In an effort to compete with other Middle Eastern nations that offer similar RCBI programs, Jordan has decided to open its lucrative commercial sector to foreign investors seeking citizenship in exchange for investment.
In September 2021, Jordan first announced its citizenship by investment program for foreigners, offering passports to those who invest at least $1 million in the country over a three-year period. Keep in mind though that Jordan does not allow dual citizenship.
Invest in a $1.5 million, zero-interest, five-year deposit at the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ). Treasury bonds: a 10-year purchase of $1.5 million in Treasury bonds at an interest rate to be determined by the CBJ. Purchase $1,500,000 worth of securities from an active investment portfolio. Small and Medium-Sized Businesses: Invest $1 million over five years in SME's. Invest $2 million anywhere in the country, or $1.5 million if the project is registered in a Governorate other than Amman, provided that the project creates at least 20 jobs and remains operational for at least three years.
Jordan Real Estate investors a lucrative permanent residency option. The Jordan permanent residency through real estate investment provides many benefits, including the right to live and work in Jordan, access to education and healthcare, and visa-free travel to Jordan's neighboring countries.
This option is only available to those who purchase Jordan property worth a minimum of $280,000.
According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Jordanian passport is presently ranked 93rd. It is regarded as being on the bottom end of the world's Passport Rankings. Only 51 countries offer visa-free travel, visa on arrival, or ETA to Jordanian passport holders, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Georgia, and Dominica. A Jordanian passport holder is required to obtain a visa for 178 places before going. The passport raking is low on the overall global mobility score because of this. Jordanians must apply for a visa in advance for major locations such as the United States and the European Union. Applicants must show documentation such as evidence of funds and a return airline ticket when applying for a visa.
The number of countries Jordan passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Jordan passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 20 visa-free countries for Jordan passport holders, 29 visa-on-arrival countries for Jordan passport holders, and 2 eTA destinations. In total, Jordan passport holders can visit 51 countries without a visa, via visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, Jordan's passport is currently ranked 93rd in the world. Aside from the Jordan visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 178 other countries where Jordan passport holders require either a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
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