Information on whether the Jordanian authorities would allow the return from Kuwait of Palestinians who hold expired three-year Jordanian passports, and whether the returnees would have the right to residence [JOR14305]
According to a representative of the Consulate General of the
Kingdom of Jordan in Washington, Palestinians who hold expired
three-year Jordanian passports can renew them at a local embassy or
consulate of Jordan (8 June 1993). The representative added that if
the person lost the original passport, a photocopy would be
sufficient to issue a new one because a copy of the original would
be kept on file at the Ministry of Passports in Amman (Ibid.).
The representative reported that the three-year Jordanian passport
has been changed to a five-year passport, and the five-year
passport grants Jordanian nationality to its holder (11 June 1993).
If a three-year passport has been renewed for five years or has
been replaced with a five-year passport, it means the holder is a
Jordanian national with all the rights and obligations attached to
this status (Ibid.). The holder of a three-year Jordanian passport
that has been either renewed for five years or replaced with a
five-year passport, has the right to return and residency in Jordan
According to a British Refugee Council publication entitled Gulf
Information Project, Palestinians leaving Kuwait for Jordan who
hold five-year passports "are entitled to residence in Jordan..."
For additional information on the situation of the Palestinians in
Kuwait and Jordan after the Gulf War, please refer to the attached
Consulate General of the Kingdom of
Jordan, Washington. 8 June 1993. Telephone Interview with
Consulate General of the Kingdom of Jordan, Washington. 11 June
1993. Telephone Interview with Representative.
British Refugee Council. 1992. Gulf Information Project:
Information Pack. London, U.K.: British Refugee Council.
Quaker Middle East Representatives, Amman, Jordan. September 1991.
Grace Brewster and Wafa Suliman. "Palestinian Returnees to Jordan:
Inadvertent Victims of the Gulf War."