Information about Jordan
There is a wealth of very good and comprehensive information about Jordan available from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mfa.gov.jo
Another good source is the Jordan Information Bureau at visitjordan.com/
These sites also provide links to other good sources of information in Jordan and elsewhere.
Travelling to Jordan
Holders of Irish and E.U. passports need a visa to enter Jordan. Visas can be obtained on arrival at the border or at the airport. The process of securing a visa on arrival is fast and efficient.
Alternatively, visas may be obtained prior to travel. See “Visa Services” on the Consular services page.
Extensive information about Jordan for travellers is provided by the Jordan Tourism Board at www.visitjordan.com
Another good reference source is the Tourism Ministry at www.tourism.jo
While there are no direct connections by air from Ireland to Jordan, Amman International Airport is well served by regular flights daily from London, Paris, Amsterdam and other European airports.
Royal Jordanian Airlines, the national carrier, has many scheduled daily flights from Europe and has an international reputation for quality service: http://www.rj.com
Travel advice for Irish citizens is provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and may be accessed through www.foreignaffairs.gov.ie
Investing in Jordan
The Jordan Investment Commission is the central organisation which handles all aspects of foreign direct investment in Jordan. Full details are available at: www.jic.gov.jo
The Board will arrange introductions to suitable organisations such as accountants, lawyers, banks etc when required, and will also provide assistance and advice with recruitment, office location, staff accommodation etc.
Jordan is a very attractive location in which to base a regional facility to service the surrounding markets. There is a good supply of well-educated and skilled labour available, as well as a transparent legal system and a sophisticated banking and financial sector.
International companies find Jordan an ideal location from which to service business in surrounding markets like Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf, Syria and Lebanon. Overheads are lower and living and working conditions are generally regarded as more attractive in Jordan.
Doing Business in Jordan
Jordan has an open and thriving economy with a strong emphasis on private sector activity and extensive international trade. There is a well developed infrastructure and a modern, business friendly, banking system.
English is widely spoken and there is a strong work ethic among the well educated and skilled workforce.
Foreign direct investment is welcomed and encouraged and plays a significant role in the growth of the economy. Information about the attractive incentives offered is available from the website of the Jordan Investment Commission at www.jocc.org.jo
Another good source of information is the Jordan Economic and Commerce Bureau at www.jordanecb.org
Look also at the website of the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, based in Amman, www.jocc.org.jo
In Ireland there is excellent assistance available from the Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce (JAICC) at www.jaicc.ie. This Chamber delivers a range of certification, translation and other services, as well as general advice and commercial information for Irish Exporters. The Chairman of the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, Senator Haider Murad, is also a director of the JAICC.
Enterprise Ireland also provides a range of services to assist Irish exporters in their marketing activities in Jordan and elsewhere in the region. See www.enterprise-ireland.com
9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Visit office by prior appointment only
Consulate of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 84 Ardoyne House, Pembroke Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 E393