Jordan Citizenship by Investment
Jordan first established naturalization by investment in 1999 with its investment promotion legislation. The Jordan citizenship by investment (CBI) program was never a popular route for foreign investors, but in the last few years it has resurfaced as many high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) from the Middle East are looking for security in another country and Jordan has been relatively stable in a tormented region. Many HNWI from Syria and Palestine have applied to this program in the last few years. The Jordanian passport is not highly rated and doesn’t provide visa-free travel to Europe.
Learn also about the Turkey Citizenship by Investment program.
There are a few investment possibilities for those looking for naturalization.
- Bank deposit: Invest in a zero-interest, five-year $1.5 million deposit at the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ)
- Treasury bonds: buying treasury bonds valued $1.5 million at an interest rate to be decided by CBJ for a period of 10 years.
- Securities: Buy securities, valued at $1.5 million from an active investment portfolio.
- Small and Medium Enterprises: Invest $1 million in SMEs for five years
- Investment project: Make $2 million investments in any location in the country, or $1.5 million if the project is registered in any Governorate other than Amman, provided such a project creates at least 20 job opportunities and remains operational for at least three years.
The application process takes 90 days.
- The applicant fills out the naturalization form for Arabs and foreigners.
- The receptionist will check and verify the documents.
- Transferring the transaction to the Nationality Department for consideration.
- Addressing the concerned authorities to present the opinion and complete the responses.
- Addressing the Council of Ministers regarding the request for decision.
- After the approval of the Council of Ministers, approval is sent to the Civil Status and Passports Department to complete the procedure
Get more information by visiting the government website.