Jordan: Information on whether a Palestinian holding an Israeli travel document with Jordan indicated as citizenship would be entitled to Jordanian nationality
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 December 1994|
|Citation / Document Symbol||JOR18774.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Jordan: Information on whether a Palestinian holding an Israeli travel document with Jordan indicated as citizenship would be entitled to Jordanian nationality, 1 December 1994, JOR18774.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab1028.html [accessed 24 May 2013]|
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According to the consul of the Embassy of Jordan in Ottawa, since 1988 West Bank Palestinians have been considered residents of the West Bank (7 Dec. 1994). Palestinians who hold a travel document from a country other than Jordan, whether Israel or another country, will not be allowed to cross from the West Bank into Jordan (ibid.). The consul stated that only Palestinians holding a Jordanian passport, either a 2-year (used as a travel document) or a 5-year passport, are allowed to enter Jordan (ibid.). A West Bank Palestinian who wants to acquire a Jordanian passport in order to enter Jordan must go to his/her village and from there make a request to the Jordanian authorities (ibid.). The Jordanian authorities will then issue a 2-year Jordanian passport (Ibid.).
The consul stated that Palestinians who leave the West Bank with an Israeli travel document will not be allowed entry to Jordan nor acquire or renew a Jordanian 2-year passport either in Jordan or of a Jordanian diplomatic mission. Jordanian authorities regard such a case as a matter for the Israeli authorities.
For further information on Jordanian passport and Palestinians from the West Bank, please consult JOR17518.E and JOR16370.E available at your Regional Documentation Centre. Please consult the attached copies of REFLEG.
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Embassy of Jordan, Ottawa. 7 December 1994. Telephone interview with the Consul.