Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year with payment in advance.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

Typical requirements to sign a lease are:

• Valid passport
• Residence Permit
• Letter of employment

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit varies by landlord.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned after completion of inventory, inspection of outstanding refurbishments, and cleaning.

Outstanding payments for utilities and repairs will be deducted if necessary.

Rental Commission

Should you utilize the services of a real estate agent to help you in your search, agencies usually collect rental commission equal to 10% of the annual rent.

Payment of Rental Commission

Payment of the agent’s rental commission is typically split between the tenant and landlord.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfer, check, and cash are acceptable methods of payment.


School Registration

School Fees

Typical school fees include:

• Registration fee
• Tuition
• Admission fee
• Application fee

Accepted Method of Payment

Cash and checks are accepted methods of payment.

Additional Notes


Local Requirements

Residency Requirements

When moving to Jordan you may want or need to establish residency. Requirements may include obtaining a work and residency permit.

It is advisable to connect with a local expert to identify any additional requirements and advise on support available to assist in meeting the local requirements.


Obtaining a Driver’s License


Typical documentation required to obtain a driver’s license include:

• Valid passport
• Residence permit
• Valid, original driver’s license from home country
• Embassy translation of original driver’s license to Arabic
• 2 recent passport sized photos (2×2)

Additional Notes

Driving is conducted on the right hand side of the road.


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

In order to open a bank account, you may be asked for:

• Valid ID
• Valid Passport
• Proof of residence
• Copy of utility bill
• Copy of lease agreement
• Salary certificate or bank statement from home country
• Minimum deposit of JD 200 (amount may vary depending on the bank)

Time Required

Typically opening a bank account can be completed in 1 day.

Additional Notes

For opening account in foreign currency, the bank may charge a minimum deposit around $300 (USD).