Jordanian Civil Documents for US Immigration Purposes

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This Blog Post will focus on Jordan Documents that are required for US Immigration Purposes. The process to acquire such documents will also be explained as best as possible below.

Please note: Our Law Firm does not assist in acquiring foreign civil documents, rather we provide this information to assist our clients in acquiring their documents, as it may be confusing.

The five (5) Main Jordanian Documents are:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Marriage Certificate
  3. Divorce Certificate
  4. Civil Status Certificate
  5. Certificate of Non-Conviction (Police Certificate)

The following are drop-down sections to help you more easily navigate and find what you are looking for:


Birth Certificate

The Document Name is “Shihadat Wiladah” and it is issued by the Civil Status & Passport Department.

The Document is formatted as:

  • 21cm/15cm document;
  • cream background, with light red and light blue swirling pattern;
  • black type;
  • stamp from Civil Status and Passport Department in the lower right corner;
  • ink signature;
  • watermark throughout;
  • UV pattern throughout.

Procedure for Obtaining Birth Certificate from Civil Status & Passport Department:   

For in-country births to a Jordanian father, you must submit both the birth notification issued by the hospital and the family book.

For in-country births to a non-Jordanian father and foreigners, you must submit the birth notification issued by the hospital, along with the parents’ passports.

Special Note:

The old versions of the Birth Certificate are not accepted by US Immigration, unless accompanied by the new version. If you already have the new version, it defeats the purpose to provide US Immigration an older version. Please refer to the above formatting requirement to assure the correct version. To avoid any issues, it is best to just request a new Birth Certificate

Marriage Certificate

Jordanian Marriage Certificates are proven by providing US Immigration with two (2) Documents:

  1. Certificate of Marriage, issued by Ministry of Interior, Civil Status and Passport Department; and
  2. A marriage contract (Katib Al Kitab) signed by the couple in the presence of either a sharia court judge (for Muslims) or a clergy member (for Christians). 

The Document is formatted as:

  • 21cm/15cm document;
  • cream background, with light red and light blue swirling pattern;
  • black type;
  • stamp from Civil Status and Passport Department in the lower right corner;
  • ink signature;
  • watermark throughout;
  • UV pattern throughout.

Procedure for Obtaining:   

Applicants must take their family book and their marriage contract to any office of the Civil Status and Passport Department.  Processing takes approximately one hour.

Special Note:

The old versions of the Marriage Certificate are not accepted by US Immigration, unless accompanied by the new version. If you already have the new version, it defeats the purpose to provide US Immigration an older version. Please refer to the above formatting requirement to assure the correct version. To avoid any issues, it is best to just request a new Marriage Certificate

Divorce Certificate

Document Name:   Certificate of Divorce, issued by Ministry of Interior, Civil Status and Passport Department

The Document is formatted as:

  • 21cm/15cm document;
  • cream background, with light red and light blue swirling pattern;
  • black type;
  • stamp from Civil Status and Passport Department in the lower right corner;
  • ink signature;
  • watermark throughout;
  • UV pattern throughout.

Special Note:  

Jordanian civil status divorce certificates are issued upon registration of a final, non-revocable divorce. Revocable divorces may not be registered with civil status authorities until they become final. 

Civil Status Certificate

This certificate is Mandatory if applying for a visa that requires proof of being unmarried, such as:

  • K1 Fiance Visa
  • Immigrant Visa for a child of a U.S. citizen or LPR
  • Immigrant Visa for an unmarried son/daughter of a U.S. citizen or LPR
  • Immigrant Visa for a derivative child over the age of 18 who is included on any immigrant visa petition

A Civil Status Certificate MUST be issued within one month of the interview date.  

If Applying for a Fiance Visa, only one Civil Status Certificate would be required. If applying for a Green Card Visa for a Child, two certificates would be required as one is uploaded to the NVC and then months later at the interview, another one would be required.

The Document is formatted as:

  • 21cm/15cm document;
  • cream background, with light red and light blue swirling pattern;
  • black type;
  • stamp from Civil Status and Passport Department in the lower right corner;
  • ink signature;
  • watermark throughout;
  • UV pattern throughout.

Document Name:   Certificate of Civil Status, issued by Ministry of Interior, Civil Status and Passport Department

Certificate of Non-Conviction (Police Certificate)

First, a Certificate of Non-Conviction is issued from the Ministry of Justice.

The certificate is issued online and can be downloaded in PDF format. It is available to current and former residents of Jordanian citizens and foreigners regardless of nationality or the length of stay. To apply or search for the document, go to https://ncrc.moj.gov.jo/default.aspx then enter the required information under the Search Requests tab:

  • Reference Number: listed on the document
  • Nationality: listed on the document
  • National number (for Jordanian citizens only) or Document number (for non-Jordanian citizens): listed on the document

Registration Criteria: Adults over the age of 16 are able to acquire a Certificate of Non-Conviction


If you require assistance with the Spousal or Fiance Visa process, please consider contacting our office to set up a consultation with our Immigration Attorney.

 

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