Title Law n° 6 of 1954 on Nationality (last amended 1987)

Date of adoption





Entry into force



16 February 1954

Text versions English



Official source: Official Journal No. 1171 of 16 February 1954


  • Article 4

Any Arab who has resided continuously in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for

not less than 15 years may acquire Jordanian nationality, by decision of the

Council of Ministers taken on a proposal by the Minister of Internal Affairs, if he

renounces his nationality of origin and the law of his country permits him to do

so, provided that:

(1)He is of good conduct and has never been convicted of an offence involving

his honour or morals;

(2)He has lawful means of livelihood;

(3)He is of sound mind and does not suffer from any impairment that would

make him a burden on society;

(4)He takes an oath of allegiance and loyalty to his Majesty before a justice of

the peace.


  • Article 5

His Majesty may, with the approval of the Council of Ministers, grant Jordanian nationality to any emigrant who submits a written declaration of option therefor, on condition that he relinquishes any other nationality possessed by him at the time of application.


  • Article 6

(1)Save as otherwise provided in this Law, any declaration or application shall be submitted to the Minister of the Internal Affairs or his deputy.

(2)Any application which under this Law may be granted only if certain requirements have been complied with shall be accompanied by certificates or documents proving compliance with that requirement.


  • Article 7

For the purposes of articles 4, 5 and 6 a person shall be deemed to be a Jordanian national as from the date of his receipt of notice that his application has been granted by the competent authority.