Jordanian Legalisation: A Guide

Want to know the easiest way to legalise your documents for use in Jordan? Read this blog.

Since you’re on this page, I’m going to take a wild guess that you’re planning on moving to (or working in) Jordan and you’ve just been told that you need to legalise your documents. You’ve probably never even heard of document legalisation before, so you’ve jumped on Google to do some research and you’ve found this post. Good news – you’re exactly where you need to be!

We’re Vital Consular – document legalisation experts. There’s no one better to help you through the Jordanian legalisation process. In this blog, I’ll give you a quick overview of what legalisation is and why you need to do it, and then I’ll explain the best ways to get your documents legalised for use in Jordan. By the time you’ve finished this blog you’ll know everything you need to know about the Jordanian legalisation process.

The city of Amman, Jordan

What is legalisation?

Legalisation is when you take documents issued in one country and make them fit for use in another. How you do it depends on a few variables; the document type, the country they’re from, the country they’re going to, and the reason you’re legalising. I know, I know – it all gets a bit complicated.

The good news is that some countries have joined something called the Hague Apostille Convention. It’s a collection of countries who’ve tried to make the document legalisation as simple as possible. To legalise documents between these countries, you only need to complete one step – getting an Apostille.

The bad news is that Jordan isn’t one of them. That means that the Jordanian legalisation can be fairly complicated, with a number of extra steps.

So how do I get my documents legalised for Jordan?

As Jordan isn’t a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, the process is more complex. It depends on what type of documents you’re needing to have legalised – different documents have different requirements depending on their type.

Take educational documents (like a Degree) for example. You could either legalise your documents in the UK, or you could take them to Jordan and legalise them there.

If you’ve got personal documents (like your birth certificate) you’ll need an Apostille applied at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) before getting a consular stamp at the Jordanian Embassy in London.

The process for company documents (like Certificates Of Incorporation) is different, too. You’ll still need an Apostille, but then you’ll need to present them to the Arab Chamber of Commerce before you submit them to the Jordanian Embassy in London.

Getting your documents legalised for use in Jordan, if you aren’t familiar with the process, is a bit of a nightmare. You’ll need to work out the process for your specific documents, where they need to go, how you’re going to get them there, how they need to be presented, whether you need to take them in person or post them, how you’re going to get them back, and what order you need to do it all in.

An image of some ruins in Jerash, Jordan - for Jordanian legalisation blog

Sounds complicated. Is there an easier way to legalise my documents?

There’s a really easy way to get around the Jordanian legalisation process. Just get us to do it for you. We know the process like the back of our hand – we legalise documents day in, day out. It’s our speciality.

No matter what documents you need, we can take care of it for you. All you need to do is send your documents to us. That’s it. We’ll take them, legalise them, and send them back to you ready for use. With our 100% Acceptance Guarantee, you can be sure they’ll be fit for purpose.

The choice is yours. Spend hours trying to arrange things with the Jordanian Embassy, the FCDO, and the Arab Chamber of Commerce, struggling to get in contact, wondering where your documents are – or just send them to us and have our legalisation advisors just a phone call away anytime you need us. It’s a bit of a no-brainer if you ask me.

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Declan Ramsden
Declan Ramsden

Declan is a Content Creator at Vital Consular. He studied English Literature for 4 years before joining the company. Outside of work, he enjoys listening to retro music and reading classic novels – particularly Charles Dickens!

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