Title Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the H.K. of Jordan and the UNHCR

Date of adoption



5 April 1998


Entry into force


Text versions English



Official source: Official Gazette No. 4277 of 3 May 1998


The Memorandum of Understanding signed between UNHCR and the Government outlines the major principles of international protection, including the definition of a refugee and the principle of non-refoulement. It specifies that asylum-seekers may stay in Jordan pending refugee status determination (RSD) and allows mandate refugees a maximum stay of six months after recognition, during which period a durable solution has to be found. Currently, resettlement is the only possible solution for the majority of refugees as the conditions in Iraq do not allow for large-scale returns, nor are there local integration possibilities in Jordan.