British Ambassador for Jordan
We are a bridge between the UK and Jordan, working to bring peace, stability, security and prosperity to the people of both countries.
We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Jordan. We deal with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Jordan. We work to help British companies succeed in Jordan and provide a wide range of consular services to British nationals.
Out-of-hours emergency assistance
British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call +962 6 590 9200. They will be told on how to proceed and how to contact a duty officer if needed.
Emergency travel documents
If you are travelling in the next week and your passport is not available, you may be able to apply for an emergency travel document. You will need to book an appointment at the British Embassy in Amman.
If you are travelling within the next 24 hours please call +962 6 590 9200 to arrange an ETD.
If your passport has been lost or stolen you will need a police report before an ETD can be issued. You can make a police report at your nearest Police Station.
Visit our travel advice for Jordan for information, news and updates, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.
How to renew or replace your British passport if you are outside the UK. Please note that our Embassy cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply, go to the UK Border Agency website.
Know what your options are if you would like to get married overseas.
Visit the Legalisation Office website for information on how to get official confirmation that your UK public document is genuine, so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
Educational certificate (UK)
To have your UK educational certificates legalised, follow the guidance on the British Council Website.
Notarial and documentary services guide for Jordan
The British Embassy in Amman can perform various types of notarial services for British nationals and also for non-British nationals whose requirement has a link to the UK. An appointment must be made for each service. Please visit our Notarial and documentary services page.
UK law requires us to charge for some services. Details of our consular fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in our consular office.
From 01 October 2013, we no longer provide notarial and documentary services to Commonwealth citizens from countries which do not have any diplomatic representation, unless there is a clear UK connection to the document or service. For more details, please see the information note we have produced on the changes.
Living in Jordan
This guide sets out essential information for British nationals residing in Jordan, including advice on health, education, benefits, residence requirements and more.
List of lawyers and interpreters
A list of English speaking lawyers and translators who may be able to help you with official transactions in Jordan. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
Explanation of the prison system in Jordan for British nationals.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- issue emergency passports (emergency travel documents)
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
For more information on what services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide
What our consulate cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
British Embassy Amman, main locality
(PO Box 87) Abdoun
Telephone +962 (6) 590 9200
Fax +962 (6) 590 9279
Fax Political +962 (6) 590 921
Sunday to Wednesday, 6am to 1pm GMT (8am to 3:30pm local time)
Thursday, 6am to 1pm GMT (8am to 3pm local time)
Consular appointment hours:
Sundays to Wednesdays from 08:30 - 12:00 (local time)
Telephone +962 (6) 5909200
Sundays - Wednesdays from 08:30 - 12:00 (local time)