standard UK visa.

UK ETA Validity and Duration of Stay

The validity period for Jordanian citizens is either two years or until the passport expires, whichever occurs first. Although the ETA is valid for two years, you are allowed a maximum of up to six months in the UK for tourism, visiting friends and family, business, or short-term study, and up to three months if you are a holder of a Creative Worker visa. Jordanian citizens are allowed multiple entries over the course of these two years.

It is crucial that Jordanian citizens adhere to these guidelines to avoid any immigration issues. Regardless of whether you are visiting for tourism, studies, or business, the maximum duration of stay is no more than six months.

UK ETA Requirements for Jordanian Nationals

There are certain requirements that Jordanian citizens need to meet in order to apply for the UK ETA. The supporting documents required to apply for the UK ETA are below.

Passport

You must have a valid passport with a validity period of at least 6 months past your intended departure from the UK in order to apply for the ETA to visit the UK.

Passport

Payment Method

In order to pay the UK ETA fee you must have a valid payment method that you can pay online with. This may be a credit or debit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

Payment Method

Passport Photo

You must submit a recently taken digital passport photo when applying.

Passport Photo

Email Address

To apply for the UK ETA, it is necessary to have a valid email address.

Email Address

Applying for a UK ETA for Jordanians

Applying for the ETA UK is a straightforward process. The application process is online and should only take you a few minutes to fully complete.

1

Fill Out the Application Form

The UK ETA online application form can be completed in only a few simple steps. It is essential that you fill out the required fields completely and accurately. You risk rejection if the information you provide is not current and valid.

2

Attach Required Documents

You must upload the essential documents. These documents will include a digital copy of your passport and your passport photo. Make sure that all your digital uploads adhere to the official size and format guidelines.

3

Pay the Application Fee

Once you have completed the online application form and submitted the necessary documents, you can pay the online application fee. You can complete the payment using a valid credit or debit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.

4

Submit the Application

Before submitting your application, it is essential that you double-check your application to verify accuracy and that you have completed all the required sections.

5

Receive Your ETA

Once your ETA has been approved, you will be notified via email. You can visit the UK for a short stay of up to six months once your ETA has been approved. If your application is denied, you will also be notified via email.

UK ETA Processing Time for Jordanians

For Jordanian citizens, the UK ETA processing time is typically very quick and is usually obtained within 3 days. The process is incredibly quick compared to other more standard UK visas, which may take up to months to be processed depending on individual factors.

UK ETA Fees for Jordanians

The UK ETA is much more cost-effective than the traditional UK Visa. The cost of UK visas varies, but the Standard Visit Visa costs 115 pounds for Jordanian citizens. When applying for the UK ETA with us, you pay a much lower fee of 55 pounds, which includes both the governmental fees and our professional service fees.

Travel with a UK ETA

Departure
to the UK

When traveling to the UK, it is essential that you travel with the passport you used to apply for the ETA as the UK ETA is linked to the passport. If your passport expires before the 2-year validity of your ETA is up, you are required to apply for a new ETA using your new passport.

While it is not required, when departing Jordan and traveling to the UK, it is advised that you print out your ETA even though it is an electronic authorization. This provides you with backup in case any unexpected situations arise. When boarding your mode of transportation to enter the UK, your ETA will be checked to ensure you have permission to enter. If you have not been approved, you will not be permitted to board.

Arrival and Entry
Procedures in the UK

When arriving in the UK, you will go through immigration control and immigration officials will check your documents. With an ETA, you are not necessarily guaranteed entry. You will need to pass certain border checks, including having proof of onward travel and sufficient funds in order to be granted access to enter.

Once you are permitted entry into the UK, you can freely travel between England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. You are eligible to use all modes of transportation between these countries. When boarding transportation, you will only be asked to present a form of identification.

FAQs

It is required to either obtain a UK visa for Jordanians or a UK ETA to enter the UK, depending on the purpose of their visit. For purposes such as tourism, business, visiting family and friends, or short-term studies, they can apply for a UK ETA visa. If you are a Jordanian citizen planning on coming to the UK for a longer period of time such as long-term work or studies, you will be required to apply for a traditional UK Visa.

If you are Jordanian, it is not necessarily required to obtain an ETA. If you are traveling for tourism, you also have the option to apply for a UK Tourist Visa from Jordan.

The price of a visa to enter the UK varies. The Standard UK Visa is 115 pounds, but if you apply for the ETA with us, the fee is only 55 pounds.

No, the ETA cannot be extended. You must adhere to the guidelines of staying no longer than six months in the UK per entry.

No, you are not permitted to obtain employment. You are only permitted to travel for tourism, business, or short-term studies.

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in every step

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